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International Ed Week Nov. 13-16

Published: November 1, 2012

The Center for International Education announced that International Education Week will take place on the CSULB campus on Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 13-16.

Among events scheduled for the week are, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, an International Education Week Kick-Off Festival featuring international student organizations and education leaders as well as dance performances, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Central Plant Plaza; a Study Across the Globe Information Session (Africa), 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., BH 201; and a panel on “Global Perspectives in Mathematics Education: Insights from Attending and Presenting at the International Conferences in China and South Korea,” 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Multicultural Center Conference Room (FO3 basement).

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the schedule includes an African Cultural Extravaganza featuring a two-hour jamboree and celebration of African writing, films and dance, noon to 2 p.m., Beach Auditorium, USU; a presentation on “A Cognitive Stylistic Approach to Mind Style in Biblical Narrative: Metaphor and Characterization in the Story of Ahitophel and Hushai,” 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Multicultural Center Conference Room (FO3 basement); and a Study Across the Globe Information Session (Asia), 2 to 3 p.m., BH 201.

Events featured on Thursday, Nov. 15, are a Study Across the Globe Information Session (Europe), 10 to 11 a.m., BH 201; American Language Institute Student Poster Session, 1 to 3 p.m., USU Ballrooms A, B and C; and “Revisiting Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie – A Conversation,” with professors Norbert Schurer, Department of English Literature, and Pravina Cooper, Department of Comparative World Literature serving as moderators, 5 to 7 p.m., UTC room 127.

A Study Across the Globe Information Session on Latin America will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to noon, BH 201.

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International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. For more information on the background of this national observance, as well as specific information about the planned activities for 2012 by institutions of higher learning across the U.S., see the website

The CSULB project is facilitated by the Center for International Education and co-sponsored by the University Student Union Program Council; Center for International Education Study Abroad; College of Education; the East Asia, South Asia, and African Subcommittees of the International Education Committee; Department of Linguistics and the American Language Institute. For more information, visit the Center for International Education website or contact Melissa Lyon at 562/985-8090.

–Teresa Hagen