International Education Week 2014

Monday, November 17 - Friday, November 21

Locations & Parking
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Throughout the week
Voices Worth Hearing, Art Worth Sharing

Experience the daily lives of local refugees through a powerful black-and-white photography exhibit created to introduce real people with real stories.
Tomlinson Hall Lobby

Bon Appétit: International Food in On-Campus Cafeterias
  • Monday - European food at Fribley Dining Hall
  • Tuesday - Middle Eastern food at Tomlinson Marketplace
  • Wednesday - Asian food at Leutner Dining Hall
  • Thursday - Hispanic food at BRB Cafe
Offices of Education Abroad and International Student Services Twitter and Facebook Giveaways

Sunday, November 16

Time: 3 p.m.

Presented by the Baroque Chamber Ensembles and the Case Collegium.
CWRU Department of Music.

Monday, November 17

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

See what your future has in store for you and learn more about the variety of internationally focused grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities available to students. Presented by the Office of Education Abroad in the Center for International Affairs.

Time 3 to 4 p.m.

John Grabowski, CWRU Department of History and Western Reserve Historical Society, will compare and contrast the two sports while exploring their relationship. More about the event.


Location Thwing Ballroom
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Undergraduate and graduate students should not miss this opportunity to expand their networking strategies through mini-career oriented workshops and a young professional group exposition (The Young Latino Network, 20/30 Club, MotivAsians and more!). Global Cleveland, CWRU Center for International Affairs, and the Career Center are hosting the event.
Student registration.

Tuesday, November 18

United Nations Social Development, Health and Human Service Programmes

Location: Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Room 320BC
Time: 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Terry Hokenstad, Distinguished University Professor and Ralph S. and Dorothy P. Schmitt Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, is recognized as a worldwide leader in social work education and research. Join us as he discusses his membership, involvement, and work with the United Nations' U.S. World Assembly on Aging. More about the event.

Cleveland Yoga Donation-Based Vinyasa Class

Location: Cleveland Yoga, 11461 Euclid Avenue (Uptown Location)
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Cleveland Yoga is teaming up with the Center for International Affairs in celebration of International Education Week and is hosting an all-levels vinyasa class to benefit Refugee Response, a Cleveland organization that empowers refugees to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. Pay what you can and contribute to two great initiatives.

Taste of the World

Location: Fribley Commons Dining Hall
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Second-Year Experience and Residence Life are excited to announce the annual Taste of the World event which is designed to get the students of Case Western Reserve University to go outside of their comfort zone, be exposed to different cultures, and try foods they have never had. We will be hosting this year's event in Fribley Commons, and will be using the Fribley Marché for our different food options from around the globe. The upstairs rooms in Fribley Commons will feature clubs and organizations including a table on Studying Abroad, as well as International Student Services. (Meal swipe/purchase required to eat. Activities and demos are free.)

International Trivia Night

Location The Jolly Scholar
Time: 7 p.m.

Join the Center for International Affairs for a special international trivia night. Come for the challenge—stay for the fantastic prizes.

Wednesday, November 19

Refugee Panel

Location: Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Time: 11 a.m. - noon

Who is a refugee? Where are Cleveland's refugees coming from? Why do refugees leave home? What challenges do refugees face? These questions and more answered in an informative and interactive forum addressing facts, misconceptions, and next steps.
Presented by the CWRU Center for International Affairs & Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland. More about the event.

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

Featuring voices of minority returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served around the world.
Presented by the Peace Corps & Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Find out more about your student health plan, what's included and about American Health Insurance in general. An Aetna Representative will be on hand to answer questions. More about the event.

Study Abroad Program/Experiences in Poland

Locatin: CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Room 320A
Time: 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Hosted by Kathleen Farkas, Vivian Miller and Richard Romaniuk, CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Our trip focuses on social change in Poland to address issues of drug abuse, homelessness and aging. We will present an overview of our experiences over the past three years (2012-2014) and plans for our 2015 trip. Dr.s Farkas and Romaniuk are the faculty leaders and Ms. Miller, an MSASS student, traveled to Poland on the trip last year.

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tibetan monks will share their culture, as well as practices and paths to inner peace and compassion. More about the event. More about the monks.

CIM @ Severance Hall

Location: Severance Hall
Time: 8 p.m.

Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra with guest conductor, Kimbo Ishii Impressions of Hungary – Celebrating the Music of Liszt and Bartók. Free, but tickets are required; call the Severance Box Office: 216.231.1111 or visit Event details here.

Thursday, November 20

Trip to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Location: Hovorka Atrium
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Saudi students present a "Trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" with Saudi culture, food, clothing, and social life (past and present).

Time: noon - 1 p.m.

The Center for International Affairs will officially dedicate the new Faculty Fulbright plaques, acknowledging and celebrating CWRU faculty recipients from 1952 on.

ELS Cultural Showcase and International Lunch

Location: ELS Language Center, Stone Commons Building 109
Time: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy food and information about the various cultures and countries represented at ELS Language Center, as well as information on how to get into teaching English as a Second Language.

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The Center for International Affairs will host an interactive NAFSA Academic Programs Faculty Conversation broadcast on how colleges and universities are reimagining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world. Join the conversation.

Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Are moral answers different in different countries? Or are there absolute rights and wrongs? The Department of Bioethics Faculty will examine a bioethics case/issue comparing how it would be understood and handled in the United States and a country where they each teach a spring short-term study abroad course. The perspectives will include those from The Netherlands, Spain, and France. Join us for this interactive international bioethics discussion.

Spanish Film Viridiana

Location: Cinematheque, Aitken Auditorium, Cleveland Institute of Art
Time: 6:45 p.m. First 25 students are free.

Dark comedy. Won top prize at Cannes Film Festival. One of Buñuel's greatest films tells of a beautiful and idealistic young nun whose efforts to help the poor are met with selfishness, ingratitude, ridicule, and cruelty. Subtitles. 90 min. Tickets cost $9; $7 Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under. For Mature Audiences. All tickets must be purchased at the Cinematheque box office on the night of the show, cash/check only.
Created by Luis Buñuel and introduced by Linda Ehrlich, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Film Studies at CWRU.

Friday, November 21

Korean Cultural Showcase

Location: ESS, Sears 470
Time: 11 a.m. - noon

Join SELP and the Korean Student Association to learn more about Korean culture and get to know our Korean students at CWRU.
Hosted by CWRU Educational Services for Students.

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Short-Term Study Abroad Expo

Location: Tomlinson Hall Lobby
Time: noon - 2 p.m.

Get lunch at the food trucks on the quad, featuring Wholly Frijoles, Mobile Sushi Bar, Grey Wolf Grill, and Pranzo Forno, all brought to you by the University Program Board. Then come inside Tomlinson Hall to warm up with the Office of Education Abroad and learn about short-term study programs being offered next spring and summer. Faculty program leaders will be available to answer all your questions. Grab some freebies while you're there.

Time: noon

Noura Erakat, Assistant Professor, New Century College at George Mason University and Co-Editor of Jadaliyya, will deliver an address that places the crisis of the Gaza Strip into historical, political, and legal context. She will examine the transformation of the Gaza Strip from 1948 until the present with a particular emphasis the years between Israel's unilateral deployment in 2005 and today. In doing so, she will address fundamental questions related to the long-term security of Israelis and Palestinians as well as the potential for the U.S-brokered bilateral peace talks to achieve a durable solution to the conflict. Be part of the conversation.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Location: Thwing 201
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

The CWRU International Club and Center for International Affairs host a traditional American Thanksgiving Dinner.
Tickets Required: CWRU Undergraduates - $7, Graduates & all others - $10, Children under age of 10-$5.
Ticket Selling Locations: Nord Atrium Tables Monday (11/17) - Thursday (11/20) 1 to 4 p.m., ISS office (through either phone calls or actual visits) starting 11/10, and, starting 11/10.

Movie Showing: Kung Fu Hustle
Location: Strosacker Auditorium
Time: 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., & midnight

A perfect blend of comedy and explosive martial arts. CWRU Film Society & Center for International Affairs. Rated R, admission $4.00, ethnic food for sale. About the movie

Saturday, November 22

Time: 3 p.m.

The Case Chamber Ensembles perform music from around the world. Meet international student members of the Chamber at reception to follow.