Programs & Events » International Education Week 2008
See the World Through Another's Eyes...
The Office of International Education has chosen the theme See the World Through Another's Eyes as the theme of International Education Week 2008. This year International Education Week at UT Arlington will feature an International Film Festival, allowing all viewers to see the world through another's eyes. November 17th-20th is the ninth annual International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and to participate in programs that prepare Americans for a global environment.
International Education Week 2008
Mon-Fri Nov. 17-20th
Study Abroad Photo Contest
University Center Art Gallery
UTA study abroad students display photos from around the world with commentary on their overseas experiences.
Monday, Nov 17th
Diversity Lecture Series presents Ronald Takaki: America in a Different Mirror: Re-visioning History
Rosebud, University Center, 7pm
Dr. Ronald Takaki, acclaimed historian and author of Strangers from a Different Shore and A Different Mirror. Ronald Takaki has been a lightning rod for the study of America's racial and ethnic diversity. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.Book signing to follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 18th
International Film: Luxury Car (China)
Nedderman Hall 100, 6:30pm
Co-sponsored by UTA Conversations, this movie will be presented under the rubric of "Connections," the UTA OneBook theme for the year. A brief cultural discussion will follow where professors and students will expound on the movie's theme of Connections. Director Wang Chao uses Li Qi Ming to represent the painful reality of thousands of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China.
Wednesday, Nov. 19th
International Film: Another Man's Garden (Mozambique, Portugal, Algeria)
Nedderman Hall 100, 6:30pm
Sol de Carvalho dedicates this film to the courage of young women who continue to strive against the odds, proving that educating a girl is not a waste of time in a land where it is perceived that "sending a girl to school is like watering another man's garden."
Thursday, Nov. 20th
Global Grounds International Coffee Hour & International Film: The Fish Fall in Love (Iran)
Palo Duro Lounge, UC. 4:00pm-6:30pm
Come and enjoy a Persian-themed coffee hour while watching a popular Iranian film. Loosely based on the Persian fable of Shahrazad and the Thousand Myths (A Thousand and One Nights), director Ali Raffi uses the language of food to paint a richly textured portrait of life and love on the northern coast of Iran.
International Music Concert: UTA Symphony Orchestra & UTA Chorus
Irons Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m
Dr. Clifton Evans conducts the UTA Symphony Orchestra and Jing Ling-Tam leads the UTA Chorus in music from a variety of countries and cultures.
Sponsors for this year's events include: Office of International Education, Diversity Lecture Series, UTA Conversations, Multicultural Affairs and the Global Film Initiative.