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Baruch College Celebrates International Education Week 2016 (#BaruchIEW2016)



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Jointly supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is a yearly celebration showcasing the benefits of global education and student exchanges. At Baruch College, we will celebrate with a variety of events.

Some of these events were organized specifically for International Education Week, while others have been planned in advance by Baruch student clubs, departments and units and happily coincide with International Education Week. Given our shared interests in bringing a global perspective to Baruch, we are taking this opportunity to promote all these activities as part of International Education Week.

International Education Week events are listed below. The event links will lead you to the Baruch College Calendar for more detailed information on the event. Please be sure to check the links as some events require an RSVP.

This page will be updated in the coming days as new activities are added.

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Monday, November 14

Passport Day

The New York Passport Agency will host an information table to answer questions about passport services and international travel.

Time: 12- 2pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

Volunteer or Work Abroad With AIESEC

This table will offer information and people to speak to about AIESEC's volunteer and intern abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We will help guide them towards their goals and opportunities to attend this Summer/Winter.

Time: 12:00- 4:00pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

Tabling Event with Ecuadorian Club

Time: 12:30- 2:30pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

Working with English Language Learners in the Classroom: Effective Strategies & Best Practices (Sponsored by the Writing Center and Tools for Clear Speech) (Baruch Faculty)

Representatives from these two academic support units will share strategies for effective assignment design and lesson planning. Based on research from TESOL and applied linguistics, these strategies can help students interpret assignments more easily and empower them to participate more confidently in classroom discussion.

Time: 2:30-4:30

Location: NVC 14-285 (RSVP- Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu or 646/660-6517)

 

South Africa: 22 Years of Democracy. (Talk followed by Q & A)

"Once known as one of the last bastions of colonial rule in the world, nowadays South Africa possesses one of the most diverse and thriving civil societies in Africa. In this talk, Prof. Eatough will discuss the social, political, and cultural transformations that have taken place in South Africa after the fall of apartheid in 1994. From infrastructure-development schemes to science fiction tales about mutants, zombies, and vampires, we will see how South Africa has changed over the last two decades, and why it continues to be one of the most vibrant cultural and political spaces within Africa." Light refreshments served.

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm

Location: VC 14-269

 

Sunu Thiossane- MA Summer Internship in Senegal Presentation

Please join us for this International Education Week event focusing on Sunu Thiossane, an arts and academic enrichment youth development agency. In partnership with Baruch Colleges MA in Arts Administration Program (Weissman School of Arts and Sciences), Sunu Thiossane has and will host Baruch MA in Arts Administration student interns as part of its Summer Camp program in Dakar, Senegal. Presented by Mamedjarra Diop, Founder, this event will be an opportunity to learn more about Sunu Thiossane (https://sunuthiossane.org/), the MA Arts Administration Internship Program and Senegalese Arts and Culture. Light refreshments will be served.

Time: 5 6:30 pm

Location: VC 14-266

 

International Night at the Residence Hall

An evening of food, culture and dance for residents of Baruch College’s Residence Hall.

Time: 8 pm

Location: Residence Hall (Contact Amanda Pryor, Residence Life Coordinator)

 

Tuesday, November 15

World Mapping Activity with the Italian Culture Club

Students volunteer to pin the country from which they have roots on a blank map that will be posted on the 2nd floor of the NVC.

Time: 12-2:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor VC (Table and Back Wall)

 

Volunteer or Work Abroad With AIESEC

This table will offer information and people to speak to about AIESEC's volunteer and intern abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We will help guide them towards their goals and opportunities to attend this Summer/Winter.

Time: 12:00- 4:00pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

UNICEF at Baruch- Guest Speaker Seminar- Educational Rights

Millions of children around the world are denied an education each and everyday; this can be because schools are inaccessible, lack of child labor laws, children have to care for their family, etc. Education is one of the most valuable assets a person can be exposed to and we believe every child should get the opportunity to experience some form of schooling. UNICEF at Baruch will have special guest speakers from the UN and UNICEF touching upon the issue of children's education rights. They will share their personal and professional insights about what has been done and what can be done better. This is a great opportunity to network with individuals who are knowledgeable in the nonprofit sector.

Time: 12:00pm - 2:30 pm

Location: VC 3-215

 

Latin Food Week, Day 1 of 3

Teach our student body about the different types of Latino food and how it varies from country to country. This is throughout the course of 3 days.

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Location: VC Room 2-125

 

Mitsui Lunchtime Forum: Giving Brands an Edge

Allen Adamson, CEO of BrandSimple Consulting, was most recently Chairman, North America, of Landor Associates, a global brand consulting and design firm, where he was responsible for operations and overseeing brand efforts.

Time: 12:30-1:45 pm

Location: VC Room 14-250

 

Blood Wedding

The fall play performed by Baruch’s Fine and Performing Arts Department is Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. The folk tragedy is the first part of a trilogy by the prolific Spanish poet and playwright who was assassinated one week after accepting a political post during the Spanish Civil War. Tickets $10.

Time: 7:30- 9:30pm

Location: Bernie West Theatre

 

Wednesday November 16

Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

New International Affairs Program at Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs:

Globalization, climate change, trade, migration, resource management, public health, food security- many of today’s greatest opportunities and most urgent problems transcend national borders. In this challenging new world MSPIA’s MIA program will prepare students to become creative and successful leaders in the public and private sectors. Join us to learn more about our MIA program and pick up informational materials.

Time: 12-2pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

Volunteer or Work Abroad with AIESEC

This table will offer information and people to speak to about AIESEC's volunteer and intern abroad programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We will help guide them towards their goals and opportunities to attend this Summer/Winter.

Time: 12:00- 4:00pm

Location: Table, 2nd Floor VC

 

Latin Food Week (Day 2 of 3)

Teach our student body about the different types of Latino food and how it varies from country to country. This is throughout the course of 3 days.

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Location: Room 2-125

 

Dr. Tshombe Miles in conversation with Dr. David Goodman: Race and Identity in Morocco

The Department of Black and Latino Studies cordially invites members of the Baruch community and the general public to our very first Conversation & Coffee Series(2016-2017).These public dialogues will offer an opportunity to hear from and engage with the department’s facultycomprising scholars, historians, poets, researchers, and activistsabout the work they are engaged in. All conversations are free, but reservations for seatingis recommended.

Dr. Tshombe Miles, Assistant Professor of Black and Latino Studies, is an expert in the history of Latin American race and ethnicity as well as the black diaspora in the Atlantic World. He is currently researching the fight against slavery and freedom in 19th-Century Brazil. A member of the American Historical Association, The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, and Associao Nacional de Histria (The National Association of History in Brazil), Dr. Miles has published a book and articles on these topics. He earned a BA from City College of New York and a PhD from Brown University.

Dr. David Goodmanis a tenure-track professor at Nassau Community College (SUNY).He holds a Ph.D. in African History from Indiana University. He also studied at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research.He has won numerous awards including a Fulbright to support historical research in North Africa. He has comparative research interests in the forms and legacies of slavery in North Africa, the African Diaspora, and the Middle East. David has taught a wide range of courses at institutions such as Pratt Institute, the New School, and several CUNY colleges.

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Room 4-249VC (RSVP: Sandra.Nieves@baruch.cuny.edu or chairofbls@gmail.com or call 646/312-4440.

 

Blood Wedding

The fall play performed by Baruch’s Fine and Performing Arts Department is Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. The folk tragedy is the first part of a trilogy by the prolific Spanish poet and playwright who was assassinated one week after accepting a political post during the Spanish Civil War. Tickets $10.

Time: 7:30- 9:30pm

Location: Bernie West Theatre

Thursday, November 17

 

Blood Wedding

The fall play performed by Baruch’s Fine and Performing Arts Department is Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. The folk tragedy is the first part of a trilogy by the prolific Spanish poet and playwright who was assassinated one week after accepting a political post during the Spanish Civil War. Tickets $10.

Time: 12:30- 2:30 pm

Location: Bernie West Theatre

 

Diwali Kick-Off

We will be hosting a Kick-off to our signature Diwali Cultural Show large scale event. We will be sharing the food, drinks, and art associated with Hinduism. We will have henna and diya- decorating stations.

Time: 12:30-2:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor Lobby VC- Table 1

 

Faculty Workshop on Name Pronunciation (Mandarin) (Baruch Faculty)

Introduction on understanding classroom culture differences and basic tips on Chinese/Mandarin student name pronunciation, practice time on the four tones, consonant sounds, etc.

Time: 12:30- 2pm

Location: Room 13-210 VC RSVP Here: https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afaD8FcFfiNq9JX

 

Immigration 101 Workshop

The purpose of the Immigration 101 Workshops is to provide International Students with information regarding F-1/J-1 status maintenance, with an emphasis on employment regulations.

Time: 12:30 2:15 pm

Location: Room 8-155 Newman Vertical Campus

 

Latin Food Week, Day 3 of 3

Teach our student body about the different types of Latino food and how it varies from country to country. This is throughout the course of 3 days.

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Location: Room 2-125

 

Ecuadorian Club Tabling Event

Time: 12:30-2:30 pm

Location: 2nd Fl Lobby VC

 

ASEDOM's Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

ASEDOM will be partnering up with numerous clubs and organizations on campus to bring together our respective group's cultural foods for everyone to be able to share and enjoy.

Time: 12:40 - 2:20 pm

Location: Room 5-165 VC

 

Rain: A History of Stormy Times

A natural and cultural tour of RAIN, from the torrents that filled the oceans four billion years ago to the modern story of climate change. A wellspring of life, rain also has a place in our souls. In an ancient perfume region in northern India, villagers bottle the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth, while in Manchester, England, and America’s Seattle, leaden skies helped inspire Morrissey and Kurt Cobain’s grunge. The scents and songs capture rain in small ways. Humans have long been convinced we could control the atmosphere with ideas much bigger, from the Roman rain god Jupiter Pluvius to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straightjacket the Mississippi River.

Time: 1-2:30pm

Location: Registration- RSVP to Matthew.Lepere@baruch.cuny.edu or call (646)312-3231

 

New and Current International student meet and greet! (Baruch Calendar link pending)

Description: Newly admitted international students for Spring 2017 are invited to come meet current international students and learn more about the college.

Light refreshments provided. RSVP is required! (forthcoming)

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

Location: VC Caf (awaiting confirmation)

 

Movie Night with the Ecuadorian Club

Another semester filled with midterms? De-stress with a kickback with the Ecuadorian Club as we all get to know each other a little bit more and just watch a movie to shift all those bad midterm vibes and kick it before thanksgiving break! Like the rest of our events, you don't have to be Ecuadorian to check us out! Feel free to get to know us a bit better and enjoy the movie! Food, drinks, small giveaways and tons of selfies with our banana mascot!

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Location: Room 3-215 VC

 

Blood Wedding

The fall play performed by Baruch’s Fine and Performing Arts Department is Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. The folk tragedy is the first part of a trilogy by the prolific Spanish poet and playwright who was assassinated one week after accepting a political post during the Spanish Civil War. Tickets $10.

Time: 7:30- 9:30 pm

Location: Bernie West Theatre

 

The As You Like It Project: A Story of Love and Exile

Following her work with refugees at the Kakuma Camp in Kenya, director Jessica Bauman will spend seven weeks in residence at BPAC unlocking Shakespeare’s timeless story of exile in workshop with a company of 11-members of the refugee and immigrant community together with professional actors. Learn how creative process and social justice inform each other in two special public presentations of this work-in-progress.

Time: 8-10pm

Location: The Skylight Room

 

 

Friday, November 18

The As You Like It Project: A Story of Love and Exile

Following her work with refugees at the Kakuma Camp in Kenya, director Jessica Bauman will spend seven weeks in residence at BPAC unlocking Shakespeare’s timeless story of exile in workshop with a company of 11-members of the refugee and immigrant community together with professional actors. Learn how creative process and social justice inform each other in two special public presentations of this work-in-progress.

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Location: The Skylight Room

 

Blood Wedding

The fall play performed by Baruch’s Fine and Performing Arts Department is Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca. The folk tragedy is the first part of a trilogy by the prolific Spanish poet and playwright who was assassinated one week after accepting a political post during the Spanish Civil War. Tickets $10.

Time: 7:30 9:30 pm

Location: Bernie West Theatre