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2005.11.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO to Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 14-18

Omaha - International education will be showcased at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Nov. 14–18 in conjunction with the observance of U.S. International Education Week.

"International education enriches the lives of everyone who becomes involved culturally, academically and socially" said Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs at UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  "However, one of the most important contributions is the mutual understanding that results among those who participate in international exchanges and the potential this has for global stability and peace."

This semester, there are more than 800 international participants at UNO.  The three countries that are sending the greatest number of students are India, Japan and South Korea. In all, 103 countries ranging from Azerbaijan to Zambia are represented on campus.

The schedule of this year's events at UNO is listed below.

Monday, Nov. 14

International Photo Exhibit/Contest, University Library

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

International travel photos taken by UNO faculty, staff and students will be on display at University Library.  Winners of the contest will be announced at Café Internationale on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

 

Bethsaida Exhibit Tour, 343 Arts and Sciences Hall

10 a.m. to noon

Since 1991, UNO has led archaeological excavations at Bethsaida, Israel.  The display at UNO includes first-hand examples of pottery, coins, jewelry and other artifacts.

 

Study Abroad Information Table, Milo Bail Student Center South Entrance

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn about study abroad options at UNO that enable students to earn academic credit while traveling the world.

 

"Afgfhanistan Unveiled, Eppley Auditorium

3 p.m.

A documentary filmed by Afghan journalists, this film explores the lives of women under the Taliban.  It is the first documentary about Afghan women by Afghan women.  UNO Professor Shaista Wahab participated in the production of the documentary as an oral history specialist and a consultant to the project.   "Afghanistan Unveiled" was broadcast on the PBS series "Independent Lens."

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15

International Photo Exhibit/Contest, University Library

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Café Internationale, 220 and 241 Arts and Science Hall

2 to 4 p.m.

Sample international foods while meeting students and scholars from a variety of countries.

 

International Career Seminar, 305 Roskens Hall

3 to 4 p.m.

Panelists will share personal and professional experiences in international business, give suggestions on developing knowledge and skills, and answer questions. The list of panelists and their organizations includes Todd Johnson, managing partner, Global Initiatives, The Gallup Organization; Steve Kuhl, vice president, Foreign Exchange, Travelex Financial Services; and Sven Jasinski, senior consultant, Business Growth International.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16

International Photo Exhibit/Contest, University Library

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

"Empowering Women Around the World: Maternal & Child Health Care," Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room

1 p.m.

Werner Fornos, president of the Population Institute, will give a presentation.  Fornos is the winner of the 2003 United Nations Population Award and has been the president of the Population Institute since 1982.  He has addressed virtually every major international population forum since 1974.  The presentation is sponsored by International Studies and Programs, the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and the Women's Studies Program.

 

Student recital, Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

3 p.m.

The Department of Music will present a recital featuring international student musicians from countries including Argentina, Colombia, Japan and Peru.  The recital is free and open to the public.

 

Bethsaida Exhibit Tour, 343 Arts and Science Hall

1 to 3 p.m.

 

Thursday, Nov. 17

International Photo Exhibit/Contest, University Library

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Study Abroad Information Table, Milo Bail Student Center South Entrance

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

International Outreach, Crestridge Elementary School

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

UNO international students will visit Crestridge Elementary School to meet students and participate in a school-wide assembly.  This performance will feature entertainment from around the globe, including singing, dancing and instrumental music.

 

Friday, Nov. 18

International Photo Exhibit/Contest, University Library

7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Nebraska Neighbors, West Point, Nebraska

All day

Sixteen international students from UNO will visit West Point, Neb. The students will participate in community activities, speak to children in grade schools and visit the Knobbe Feedlot. The community will host a potluck dinner for the students and provide an overnight stay with host families.

 

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

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