This November, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) International Studies and Programs office will once again host “International Education Week,” which is designed to highlight the importance of global engagement.
This year’s event will unofficially launch with the hosting of the 2015 Batchelder Biblical Archeology Conference on Thursday, Nov. 12, through Saturday, Nov. 14, to be followed by events running Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20.
With more than 2,000 international students from 117 different countries, and dozens of study abroad opportunities each semester, UNO is home to one of the most diverse campuses in the region.
Now in its 16th year, UNO’s International Education Week will include a wide variety of events, including:
International Photo Contest (Nov. 13 – 20)
Students, faculty and staff will submit their best international photo for a chance to win prizes. Photos will be displayed in the Criss Library from Friday, Nov. 13, through the following week with official voting on the winners taking place from Nov. 13 through Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Full instructions are available on the International Education Week website at world.unomaha.edu/iew.
Charles Gildersleeve “Know Your World” Lecture (Nov. 16)
Director of International Studies and Political Science professor, Dr. Patrick McNamara, will lead a dialogue to explore the question, Will Water Cause the Next World War? The event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room at noon to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Open Door Mission Service Outreach (Nov. 17)
Students, faculty and staff will visit the Open Door Mission in Omaha to serve food, sort clothing and make gift baskets. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Café Internationale (Nov. 19)
From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Arts and Science Hall, International Studies and Programs will host an open house with refreshments, music and display tables for many of the 100-plus countries represented at UNO. Photo contest winners and prizes will also be announced.
Nebraska Neighbors (Nov. 20, 21)
During the final days of International Education Week, UNO international students will travel to West Point, NE, for two days of intercultural exchange through area schools, businesses and farms.
Additionally, throughout the week, the UNO Food Court will highlight international cuisine each day, with meals such as Moroccan Beef Stew, Tandoori Chicken and Pork Schnitzel being offered.
A full list of International Week Events can be found at world.unomaha.edu/iew.
As Omaha’s premier metropolitan university, UNO is committed to international engagement. With global engagement as one of the academic priority areas, UNO is home to a wide variety of study abroad and international travel programs, some of the most recent including visits to the Bethsaida Biblical Archeology dig site, a faculty-led study abroad tour to Oman; and a UNO Fulbright scholar teaching in Vietnam.
UNO is also home to one of the largest collections of artifacts and documents from Afghanistan, the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection and one of the world’s most successful international professional development programs.
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