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Loyola shares in worldwide celebration of International Education Week

Loyola press release - November 6, 2007

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans and Tulane University will join college campuses around the world November 12 through 16 in celebration of the seventh Annual International Education Week (IEW).

IEW is a dual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, promoting programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In a joint effort, Tulane and Loyola will offer an array of programs and activities for the two universities and the larger New Orleans community. Throughout International Education Week, there will be cultural events taking place at several locations on both campuses, including international films, and study and work abroad sessions.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called for the celebration of International Education Week: “In a world where challenges transcend borders, education is essential for making the world more peaceful and more prosperous. American students can better understand global issues by learning other languages and experiencing other cultures first-hand. Moreover, our country has no more valuable asset internationally than the friendship of the millions of young people, citizens, and leaders around the world who understand the United States because they have studied here.”

For more information, please visit the Center for International Education at www.loyno.edu/cie for a detailed schedule of events, dates, times, and locations, or contact Kristy Magner at kmagner@loyno.edu

In observance of International Education Week, Loyola University New Orleans is promoting international education by sponsoring the following events. Please visit www.loyno.edu/cie for updated information on events scheduled at Tulane University.


Monday, November 12, at 2 p.m.

"Building Sustainable Chinese Cities: The Perspectives from Shanghai"

Lecture

Tulane University, Lavin Bernick Center: Rechler Room 202

Presented by: Mingzheng Shi, Ph.D, Director New York University in Shanghai

Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m.

Water (India)

Film

Loyola University, The Underground, Danna Student Center

Presented by: Catherine Wessinger, Ph.D, Loyola Religious Studies Professor

Tuesday, November 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

"Off the Beaten Path: Non-Traditional Study Abroad"

Panel

Loyola University, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room I

Featuring: Chile, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

Tuesday, November 13, at 7 p.m.

City of God (Brazil)

Film

Tulane University, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall, Room 1111

Presented by Edie Wolfe, Ph.D, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Wednesday, November 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

"Working Abroad: Opportunities for Undergraduates"

Workshop

Loyola University, Monroe Library, Multimedia Room II

Presented by: Loyola’s Career Development Center

Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m.

Paradise Now (Middle East)

Film

Loyola University, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

Featuring: a panel discussion on the Middle East & Middle Eastern food and refreshments

Co-sponsored by: the Biever Guest Lecture Series and the Loyola Department of History

Thursday, November 15, at 12 p.m.

"Fulbright in the US and Abroad: Applications and Experiences"

Panel

Tulane University, Rogers Memorial Chapel

Featuring: Fulbright advisor, Dr. Richard Watts, and two Fulbright recipients from Senegal and the Czech Republic

Wednesday, November 14, at 6 p.m.

The Blue Angel (Germany)

Film

Tulane University, Freeman Auditorium (Art Building)

Presented by: Tulane professor Anjeana Hans, Ph.D, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages

Additional information may be found at this url: http://www.loyno.edu/cie/ssi/CenterforInternationalEducation-iew.htm

For additional information contact: Kristy Magner by email at kmagner@loyno.edu