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Center for International Education hosts week of events

Loyola press release - November 8, 2010

The Center for International Education will host an array of activities Nov. 8 – 11 including brown bag lunches with faculty, study abroad information sessions, and a celebration of Haiti.

Events include:

Monday, Nov. 8

  • Tales of a former study abroad program director in Mexico City, 12:30 p.m., Mercy Hall, Room 301. Brown Bag Lunch with Larry Lorenz, Ph.D., the A. Louis Read Distinguished Professor in Mass Communication.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

  • Challenges of conducting research in South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12:30 p.m., Mercy Hall, Room 301. Brown Bag Lunch with Katherine Fidler, Ph.D., assistant professor of African history.
  • Work Abroad 101 information session. 5-6 p.m., Monroe Library Multimedia Room 2. Explore career opportunities around the globe, learn about jobs and industries in various countries, and discover the steps to pursue international options.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • DREAM act, community-based alternatives to detention, Loyola Law Clinic services and community involvement, 12:30 p.m., Mercy Hall, Room 301. Brown Bag Lunch with Sue Weishar, Ph.D., migration specialist/fellow at the Jesuit Social Research Institute and Laila Hlass, staff attorney/Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Law Clinic at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • Study Abroad 101 information session. 5-6 p.m., Monroe Library, Multimedia Room 2. Learn everything you need to know so you can explore your options, choose your overseas location and decide which program is best for you.
  • Two-to-Tell Travel Tales Showcase, 7 p.m., Satchmo's, Danna Student Center. This showcase will feature two-minute presentations, travel stories and creative demonstrations of past study abroad participants. The top prize is a $200 travel voucher from STA Travel, valid toward a flight anywhere in the world.

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Haiti Celebration, 5-7 p.m., Audubon Room, Danna Student Center. Haitian music, photography and poetry will be on display as Loyola continues its celebration of the “Half the Sky” read-a-thon, a fundraiser for Fonkoze, which is the largest microfinance institution in Haiti. For more information about the read-a-thon, visit www.loyno.edu/cie/half-sky-read-thon.

For a more detailed description of events, visit the Center for International Education Web site, or contact Kristy Magner, international student services coordinator, at 504-864-7550.