International Education Week (IEW) is being celebrated at UT November 11-15, 2013.
IEW began in 2000 and is observed in over 100 countries including the U.S. Objectives for this week-long celebration include the development of broader understandings of world cultures and languages and to highlight the benefits of international experiences in education.
International Education Week at UT begins with poet Ejaz Rahim reading his poem “I, Confucius” followed by a panel discussion and book signing on Wednesday, November 6 at 5 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts recital hall. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies and Programs, the Center for Religious Understanding, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the President’s Lecture Series on Diversity.
Another important program featured during IEW is a lecture by Dr. Mary Kay Smith, director of public and community psychiatry at UTMC. Dr. Smith will be speaking about her experiences in international medical missions. This lecture will be held on UT’s Health Science campus in the Health Education Building room 100 on Thursday, November 14 at 5:30 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Student Diversity Recruitment and Retention, HSC Student Affairs and Career Advising and the Eberly Center for Women.
For more information about International Education Week and to find a full schedule of events, visit the Center for International Studies and Programs website at http://www.utoledo.edu/cisp/iew/