Free Burgers and a Movie
This year’s International Education Week (IEW) was a huge success! Throughout November 12-16th UT’s Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP) hosted 5 days full of international education activities with more than 28 sessions! Special highlights included Rui Li’s traditional bamboo music, Keynote Speaker Janice Perlman, a sushi demonstration, Crossing Borders film screening, and many more. Additionally, IEW joined with the International Student Association (ISA) to host another fantastic I-Village!
Sponsored by the Dean of Students – We ate some delicious food from around the world!
On behalf of CISP I would like to thank Dining Services for preparing and adding international foods to their menus, and the Carlson Library for creating an excellent and thorough Explore Your World Library Exhibit. In addition, CISP’s first International Photography Contest welcomed 27 fantastic contestants, with both international and domestic submissions! Voting was opened to all UT students in the Tom Trimble Lounge on Wednesday, November 14th. This year’s first ever International Photography Contest submission is displayed below!
Photo Contest Winner: Murilo Lebreiro Guimarães Teldeschi
Major: Engineering; Undergraduate
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photo taken: April 2011
Location: Bahia de Guanabara
Other winners at this year’s IEW celebration include the following:
Doug Miller & Hassan Alashoor
Adekemi Ademuyew & Edmond Lui
All winners received dinner vouchers and movie tickets for 2! Congratulations!
In closing, this week-long event has demonstrated that UT has a growing interest in becoming a globally-conscious, internationally educated institution. We thank several faculty members who devoted their time and wisdom by sharing personal experiences with us, we thank our out-of-town guests who brought with them new knowledge, we thank our students for exhibiting their talents and passions, and none of this could have happened without the leadership of my Assistant Director Sara Clark, Cathy Zimmer and CISP Staff. My staff were instrumental in making the week full of academically enriching, experiential learning opportunities for all students, faculty and staff. I am so proud of my division and our UT Community! A big THANK YOU to all who took part in this week. I hope to see several of you volunteer at more CISP events in the future. It is rewarding to see that UT is actively participating in a movement that is bigger than our campus: http://iew.state.gov/index.cfm