International Education Week 2014

NOVEMBER 17-21, 2014




Monday, 17th  – Information tables for Peace Corps, Study Abroad, International Students, Center for Latin American Studies
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Corbett Center across from Einstein Bagels

Tuesday, 18thAnnual Presentation on the State of Internationalization at NMSU
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Corbett Center Auditorium
Dr. Cornell Menking; Assoc. Provost for International and Border Programs 

Tuesday, 18th“Painting my Miracle: The story and conservation of the NMSU Retablo Collection”*
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Corbett Center Auditorium
Dr. Phil Lewis; Professor Creative Media Institute

*The new film by Dr. Philip Lewis, Painting My Miracle tells the story of the largest collection of retablos in the US. Retablos are pieces of rare art painted to honor God when miracles occurred and are largely from the 19th century. The Museum Conservation department inside the art department is restoring these precious items and is one of only two undergraduate museum conservation programs in the USA. Working with students and alumni from the Creative Media Institute, Dr. Lewis tells a lovely story of prayer, miracles, art, and preserving 19th century Mexican culture.

Tuesday, 18thU.S. Department of State – Careers & Life in the Foreign & Civil Service
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Corbett Center Senate Chambers room #302

Wednesday, 19thConfucius Institute – Chinese themed luncheon and Traditional Chinese Dance    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – TAOS cafeteria
Wednesday, 19th – “Documentary Filmmaking in a Mayan Village in Belize”*
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Gerald Thomas room 194
Ilana Lapid; Asst. Professor Creative Media Institute (in association with the Global Connection series)

*In May of 2014, ten CMI students traveled with Ilana Lapid to Belize for 11 days to film short documentaries about people (natural healers, artists, shamans, and activists) living in a Mayan village in the western province of Cayo. In this course, co-taught with Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmakers Carol and Richard Foster, students filmed their subjects for several days, working to capture their personal stories and showcase the rich Mayan culture and natural history of Belize. Lapid will be joined in her talk by FLIP Coordinator Kristi Drexler, as well as by several students who participated in the course. Clips from the students’ documentaries will be shown.

Thursday, 20th – “Maestra”*
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Corbett Center Auditorium
Dr.Tamara Falicov; Associate Professor/Department Chair Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Kansas

*In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country’s National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under 18. More than half were women. MAESTRA explores the experiences of none of the women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. Eight years in the making, MAESTRA highlights the will and courage that made the monumental endeavor possible and the pivotal role of women’s and youth empowerment in building a new society.
Thursday, 20th“Co-Production and Collaboration: How                                                   
                             International Film Festivals Help Shape and Circulate Latin American Cinema”          
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.-Center for Latin American and Border Studies (CLABS)
at Nason House
Dr.Tamara Falicov; Associate Professor/Department Chair Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Kansas

Thursday, 20th“Diversity and Leadership: Global Education’s Role in Preparing the Next Generation”*
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Corbett Center Auditorium
Dr. Alphine Jefferson; Professor of History/Director of Black Studies Randolph-Macon College. (in association with Black Programs)

*Dr. Alphine Jefferson is a provocative speaker that leaves his audiences thinking. He has travelled to over twenty countries and considers himself a “citizen of the world”.  He has published articles and book chapters in the areas of African Studies, Oral History, the African Diaspora, Black American History, and Ethnic Studies. He is currently finishing “Call me Black: Why I Hate the Term African American”, “From Back door to Center Stage: A History of Blacks in American Theater”, and “Hearing Other Voices: Oral History and the Supernatural.” Long-term projects include biographies of civil rights leaders Vernon Johns and Harold B. Williams, both of whom worked with Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. He also conducts study abroad in Brazil, Ghana and Guatemala.


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