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Expand Your Global Awareness During International Education Week

November 12 through November 16 is International Education Week (IEW), and the Office of Global Affairs has arranged a series of programs for faculty, staff and students to promote international understanding and support educational exchange.

Celebrate International Education Week at Stony BrookIEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The program began in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Visit the International Education Week website to register for events and to learn more.

November 12
Campus Diversity Celebration
The campus community is invited to learn about the progress the University has made in implementing our DiversityPlan. This celebration will highlight successes and acknowledge the contributions of many individuals and offices on campus. The event will be infused with student voices, cultural performances and a dynamic keynote lecture by NASA engineer and graphic artist Sabrina Thompson ’07, who earned a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook. The Diversity Celebration will be held from 4 pm to 6:30 pm in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium.

November 13
International Names and Pronunciation
What’s in a name? As campuses become increasingly globalized, campus partners may find it challenging to identify their students appropriately and correctly pronounce their names. Learn the impact and value of pronouncing students’ names correctly, followed by information and tips on pronouncing Chinese names with the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University. This event will be held from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2. Please RSVP here to confirm your attendance.
This program is geared toward campus faculty, staff, teaching assistants, resident assistants, graduate and research assistants.

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel
Watch Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. participate in a Presidential Panel with fellow winners of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. The Panel will be streamed online via live webcast from Washington, DC, on November 13, at 5:30 pm. Watch this important gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization. Click here for more information about the broadcast.

November 14
Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era
“Virtual Journeys: Chinese Buddhist Art and Architecture in the Digital Era” is an innovative exhibition that uses VR technology to transport you to China to admire and explore Buddhist cave art. It showcases five famous ancient Buddhist sites of China: the Dunhuang Grottoes, the Dazu Rock Carvings, the Kaihuasi Monastery, the Yungang Grottoes and the Longmen Grottoes. This event will be held from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Lobby. RSVP Required

Passport to the World
Join the Office of Global Affairs for a celebration of countries and cultures around the world. Interact with international students and learn more about their cultures and customs. Free international candy to those who stop by! This event will be held in the Melville Library from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

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