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International Events Calendar 

To promote the diversity of the University and community, Global Affairs brings you the International Events Calendar highlighting events held at the University with an international and/or multicultural focus.

To submit an event, use the U.Va. Calendar and remember to check the box for "International." If you have questions about submitting your events, email calendar@virginia.edu.

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Multi-day Events

3rd Randolph International Nursing History Conference

Tuesday, February 16

Traditional Lunar New Year Dishes Cooking Program
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Celebrate Lunar New Year by learning how to make traditional New Year dishes from Vietnam and China. We will provide all materials. The program is free. To attend, register at http://tinyurl.com/IC-Feb2016.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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CORE Seminar: Staying Abroad
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. This seminar is for people who are or are planning to pursue a long-term career, life, and residence in another country and language. We will examine complex challenges that emerge, including issues of identity, relationships, culture, and communication, when there is no clear "return" date for your experience abroad. We will also discuss strategies and approaches for addressing these complex challenges.For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Wednesday, February 17

Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998. This scholarship award will be applied to tuition costs. Deadline: March 18. For more information and application: http://internationalcenter.virginia.edu/lorna-sundberg-scholarship
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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CORE Seminar: What is Globalization?
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. This seminar discusses "globalization" and related concepts that are frequently used but much misunderstood. Our goal is to sort through the imprecision and gain a basic proficiency with a method for understanding the dynamics of globalization that have taken world cultures (including our own) and intertwined them on an unprecedented level. From trade and production, to tourism and social media, students analyze global processes and develop a framework for understanding their own lived engagements, whether near or far. For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Thursday, February 18

CORE Seminar: Writing to See, Seeing to Write
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. This seminar introduces some of the experimental writing techniques employed by French author Georges Perec in order to equip students to use creative writing as a means of gaining new visibility onto the everyday spaces in which they find themselves immersed. This seminar is part indoor presentation and discussion, part outdoor fieldwork. For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Friday, February 19

IWL Roundtable - Cara Gorman, Emily Scida, Ran Zhao
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: Title: The effect of contemplative practices on second language learning Jan Chozen Bays, author of How to Train a Wild Elephant And Other Adventures in Mindfulness,quotes Buddha, who says that an untrained mind can be like a wild elephant: without proper training, it runs amok, trampling crops and causing all kinds of damage in its wake. It might flee from the present moment or even attack when frightened. For students, the "wild elephant" inside can translate to foreign language anxiety, lack of focus, worry and stress -- all of which inhibit learning. Instructors likewise may feel scattered, unfocused or overwhelmed, both inside and outside the classroom. So how do you train your wild elephant? This session will introduce some of our favorite contemplative practices, which aim to reduce anxiety and increase mindful awareness. These techniques can be used by instructors and shared with students to "train the wild elephant" inside each of our minds so we are more calm, steady and ready to learn, teach or get through the day. We will also share with you our experiences using contemplative practices in foreign language courses, and the results of a grant project which showed a significant effect on classroom climate and positive affect as well as higher exam grades for students enrolled in the contemplative classes as compared to the control groups of SPAN 2020.
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Contact: Institute of World Languages (IWL)
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Monday, February 22

CORE Seminar: What is Globalization?
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. This seminar discusses "globalization" and related concepts that are frequently used but much misunderstood. Our goal is to sort through the imprecision and gain a basic proficiency with a method for understanding the dynamics of globalization that have taken world cultures (including our own) and intertwined them on an unprecedented level. From trade and production, to tourism and social media, students analyze global processes and develop a framework for understanding their own lived engagements, whether near or far. For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Tuesday, February 23

CORE Seminar: Culture Shock --> Cultural Insight
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. We designed this seminar especially for people who have spent time outside their comfort zone (here or abroad), and who have stories of mishaps, missteps, and misunderstandings to tell. Join us for a hands-on, expressive workshop that encourages you to make your way playfully from first impressions to a deeper sense of understanding. We invite you to make your way from personal stories of shock and awe to a more useful, nuanced narrative that can become a valuable asset in your studies, your job search, and beyond.For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Wednesday, February 24

Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998. This scholarship award will be applied to tuition costs. Deadline: March 18. For more information and application: http://internationalcenter.virginia.edu/lorna-sundberg-scholarship
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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IWL Spring 2016 Film Series - Swahili
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Minor 125
Description: Swahili Discussion Leader: Anne Rotich (Lecturer, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies) Movie Title: Nairobi Half Life Description: A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity. The IWL Spring Film series is an event organized by the Institute of World Languages. All films are free and subtitled in English. Movies are screened on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm - 9pm.
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Contact: Institute of World Languages (IWL)
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CORE Seminar: Staying Abroad
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad. By popular demand, we have created a seminar for people who are or are planning to pursue a long-term career, life, and residence in another country and language. We will examine complex challenges that emerge, including issues of identity, relationships, culture, and communication, when there is no clear "return" date for your experience abroad. We will also discuss strategies and approaches for addressing these complex challenges.For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Thursday, February 25

IWL Language Dinner Table
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: See event website
Description: The IWL Language Dinner Table aims to meet the needs of students who are passionate about learning world languages and cultures on grounds. During this event, students from across the UVa community who are studying will enjoy a free catered dinner while seated at one of many different language tables. When you sign up, you will indicate which language you are studying, and we will seat you at a table with other students who are studying the same foreign language. All table conversations will be conducted in that language, providing you with an opportunity for full immersion! We hope that by providing a dynamic, informal social setting, students will have the chance to practice their target language while meeting people who share similar interests. The dinner will be filled on a first come, first served basis. We will do our absolute best to accommodate everyone who signs up, though there is a chance certain languages will not have enough sign-ups to fill up a table. We will notify you as soon as possible if this is the case. Please register if you are interested in attending this event: http://goo.gl/forms/fNvPctuDg0
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Contact: Institute of World Languages (IWL)
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Friday, February 26

A Taste of Russia
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: Learn how to make simple Russian dishes, Plov and Syrniki. We will provide all materials. The program is free. To attend, just register at http://tinyurl.com/IC-Feb2016.
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Monday, February 29

CORE Seminar: Culture Shock --> Cultural Insight
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: See event website
Description: CORE is a unique distance-learning resource created to deepen the experience of students who study, intern, or do research abroad. CORE helps you to make these connections between your abroad experience and your larger life goals with a "wrap around" structure of seminars and mentorship before, during, and after time abroad.We designed this seminar especially for people who have spent time outside their comfort zone (here or abroad), and who have stories of mishaps, missteps, and misunderstandings to tell. Join us for a hands-on, expressive workshop that encourages you to make your way playfully from first impressions to a deeper sense of understanding. We invite you to make your way from personal stories of shock and awe to a more useful, nuanced narrative that can become a valuable asset in your studies, your job search, and beyond. For more information, visit http://core.iso.virginia.edu
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Wednesday, March 2

Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998. This scholarship award will be applied to tuition costs. Deadline: March 18. For more information and application: http://internationalcenter.virginia.edu/lorna-sundberg-scholarship
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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Peace Corps Information Session
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Maury 113
Description: Ever thought about joining the Peace Corps? Do you have what it takes? Come learn about being a Peace Corps Volunteer and the life changing opportunity to live abroad and work at a grass roots level to address a community's real, pressing needs. UVA students, faculty, and community members are all welcome. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps Recruiter will be there to answer questions and share experiences.
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Wednesday, March 9

Apply for the Lorna Sundberg Scholarship
(all day)
Where: International Center; 21 University Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Description: This scholarship is offered to rising 4th-year international students at U.Va. who have demonstrated academic merit and commitment to community service. It honors the dedication that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center's leader from 1981 to 1998. This scholarship award will be applied to tuition costs. Deadline: March 18. For more information and application: http://internationalcenter.virginia.edu/lorna-sundberg-scholarship
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Contact: Lorna Sundberg International Center, intlctr@virginia.edu, 434-924-7983
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