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Academic, cultural activities planned for International Week, November 8-15

- October 29, 2007

UConn’s Office of International Affairs will join the national celebration of International Education Week Nov. 8 through Nov. 15.

The week-long series of activities includes lectures, films, music, performances, art work displays, storytelling for children, and other cultural events.

“International Week is a time to reflect on the importance of international education in the formation of global citizens, a key goal of the University,” says Boris Bravo-Ureta, executive director of the Office of International Affairs.

The celebration opens with this year’s Robert G. Mead Jr. lecture, presented by Kay Warren of Brown University.

Her talk, “When Numbers Count: The Practice of Combating Human Trafficking from Colombia to Japan,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Student Union Theatre.

President Michael J. Hogan will give welcoming remarks.

World Fest 2007, an international fair and cultural dance festival showcasing more than 17 student organizations, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11, from noon to 6 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom. Ethnic foods will be available.

For more information on events, visit: http://oia.uconn.edu/events.html.








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