Center for International Education
Fall 2008

November 19 CIE Open House to be one of many events during International Education Week

Visit us at CIE in Hood House on November 19

International education is an expanding field throughout the world as the need for global communication and collaboration increases. In an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for the international arena, and to attract future leaders from abroad to study and learn in the United States, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education joined together to create International Education Week. According to the official Web site (www.iew.state.gov), this initiative is “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.” This year, International Education Week will be held November 17-21, and UNH will celebrate with many events around campus.


How can you participate in global activities while sitting at home or at work? Try www.freerice.com. Answer questions about vocabulary, grammar, languages, chemistry, math, art and geography and earn grains of rice, which will be sent to countries where people would otherwise go hungry. For each question you answer correctly, 20 grains of rice will be donated through the UN World Food Program to help end hunger.

The FreeRice Web site states: "The rice you donate makes a huge difference to the person who receives it. According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes, most of them children. Though 20 grains of rice may seem like a small amount, it is important to remember that while you are playing, so are thousands of other people at the same time. It is everyone together that makes a difference. Thanks to you, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed more than two million people since it started in October 2007."


International Education Week Events
  Monday, November 17
10:30 am Preschool Storytime at the Madbury Public Library. Multicultural stories, yoga and international snacks. http://www.madburylibrary.org/
4:00 pm Diversity and Schools, panel discussion, MUB Theater 1. Topics: education for social change; challenges and opportunities; responsibilities of school leaders; improving home and school. Sponsor: Center for the Humanities
7:00pm Faith, Hope and Love in Nepal: Working with Three Villages of Former Slaves, presentation by the Noronhas family, Madbury Community Church, 20 Town Hall Road, Madbury http://www.madburychurch.org. Open to the public.
4:00 pm Bi-lingual Storytime and craft  in Chinese. Grab your passport and travel with us this week at the Durham Public Library http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
  Tuesday, November 18
10:30 am Preschool Storytime at the Durham Public Library. Storytime today will be stories from around the world! Durham Public Library is celebrating International Education Week November 17th – 22nd 2008. http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
7:00 pm French film: Être et Avoir , Murkland G17, sponsored by the UNH French Club
   
  Wednesday, November 19
12:00-4:00 pm Open House, Center for International Education, Hood House, 2nd floor. Students, faculty and members of the community are invited to visit Hood House to learn about what the CIE has to offer, to meet and enjoy light refreshments with CIE staff, and to share international interests and expertise.
4:00 pm Bi-lingual Storytime and craft  in Chinese. Grab your passport and travel with us this week at the Durham Public Library http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
4:00-6:00 pm Open House One World Language School at the Moharimet Elementary school in Madbury. OWLS offers French, Spanish, Chinese and German instruction to children 3-15 years of age. http://www.oneworldlanguageschool.org/
   
  Thursday, November 20
10:30 am Preschool Storytime at the Madbury Public Library. Multicultural stories, songs and crafts. http://www.madburylibrary.org/
10:30 am Bi-lingual Storytime and craft in German. Grab your passport and travel with us this week at the Durham Public Library. http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
12:30-2:00 pm Stories from Abroad and Beyond, Murkland 202, sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Language students and study abroad alumni, as well as exchange faculty, will share their international experiences.
7:00pm Nutritious Foods from Cultures Around the World, Madbury Town Hall, 13 Town Hall Road, Madbury http://lefh.net/madbury/. Presentation by UNH nutrition professor Gale Carey. Learn about (and taste) food from five different cultures, their history, lore and health benefits. Sponsored by the Madbury Community Club. Open to the public.
   
  Friday, November 21
10:30 am Bi-lingual Storytime and craft in French. Grab your passport and travel with us this week at the Durham Public Library. http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
11:00-2:00 pm International Food Luncheon, Smith Hall . Also at Smith Hall, Peace Gallery exhibit of international photographs.
6:00 pm International Women’s Club, Waysmeet Center, 15 Mill Road, Durham. Parking is available across the street in the UNH C Lot. http://www.unh.edu/oiss/forms/pdf/intlwmn.pdf. Holiday Preparations Event. The IWC encourages membership from U.S. and foreign born women and is open to women of the local community, UNH staff, faculty and students. Sponsored by the UNH Office of International Students & Scholars and UNH Diversity Initiatives. For further information call 862-1058.
   
  Saturday, November 22
10:30 am Bi-lingual Storytime and craft in Spanish. Crafts projects available all day! Make a mancala board, boomerangs or Worry dolls and coloring pages for Diwali. Grab your passport and travel with us this week at the Durham Public Library. http://www.durhampubliclibrary.org/
6:30 pm Diwali Celebration, Granite State Room, MUB, sponsored by the Indian Student Organization. Food, music and dance. Tickets may be purchased from Mub Ticket Office in person or online (service fee will be charged for online purchase).
   
  November 20 -23
evening shows Foreign films: Miracle at St. Anna and Bangkok Dangerous, MUB Theaters. Please visit www.unhmub.com/movies for more information and show times.