Published 25 January 2010

A listing of international events on and around the UW-Madison campus
compiled by Global Studies and the Division of International Studies.
Please email any questions to Global Happenings.

All events free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

 

'Moliendo café' to "Kōhii rumba:" Latin Music in Asian Circulations' and 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Music and the Experience of Vietnam Veterans.' Richard Miller and Craig Werner. Sponsored by Music Race Empire Research Circle, Global Studies, and the International Institute. 12:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website or email.

Does the Demonstrative System in Pre-Qin Chinese Make a Two-Way or Three-Way Distinction? Lin Deng, University of Washington. By comparing with multi-term systems attested in modern Chinese dialects and tracing the use of demonstratives in the earliest extant materials from the Shang and Zhou periods, this presentation will try to explore the diachronic and synchronic factors in the formation of demonstrative system in Pre-Qin Chinese. Sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature. 3:30 pm, 254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive. For information, email.

Croatia Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Netherlands Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Stan Walsh: Italian Lake Adventure. A journey through Italy and its Natural Lakes. $11 general admission, $6 UW-Madison students. Always willing to explore the extra story, Walsh's filmmaking promises a unique look at the spectacular country and its people. 7:30 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2201.

Information Session on NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grants (for Graduate Students). Sponsored by Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS). 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website.

Intro to the International Studies Major. Required for all international studies majors. Sponsored by International Studies Major. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-8431.

England Programs Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, TITU Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

French Programs Info Session. Study the French language while living in France, Belgium, or Senegal. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 367 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Stan Walsh: Italian Lake Adventure. A journey through Italy and its Natural Lakes. $11 general admission, $6 UW-Madison students. Always willing to explore the extra story, Walsh's filmmaking promises a unique look at the spectacular country and its people. 7:30 pm, Wisconsin Union Theater, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-2201.

Ireland Day in the Resource Center. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 250 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-265-6329.

Highway Robbery: The Economics of Extortion in West African Trucking. Jeremy Foltz, Agricultural & Applied Economics. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, email, or call 608-262-2380.

Ecuador Summer Program Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 3:00 - 4:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Australia and New Zealand Program Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Study Abroad for International Studies Majors. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-262-8431.

Haiti: Perspectives on Crisis. Brenda Plummer, Aliko Songolo, Paul Thompsom. Sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS), the General Library System, and the Division of International Studies. 12:00 pm, On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website.

Complex Configurations: Śiva, Avalokiteśvara and the Golden Window in Patan. Gudrun Bühnemann, Languages and Cultures of Asia. Sponsored by the Center for South Asia. 12:00 - 1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-262-4884.

Info Session: Research Fellowship Opportunities in Mongolia for Students and Faculty. Brian White, US Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS). Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and ACMS. 12:00 pm, 336 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, email, or call 608-262-2380.

What is Shari'a and Why Does it Matter for Feminism? Asifa Quraishi, Law School. Sponsored by Sociology of Gender. 12:30 - 2:00 pm, 2435 Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website.

Effects of Son Preference on Contraception, Abortion, and Fertility in Central Asia: The Case of Uzbekistan. Jennifer Barrett, Loyola University. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA). 4:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-265-6298.

Florence, Italy Program Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, TITU Memorial Union,  800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Screening and Discussion of Princess Mononoke. Gene Phillips, Art History. Sponsored by East Asian Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, and the Center for the Humanities. 7:00 pm, L150 Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Avenue. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-4654.

Ethnography, Mimesis, and the Peoples of Southeast Asia. Hjorliefur Jonsson, Arizona State University. Sponsored by Southeast Asian Studies. 12:00 - 1:30 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email or call 608-263-1755.

L2 Learners: Shallow Structure or Limited Memory? Dr. Jerome Packard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Packard will present the results of experiments that compared relative clause processing in L2 speakers of Mandarin and English. Sponsored by East Asian Studies. 3:30 pm, 254 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3643.

Screening: Le Belle et la Bete (The Beauty and the Beast). France, 1946. Director Jean Cocteau's interpretation of the literary classic. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by the WUD film committee. 7:00 pm, Play Circle, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the websiteemail, or call 608-262-1143.

Cinematheque: Always -- Sunset on Third Street. Japan, 2005. Director Takashi Yamazaki's award-winning film set in 1958(in Japanese with English Subtitles). In Japanese with English subtitles. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:30 pm, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Screening: Det Sjunde Inseglet (The Seventh Seal). Sweden, 1957. Director Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece tells the tale of a knight, returning from the crusades, who comes across Death personified. In Swedish with English subtitles. Sponsored by the WUD film committee. 9:30 pm, Play Circle, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1143.

Screening: Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel). Germany, 1930. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. In German with English subtitles. Sponsored by the WUD film committee. 7:00 pm, Play Circle, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-143.

Cinematheque: The Land. Egypt, 1969.  Youssef Chahine's adaptation of Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi's anti-royalist novel by the same title, The Land is an epic about the 1930s struggle between starving peasants and a corrupt Pasha. In Arabic with English subtitles. Sponsored by Cinematheque. 7:30 pm, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3627.

Screening: 8 1/2. Italy, 1963. Director Frederico Fellini's film is the basis for the musical Nine. In Italian with English subtitles. Sponsored by the WUD film committee. 9:30 pm, Play Circle, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-1143.

Latin American Programs Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

India Programs Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 4:00 - 5:00 pm, 260 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

The Nation and Its Others: Citizens, Foreigners and Asians in Twentieth Century Tanzania. Ron Aminzade, University of Minnesota. Sponsored by African Studies. 12:00 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, email or call 608-262-2380.

Study Abroad CALS Programs Info Session. Sponsored by International Academic Programs. 3:30 - 4:30 pm, TBA Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-6329.

Global Health Symposium: Wisconsin Ideas for Improving Global Health. Keynote Speech: 'Addressing HIV/AIDS in Uganda: An Organic Approach.' Ajay Sethi, Population Health Sciences. Sponsored by Global Health. 5:00 - 9:00 pm, 1306 Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Avenue. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-262-3862.

Distortion and Illusion: Kaleidoscope, Sixth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Call for Abstracts. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will sponsor their sixth annual graduate student conference March 5-6. Presenters are invited to address the topic of distortion and illusion from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Presentations may be given in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, and should not exceed 20 minutes. Include one document with identifying information and a separate, anonymous abstract (up to 250 words). Deadline to submit an abstract is January 31. For additional information, visit the website.

Call for Proposals: New Perspectives on Gender and Human Security Workshop. The workshop, to be held on March 19-20, will focus on new approaches to human security that adopt a gender perspective and also connect multiple issues, such as violence and HIV, food security and war expenditures, PTSD and intimate partner violence. Interested graduate students are invited to submit a 200-300 word abstract electronically to coordinator Wendy Christensen (wchriste@ssc.wisc.edu). Sponsored by International Gender Policy Research Circle, Transatlantic Applied Research on Gender Equity Training (TARGET) and the Center for Research on Gender and Women at UW-Madison. Applications are due on February 1. For information, visit the website or email.

International Opportunities Month. Throughout the month, students of all majors can attend International Opportunities Month (IOM) events to learn about global issues and to hear about ways to travel, work, study and volunteer abroad. Sponsored by the Center for International Business, Education and Research (CIBER). February 1-28, 2010. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-4938.

Business Abroad Fair. Brenda Plummer, Aliko Songolo, Paul Thompsom. Sponsored by the Center for International Business, Education and Research (CIBER). Wednesday, February 10, 3:00 - 5:30 pm, Grainger Hall West Atrium, 975 University Avenue. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5017.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. The FLAS fellowship will award some or all tuition and fees plus a stipend to graduate and undergraduate students studying certain foreign languages. FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the UW's National Resource Centers to assist students in acquiring foreign language and either area or international studies competencies. Applications are now available online. Applications are due on February 19. For information, visit the website.

The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. The third international conference of the "Ideas and Universities" project of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) will bring together leading higher-education scholars from China, Australia, Canada, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States to discuss the roles universities have played--and continue to play--in a 'global knowledge economy,' and the evolving identity of university teacher-researchers and their changing functions in institutions of higher learning. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network, the University of Bristol, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Division of International Studies, Global Studies, and Department of Educational Policy Studies. February 5-6.  Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue. For information and to register visit the website or email.

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships. The program is open to students of any nationality who are enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are planning to spend a summer working as an intern in an organization outside of the United States or conducting preliminary dissertation fieldwork related to international social justice. Amounts awarded to each scholar will depend on the proposed destination. Sponsored by Global Studies. The deadline to apply is February 26 by 5:00 pm. For information and application materials, visit the website, email, or call 608.265.2631.

Automata: Contemporary Mechanical Sculpture. This exhibition features mechanical, self-moving sculptures from fourteen international artists. January 16 - March 14, Mayer Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art, 800 University Avenue. For information, visit the website or call 608-263-2246.

International Conversation & Coffee Hour. Conversation, company and culture. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connections Committee. Fridays, 12:00-2:00 pm, Browsing Library, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street. For information, visit the website, email, or call 608-265-5236.

International Opportunities Advising. Global Studies and Go Global! offer drop-in advising during the academic year for those interested in international work, internship, and volunteer opportunities of all sorts. Tuesdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, or by appointment. 301 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website, email, or call 265-6070.

Language Tables. Each day foreign language speakers gather to practice their skills and build community. For specific languages and times, visit the website.

Monthly Peace Corps General Information Sessions. Second Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:00 pm, Masley Media Room (1st Floor), Morgridge Center, Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street. Campus Rep Office: 329 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For information, visit the website or email.