International Education Week, a national event to celebrate and promote international education and exchange, will take place at the University of Notre Dame Nov. 8-17 (Friday-Sunday).
Coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education and Notre Dame International, the week starts at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 with a showing of the film “Après Mai (Something in the Air)” at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The film is a part of the Department of Romance Language and Literature’s Tournées Film Festival at Notre Dame, which will sponsor showings of several French films throughout the week, including “Elza,” “La Pirogue” and “Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat).”
The Asian American Association hosts its annual Asian Allure at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 4 p.m. Nov. 9. This year’s event, “Speak,” showcases traditional Asian culture through acting and dancing. Asian Allure is sponsored by the Asian American Association, in collaboration with the Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese culture clubs and Taekwondo club.
Other events open to the public include:
- Lecture: “Electricity and the Developing World,” 6-7 p.m. Nov. 12, Hayes Healy Room 129. This lecture, presented by Patrick Murphy, program director for the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, will focus on the importance of electricity for development and discuss the problems and potential solutions of electricity infrastructure. Free.
- Brazilian Cultural Fair, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 12, LaFortune Ballroom. The Brazil Club will celebrate aspects of the Brazilian culture and Portuguese language, including samba lessons at 8 p.m. Brazilian snacks will be provided.
- Lecture: “Twitter, Buffett and Darwin: India and the United States Relationship,” 4-5 p.m. Nov. 13, Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business. This free lecture from Timothy Roemer, former ambassador to India and U.S. Congressman, is presented by the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
- Lecture: “Still Waiting for Snow in Havana,” 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Hesburgh Center Auditorium. Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies invited Carlos Eire, professor of history and religious studies at Yale, to speak at this free event.
- “Cabaret,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. This winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Musical is presented by the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, the Department of Music and PEMCo, the largest student-run musical theater company on campus. For ticket information, go to performingarts.nd.edu.
- Film screening and discussion: “Girl Rising,” 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Geddes Hall Auditorium. Presented by the University Seminar on International Education, the Department of Africana Studies, the Snite Museum of Art and the College of Arts and Letters. Free.
- “The Connemara Five,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, Washington Hall. This will be the play’s first performance outside of Ireland. Presented by the Farley Hall Players, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Department of Irish Language and Literature, Gender Studies Program and the Breac Digital Journal of Irish Studies. Tickets are $6.
- Lecture: “‘As you are brothers of mine’: Thoreau and the Irish,” 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Flanner Room 424. Laura Walls, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English, will present. Free.
- Diwali Celebration, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, LaFortune Ballroom. Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with dinner and dancing, as well as prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. Free.
Additional events are planned for students and the Notre Dame community. For more information and a complete schedule, visit international.nd.edu/about/iew2013.