Notre Dame to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 9-16

by Megan Zagger

International Education Week 2012

Each year, Notre Dame International, in conjunction with other campus departments and organizations, hosts International Education Week (IEW). IEW is a national event coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education to celebrate and promote international education and global exchange. International Education Week 2012 will take place at Notre Dame from Nov. 9-16.

The following IEW events, some of which require tickets, are open to the public:

  • At 7 p.m. Nov. 9 (Friday) and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 (Saturday), the Asian American Association presents Notre Dame’s cultural clubs in a variety of group and individual performances celebrating Asian heritage and culture at “Asian Allure 2012: Potluck.” The event will take place in Washington Hall.
  • From 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 (Sunday), the Muslim Students Association of Notre Dame will host a screening of the film “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet” and a discussion of the film presented by A. Rashied Omar of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. The free event will take place in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium.
  • At 7 p.m. Nov. 11 (Sunday), the Indian Association of Notre Dame will host a Diwali celebration, which will include prayers to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, followed by dinner and dancing. The event will be in the LaFortune Ballroom.
  • From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (Wednesday), Notre Dame International presents “International Taste of South Bend." Sample free international cuisine provided by local ethnic restaurants in the LaFortune Ballroom.
  • At 5:45 p.m. Nov. 15 (Thursday), with refreshments prior to the event, the Snite Museum of Art presents “Princess Marie Gets a Facelift." South Bend Art Conservator Monica Radecki will explain the treatment that several of the paintings received in preparation for the exhibition “Breaking the Mold: The Legacy of the Noah L. and Muriel S. Butkin Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Art.”

For more information and a complete list of International Education Week events, click here.