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April 22, 2013

The Center for International Studies (CIS) is the Global Education Gateway of Ohio University – an independent academic unit internationalizing the OHIO learning and living community and infusing global education into curricula on campus and abroad.

UPCOMING EVENTS April 23: LAS Snack and Learn, 12:00pm, Yamada 009 April 24: Film Screening: A Special Africa Crossroads Edition, 1:30pm, 31 S. Court St, Room 068 April 24: Masculinity Film Series—Shame, 5:00pm, Baker 403 April 25: Chop from the Top: Demonstration & March, 4:30pm, Civil War Monument on College Green April 27: Bellamaria Water System Fundraiser, 5:00pm, Walter Rotunda May 3: Annual Graduate Commencement and Reception May 4: Annual Undergraduate Commencement and Reception May 4: Spring Semester Closing Date Visit our online calendar for more information. All events are open to public unless noted otherwise.

ANNOUNCEMENTS The international week and the international street fair were a great success. Thanks for all the students, faculty and staff who have been involved in the planning for the entire week.

Believe it or not, the graduation is around the corner. Following the ceremony, the CIS will have a reception for graduate and undergraduate students on May 3 & 4. Come help us celebrate the achievements of our students. The receptions will be behind the Yamada International House. Ø

May 3: Graduate reception (1pm)

Ø May 4: Undergraduate reception (3pm) KUDOS nd

v Josh Vetter (IDS, 2 year) has been named a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship. Achieving this honor means he can apply to any government agency for a position. v Rudaba Nasier (IDS, 2


year)’s grant application to the Graduate Student Senate Original Work Grant

has been selected for funding. This is for her field research in Nigeria to conduct a case study at the University of Calabar on communication for social change. st

v Conor Tong (IDS, 1 year) has had his proposal to examine food sovereignty issues in Ecuador and Nicaragua approved by the Graduate Student Senate Original Work Grant for support. He will be doing his field research this summer. nd

v Eden Almasude (AFR, 2 year) won the first prize at the Expo in the International Studies section. She presented her professional project research on political-religious dynamics within the Amazigh movement, a struggle for Indigenous human and linguistic rights in North Africa.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES LAS SNACK AND LEARN, APRIL 23, 12:00-1:00PM, YAMADA 009 The LAS Master’s Program is pleased to feature first-year LAS Master’s student Manuella Araujo, who will present her research plans and objectives for her LAS thesis.

AFRICAN STUDIES FILM SCREENING: A SPECIAL AFRICA CROSSROADS EDITION, APRIL 24, 1:30PM, 31 S. COURT ST, ROOM 068 Come out for a film screening and post-screening discussion with the filmmaker of, Market Imaginary. Market Imaginary explores the commercial/social, historical, and visual imaginaries around Colobane Market in Dakar, Senegal. This film is based on long-term research about Colobane Market and the city of Dakar. To view the film’s trailer click here.

TROPICAL DISEASE INSTITUTE BELLAMARIA WATER SYSTEM FUNDRAISER, APRIL 27, 5:00-7:00PM, WALTER ROTUNDA The TDI along with the Athens Rotary Club is hosting a dinner to raise funds for a water project in the community of Bellamaria. Steve Lewine from Builders Beyond Borders will be the guest speaker at the event. For more information, contact Conor Tong ( or Leigh Oczkowski (

AROUND THE CAMPUS MASCULINITY FILM SERIES—SHAME, APRIL 24, 5:00-7:00PM, BAKER 403 The final installment of the Women’s Center’s “Masculinity Film Series” is upon us. This final film is a 2011 British drama. While the film is beautiful and moving, it does contain some explicit content and is rated NC-17 for that reason. CHOP FROM THE TOP: DEMONSTRATION AND MARCH, APRIL 25, 4:30PM, CIVIL WAR MONUMENT ON COLLEGE GREEN On Friday, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase tuition. In response, sixteen students took bold action for their peers and engaged in a spirited act of civil disobedience. Specifically, they disrupted the meeting and conducted a sit-in while demanding that the new tuition revenue not be used to pay for salary increases and bonuses for administrators and athletic coaches taking salaries in excess of $100,000. Four of those students were arrested for their participation. Join the Ohio University Student Union in a rally and march to demonstrate our support for the brave arrested students

and their demand for shared sacrifice. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES & DEADLINES CAREER DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR Dr. Ken Green, president of SusDev Tech, LLC, is offering career workshop webinars and individual coaching to students seeking jobs in the fields of international development, natural resource management, environmental sustainability, and green development. The webinar, split into two sessions, will be held May 8 and 9, 4:00-6:00pm Eastern Time. To sign up for this webinar click here. Â Center for International Studies Yamada International House, 56 East Union Street, Athens, OH 45701-2979 740-593-1840 I FAX 740.593.1837 I

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