UT to Celebrate International Education Week with Lecture by Noted Scholar

The Center for International Education will host its annual International Education Week September 22-26 with events that celebrate the diverse culture on campus and showcase the university’s global initiatives.

Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Columbia University, will provide the inaugural Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture for International Education at 7:00 p.m. on September 25 in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Auditorium. His topic will be “International Education: Dangers and Challenges.”

Sue is a pioneer in the field of multicultural psychology, multicultural education, multicultural counseling and therapy, and the psychology of racism and antiracism. He has performed extensive multicultural research and writing in psychology and education. He is the author of more than 150 publications, seventeen books, and numerous media productions.

Free and open to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the Center for International Education; the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity; the International House; the College of Business Administration; the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the Department of Psychology; the Confucius Institute; and Multicultural Student Life.

The campus community also is invited to participate in a variety of events during International Education Week:

Monday, September 22

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.—International Photo Exhibit Opening Reception, International House (I-House), 1623 Melrose Ave.

Tuesday, September 23

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Study Abroad Fair, Carolyn P. Brown University Center Ballroom, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave.

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.—”Reinterpreting Confucianism for the Modern World,” featuring Shellen Wu, assistant professor in UT’s Department of History, John C. Hodges Library Auditorium, 1015 Volunteer Blvd.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.—Around the World, campus residence halls. Each residence hall will be assigned a country and will offer educational programming, including music, games, and food associated with that country.

Wednesday, September 24

1:00 to 3:30 p.m.—”A Student’s Practical Perspective of the Language and World Business Concentration,” I-House. Five poster groups will present specific business ventures in the global market and will discuss cultural business practices in certain countries.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.—German Short Films Open House, I-House. The German section of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures will host an open house with German snacks, five-to-ten-minute German short films, and information about German course offerings, study abroad opportunities, and the German Club.

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.—Foreign Languages and Literature Poetry Contest, I-House

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.—International Trivia Night, I-House

Thursday, September 25

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.—Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop, I-House. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers American students up to $8,000 for academic studies or internships abroad.

Friday, September 26

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Thirtieth annual International Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pedestrian Walkway, 1115 Volunteer Blvd. UT’s international organizations will sell food and artifacts and stage live performances representing their culture.

C O N T A C T:

Katherine Saxon (865-974-8365, ksaxon@utk.edu)