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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
OISS Digest 10-11-17
Weekly Digest for October 11, 2017
IN THIS WEEK'S DIGEST...
CGE NEWS & EVENTS - International Education Week! IEW Photo Contest, Intercultural Showcase, Global Cafe, EAPP Conversation Partner Program
TULANE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS - Newcomb College Institute Events, Glam Jam Variety Show, Contemporary Women Abstractionists Film Screening, Irma Relief Donations, Mesoamerica Conference, Diversity
Convocation, International Mom's Club Events
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER - Watch out for email and phishing scams! Vital info below.
HAPPENING IN NEW ORLEANS -
Oktoberfest, Ballet Hispanico, Blues & BBQ Festival, Magazine St. Art Market, Japan Fest, Voodoo Festival
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK!
OCTOBER 16 - 20
Each year, International Education Week highlights the benefits of internationalization efforts at Tulane. This year's theme is "Together Tulane," and events include a keynote speech on human rights, the Tulane Study Abroad Fair, a Careers Abroad Panel, and much more. Click here for a complete schedule of events, including locations and times. Sponsored by the Center for Global Education. For more info, email Emily Capdeville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy coffee, snacks, and conversation in the Mezzanine
in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
Celebrate cross cultural exchanges and international diversity through live performance by our talented students, researchers, faculty and staff.
NEW DEADLINE: October 18th
Participate in this year's IEW photo contest! The theme for
this year is Together Tulane. Anything that shows Tulane students, faculty, or staff together participating in international and/or intercultural experiences can fit this theme. Show us how our connections as an international community make us stronger!
This program pairs a native English-speaking student with an international student to work on their conversational English. This program will also help native English-speakers practice the native language of the international student. Through partnerships with Tulane International Society, we also hold events that allow you to meet and socialize with other
IEW Friday Fest!
When: Friday October 20th 4-6 PM
Where: Pocket Park, LBC
Join us to celebrate the end of International Education Week with music, food and Brazilian lawn games!
Collection boxes are located at Weatherhead, Willow, Wall, Greenbaum, and Sharp dorms as well as outside of the LBC Barnes and Nobles, Reily Center, Center for Public Service and Newcomb College Institute (house on Freret).
The Hurricane Irma Relief Supply Drive will also be tabling both on McAlister and within the LBC throughout the month of
International Mom's Club Events (Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship)
Come enjoy some fun and playtime at host Jen DeGier's backyard!
When: October 14th, 9-11 AM
Where: 4219 Cadiz St, 70125
Pumpkin Farm at Liuzza Land
Pumpkins and a petting zoo, pony rides, areas for the kids to play, and wagon rides through the field area!
Richardson Memorial Building, room 201 (Uptown)
Come learn from scholars in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, art history, as well as the general public, who will share information and interpretations on current research focused on the cultures of the Mesoamerican region. For more information, visit this site.
In conjunction with our exhibition, Unfamiliar Again: Contemporary Women Abstractionists, NAM will screen several short films by influential women directors, including Maya Deren, Germaine Dulac, and Joyce Wieland.
The museum will be open one hour
prior to screening.
Diversity Convocation: Rais Bhuiyan
When: October 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Kendall Cram, Lavin-Bernick Center
Come hear Rais Bhuiyan, an American
Muslim from Bangladesh who served as an air force pilot, speak about his experience. Ten days after 9/11, Rais was the victim of a horrific hate crime. Shot in the face at point blank range by a white supremacist, Mark Stroman, self-described "the Arab slayer", Rais barely survived. Stroman was sentenced to death and ten years later, Rais led an international campaign, fighting to save Stroman's life.
Glam JamVariety Show
With Ms. Paul Tulane
When: October 26, 9 - 11 PM
Where: LBC 213 Kendall Cram
EVERYONE is welcome to celebrate Pride Month with a new showcase like something you've never
seen before! From dancing to drag, from vocalists to ventriloquists, anything could happen. There will be free food as well! If you are interested in more activities pertaining to Pride Month contact The 'O' for more information.
Presented by The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) and Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC), Dr. Cunningham will lead a discussion about how researchers can balance their own goals with those of their community partners.
*Lunch is provided!
Newcomb College Institute Meet & Eat
When: Various dates (see below or click on flyer)
Where: 7025 Freret St. (NCI House - right next to the library.)
Come over to the NCI House to have lunch and meet fellow students and NCI
staff. Here are the other dates: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, and 12/4. You are also welcome to study at the NCI House. Food will be supplied until it runs out.
Newcomb College Institute Experiential Learning and Internship Opportunities
When: Various sessions (click on flyer)
Where: 7025 Freret St. (NCI House - right next to the library.)
Information on all the PLEN Opportunities can be found here.
Come join us for the largest celebration of Japanese culture in the Gulf South! Enjoy traditional dance groups, martial arts demonstrations, tours of our Japanese art collection, a fashion show, and authentic Japanese food.
Led by Cuban-American director Eduardo Vilaro, this performance includes a tribute to Cuban dance with music by Grammy-winner Paquito D’Rivera, cinematic work of celebrated Mexican choreographer Tania Pérez Salas, and a passionate, flamenco-inspired piece by internationally acclaimed dance maker Annabelle Lopez Ochoa!
Global Cafe: A gathering of internationally-minded Tulanians.
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center (Bldg. 29) Mezzanine, 2nd floor
Time: Every Tuesday from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Join us Tuesdays from 2:00- 4:00 PM for coffee and conversation in the Mezzanine in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad, the Office of International Students and Scholars and the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.
DOWNTOWN OFFICE HOURS
Location: Tidewater Building Room 2460,
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international students, scholars, and staff at Tulane's downtown campus to meet with an OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new int'l student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your required check-in process during these hours.
TRAVEL SIGNATURE REMINDER!
If you are planning on traveling outside of the U.S. during Fall Break or Thanksgiving Break, please stop by the OISS so that we can make sure that your I-20/DS-2019 is validated for travel. The process takes about 3 - 5 days. We will not process same day requests so come as soon as possible
INFORMATION SECURITY REMINDER!
Protect yourself from online threats! --
Visit eAcademy (https://tulane.onthehub.com) and download both a free licensed copy of Trend Micro Anti-Virus and the OpenDNS roaming client for password phishing protection.
These applications will help protect your computer and the University network.
fall for phishing emails! -- Before clicking on a link in a message, please forward any suspicious emails or requests to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for verification. Tulane University will never ask you for your password in an email. Allowing your password to get into the hands of a scammer results in thousands of phishing messages distributed throughout the Tulane email system. If you are ever unsure of a message contact the Technical Support and Network Operations Center at (504)988-8888 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff are standing ready to address any questions or concerns. It is better to ask first than to click on an unsafe link.
The mission of the Office of International Students & Scholars is to provide leadership in the internalization of Tulane University by supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration regulations. Our strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane
University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to understanding our role within the global community.