Aerial photograph of the Immaculate Conception Chapel

November 2013

Tuesday, November 5

CONVERSATION GROUPS

12 to 1 p.m.. and 3 to 4 p.m.., Rike Center 108

Conversation Groups bring Intensive English Program (IEP) students together with American students for informal conversations. You'll meet and talk with this diverse student group regularly to help international students improve conversational English and knowledge of American culture, and to help American students expand their global perspectives.

CAMPUS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: WRITING AND THEORIZING HUMAN RIGHTS

10:30 TO 11:45 a.m., Sears Recital Hall - Jesse Philips Humanities Center

This panel of gender and racial human rights experts will discuss everything from immigration to rhetoric to poetry in this open dialogue about human rights and human rights activism. 

Wednesday, November 6

CONVERSATION GROUPS

1 to 2 p.m.., Rike Center 108

SUSHI MAKING WITH THE JAPANESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

7 to 9 p.m., ArtStreet Studio E

Thursday, November 7

CONVERSATION GROUPS

11 to 12 p.m., Rike Center 108

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: OPENING RECEPTION

6 to 8 p.m.., ArtStreet Studio D

This gathering kicks off the Citizens of the World photography exhibit, a gallery illustrating the international experiences of UD students, faculty and staff from November 7 to December 13. 

Thursday, November 7, through December 13

ArtStreet Studio D Gallery

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

The 9th annual Citizens of the World Exhibit highlights exceptional photography submitted by our University's own students, faculty and staff members from their international experiences abroad. In addition to the five-week long photo gallery display in ArtStreet, films screenings, workshops, panels, and many more programs will weave a deper context for the value of international experiences in today's world. 

Friday, November 8

ARTSTREET FRIDAY FILM SERIES: MADE IN INDIA

8 p.m., ArtStreet Studio B (all are welcome to attend the pre-film reception with filmmaker Rebecca Haimowitz at 7 p.m.)

This documentary, presented and followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker herself, explores the human experiences behind the phenomenon of "outsourcing" surrogate mothers to India. It details a global perspective of the complicated clash of families in crisis, reproductive technology and choice.

Monday, November 11

KRISTALLNACHT OBSERVANCE CEREMONY

5 to 5:45 p.m., Immaculate Conception Chapel

The 5th annual University of Dayton Candlelight Observance of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, reflects upon the overt beginning of pogroms targeting German Jews at the beginning of the Holocaust.  This year's observance features UD’s World Music Choir.

Tuesday, November 12

CONVERSATION GROUPS

12 to 1 p.m.. and 3 to 4 p.m., Rike Center 108

Wednesday, November 13

CONVERSATION GROUPS

1 to 2 p.m.., Rike Center 108

INTERCULTURAL TALENT SHOW

7 to 9 p.m., Kennedy Union Boll Theater

The 3rd annual Intercultural Talent Show allows both American and international students to share their culture's heritage through dancing, singing, rap, poetry and more. Come and witness the amazing talents of University of Dayton students in this entertaining and culturally enlightening experience brought to you by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND - INFO SESSION

4:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall

Come speak with a representative from the National University of Ireland in Maynooth (NUIM) to learn about study abroad opportunities and get all of your hard questions answered. The NUIM representative will tell you all about the beautiful Maynooth campus located on the outskirts of historic Dublin, and can help you make Ireland your home away from home.

ARTSTREET WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM CIRCLE WITH THE DAYTON CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY

7 to 8 p.m.., ArtStreet Studio D

This workshop explores the richness of African culture from Mali to Senegal. Participants experience the communal spirit of African dance through song, rhythm and movement. The Community inherent in many African dance forms makes the workshop a perfect fit for beginners to advanced movers.

Thursday, November 14

CONVERSATION GROUPS

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.., Rike Center 108

WORLD RHYTHMS CONCERT: REGGAE ACTIVIST TAJ WEEKS

8 p.m., Kennedy Union Boll Theatre

Taj Weekes and his ensemble Adowa infuse their music with a true social consciousness. In his native St. Lucia, Weekes listened to every song that poured from the family radio, from hard rock and reggae to country and classical. That eclectic mix has inspired his music -- and drawn critical praise. His philanthropic efforts have also earned him notice: Weekes is recognized as a Goodwill Ambassador by The International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals (ICCP) and was awarded the St. Lucia House Foundation's Distinguished Humanitarian Award.

Monday, November 18

MUSIC, CAMERA, ACTION: IMMIGRATION AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY WESTERN EUROPEAN SOCIETY

3 to 4:15 p.m., Jesse Philips Humanities Center - Sears Recital Hall

This interdisciplinary discussion explores issues of multiculturalism in postwar France. Scholars Phillip Farris (Music), Nadya Tanova (Languages), and Laura Sextro (History) will lead a discussion about the expression of French immigrant identity as portrayed in film.

Tuesday, November 19

CONVERSATION GROUPS

12 to 1 p.m.. and 3 to 4 p.m.., Rike Center 108

FRIENDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST RECEPTION

3:30 to 5 p.m.., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Meet students, faculty and staff with an interest in or affiliation to the Middle East and its languages and cultures. This fun and informal reception introduces all participants to its food, arts and activities. Light refreshments will be provided for all in attendance, and you'll even learn how to write your name in Arabic!

Wednesday, November 20

CONVERSATION GROUPS

1 to 2 p.m.., Rike Center 108

ARTSTREET WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP: GUATEMALAN WORRY DOLLS WITH LEESA HAAPAPURO

7 to 9 p.m., ArtStreet Studio E

Come learn from sculpture artist Leesa Haapapuro, who will educate all participants in the art of making their own worry dolls. These small dolls have a rich history in Mayan tradition, and the cathartic process of making them is thought to soothe fears and worries.

Thursday, November 21

CONVERSATION GROUPS

11 to 12 p.m.., Rike Center 108

THE DIALOGUE: FILM SCREENING FOR FACULTY & STAFF

12 to 1:30 p.m., LTC Forum (room 044)

Register in advance to attend, and lunch will be provided. This screening of The Dialogue is open to University of Dayton faculty and staff only, but students are welcome to attend a separate screening on November 22 at 5 p.m. in Rike Center 205.

This documentary film follows four American and four Chinese university students traveling together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Intrigued by the complex context of Sino-US relations, together the students explore elements of meaningful dialogue and cultural identity. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the “other” and themselves. Although the film is set in Hong Kong and China, the lessons learned about intercultural understanding, conflict mediation and collaboration apply globally. Join us afterwards for a post-film discussion.

ARTSTREET FILM SERIES SPECIAL EDITION: TAKE US HOME

7:30 p.m., Sears Recital Hall - Jesse Philips Humanities Center

Local filmmaker Aileen LeBlanc will host the screening of her documentary, which presents a personal, human look into the journey of Ethiopian Jews to Israel - an issue which is now in the news and soon to be in the hearts of all who care about injustice, race, immigration, acceptance and identity.

Friday, November 22

THE DIALOGUE: FILM SCREENING FOR STUDENTS

5 to 6:30 p.m., Rike Center 205

This documentary film follows four American and four Chinese university students traveling together through Hong Kong and Southwest China. Intrigued by the complex context of Sino-US relations, together the students explore elements of meaningful dialogue and cultural identity. Their shared travel adventures, emotion of culture shock, honest confrontations and discoveries about each other become doorways to deepen their understanding of the “other” and themselves. Although the film is set in Hong Kong and China, the lessons learned about intercultural understanding, conflict mediation and collaboration apply globally. Popcorn drinks will be served! Join us afterwards for a post-film discussion.

Sunday, November 24

INTRO TO CATHOLICISM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

3 to 5 p.m., Immaculate Conception Chapel

An overview for international students interested in learning more about the values, beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Learn more about what it means to be "Catholic" at the University of Dayton.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, through January 26, 2014

AT THE MANGER: WORLD NATIVITY TRADITIONS

Roesch Library - floors 1, 2 and 7

The collections of the University of Dayton’s Marian Library – International Marian Research Institute include thousands of nativities from around the world that reflect a variety of customs and traditions as they depict the story of Christ’s birth and presence. During each Christmas season, hundreds of sets from our vast and diverse crèche collection are shown in exhibits on campus and throughout the community.