International Education Week 2017

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Monday, November 13

Skin Deep: The Art of the Tattoo

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE) & Office of International Education

Monday, November 13, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., Abernathy 24/7 Room, McGraw-Page Library

Join us for this IEW kick-off event featuring this year’s theme of “Pushing Boundaries.” The illustrated lecture presented by Marc Nucup, Curator at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, will focus on the history of tattoos as maritime art and the transition to popular culture. Free and open to the public. Contact: Jane Nucup (


Tuesday, November 14

Passport Around the World

Sponsored by the International Interest Group

Tuesday, November 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Brock Commons

Meet fellow Yellow Jackets from around the world and explore their cultures and interesting facts about their countries. Grab a passport and collect a stamp from each location to share in this global experience. Indulge your senses: there will be food and music! Who knows, maybe you'll discover that we are not so different after all, no matter where you are from. Free and open to the public. Contact: Sandhya Giri (


Semester Abroad Info Session

Sponsored by the Office of International Education

Tuesday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Haley 102

Whether you are mildly curious or know for sure that you’ll be studying abroad, this info session is for you! Come learn about where you can go, how & when to apply, options for funding, and meet students who have already ventured overseas! Open to R-MC students only. Contact: Tammi Reichel (


Wednesday, November 15

Aquincum: Social Capital in a Pre-Capitalist Culture

Sponsored by the Sociology & Anthropology Department (SOCI 301)

Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m., Birdsong Hall, Room 218

Presenter: Dr. Jack Trammell

The Roman ruins at Aquincum outside of modern Budapest in Hungary represent a chance for us to see a marvelous collection of structures, artifacts, and interpretations that give insight into ancient times (Aquincum became a Roman provincial capital in AD 106). From a sociological perspective, they also reveal a complex system of social capital, commerce, and culture that is underappreciated today. Dr. Trammell teaches in the SOCI/ANTH department and recently traveled to Hungary and Corvinus University to give a paper, and took time to visit Aquincum. Free and open to the public. Contact: Jack Trammell (


Thursday, November 16

International Fashion Show

Sponsored by the International Interest Group

Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Brock Commons

Come join us and get to know other cultures and traditions through fashion, music, and talent shows! Free and open to the public. Contact: Sandhya Giri (


Iberoamerican Film Festival: La Yuma

Sponsored by CASE, Modern Languages & Pragda, the Spanish Club

Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., the SunTrust Theater in Brock Commons

In La Yuma, director Florence Yaugey describes the story of Yuma, a strong-willed and rebellious girl from the poor neighborhoods of Managua who dreams of being a boxer. In Spanish with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. Contact: Maria Jose Bordera-Amerigo (


All Week

Read the World: Books from Around the Globe

Sponsored by McGraw-Page Library

All week, McGraw-Page Library, all open hours

Great literature is written in and about countries all over the world. Broaden your horizons by reading a story written by an author from a different continent, or prepare for a study abroad trip by reading something written about your destination. There is a display in the vestibule, and books to browse near the Information Desk. Contact: Nancy Falciani-White (


Display: International Tattoo

Sponsored by the Office of International Education

All week, McGraw-Page Library, all open hours

An ancient and international art form, tattoos have long been associated with travel and distinctive cultures. Embodying this year’s IEW theme of “Pushing Boundaries,” the Office of International Education will display stunning photographic images of tattoos that our students, faculty and staff bear, marking their global travels and experiences abroad. Contact: Jane Nucup (


Our sincere thanks to our volunteers & sponsors.

Questions? Contact R-MC’s Office of International Education at 804-752-3607 or Mayumi Nakamura at