Texas Tech University

International Week 2016

International Week

April 1-8, 2015

Join the OIA, along with organizations and departments across campus,
and art centers in our community, as we celebrate International Week at TTU.

Think Global. Think Texas Tech.

Friday, April 01

6:00-9:00 pm First Friday Art Trail

TTU Museum: Reflections on a Nomadic Life – the Qashqa'i of Iran
LHUCA: "Ezio Gribaudo's Theaters of Memory"

Saturday, April 02

1:00-6:00 pm, TTU Museum
4th Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium; co-sponsors: Sowoon Arts & Heritage and the Museum of Texas Tech University

Monday, April 04

11:00 am-12:30 pm, SUB Free Speech Area:
Members of the India Student Association will demonstrate Mehndi, a ceremonial art form that originated on the Indian subcontinent. Henna dye is the artistic medium.

Noon-12:15 pm SUB Courtyard (between Allen Theater and Ballroom)
;A Surprise event that will amaze!!!! Be there!;

12:15-12:45 pm, SUB Red Raider Lounge
Ceili band/ contra band

2:00-3:30 pm, Garden and Arts Center, 44th and University:
"Why Do We Care about Iran? A Geographer's Perspective," a talk by Dr. Gary Elbow. (Note: guests must register with OLLI and pay a $15;

2:00-3:00 pm, SUB Red Raider Lounge:
"We Have to Do What? A Brief Overview of Export Control Compliance," a presentation by Reagan Ribordy and Michael Johnson

3:00-4:00 pm, SUB Red Raider Lounge:
"Developing Your International Partnerships," a presentation by Reagan Ribordy and Michael Johnson.

4:00-5:30 pm, ICC Galleries:
Reception for "Adventures in Study Abroad," an exhibition in the ICC galleries featuring the best photos taken by TTU students while studying abroad. "Which way should I Go?" photos by Nabi Kamyabi, will also be on exhibit in the West Gallery during this time.

5:30-7:00, ICC Auditorium:
Sigma Delta Pi's Eighth Annual Forum on Peace and Security: "The State of the World," a talk by Ambassador Tibor Nagy

Tuesday, April 05

Noon-1:00 pm, ACB 100 (HSC)
Mike Russell, an MD/MPH student will deliver a presentation as part of HSC's Public Health Week. ;Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 attendees.

2:00-4:00 pm, SUB Escondido Room:
"Internationalization and Space," a talk by Dr. Al Sacco, Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

5:00-7:00 pm, SUB Matador Room:
QEP panel discussion with international students

5:30-8:00 pm, Skyviews Restaurant:
Skyviews menu theme: "Passport through Europe"

Wednesday, April 06

9:00-9:45 am Red Raider Lounge
How to take Students Abroad (for Faculty)

10:00-10:45 am Red Raider Lounge
Study Abroad 101 (including a student panel)

1:00-1:45 pm Red Raider Lounge
How to take Students Abroad (for Faculty)

2:00-2:45 pm Red Raider Lounge
Study Abroad 101 (including a student panel)

4:00-5:30, ICC Hall of Nations
Sponsored Student recognition event

5:30-8:00 pm, ICC Auditorium
Dr. Carole Edwards will introduce the film Chocolát; afterward, our guests will be invited to enjoy a selection of chocolates in the East Gallery.

5:30-8:00 pm, Skyviews Restaurant
Skyviews menu theme: "Passport through Europe"

Thursday, April 07

10:00-11:30 am, Room 153 of the TLPDC (main library)
Fulbright scholarship presentation for students

4:00-6:00 pm, ICC Auditorium
Catherine Matto, Assistant Director, South and Central Asia / East Asia and the Pacific Fulbright US Scholar Program Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Institute of International Education (IIE), will give a Fulbright presentation for faculty. ;A reception will follow in the East Gallery.;

Friday, April 08

3:00-3:45, ICC Room 105
Reception for international faculty and staff

4:00-5:30 pm, International Cultural Center Hall of Nations
Global Vision Awards ceremony (by invitation)

The following exhibits will be on view during International Week and beyond:

8:00am-5:00pm, M-F, through April 24 (SRO Gallery, TTU School of Art)

David Pace: Sur la Route

The photographs in the series Sur La Route ("on the road") by David Pace were taken in the rural village of Bereba in the West African country of Burkina Faso. They are elegant portraits of Pace's neighbors as they return home on an earthen path at the day's end. He uses a fill-flash to illuminate his subjects and to "take advantage of beautiful skies that appear for just a few moments before nightfall." As a counter to media portrayals of Africa as either devastated or exotic, Pace emphasizes both the beauty of the landscape and the "simple beauty of everyday life" in Bereba.

11:00 am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday, through May 28 (LHUCA)

"Ezio Gribaudo's Theaters of Memory"

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) hosts the work of Ezio Gribaudo, an internationally recognized artist and art publisher, from April 1 to May 28, 2016. Born in 1929, Gribaudo's artistic roots are in modernism, surrealism, and abstract art. Gribaudo is a world traveler who has exhibited a wide variation of beautiful paintings, prints, and sculptures on nearly every continent of the globe. During his long and prolific career, Gribaudo has become famous for his creative experimentation with graphic arts and printing techniques. For more information on Ezio Gribaudo: http://www.eziogribaudo.com/ezio-gribaudo-artists-statement/

10:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday-Saturday, through May 2 (TTU Museum)

Reflections on a Nomadic Life – the Qashqa'i of Iran

The traditionally nomadic pastoral Qashqa'i people of Fars Province, Iran, represent a centuries old heritage. Trade and domestic life for the Qashqa'i people are highlighted by featuring 20th century items made and traded locally, as well as international items and manufactured goods that facilitate a continuing way of life and network of exchange.

8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, through April 25 (International Cultural Center)

Adventures in Study Abroad

The year's best photos taken by TTU students while studying abroad

Which Way Should I Go?

Photographs by Iranian photographer Nabi Kamyabi