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International Week - Building Local and Global Connections

International Week - Building Local and Global Connections

Presented in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Illuminations, International Center, Division of Undergraduate Education, Department of Campus Recreation, International Week - Building Local and Global Connections, is a week-long series of activities designed to bring students together to celebrate their unique contributions to the campus community. 

February 3-10 Schedule of Activities

Monday, February 3, 2020 - Symposium on Asian Theatre

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location:  Humanities Gateway 1010

Registration not required

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - Dance Workshop with IPG

Dance Workshop with IPG” is open to all students. International Peer Group Scholars Program* is hosting an urban dance workshop led by our student leaders.  We’ll learn and perform simple and fun dance routines. No previous dance experience is required.

*IPG Scholars Program is a peer mentoring program for international first-years, in the office of International Student Excellence Programs.  

5:30 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m.

RSVP Details: http://bit.ly/DanceWithIPG 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - Macbeth: A Lecture Demonstration by Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio, Hong Kong

In 2012, Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio was invited to present their landmark production of Macbeth at London’s Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival, at the Globe Theatre. In this unique lecture-demonstration, artistic director Tang Shu-Wing will discuss this fascinating physical theatre production of Shakespeare’s Scottish play, and members of the Studio will present several scenes from the production. Inspired by eastern and western traditions of physical theatre, this version of Macbeth transmits the spirit of the play through a succession of stylised images, where body expression, physical movements and live accompaniment expose the characters' relationship as well as the director's vision of time and space.

This event is the 2020 Kirk Davis Jr. Public Shakespeare Lecture. Additional support from UCI Shakespeare Center donors and UCI’s Center for Asian Studies.

Irvine Barclay Theatre & Cheng Hall

6 p.m.

Register here

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Meet our International Students

“Meet our International Students” panel and luncheon is open to UCI faculty and staff.  Hosted by International Student Excellence Programs (ISEP). Hear from a panel of four international undergraduates about their experiences at UCI.  Ask the panelists the questions you’ve always wanted to ask international students. Enjoy mingling with international students and colleagues over lunch.

12:00 p.m.  - 1:30 p.m.

Humanities Gateway 1030

RSVP Details: http://bit.ly/IntStudentPanel 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Life in the U.S.

Life in the U.S. is an interactive and educational series that helps international students learn about different areas of U.S. culture. This series will inform international students about entertainment, holidays, games, and many more topics that are part of living in the U.S.

3:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m.

More info at: https://ic.uci.edu/programs/lifeintheus.php

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - International Film Club Screening: The Grand Master (Wong Kar Wai, 2013)

Written and directed by Wong Kar Wai, this epic drama tells the story of Ip Man, the Grand Master, whose life is shaped by the chaos of the violence and turmoil of Chinese history in the twentieth century.  A martial arts drama and a biopic, the film deals with the foundational story of the Grand Master, played by Tony Leung in relationship to his adversary, Gong-Er played by Zhang Ziyi.

6 p.m. - Dinner and Reception

7 p.m. - Film Screening

McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway

Register here

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - "(Re)thinking conventions of academic writing, intellectual property, and feedback (Qian Du, PhD; Ha Ram Kim, PhD)

In this workshop, participants will review challenges that international students encounter for common academic writing tasks, and discuss cultural assumptions associated with source integration practices in
English academic writing.  You will have an opportunity to discover the latest research on feedback practices for international students.  Everyone will have an opportunity to provide recommendations for addressing academic integrity issues and feedback practices.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Register Here

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Radical Time Travel

Interdisciplinary performance artist and director Denise Uyehara shares insights into her recent collaborative projects: Shooting Columbus, Suenos y Siluetas, and the Hanagasa Triptic.  Using projected light over the body as a metaphor for how our memories change and drift over time, she explores immigration, Indigenous sovereignty and our cultural collisions with one another. She is a fourth-generation “settler” in the Americas, of Okinawan and Japanese descent. Through her dreamlike, haunting and sometimes funny performances, Uyehara invites us into a universe where we can grapple with our contradictions and re-imagine social change.

Time: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Location:  Mesa Arts Building (MAB), Room 129

No RSVP required

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Cooking with the Professor – Exploring the Foods of Italy with Professors Annalisa Coliva and Marco Panza

Join Annalisa Coliva (Philosophy, UCI) and her husband Marco Panza (Philosophy, Chapman) for an evening exploring the foods of Italy.

6-7:30 p.m.

Anteater Test Kitchen at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

Register Here

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Friday, February 7, 2020 - International Coffee Hour

Come and meet new friends from across the UCI campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment. Enjoy some great company and conversations over coffee, tea, and snacks!

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

More info at: :https://ic.uci.edu/programs/coffeehour.php 

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Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Mini Chinese Film Festival Opening Night: Last Train Home (Fan Lixin, 2009)

Each year at Chinese New Year’s, 130 million migrant workers make the often arduous journey home from their coastal cities where they work in Chinese factories. The largest human migration on the planet has rarely been seen in such an intimate way. The mini-Chinese Film Festival opens with this extraordinary documentary, following the journey of one such family in the first decade of the millennium, when China became the factory to the world.

6 p.m. - Dinner and Reception

7 p.m. - Film Screening

McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway

Register Here

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Sunday, February 9, 2020 - Mini Chinese Film Festival: Long Day's Journey into Night, (Bi Gan, 2018)

Bi Gan’s extraordinary film describes one man’s journey home, after the death of his father. In his hometown, he searches for a woman he once loved. Capturing the grittiness of contemporary China and the structure and feeling of dreaming, the film features a 59 minute single take shot in 3D.

6 p.m. - Dinner and Reception

7 p.m. - Film Screening

McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway

Register Here

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Monday, February 10, 2020 - Mini Chinese Film Festival: The Great Buddha (Huang Hsin-Yao 2017)

A black comedy and dark social satire shot in black and white, Huang’s film deals with the most marginal people of Taiwanese society. A security guard and his buddy happen upon surveillance footage recorded by his boss’s in car camera and trouble lies ahead for both of them in what appears at first like a light hearted romp, the film also deals with the hypocrisy of Buddhism and charity in an increasingly unequal world.

6 p.m. - Dinner and Reception

7 p.m. - Film Screening

McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway

Register Here