Office of the Chancellor

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. 

October 8-12 Schedule of Activities

Monday, October 8, 2018 - Cultural Intelligence Workshop

You will gain knowledge on what it takes to work successfully in an intercultural context, what the underlying reasons are for why we act and do as we do – and how we, with research based knowledge, best practice and simple tools, can achieve fruitful intercultural working relations. Participants will use their own professional and personal experiences to learn how to bridge cultural gaps, gain insights and operate effectively in a global context. 

Presented by Yong Chen, Professor of History and Associate Dean Curriculum and Student Services, School of Humanities and Khary Hornsby, Assistant Dean for L.L.M. and International Programs, School of Law.

Lunch will be provided.  

Humanities Gateway 1030 

Noon-1:00 p.m. (Check-in 11:45 a.m.)

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018: 

Conversation Kitchen with Simon Majumdar, celebrity chef and international food writer*

Fish and Chips: An International Story

Lunch and Conversation: 12-1:30 p.m.

Anteater Test Kitchen at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

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Simon Majumdar - Public Reading and Talk

Food writer and celebrity chef; author of Fed, White and Blue: Finding America with My Fork
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
3:30-5:00pm, followed by book signing
Crystal Cove Auditorium

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Wednesday, October 10 - International Film Club Screening: Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien (2005)

Three Times (Chinese: 最好的時光; Zuìhǎo de shíguāng; lit. 'Best of Times') is a 2005 Taiwanese film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. It features three chronologically separate stories of love between May and Chen, set in 1911, 1966 and 2005, using the same lead actors, Shu Qi and Chang Chen.

The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, it won the Golden Apricot at the 2006 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Feature Film and received positive reviews. In 2017, the film was listed by The New York Times as one of the 25 best films of the 21st century.

A light dinner and discussion will follow the film screening.

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Thursday, October 11 - Talk To Me Pizza Lunch in the Park

Individual classes will be holding interactive activities to bring students together. Come to Aldrich Park to join an activity and also find out more about offices that can help you get involved in the campus community. These offices will also be stamping your Passports and offering free pizza!

Aldrich Park Noon-2:00 p.m.

Registration Not Required - Open to All

Thursday, October 11 - Cooking with Chancellor's Professor Jonathan Alexander

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Louisiana cuisine is justly famous for its mixing of different food traditions into a medley a gumbo! of vibrant, rich, and spicy flavors. French, Spanish, Native, Caribbean, and American foodways and flavors contribute to a taste profile truly unique in the US. Jonathan Alexander presents a beloved Louisiana dish, jambalaya, and talks about how growing up in the culinarily eclectic environment of south Louisiana shaped not only his tastes for food but his appreciation of the different ethnic traditions that contribute to our culture.

6-7:30 p.m.

Anteater Test Kitchen at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

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Friday, October 12 - International Coffee Hour

This is an opportunity for students to engage in conversation, create friendship, share their culture and connect with the UCI community. Come enjoy some great company and conversation!

Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by International Center, Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, and Counseling Center

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Science Library 193

Friday, October 12 - International Student Excellence Programs – How to be an Overachiever at UCI

This is an opportunity for students to hear about the various ways that they can fully take advantage of their UCI experience – academically, personally, and professionally. Interact with guests from the International Student Excellence Programs, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the Division of Career Pathways (DCP), Campuswide Honors, Capitol Internship Programs, the Scholarship Opportunities Program, and Student Success Initiatives and hear about ways that you can ‘stand out’ from your peers.

Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by Student Success Initiatives and the Division of Undergraduate Education.

12:30-2 pm

Room 1010  Student Services II Bldg. (across from Zot-n-Go)