International Week – which is designated a week each year in November – was created by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education for universities to promote international education and awareness of cultural issues. International Week at UTPA, hosted by the Office of International Programs, will offer the University community and public a series of academic and cultural activities.
Special lectures, debates and panel discussions will also be presented at various locations on the UTPA campus by University professors and students organizations throughout the week. Some of the featured topics include “Long Memories, Short Fuses - The Minutemen Project and the Texas Rangers;" “Violence and Abuse Against Hispanic Women with Disabilities;” “ U.S., International Relations, the Tsunami and Katrina-Rita Disasters;” “Global Education and NAFTA;” and many more.
Other highlights of International Week include International Cultural Night Nov. 14, 6 p.m. at the University Library Auditorium, which will offer music, dance, exhibits, an international fashion show and Food Festival.
In addition, a Global Opportunities Day for high school students will be held in conjunction with the Region One Education Service Center and the Office of Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at the Student Union Commons and Quad. The event will offer informational sessions on study abroad, international careers and financial aid/scholarship opportunities.
Throughout the week, an art exhibit on Italy and India will be shown in the University Library Gallery; a Study Abroad Fair will be held at the UTPA Quad and Student Union Commons; and an International Film Series will be screened at the University Library.
For more information or a schedule of events, call the UTPA Office of International Programs at 956/381-3572, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.panam.edu/dept/internationalprograms