Documentary, Exhibits Highlight International Education Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s Capstone International Center is sponsoring International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 13, to Friday, Nov. 17, to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The initiative is designed to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. The Capstone International Center initiates, promotes and supports UA’s international efforts on campus, throughout the state and around the world.

“We invite everyone to take advantage of the multitude of internationally focused activities taking place during IEW and thank all of our campus partners who help promote international education during IEW and throughout the year,” said Dr. Teresa Wise, UA associate provost for international education and global outreach.

Throughout the week, winners of the Education Abroad Photo Contest will be on display in the second-floor lobby of the Ferguson Center.

A screening of “Honor & Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 205 Gorgas Library. A reception will follow.

The documentary looks at Chinese immigrants to the Mississippi Delta. Samantha Cheng, the executive producer of the film, will attend along with Emily Jones, curator for the archives at Delta State University.

Cheng and Jones will make brief remarks during the screening and lead a question-and-answer session afterward. For details on the film, go to https://www.heritageseries.us/honor-and-duty/.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jones will present a traveling exhibit “Grocery Stories” in the Ferguson Center Gallery. This traveling exhibit focuses on the role of Chinese-Americans in grocery stores in the Mississippi Delta.

The exhibit will be on display in the Ferguson Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. Jones will offer a presentation at 10:30 a.m.

For the complete list of IEW events, including information sessions on global study and Boren scholarships, as well as talks by returned Peace Corps volunteers, go to http://international.ua.edu/iew2017/.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.