The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) will host a celebration of Chinese arts, language and culture from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City.
Global Confucius Institute Day will feature a range of activities, lectures and exhibits to honor Chinese cultural traditions and engage attendees of all ages. This event will also provide an entertaining showcase of Chinese culture – including authentic cuisine, Beijing opera demonstrations, language classes and the opportunity for the public to try on performance costumes.
For more information, contact Laura Scott via e-mail.
A premier screening of the new movie: The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers, based on the international best-seller by Yehuda Avner, former Israeli ambassador to Australia and Great Britain and advisor to Israeli prime ministers. The screening will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Pauline and Philip M. Memorial Event at the Chabad Center, 420 Murray Hill Rd. The screening is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is necessary and can be done online.
More about the movie can be found online.
Join Binghamton University’s Russian and East European Program for a Teach-In on the current crisis in the Ukraine at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in S1-149. Panelists will include:
• Heather DeHaan, associate professor of history
• Sidney Dement, assistant professor of Russian
• Mikhail Filippov, associate professor of political science
• Marina Zalesski, lecturer in Russian
• Anastasiya Lyubas, PhD student of Ukrainian heritage in comparative literature
Discussion will discuss the political, cultural and historical roots of the Ukraine crisis. For more information, call 777-2656.
Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit, comparative literature, will speak on ‘Translating the Works of Zenta Maurina: A Reading’ from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. For more information, go online.
The Romance Languages and Literatures Department, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education will hold a Foreign Language Teaching Conference Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, on campus. Share your love of language and collaborate with educators and students of all levels.
The year’s conference theme is “Modernizing Modern Language Teaching: Reinventing the Classroom and the Curriculum.” Many exciting presentations and workshops are planned. Keynote speaker Candace R. Black of Eastridge High School, Rochester, N.Y., will present “The Magic of Technology – A New Reality Facing World Language Educators.”
For more information, go online.
Join us to hear the story of an exiled man, pining for his wife, calls upon a passing cloud to carry his message of love at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the AC-Osterhout Concert Theater. The Cleveland Cultural Alliance brings to the stage this sublime classic by the celebrated 5th CE Sanskrit poet Kalidasa, in the form of an operatic ballet with Oscar-nominated artist, music director Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, and script adaptation and choreography by Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Memon. There will be a reception prior to the show, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Binghamton University Department of Music and AIM for SEVA. Tickets are $20 general public, $15 faculty/staff/seniors/alumni, $10 for children and free for Binghamton University students and are available at the Anderson Center Box Office from noon-5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling 607-777-ARTS, or purchasing online or at the door. For more information, call 607-777-2592, go online or become a fan on Facebook.
The Binghamton University Globalistas (BUGS), a volunteer group of faculty, staff and students devoted to internationalization, created a LinkedIn group for students, alumni, faculty and staff to discuss international topics. The group, named B Global, is a place to talk about international travel, study, work and more. With more than 400 participants, B Global is also a great way to learn about globally oriented events on campus. To join, go online.
Good company! Complementary refreshments! Relax by attending this month’s International Coffee Hour from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in UU-Old Union Hall. International Coffee Hour is held on the first Friday of each month during the academic year, providing a space where the entire Binghamton University community can meet in a relaxed atmosphere. International students, U.S. students, faculty/staff and community members are all welcome.
Take advantage of this opportunity to meet others from within the campus community. Coffee hour participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the event’s sponsor. This month’s sponsors are the Office of International Programs and the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development.
For more information, go online.
The Office of International Programs has relocated to the ground floor of Library North, in LN-G300. To reach the office, go down the stairs in front of the main entrance to Bartle Library and make a sharp right at the foot of the stairs.
A presentation and discussion with Venezuelan scholar Josefina Bruni-Celli will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the UDC-220.
Bruni-Celli is professor and coordinator of the Center for Public Policy and coordinator of the Master of Public Management at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela.
For more information about this event, go online.