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Longwood to hold several events for International Education Week

November 3, 2009

Events in Longwood University's observance of International Education Week, all of which are open to students, faculty/staff and the community, include:

  • An International Coffee Hour will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Java City Café in Greenwood Library. If you bring an international student, the coffee/soda/tea is free.
  • Dr. Phillip Cantrell, assistant professor of Asian history, will speak Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal on "The Path to Riches or the Road to Ruin? China's Economic Development and its Environmental Consequences." He will explore current economic, political and social themes related to China's growing economy and the environmental challenge.
  • Cmdr. David Nystrom, deputy director of strategic communications for the Office of Naval Research, will speak Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal on "The Reconstruction Efforts for the Gold Dome Mosque in Samarra." He will discuss the challenges facing the reconstruction efforts for this mosque in Iraq, one of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines, which was heavily damaged in bombings by militants in 2006 and 2007.
  • Dr. Steven Isaac, associate professor of history, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Virginia Room in Blackwell Hall on "Intruders and Entrails: Medieval Sieges, Longwood University and a Fulbright in France." Isaac, a specialist in medieval military culture, is going in the spring semester as a Fulbright Scholar to the University of Poitiers in France, where he will conduct research on military sieges in the 12th century and their impact on town dwellers. A reception will follow his talk.
  • A program on "The World is Our Campus!" will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Lankford Ballroom by international studies and Longwood students who have studied abroad. The program will focus on other cultures.
  • A program on "Negotiating the Second Language Learner in the Classroom" will be presented Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. in the Prince Edward Room in Blackwell Hall by Xiaohong (Julia) Zhu, a visiting professor from the Anhui University of Technology, Longwood's sister institution in China, and by Don Butler, lecturer in English, who teaches English as a Second Language. They will discuss relationship dynamics and communication strategies in the multicultural classroom.

For more information, please visit the Office of International Affairs.