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International Week, UMaine

ORONO – International Week is being observed at the University of Maine Oct. 22-Nov. 3 with a variety of events. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted:

Modern Languages and Classics : Language Table, noon-1 p.m., 207 Little Hall. Students, faculty members and native speakers are invited to gather and talk in an informal setting where all topics, big or small, are discussed in the designated language. French, Oct. 23 and 30; Russian, Oct. 24 and 31; German, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; Spanish, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

Women in the Curriculum, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Bangor Lounge, Memorial Union. “Three Sisters Reclaim the Commons: Indigenous Culture, Perma Culture, and Digital Culture,” Joline Blais.

International Coffee Hour, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Gathering around coffee and snacks. Held weekly during the academic year, North Pod of the Market Place, Memorial Union.

Culturefest: A Celebration of Countries and Cultures, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Field House, Memorial Gym. Cultural exhibits, international food court, talent, style show.

Vienna Piano Trio, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Class of 1944 Hall, Minsky Recital Hall. Stefan Mendl, piano; Wolfgang Redik, violin; Matthias Gredler, cello. $30.

Canadian Distinguished Lecturer Neil LeBlanc, Canadian Consul General to New England, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 31, Alfond Arena Family Lounge. “The New Face of Canada’s Conservative Government.”

Women’s basketball exhibition game, University of Maine vs. University of New Brunswick, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Alfond Arena. $10 reserved, $8 general admission, free to students with MaineCard.

Cultural Celebration: Day of the Dead, 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 1, Hudson Museum. Learn about the Day of the Dead, Los Dias De Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday which honors departed family, friends and ancestors. Traditional refreshments. RSVP at 581-1901.

Thinking about Studying Abroad?, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 1, Memorial Union, ground floor. Visit the Study Abroad Fair.

Alice R. Stewart Canadian Studies Graduate Lecture Series, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Nov. 1, Coe Room, Memorial Union. Stephen Hornsby, “Canada in the Historical Atlas of Maine;” Micah Pawling, “The 1820 Joseph Treat Survey on the Saint John River: Maps, Maliseet Homeland and Petitions in the Disputed Territory;” Lise Pelletier, “Acadian Novels’ Many Languages.” Box lunch provided.

Men’s Basketball Exhibition game, University of Maine vs. University of Quebec Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Alfond Arena. $10 reserved, $8 general admission, free to students with MaineCard.

“From the Fourth to the Fifth Republic: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela,” 12:30-1:45 p.m. Nov. 2, Bangor Lounge, Memorial Union. Venezuela native Georges Kabche.

Canada-in-the-Classroom Afterschool K-12 Teachers Workshop, 3-6 p.m. Nov. 2, Bodwell Lounge, Maine Center for the Arts. Andrea Bear Nicholas, Maliseet historian and chairwoman in the native studies department, St. Thomas University, “Addressing Pitfalls, Fallacies, and Roadblocks in the Education of and about First Nations.” RSVP 581-4225.

Maine Adoption Placement Service, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Coe Room, Memorial Union. Melissa Houston.


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