E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues
Over the past two decades, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the preeminent speakers series in higher education. Past Thompson Forum events have featured, among many others: Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Holocaust survivor and peace activist Elie Weisel; Camelia Sadat, the daughter of Anwar Sadat and founder of the Sadat Peace Institute; Maki Mandela, daughter of the former South African president; the Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Hedrick Smith, journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union; Kennedy Administration Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Water for Food 2014
HYATT REGENCY - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- OCT 19-22
This years theme is "Harnessing the Data Revolution: Ensuring Water and Food Security from Field to Global Scales". Exploring the realms of the new data age and how this can spread awareness and inform others on new global practices. Read more about the conference here.
Visions of the Future Past
Art from Guatemalan artist, Daniela Chauche, will be on display at the Sheldon Museum of Art now until January 11, 2015.
GREEN SPACE IN FRONT OF CITY UNION OCT. 24 6:30-8PM
Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. There are several traditional dances in Japan, but one of the most famous and common dance is Bon dance, which is called "Bon Odori" in Japanese.
Housing International Events
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, CITY CAMPUS - DATES TBD
Have you liked UNL International Student programming page on facebook? Jessica Loke, Residential International Coordinator, has several events that will occur during Fall 2014. Stay to to date to be sure you don't miss out!
Whitaker International Summer and Undergraduate Programs
The online application for the Whitaker International Summer Program for Summer 2015 is now available with a February 3, 2015 deadline.
With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides biomedical/bioengineering students (and those in a related field) funding to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME). Read more about the programs and requirements at the Whitaker website.
OCCA Youth Chinese Talent Contest click here for more information.
Opportunities in China
Chinese government to support international students
The Chinese government will support about 50,000 international students in China in 2015, and the country will become the largest Asian destination for such students in 2020, high-level Chinese officials said on April 25. Get more information on the Chinese Government website.
100k Strong promotes study abroad in China
The 100,000 Strong Foundation encourages students of diverse backgrounds from across the US to learn Mandarin and study in China. Learn more at http://100kstrong.org/.
With a $300 million commitment, Schwarzman Scholars is the most significant program of its kind since the Rhodes Trust and will be the largest philanthropic effort undertaken in China by largely foreign donors. Learn more at Schwarzman Scholars website.
Peace Corps has thousands of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 18 or over who are interested in public service abroad. And if you're a return volunteer, learn about short-term opportunities to re-engage—either in the US or abroad. Learn more on the Peace Corps website.