As part of the 14th annual International Education Week celebration, the Ohio University Libraries Diversity Committee is sponsoring two events in its ongoing Culture Showcase Series. The focus of the Fall 2013 series is international education.
The first event, “The Undergraduate and Education Abroad” will be a panel discussion with students sharing their study abroad experiences on November 5th. The panelists will discuss their life-changing experiences studying and researching abroad with Jeff Ferrier, Curator for International Collections, who will serve as moderator. Brittany Frodge studied Spanish and and Art History in Madrid, Spain. Camille Scott went to Chubu and Hokuriku Universities in Japan, allowing her to both study intensive Japanese and carry out ethnographic field research. The third panelist, Rebecca Sabo, traveled to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Hebrew University where she researched the history of dance.
The second event, “The Global Health Initiative: An interdisciplinary initiative between HCOM and CHSP,” will be held on November 12th. Representing the Global Health Initiative, speakers Gillian Ice (Director of Global Health Programs, OU-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine), Caroline Kingori (Assistant Professor of Social & Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Professions), Deborah Meyer, Ph.D., RN, (Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies) and Debra McBride, MA ( Coordinator, Global Health Programs, HCOM) will discuss the GHI’s current and future work in study abroad, health research and education. Going forward, the GHI hopes to gather more experts from the Ohio University community to further their interdisciplinary approach as well as consider expansion of the definition of health care.
The student panel will be held on Tuesday, November 5th at 2 PM in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319). The presentation on the GHI will be on November 12th at 1:30 PM in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319). Refreshments will be served at both events and both are open to the public.