IEW Schedule of Events

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Wednesday, November 13

Consulate General of Canada- Visas, Employment, and More

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Union 201, Student Union Theatre

Representatives from the Immigration section of the Consulate Generalof Canada will be presenting at the University of Buffalo on a wide range of topics, including:

  • The process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program
  • Opportunities to work in Canada

Event sponsored by Career Services & the School of Management Career Resource Center

Monday, November 18

Coffee Kick Off

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Student Union Lobby

Stop by for free coffee, tea & hot chocolate to kick off the week of celebrations! Hosted by IEW Planning Committee & Student Association International Council

Two students looking at photo entries for a past IEW contest.

Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite photo.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Student Union Lobby

Study abroad returnees & international students at UB have submitted photos showcasing meaningful experiences. Many will be there in person to share their experiences. Hosted by Study Abroad Programs.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

230A Davis Hall

Join Ramla Qureshi, founder of Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) & PhD student in structural & earthquake engineering for coffee, donuts, & conversation! Learn how you can serve as a catalyst for women in STEM. Hosted by Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

403 Hayes Hall, South Campus

Registration & refreshments at 4:30

Featuring a live national webcast panel moderated by George Stephanopoulos of ABC News & local presentations on the U.S.-China relationship. Cosponsored locally by the UB Confucius Institute & World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara.

Please register in advance or email to let us know that you plan to attend.

Tuesday, November 19

World Bazaar

Students tabling at IEW World Bazaar.

World Bazaar is one of UB's biggest cultural events!

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Student Union Lobby

Attendees will be exposed to awide variety of demonstrations, performances, cuisine, & activities from a wide range of cultures.

Work with Purpose in the Peace Corps

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Career Services, 259 Capen Hall

Join us at this education-focused information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, & gain tips to guide you through the application process.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

240 Student Union

Do you want to make friends with U.S. & international students? Do you enjoy diversity & international snacks & tea? No registration necessary, just come when you can for conversation, food & fun!

Latin American Student Association Dance Social

Three students dancing at a LASA event.

Dance Social hosted by the Latin American Student Association.

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Student Union Flagroom

Come show off you dance moves while learning some new ones! There will also be great collaborations & opportunities to connect with new people. We hope to see you there!

GloBULL Beats Silent Disco

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Richmond Old Dining Hall, Rich. Quad 1st FL

Residential Life staff & students will be hosting a global themed silent disco event to celebrate IEW. Students can choose music from stations including Bollywood & Reggae. Residential Life will be providing an array of culturally diverse food from local restaurants.

Wednesday, November 20

UB's Fulbright Scholars Panel

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

107 Capen Hall

Learn about Fulbright programs at UB. Hear personal stories about the impact of Fulbright. See what it takes to be UB's next Fulbright scholar.

The Need for Multilingual Programs

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

108 Capen Hall

Join Dr. Sharonah Frederick, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages & Literature, as she discusses the need for multilingual programs as a component of multicultural education.

Engineering Students Discuss Their Study Abroad Experiences

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

206 Furnas Hall

Students from a variety of SEAS majors will discuss their recent study experiences. A representative from the Study Abroad Department will also be on hand to answer questions. Engineers CAN study abroad! Find out how!

Two students at a table drinking coffee and smiling at the camera.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

240 Student Union, Intercultural & Diversity Center

This is an event where international & domestic students can come together to drink coffee, bubble tea, eat international snacks, & socialize!

Theta Tau and American Asian Student Union Salsa Dance Workshop

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

145 Student Union

One of our members will be teaching a salsa dance workshop in order to teach people about Latin American culture!

Thursday, November 21

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

210 Student Union

Join Career Services to learn tips & tricks for getting noticed by employers by completing your Handshake & LinkedIn profiles. Learn best ways to show off your study abroad or international student experience.

Please bring your laptop or tablet to update your profile during the session.

Malala Yousafzai reading a handwritten note.

Join us for a screening of the film He Named Me Malala.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

112 O'Brian Hall

The film follows the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the UN. 

International Game Night

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Richmond Main Lounge

Please join us for an International Board Game Night. Come Learn a new game with choices from several countries, including some Internationally Acclaimed winners. Food and beverage will be served.

Friday, November 22

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

280 Park Hall

All are welcome to join us for a lecture by Michael Flatt (UB Department of English) who will present his research: "Kitasono Katue and the Japanese Origin of Concrete Poetry."

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

109 O'Brian Hall

This informative presentation by an experienced immigration attorney is designed for F-1 students, alumni on OPT, & members of the UB community interested in gaining an understanding of employment-based immigrant & non-immigrant U.S. visa types.

For those who cannot attend in person, the event will also be available on Webex.

The Cultural Showcase

Students performing a traditional dance with flower hoops.

All students who perform or come to watch will be entered to win door prizes! 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Union Theatre

Enjoy a night for students from all cultural backgrounds & countries to showcase their talents & pride for their culture &/or country. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.


Meals with Meaning -Connecting Culture with Cuisine (Share Your Global Food Story Instagram Recipe Contest)

This is a virtual "event" in which UB students will post photos of an international dish that holds personal significance for them on Instagram with #IEW_2019, @UB_ISS and a brief explanation of what the dish is and its cultural & personal significance. To be entered into the contest they also have to email/submit via formstack the recipe to ISS. Photos & recipes will be shared on the ISS bulletin board & in an album on Facebook. The contest winner will be selected by random draw & will win an Instantpot.

A culture's food is often the initial entrance point and leads to further curiosity and exploration. The idea is that the recipe submitted will tell a story about the culture or history of its place of origin.