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Oct 3rd, 2017 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Dancing What’s There in Black & White- Triple Talaq and Other Issues Impacting Indian Muslim Women

Join Dr. Arshiya Sethi for this talk about a Dance Choreography called “Black & White,” a session that raises questions about the status of Indian Muslim women and the impact on them of the prevailing interpretations of Muslim personal law.

Dr. Sethi, a Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Fellow from India, is an independent scholar and activist who uses arts for activism through the Kri Foundation, her non-profit organization.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October 3, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: University International Center, Room 101

Oct 5th, 2017 (Thu)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  Encounter with Chinese Hairpins with Culture Corps

As a key piece of ceremonial equipment in the rites of passage toward adulthood, Chinese hairpins define personhood. It signifies class status, as the number of hairpins in an imperial consort's elaborate headdress would reveal. The story of Chinese hairpins does not stop here; welcome to this Culture Corps presentation to know more about Chinese Culture from small hairpins.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bruininks Hall, Room 420A

Oct 6th, 2017 (Fri)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Job Search Strategies for CLA International Students Webinar

CLA International Alumni encourage current CLA International Students to join this webinar where former international students from CLA will share their job search strategies. Three international alumni panelists will outline the paths they each took to employment in the U.S. and in their home country. Current students and recent graduates will be given an opportunity to ask questions.

DATE/TIME: October 6, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
CAN'T ATTEND? You can listen to it later at

This webinar is co-sponsored by International Student and Scholar Services, CLA Career Services, and University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

Oct 6th, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Small World Coffee Hour Presents Celebrations

There are many celebrations that occur around the world throughout the year, and each country or culture has a unique way of celebrating. How wonderful would it be to see these different cultures all in one place? Join us at our event on Celebrations to see and experience it for yourself. Small World Coffee Hour, the Vietnamese International Student Association, and a special guest from Brazil will be hosting this event where food and coffee will be provided. Bring your friends as well.

DATE/TIME: October 6, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Yudof Hall

Oct 12th, 2017 (Thu)
5:00 PM - 6:00 AM
  Culture Corps Presents Kazakhstan at the First Sight

Kazakhstan... What is the first word that comes into your mind after hearing this country? What is your first association related to it? What kind of stereotypes do you have about this country?

Did you know that Kazakhstan is 9th largest country in the world? Do you want to know more than that about Kazakhstan? Come to this Culture Corps presentation to familiarize yourself with all aspects of Kazakhstan including its culture, history, and traditions. You can also get answers to all of your questions or share a story of how you have encountered stereotypes about your country.

DATE/TIME: October 12, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Kolthoff Hall, Room 137

Oct 12th, 2017 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:00 AM
  Culture Corps Presents Study Techniques for International Students

Attend this Culture Corps presentation to learn about some of the most common struggles and cultural differences international students have when studying at the UMN. We will also give techniques to help them feel at ease and communicate better.

DATE/TIME: October 12, 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Mayo Building, Room 1250

Oct 13th, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Indian LGBT+ Documentary and Discussion: Summer in my Veins - International GLBTQ Discussion Group

Please join us for a screening and discussion of the first 40 minutes of Summer in my Veins. This documentary is about a gay Indian, Nishit Sharan, who was studying film-making at Harvard and filmed his process of coming out to his mother when she visited for graduation. Nishit was also dealing with the anxiety of having slept with someone with HIV and waiting for the results.

Following the film, Sayan Bhattacharya (a PhD student in the Gender, Women and Sexuality Students Department) will lead a discussion and share their thoughts about the documentary.

No need to apply and please come and join! There will be pizzas and drinks. If you have any question, please feel free to contact Peiying Shi at

DATE/TIME: October 13, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Appleby Hall, Room 41
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Oct 13th, 2017 (Fri)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Small World Coffee Hour Presents: Design

There are many different cultures in the world, and each of them has their own designs. These designs can be seen everywhere: from how people dress to what they use to celebrate. It would be wonderful to see all these different designs in one place! Join us at our Saint Paul Small World Coffee Hour event on Designs to see all of these designs in one place and to enjoy our special ethnic food. The Small World Coffee Hour, Chinese Culture Club and some other guests will be hosting this event where food and coffee will be provided. Bring your friends as well!

DATE/TIME: October 13, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffey Hall

Oct 20th, 2017 (Fri)
  Small World Coffee Hour Presents: Folklore

Join Small World Coffee Hour and the Nepali Student Association to learn about some of the traditional beliefs and stories that have been told for generations. Enjoy delicious food and drinks while you listen to Nepali folk stories and music.

DATE/TIME: October 20, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Coffey Hall

Oct 20th, 2017 (Fri)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  IBP Homecoming Party

The International Buddy Program is hosting a pre-homecoming party with fun activities and delicious donuts and drinks! We will be making decorations and preparing to walk in the Homecoming Parade. Come have fun and walk the parade together with IBP!

DATE/TIME: October 20, 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Folwell Hall, Room 108
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