Thursday, September 20, 2012
Beginning at 6:30 pm
Festival Center, James Madison University, http://www.jmu.edu/map/buildings/FCSC.shtml
Lecture 6:30 pm: Festival Ballroom B/C, Upper Level
Reception to Follow: Allegheny Room, Upper Level
Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at the Penn Art Museum, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and former president of the Archaeological Institute of America, shares his work preserving ancient sites from looting, excessive development, and destruction during times of war. He also discusses his introduction of a cultural heritage training program for U.S. troops deploying throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. Free and open to all. View the flyer here.
The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the 2012 I-Week theme, "25 Degrees; A Carnival of Cultures". This year's theme focuses on the 32 degrees to 7 degrees on the meridian line, encompassing the countries of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.The opening festivities will take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Monday, September 24, with an international bazaar on The Commons. We hope you’ll come out to enjoy various street vendors, a sampling of food, and a Jing Ping Band from Dominica, performing from noon - 1 pm. The international events throughout the week will include Niña Yhared, an artist from Mexico, a Jing Ping Band from Dominica, a debate event, a musical concert featuring JMU musicians, a study abroad fair, a photo contest, a salsa dance, JMU's Steel Band, and a world cup soccer tournament. View more information here.