Sigma Delta Pi Induction - November 14th
Sigma Delta Pi is the national honor society for students in Spanish Studies. Members demonstrate high standards of scholarship, academic distinction in their studies and outstanding dedication to their University. The Nu Tao Chapter will be holding it's induction this semester in a secret location. More information on Sigma Delta Pi can be found at www.sigmadeltapi.org.
Pi Delta Phi Initiation - November 15th
The French Studies program at USF is home to Omicron Gamma, chapter number 362 of the French National Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi. The initiation ceremony will take place on Friday, November 15, 2013. The French Studies faculty members nominate new members for regular membership to Pi Delta Phi every year. More information on Pi Delta Phi can be found at:www.augie.edu/related/pideltaphi/
The 2nd Ocha Zanmai
2013 San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Co-sponsors: San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco
Ocha Zanmai: San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures (SFICCTC) is an interdisciplinary conference that presents the latest research findings and significant work in the study of chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony). Scholars, researchers, tea masters of various schools, museum curators, professionals, artists, and other individuals whose work concerns the fields stated above are all welcome to present at SFICCTC. By opening its presentations with Q & A sessions to the general public, SFICCTC provides a forum for meaningful exchanges between presenters and the audience that is expected to include ― in addition to presenters’ peers ―college students, tea ceremony practitioners outside of academia, and other interested laymen.
Location: Humanities Auditorium (Room 133, Humanities Building), San Francisco State University
Time: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 9:00 am--5:30 p.m.
The complete program of presentations and events can be found at: http://japanese.sfsu.edu/events
Japanese Tea Ceremony - November 21st
BERMAN ROOM IN FROMM HALL, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 P.M.
The USF Japan Club, MAPS program, and the Japanese Studies program cordially invites you to a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Ms. Eiko Mouri will demonstrate the Sadoor Chanoyu ancient ritual of preparing and serving tea. Enjoy a bowl of tea with traditional Japanese sweets.
For more information, please contact Amanda Tsuako, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Professor Kyoko Suda, email@example.com.
Internships in Germany - November 5th
MCLAREN CONFERENCE CENTER, MC 252; 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Opportunities for Undergraduates and Graduates with and without previous knowledge of German. Meet representatives from the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Alight lunch will be served.
For more information, contact Professor Susanne Hoelscher, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Reading with NoViolet Bulawayo - October 29th
BERMAN ROOM IN FROMM HALL, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
The Comparative Literature and Culture program is pleased to present an evening of reading and discussion with Zimbabwean author, NoViolet Bulawayo. Winner of numerous awards including the Cain Prize for African Writing (2011), Bulawayo's recent novel, We need New Names (2013), is shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.
A co-sponsored event from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Comparative Languages and Cultures; African Studies; International Studies (BAIS); USF Part Time Faculty Association; Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach Office; Women and Violence Research Group; The Intercultural Center; College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.
Lo Schiavo Plaza, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate USF's linguistic diversity with food and music from many lands--and raffle prizes, too. We will have information available about each of the 14 different languages offered by MCL, from beginning to advanced level courses. You can also learn about interdisciplinary programs and study abroad options.
LCSI PLaza (formerly Harney Plaza), 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Congo Week: October 20-26, 2013
Breaking the Silence Congo Week is a week of activities that commemorates the millions of lives lost in the Congo conflict while celebrating the enormous human and natural potential that exists in the country. Communities throughout the globe join in partnership with Congolese each year on the third week of October to screen films, hold teach-ins and forums, organize rallies, host fundraisers, put on concerts and undertake many other activities to elevate the profile of the Congo throughout the globe. Students and community organizers initiated Congo Week in 2008. Religious leaders, scholars, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary people throughout the globe also got involved to acknowledge the lives of the Congolese people and their pursuit for human dignity.
Since 2008, Congo Week has galvanized the participation of people in over 65 countries and 400 university campuses and communities. The purpose of Congo Week is to raise global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and advocate for peace, justice and human dignity in partnership with the Congolese people. Congo Week 2013 is the sixth anniversary of Congo Week and will take place from Sunday, October 20 to Saturday, October 26, 2013.
DATE, TIME, VENUE
Sun, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm in KA 367
Screening and discussion led by Manu Kapapa, Bio-Rad Laboratories. Contact: Karen Bouwer,email@example.com
Wed, Oct 23, 11:30am - 1:30pm. Crossroads Cafeteria, information table
The cell out starts at noon. What message should I put on my cell phone? For a model text see CELL OUT.
Supporting another cause? Compose your own message and use the cell out to raise awareness for your cause. Contact: Karen Bouwer,firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed, Oct 23, 7:30pm - 9:00pm in 7th Floor Lounge, Phelan Hall
Grassroots Activism in the Congo
Wilita Sanguma, Friends of the Congo Advocate, Program Assistant, USF. Contact: Wilita Sanguma email@example.com
Thu, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Maraschi Room in Fromm Hall
Panel discussion. Speakers include: Muadi Mukenge (Program Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, Global Fund for Women) and Patricia Jurewicz (Director, Responsible Sourcing Network) Contact: Bénédicte Richardson,Co-President UN Women National Committeebrichardson@sfbayarea.unwomen-usnc.org
Click here to see Congo Week in the Bay Area.
July 2010: Four USF students have been awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship to study Chinese in China this year. The scholarship will sponsor their study of Chinese for a year or two years.
Samuel Patterson (Xi'an Foreign Studies University) and Joshua Evetushick (Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan) received a two-year scholarship.
Kimberly Steffen (Shanghai Normal University) and Chelsea LaLancette (Yunan University) received a one-year scholarship. They will start their studies in September.
Karen Bouwer’s book has just come out:
Gender and Decolonization in the Congo: The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba
Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
The French Studies Program presents:
THE HISTORY OF THE FRENCH IN SAN FRANCISCO
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Handlery Room, Lone Mountain 100
University of San Francisco
In this presentation Father Etienne Siffert of the Notre Dame des Victoires church will address the arrival of the major French families in San Francisco and will trace the role that the French have played in San Francisco from the mid-nineteenth century up to today. He will focus, among other things, on the regions that the various families came from and will pay particular attention to the Béarnais and the vehicles they continue to use to celebrate their origins. Audience members will have an opportunity to mingle with individuals whose families have long histories in San Francisco while enjoying refreshments.
The talk will be conducted in English.
Father Siffert is the resident historian at Notre Dame des Victoires and is the author of Notre Dame Des Victoires, San Francisco 1856 - 2006
Sponsored by Jean Philippe Lassegues BS '65 MS '67 in memory of Yvonne Lassegues
RSVP by Wed 10/31 to Karen Bouwer at (415) 422-6390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The full page flyer for the History of the French in San Francisco
In collaboration with Anne Simon, CNRS-EHESS, Paris, Anne Mairesse is organizing the annual 20th/21st Century International French and Francophone Studies Colloquium, March 30-April 2, 2011 at the Westin San Francis in San Francisco.
The conference title is:
Human-Animal / Humain-Animal
March 30th- April 2, 2011
Westin St. Francis, San Francisco
The call for papers has been posted on the conference web site:
USF friends and colleagues are invited to participate, and send submission proposals before the deadline of August 30, 2010 to:
AFAP (Advanced Filipino Abroad Program) is funded by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad. It is supported by the SEA Consortium Centers and the Consortium for the Advancement of Filipino (CAF) in cooperation with De La Salle University at Dasmariñas, Cavite, and funded by the US Department of Education. The eight-week language immersion program is held outside of Manila and consists of classroom learning, task-based activities, weekend field trips, and three culminating projects. Each week a special topic is featured on culture, history, literature, arts, economics, political issues, and globalization. The program is the equivalent of two semesters of language coursework and "aims to fill a void in the academic community by providing third year level students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire the linguistic foundation necessary to engage in academic research, professional discourse, and cultural interaction with all segments of Philippine society” (AFAP). The program runs from June 11 until August 7.
James Binauhan, a junior majoring in Asian Studies with a Philippine concentration and minoring in Japanese Studies, won a scholarship to AFAP 2010. James is born of immigrant parents and learned Tagalog from his grandparents, who helped raise him and his brother. James is fascinated by language. Besides English and Tagalog, he is also fluent in Spanish and Japanese. James plans to learn French and Italian in the future.