February 4, 2016 Newsletter

All Majors
Wright Plaisance Fellowship for Study Abroad Opportunity
Application Deadline, May 2
Fellowship of $20,000 is available for interested scholars who will be pursuing post-baccalaureate study in Europe or South America.

Chinese New Year Gala
February 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, Thwing Ballroom
Join the Chinese Student and Scholar Association for authentic Chinese food, performances and more. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Please note that much of this event with be conducted in Chinese.

Lunar New Year Fireworks
February 8, 8:00-9:00 pm, Tinkham Veale University Center
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with snacks, prizes and fireworks! Fireworks will begin promptly at 8:45 pm. This is a free event.

Lunar New Year Celebration
February 9, 12:30-2:00 pm, Sears 464
Learn to make dumplings at this Lunar New Year celebration! Snacks and tea will be provided. This is a free event, but an RSVP is requested.

Les Choses de la Vie
February 6, 5:00 pm, Cinematheque
February 7, 6:30 pm, Cinematheque
This French film follows a man as he tries to decide if he wants to stay with his wife and family, or leave with his new love. Tickets for individuals aged 25 and under are $7.

Arabian Nights: Volume 1 – The Restless One
February 6, 6:45 pm, Cinematheque
February 7, 8:15 pm, Cinematheque
Do not miss this unique trilogy of films set in Portugal and telling stories of layoffs, unemployment, and strikes, all with a dark creative twist. Tickets for individuals aged 25 and under are $7.

Ravel & Debussy
February 4, 7:30 pm, Severance Hall
February 5, 7:00 pm, Severance Hall
February 6, 8:00 pm, Severance Hall
Join the Cleveland Orchestra as they feature two French Composers, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Tickets are $29-$120.

Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival
February 6, 11:00-6:00 pm, East 64th St & St. Clair Ave.
Celebrate Kurentovanje, the most popular carnival in Slovenia. The day will start with a parade and continue with costumes, crafts, music, and food. This event is free to attend.

Paczki Day
February 8, 4:00-10:00 pm, Platform Brewery
February 9, 6:00 am-5:00 pm, Rudy’s Strudel & Bakery
Celebrate Polish Mardi Gras. These two events will feature polka music and dancing, as well as traditional Polish food and pastries. Both events are free to attend.

Middle East and North Africa
Understanding Leads to Peace
February 9, 7:00 pm, Islamic Center of Cleveland
Cleveland Peace Action invites you to join them in learning more about Muslim beliefs, practices, family, and social life. This event is free.

A Sinner in Mecca
February 10, 7:00-8:20 pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
February 12, 7:00-8:20 pm, Cleveland Museum of Art
Despite Saudi Arabia’s ban on both homosexuality and filmmaking, a gay, Indian-born Muslim man secretly films his pilgrimage to Mecca. Tickets for students are $7.

Latin America
Night in Nicaragua
February 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, Thwing Ballroom
Support CWRU Global Medical Brigades at their annual dinner. Enjoy Latin American food, performances and a guest speaker. All proceeds will go towards supplies and medications for mobile health clinics in Nicaragua. Tickets are $10 for undergraduates.