March 1, 2018 Newsletter


All Majors

Office Hours
Director Kelly McMann will not hold office hours Thursday (3/1) because she will be out of town to present her research. Please email Professor McMann if you’d like to set up an appointment.

Grant and Fellowship Application Guidelines
Applying for a grant or fellowship?  See the new How to Apply for a Grant or Fellowship guidelines on the International Studies web page.

Post Baccalaureate Fellowship for Study Abroad
The Wright Plaisance  fellowship in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to a student planning to study at a European or South American university after graduation. Applications are due May 1.

Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship
This fellowship is available for female seniors who believe that foreign study or travel would enhance their learning. Applications are due March 1.

U.S. Department of State Internships
Gain valuable experience working in U.S. embassies and consulates either in the U.S. or abroad. Applications are due March 2.

William Gelfand Lecture
March 1, 6:00-8:00p.m., Allen Memorial Medical Library
Lee Ponsky, founder of Medwish International, will speak about his experiences.

The Global Implications of Revolt and Revolution
March 6, 7:30-9:00p.m., Happy Dog (West Side Location)
Discussion with Professors of Political Science Pete Moore and Karen Beckwith about revolts and revolutions.. This is a free event.

Volunteer at Model UN Conference
March 6 and 7, CWRU Campus
Volunteer at the 2nd annual High School Model UN Conference. Contact International Studies major Jason Guo by March 2 to sign up.

Refugee Response Home Mentoring Program
Spend two hours a week mentoring refugee student on cultural differences and academics.


Child Trafficking in West Africa Lecture
March 6, 4:30-5:30p.m., Mather Memorial 201
Anthropology Professor Sara Thiam will lecture on child trafficking in Senegal and Mali.

The Mbom-Mvet
March 7, 12:30p.m. and 4:00p.m., KSL Lower Level 06
This performance will feature a mixture of storytelling, poetry, and music by oral historian Essouma Long of Cameroon.


AsiaTown Grocery Store Tour & Tasting
March 3, 2:15-5:30p.m., AsiaTown
Learn more about Asian food and ingredients. This event is free and transportation is provided.

In Visibility Conference
March 30-April 1, CWRU Campus
This conference will explore how Taiwanese and Asian-Americans are portrayed in the media and how to break these stereotypes. Registration by is $40.


Music Colloquium
March 2, 4:00p.m., Harkness Chapel Classroom
Professor Georgia Cowart will present “Artistic Luxury and Italianisme: The Crozat Concerts in 1720s Paris.”

MIX: Expression (Kabarett)
March 2, 6:00-10:00p.m., CMA
This month’s event will channel the spirit of Expressionist Berlin with a night of dancing and cabaret.

March 1, 6:45p.m., Cinematheque
March 3, 8:50p.m., Cinematheque
A Norwegian college freshman who grew up in a conservative religious household tries to deny feelings for a female friend and instead brings out telekinetic powers. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
March 1, 9:00p.m., Cinematheque
March 2, 8:00p.m., Cinematheque
In this Spanish animated film, a young mouse and her animal friends leave their isolated island in search of a better life. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

The Seventh Seal
March 2, 9:40p.m., Cinematheque
March 3, 5:00p.m., Cinematheque
A knight returns to Sweden after the Crusades and plays chess with Death, who has come to take his life. Age 25 and under tickets are $7.

Middle East and North Africa

Oman: An Island of Peace in the Middle East
March 7, 5:30-7:15, The Union Club
A forum with Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan al-Mughairy, the Omani Ambassador to the United States, on U.S.-Omani relations Oman’s position in the Middle East. Student tickets are $5.

The International Studies Program does not endorse or sponsor the fellowships, internships, jobs, and other opportunities listed in the newsletter.  Students are encouraged to evaluate them.