Your friends, colleagues in the classroom, students, and fellow floormates have gone abroad and come back, and now they're itching to tell you about it.
In order to do this, Beloit College dedicates an entire day every fall semester (with the calendar cleared of classes) to hearing about Beloiters' experiences and research undertaken while abroad. A sampling of the 2010 International Symposium presentations taking place today include:
- "Creating Change in Cairo: Socio-political Constraints on Egyption NGOs"
- "Man, @#$% That Guy! An Exploration of the Manifestations of Exilic Response"
- "Is This Normal? Cultural Misunderstandings in Japan"
And there's so much more: meditations on caligraphy and architecture and albinism, and even the lens turned inward, with research conducted by international students right here in our own Beloit backyard.
"The International Symposium is a terrific opportunity to see what Beloit College students are capable of learning and doing around the world," says Betsy Brewer, the college's director of International Education.
For a detailed schedule and synopsis of today's international symposiums, download the 2010 International Symposium booklet.
Also today: Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Lecturer Alicia Ely Yamin will present "A Rights-based Approach to Health" at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.