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International Education Week observed at Case, worldwide

There are approximately 1,022 international students at Case Western Reserve University, representing dozens of countries and cultures. During International Education Week, November 14-18, the campus community will have an opportunity to learn about the countries these students call home.

For the past six years, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education have sponsored International Education Week, which is celebrated on college campuses, K-12 schools, businesses and community organizations nationwide. "We are constantly reminded that we live in a borderless world in an age where information and news are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The world is indeed interconnected, and what happens in any one country can be instantly transmitted worldwide," said Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. In addition, she emphasized the importance of teaching students about the world beyond their home countries.

Edith Berger, director of international student services at Case- which serves as a second home for the international student community - said the university has a multitude of global connections. "Think about all of the international connections that take place on this campus, such as the overseas collaboration with faculty and universities. This will continue to put us on track to being the most powerful learning environment in the world."

Activities are scheduled throughout the week, including:

Monday, November 14:

Einstein's Legacy: Science, Technology and Culture through the 21st Century
Severance Hall, 12:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 15:

International Community Reception
Adelbert Hall, 4 p.m.
For information contact International Student Services at x 2517

Wednesday, November 16:

Panel discussion on transition to life in the U.S., Ohio, Cleveland and at Case
Location TBD, 4:30 p.m.
For information contact International Student Services at x 2517

Thursday, November 17:

Mark Rhoads of Reed Smith to discuss non-U.S. citizens working in the U.S.
Location TBD, 5:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Career Center at X 4446

Friday, November 18:

Dedication of International Flags and Community Hour on HIV treatment in Uganda
Thwing Atrium/Spartan Room, 12:30 p.m.
For information about the flag ceremony contact International Student Services at x 2517
For details about the Community Hour contact Share the Vision at x 5230


About Case Western Reserve University

Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.