Hiroshima survivor to speak at UW-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host Dr. Hideko Tamura, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion, as part of International Education Week.
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Tamura will share her remarkable story of surviving the explosion that caused “the sun and earth to melt together.” Tamura is the author of One Sunny Day: A Child’s Memory of Hiroshima.
Tamura’s presentation titled “Hiroshima: Creating a Future Without Nuclear Arms” will be held at noon in the Alumni Room at the University Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive. Tamura will also speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.
The presentations are free and open to the public but space for the noon luncheon is limited. To register for the luncheon online visit www.uwgb.edu/stulife/. The offices of International Education and Student Life, the International Club and the Diversity Task Force are sponsoring the event.
Several other events are planned throughout the week, including:
Monday, Nov. 15
• Filmmaker Sahraa Karimi will share her award-winning film Afghan Women Behind the Wheel, and her perspective on civil rights for Afghan women, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. A reception for the filmmaker will be held in the University Union, Suite 150. The offices of Student Life, International Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies sponsor the event. Additional film showings: Nov. 16, 4 to 5 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.
• Learn how to dance a variety of international ballroom-style dances at the Mauthe Center (formerly the Ecumenical Center) from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
• Professors Heidi Sherman (Humanistic Studies) and Jill White (Human Development) will share stories from their recent travels to Jordan and Israel and preview their upcoming travel course to Jordan in a talk titled “Camels, Castles and Community: Why Traveling in the Middle East is NOT Scary.” The presentation will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Office of International Education, Cofrin Library 207.
• The UW-Green Bay International Club, Office of International Education and the Mauthe Center will hold an international meal at 5:30 p.m. in the Mauthe Center as part of the center’s Dinner for a Cause program. Donations, which are accepted but not required, will go toward building a well in Africa.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
• Relax with Zen masters Reed Hardy and John Nemick for meditation at 4 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. No prior knowledge is necessary. This program is offered weekly at the Mauthe Center.
Thursday, Nov. 18
• Learn the ins and outs of program development and how to take advantage of many opportunities to teach overseas by attending a presentation titled “Developing New Study Abroad Programs.” This program, which is only for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Office of International Education, Cofrin Library 207.
• Learn more about studying abroad including destinations, financial aid and scholarships by attending a meeting on “Study Abroad First Steps” at 3 p.m. in the Office of International Education.
Several events will be held on campus from Monday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 18. An International Student Photo Contest will be held on the University Union Plaza, across from the Credit Union. Images from the Hiroshima bombing will be on display in the Winter Garden of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Projects from political science students, created as part of a United Nations-like Global Summit, will be displayed on the University Union Plaza, across from the Phoenix Bookstore.
International Education Week is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. For more information visit: http://iew.state.gov/.