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November is International Month at Fitchburg State

Posted 11/06/15

The university observes International Month in November with food, films, poetry and discussions over the next several weeks.

Sigma Tau Delta presents a short story workshop featuring “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and Dr. Steven Edwards at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Hammond Hall, room 314.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, the Office of International Education will present “Study Abroad is Easier than you Think” in the Hammond Hall main lounge.

Faculty member Aruna Krishnamurthy will present “Mahabharata in the Western Imagination” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 at Miller Oval.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Yuki Komine will present “New England, Japanese Style” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Hammond Hall, room 214. Following that there will bee an Indian Film Festival with Aruna Krishnamurthy from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Randall Lecture Hall in the Antonucci Science Complex.

“Gathering the Stories of Female Entrepreneurs: A Study of Women from Five Cultures” with faculty members John Chetro-Szivos and Renee Scapparone will be held Monday, Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The events conclude with the third annual International Poetry Slam and Potluck, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in Miller Oval. Visitors are invited to bring a poem or short piece of writing from another culture or nation that they will read, along with a dish from anywhere.

Earlier events during the month included an evening of Spanish cuisine at the Holmes Dining Commons and a concert sponsored by the Center for Italian Culture on the theme of Canti E Cantici: Cent'Anni di Musica e Cultura Italiana (A Hundred Years of Italian Culture) at Kent Recital Hall. Also, a talk on “How American Rock is Cognizant of World Cultures” was given by Alan Pearlmutter at the Center for Teaching and Learning in the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library.

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