Wednesday, November 19
Passport Fair is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community partners. Free expedited service! Passport forms can be found on the Department of State website: http://www.travel.state.gov.
Noon – 1:00pm – World On Wednesday: Nomadic Education in Zaduo County
Location: Student Life Center, Lower Level Rooms 1 & 2
Presented by Lhamo Dongtse (Humphrey Fellowship Program – Tibet)
In the Qing Hai province of China, there are a number of issues that complicate efforts to improve the quality of education, especially for nomadic peoples. One challenge, for example, is how to offer bilingual education to all students; minority languages are legally granted equal status to Mandarin, but national examinations favor the dominant language. Similarly, educators struggle to teach effectively using a standardized curriculum; despite wide variation in geography, agriculture, climate, language, and local customs, the same subjects are taught with the same materials throughout the country. Join Lhamo Dong Tse, a Tibetan educational leader in Qinghai province and a current Humphrey Fellow, as she addresses these and other challenges, and hear her describe how she endeavors to improve educational opportunities for her region’s most disadvantaged groups.
5:00pm – Reception for Latin American Images Photography Competition Exhibit 2014
Location: Buttrick Hall Atrium
A reception to announce winners of the Latin American Images Photography Competition. The Center for Latin American Studies will award cash prizes to first, second and third places entries.