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IS Week 2020

In recognition of International Education Week and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the International Students Organization, the International Students and Scholars office has sponsored IS Week 2020. International students and alumni shared delicious recipes from their cultures. Check out these delicious dishes and let’s get cooking, all over the world!

ZHENG Bo, Leader-in-Residence

The Lewis Global Studies Center had planned to host the artist Zheng Bo as our Spring 2020 Leader-in-Residence. Though that residency was necessarily postponed, the artist agreed to co-create a video interview, discussing his art, his activism and his unique vision of what he calls “our inter-species relations” with the world. A self-described “eco-socialist conceptual artist,” Zheng Bo has created award-winning installations and workshops throughout Asia and Europe, highlighting the impact of climate change and offering an alternative, responsible strategy for living on earth. Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art, talks with Zheng Bo about art, climate, sexuality, and other subjects in this image-rich interview.

Smith International Poetry Day Goes Digital for 2020

Even though we weren't able to hold International Poetry Day at the Poetry Center this year— where students present poems in their original languages and in translation— we've still managed to find a way to bring our students' wide & wonderful variety of international poems to you. Poems were collected from far and wide, from students taking world language classes as well as from international students.

Global Encounters Video Contest Winners

The Second Annual Global Encounters Video Contest winners have been announced! 

Collet Receives Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Flavien Collet, American Studies Diploma ’02, was honored by the French government with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms), which is a national order given by the French Republic. The award recognizes Collet for his outstanding achievements in promoting French language and culture.

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