Fall 2010 International Coffee Hour

Join us in the Madden Library, Room 2206 (2nd floor, south) for International Coffee Hours hosted by International Student Services and Programs and sponsored by the Library’s Multicultural Program.

2 to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:

September 2010
9/14 Ellen P da Costa Cruz: Brazil
9/21 Dwi Wijaya & Christian Sianturi: Indonesia
9/28 Nataliia Kasianenko & Viktoriia Teliga: Ukraine

October 2010
10/5 Nathan Lyness & Hyunji Kim: East Meets West
10/12 Tamia Ruiz: Ecuador
10/19 Ekaterina Ganzha: Russia

November 2010
11/2 Jai Singh Sidhu: Inside India: Kashmir, Assam and Beyond
11/9 Andreas Torsvik: Norway
11/16 Social Work Faculty & Students: Summer study experience in Bangalore, India
11/30 Leopoldo Villacorta: Peru

The International Coffee Hour’s mission is to bring people from different cultural backgrounds in the world to share the history, customs, economy, culture, and current situations of their countries. The International Coffee Hour is designed for faculty, staff, and students at California State University, Fresno, as well as for people in the surrounding communities.

Example:

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Ellen P da Costa Cruz, linguistics major

Brazil, the biggest country in South America, is very much a country of contrasts. When someone hears the word Brazil, one thinks of the great Amazon forest, fantastic beaches, great soccer players, Carnival time, etc. Brazil has much more to offer – warm people, fantastic music, great cities, technological developments, a wide range of weather patterns, an awesome mixture of cultures and races – and much more! It is appropriate that the 2014 Soccer World Cup will be held in Brazil,as the game is played to a samba beat that runs through the heart and soul of the entire country.

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