Chatham University

Global Focus - Year of South East Asia: Vietnam 2011-12
Events

 

August 29, 2011
Global Focus Picnic

Event Information

Time : 4:
Location : Quad

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 412-365-1679
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

September 2, 2011 to September 2, 2011
2nd Annual Global Focus Art and Writing Competition: Open for Submissions

Submit your finest creative work relating to this year's country of focus: Vietnam. For details see the official call for entries, at http://www.chatham.edu/globalfocus/events

Event Information

Time : 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Location : all campus

Event Sponsor: Global Focus Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

September 2, 2011
Vietnamese Independence Day Celebration

Chatham's celebration of Sept 2 Independence Day. Featuring a historic perspective of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Presentation of Vietnamese Independence Day traditions. Refreshments served.

Event Information

Time : 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

September 15, 2011
Comedian Dat Phan

Dat Phan is the original winner of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. His appearances include “The Tonight Show”, and “The Family Guy”. Hilarious and insightful comedian inspecting stereotypes and the experiences of being American with a Vietnamese heritage.

Event Information

Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Cafe Rachel
Dat Phan's website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus, Student Affairs

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

September 29, 2011
Doing Business In Vietnam Today: Challenges and Opportunities

Local manufacturing firms II-V and Duane Morris, LLP presenting on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room
Duane Morris

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

October 6, 2011
Visit by His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong Ambassador from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Join us in honoring the Ambassador with an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service. Reception to follow.

Event Information

Time : 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Mellon Board Room
Directions :
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Vietnam Embassy Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus, Office of the President

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

October 19, 2011
Women in Vietnam: Student Panel Discussion and Dinner

Join Vietnamese students to discuss women's roles in their society. Is there a feminist movement in Vietnam? What struggles do we share? In collaboration with Living Learning Communities.

Event Information

Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Laughlin Residence Hall

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

October 25, 2011
The Quest For Justice For Agent Orange Dioxin Victims

Presentation by Ngo Thanh Nhan of NYU Representing the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign, who concentrate on US and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange, on the continual environmental impact of dioxin (agent orange) sprayed during the Vietnam war, and the struggle for reparations. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Information

Time : 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall
Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign
Agent Orange Record

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

October 26, 2011
Musical Performance of traditional Vietnamese musical instrument dan trahn

Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn will perform the string instrument dàn Tranh. Made of wood and seventeen steel strings tuned in a pentatonic scale,the dàn Tranh’s enchanged music is profoundly beautiful. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Event Information

Time : 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

October 27, 2011
Profiles in Activism: Merle Ratner

Born in the Bronx, New York City, Merle Ratner is a long time peace and justice activist. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign and a member of the Program Committee of the Brecht Forum. She is trained as a legal researcher and works at an international labor rights organization. Light refreshments will be served

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 3, 2011
Vietnam and Southeast Asian Regionalism in Global Perspective

Dr. Hgo Vinh Long of University of Maine Light refreshments will be served

Event Information

Time : 4:30 AM to 5:45 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 3, 2011
Author John Balaban: "Vietnamese Literary Culture" and readings from celebrated translations.

Di ra mot ngay, e mot sang khon" [Go out one day, come back with a basket of knowledge.]

Event Information

Time : 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus

Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Apocalypse Now and the Abandoned Field

Nguyen Nguyet is a second-year PhD student in History at American University, Washington, D.C. She completed her MA degree in Communication at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation will examine the role of ordinary Vietnamese people in carrying out diplomatic missions during the second Indochina War largely to isolate the U.S. in the international arena.

Event Information

Time : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival:Dust of Life

Shortly after the Fall of Saïgon, internal disruption further destroys North and South Vietnam. Determined to change the Southern population, North Vietnamese Soldiers (Bo Doi) roam the streets picking up orphaned Amerasian boys for transport to rehabilitation camps. Living conditions at these camps are deplorable, especially for Bob, Son and Shrimp who are struggling to survive. They attempt to escape by building a raft and riding the rapids to freedom.

Event Information

Time : 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location : Beckwith Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Long Bien Picture Show

Long Biên Picture Show(Films Only) (48 min / color video /Vietnam 2010) From Hanoi DOCLAB Documentary Filmmaking and Video Art Center http://www.hanoidoclab.org/ Long Biên is a district in the city of Hà N?i that is home to about 170,000 inhabitants. For the last year, it has also been under intense scrutiny from a group of photographers and filmmakers who tried to capture the district’s everyday (and night) rhythm of life and now their experience is on display. Welcome to Long Biên! Eyes Open by Tran Thanh Hien Eyes open, I listen to stories told by the people living beneath the bridge. Eyes open, I look for the shadows rushing across the bridge into the city. Eyes closed, I try to remember them. Hien’s short experimental film is vigorously observational – both pushing the viewer to reconsider the everyday and pulling us into the unfamiliar. Hard Rails over a Gentle River by Pham Thu Hang Minh is a bridge guard stationed on the Hanoi side of the Long Bien Bridge. His official responsibility ends halfway across the river at section number 8. But his personal responsibility extends beyond to the lives he and the filmmaker encounter next to the tracks, the people who come to get away or because there’s nowhere else to go. At Rivers Edge by Do Van Hoang The quiet island in the middle of the Red River is a place where swimmer's bodies are cooled in the waters rushing by and lives mingle in unexpected ways. A community of men finds a natural place away from the city’s pressures to swim and exercise in the nude, a young couple celebrate an anniversary in a unique way and a woman seeks redemption through the filmmaker’s lens. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.< The Mouth Gets Wet by Tran Thi Anh Phuong In the streets beneath the Long Bien train station, in one small intersection, four people labor in small sidewalk businesses to make a daily living. Some leave at sundown, others arrive in the evening to take the vacated patch of sidewalk and set up shop. Each shares a small history both unique and too familiar. And through it all, the trains arrive and the trains leave. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Event Information

Time : 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location : Beckwith Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Indochine

From the years of French colonial imperialism to the days when American presence made itself feltand the country became known as Vietnam, Indochine is a story of romance and separation told through the backdrop of a country in turmoil. With stunning cinematography of the Vietnamese landscape, this film is not to miss on the big screen.

Event Information

Time : 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Chronicle of a Tape Recorded Over

Chronicle of A Tape Recorded Over (28 min / color video / director Nguyen Trinh Thi / Vietnam 2010) courtesy of Hanoi DOCLAB Using ‘exquisite corpse’, a method by which a collection of stories and images is collectively assembled, Nguyen Trinh Thi began her journey through Vietnam and asked local villagers to contribute their tales, merging reality with fiction in her search for the meaning of collective cultural memory and its relationship to ideas of space and sight. Nguyen Trinh Thi is a Hanoi-based independent documentary filmmaker and video artist. She studied journalism and photography at the University of Iowa and Southeast Asian studies and ethnographic film at University of California, San Diego. Her documentary and experimental films have been screened at festivals and exhibitions in the USA, Europe, China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Festivals include San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Vesoul Asian Film Festival, Jean Rouch International Film Festival, Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, and the Vietnamese International Film Festival (ViFF). In 2009, she founded Hanoi DOCLAB, a center for documentary filmmaking and video art in Hanoi.

Event Information

Time : 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Festival Reception

Join us for refreshments and mingling before the WQED feature In Country: A Vietnam Story

Event Information

Time : 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 12, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: In Country: A Vietnam Story

In Country: A Vietnam Story (60 min/ color film / director Chris Moore / USA 2007) courtesy of WQED Talkback with filmmaker Chris Moore to follow screening. In 1971, Chris, Boone and Perry were just three average American guys, serving their country in Vietnam. Though painful and destructive, the conflict would forge a friendship that would always connect them. Then Chris met the Friends of Danang, a humanitarian organization made up of veterans dedicated to helping the sick and poor children of Vietnam's city of Danang. Together, they rediscover a land and a people they never thought they'd see again. Funny, touching and real, "In Country" is a story of hope and healing.

Event Information

Time : 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Scent of Green Papaya

Like a poem, The Scent of Green Papaya is a tranquilly beautiful film about a lost Vietnam, a peaceful, orderly place not yet touched by wartime. Told through the story of a young girl, it is so visually seductive and evocative it barely needs dialogue.

Event Information

Time : 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: All About Dad

All About Dad (82min / color film / director Mark Tran / USA 2009) courtesy of Cinequest Overbearing dads? Sibling rivalries? These are Vietnamese variations on a series of themes, and they are likely to hit home no matter what culture one grew up in. With the directorial touch of a Wes Anderson with soul, small, quirky details pop to the foreground and take on unexpected significance: a tilting tree, an action figure and the occasional burst of magic.

Event Information

Time : 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Buffalo Boy

Buffalo Boy - director Minh Nguyen-Vo (102 min / color film Vietnam 2004) courtesy of Global Lens Collection and Global Film Initiative In the haunting watery wilds of Vietnam shortly before North and South were violently parted, this languorous, beautifully shot feature, centers on a teenager, Kim, whose journey from innocence to knowledge is also a twinned meditation on both the natural and very unnatural state of things.

Event Information

Time : 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 13, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Vertical Ray of the Sun

Talkback with writer and filmmaker Marc Nieson and Actor and Chef Hal Klein Set in modern Hanoi, Vertical Ray of the Sun follows three sisters (Suong, Khanh and Lien) through their relationships with each other and with the men in their lives. Stunningly photographed, it paints a portrait of Vietnam to the music of noted Vietnamese songwriter Tr?nh Công Son, as well as The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Arab Strap, and The Married Monk.

Event Information

Time : 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 14, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Documentary Film Showcase

Selections from the Goethe Institute's Hanoi DOCLab, Ateliers Varan workshops in Vietnam, and the Vietnam Ministry of Culture Best Documentary Collection. Featuring a wide range of subjects, personal narratives, disability infrastructure in Vietnam and new perspectives on Vietnamese Independence. From Hanoi DOCLab, Film School: (www.hanoidoclab.org/) Friendgrandma by Pham Mai Phuong - 8 min. 45 sec. An exploration of family relationships and love over generations through a conversation between a young girl and her grandmother. The Medium by Cao Trung Vinh, Tran Thanh Hien & Do Yuyen Trang - 13 min A young man is thought to channel the ancient spirits of the Goddess Mother religion. Through this exploration the film discusses the modernization of religion. Underneath it All by Do Van Hoang, Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh & Pham Thu Hang - 16 min. 45 sec. Children garbage and factory workers expose gender dynamics among this segment of the population. From Ateliers Varan Film Workshops: (www.ateliersvaran.com/) Roads by Nhung con Duong - 31 min Tung became blind as a child, a victim of Agent Orange contracted by his father during the war. He is a teacher and musician in the traditional instrument Vietnam: The monotone. It is his grandfather, who takes care of him and accompanies him everywhere in his concerts, which was initiated. Dung is deaf mute. She is still in high school, his parents are worried for her future. She knows what she wants to be: an artist. Dust / Bui by Nguyen Thi Thuy - 29 min Once upon a time ... one elderly woman, a boy and a dog. They grow together a cart, wandering around the corners of the city to glean, and do not return when everyone is asleep. From Vietnam Ministry of Culture Best Documentary Collection: Story of Kindness by Tran Van Thuy - excerpts - 30 min A woman with terminal leprosy works at resolving her life relationships while she builds a house for her son before she dies. Homeland by Sy Chung - excerpts - 30 min The film addresses the lives and priorities of rural Vietnamese who decide to move to the city.

Event Information

Time : 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Chatham Gallery
Directions : visit website for up to date location, or contact globalfocus@chatham.edu
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 15, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Scent of Green Papaya

(in HIS231W Instructor: Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène) Like a poem, The Scent of Green Papaya is a tranquilly beautiful film about a lost Vietnam, a peaceful, orderly place not yet touched by wartime. Told through the story of a young girl, it is so visually seductive and evocative it barely needs dialogue.

Event Information

Time : 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 15, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: The Long Bien Picture Show

(with HIS213-01 Special Topics: The Rise of the Third World -Instructor Dr. Jean-Jacques Sène) Long Biên is a district in the city of Hà N?i that is home to about 170,000 inhabitants. For the last year, it has also been under intense scrutiny from a group of photographers and filmmakers who tried to capture the district’s everyday (and night) rhythm of life and now their experience is on display. Welcome to Long Biên! Eyes Open by Tran Thanh Hien Eyes open, I listen to stories told by the people living beneath the bridge. Eyes open, I look for the shadows rushing across the bridge into the city. Eyes closed, I try to remember them. Hien’s short experimental film is vigorously observational – both pushing the viewer to reconsider the everyday and pulling us into the unfamiliar. Hard Rails over a Gentle River by Pham Thu Hang Minh is a bridge guard stationed on the Hanoi side of the Long Bien Bridge. His official responsibility ends halfway across the river at section number 8. But his personal responsibility extends beyond to the lives he and the filmmaker encounter next to the tracks, the people who come to get away or because there’s nowhere else to go. At Rivers Edge by Do Van Hoang The quiet island in the middle of the Red River is a place where swimmer's bodies are cooled in the waters rushing by and lives mingle in unexpected ways. A community of men finds a natural place away from the city’s pressures to swim and exercise in the nude, a young couple celebrate an anniversary in a unique way and a woman seeks redemption through the filmmaker’s lens. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.< The Mouth Gets Wet by Tran Thi Anh Phuong In the streets beneath the Long Bien train station, in one small intersection, four people labor in small sidewalk businesses to make a daily living. Some leave at sundown, others arrive in the evening to take the vacated patch of sidewalk and set up shop. Each shares a small history both unique and too familiar. And through it all, the trains arrive and the trains leave. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Event Information

Time : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location : Sanger Hall
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

November 16, 2011
Vietnam Film Festival: Em Be Ha Noi

Em Be Ha Noi (The Little Girl from Hanoi) (93 min / black and white film / Vietnam 1975) courtesy of the Vietnam Embassy A moving account of the Vietnam war told from the perspective of a young North Vietnamese girl. This film is a depiction of the domestic side of Vietnamese life; a fairly happy family, during the bombing of Hanoi. A political movie filmed in wartime North Vietnam it shows a dramatically different perspective and agenda from the story Americans have learned since the 1970s.

Event Information

Time : 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Eddy Theater
Vietnam Film Festival Website

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : 301 806 0300
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

January 23, 2012
Tet Vietnamese Lunch Menu

Eat lunch in Anderson in celebration of the Vietnamese New Year. Selections of Vietnamese food will be available at the buffet.

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location : Anderson Dining Hall

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/Parkhurst
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

February 9, 2012
Global Focus: LeLy Hayslip in Heaven and Earth

Author and Philanthropist Le Ly Hayslip will visit Chatham University to screen a short documentary and discuss her life and work. In cooperation with her organization Friends of DaNang Association (www.globalvillagefoundation.org)

Event Information

Time : 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location : Sanger Lecture Hall

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/East Meets West Foundation
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

February 16, 2012
Global Focus: Combatting the Trafficking of Vietnamese into modern-day Slavery

Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, PResident and CEO of Boat People SOS will speak on the subject of the thousands of Vietnamese Americans who fled from Vietnam in the late 20th century.

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/Vietnamese American Community of PIttsburgh
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

February 23, 2012
Global Focus: How US Foreign Policy is Made - The bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Lecture by Greg May of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Event Information

Time : 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

March 9, 2012 to March 9, 2012
Global Focus: Speak Peace Exhibit- American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings

34 Riveting children's paintings from Ho Chi Minh City and reactions from American poets. This touring exhibit through the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University will be on loan for much of the month of March. Come view the artwork and create your own poetic responses. Closing reception and public reading with local writers on Friday March 30. http://speakpeace.net

Event Information

Time : 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center

Event Sponsor: Global Focus and Wick Poetry Center
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

March 20, 2012
Global Focus: Life Lessons of a Vietnam Veteran

Bill Korber of the Heinz History Center wasawarded a Bronze star for his service in Vietnam. He encourages students to ask hard questions, as personal questions and engage with him in a conversation about America's relationship to Vietnam.

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center

Event Sponsor: Global Focus
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

March 22, 2012
Global Focus: Vietnam Today - Which path to Follow?

Nguyen Ngoc Bich, former Director of the Vietnamese section of Radio Free Asia will speak about the changing face of Vietnam.

Event Information

Time : 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location : Welker Room

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/Vietnamese American Community of PIttsburgh
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

March 30, 2012
Global Focus: Closing Reception and Reading - Speak Peace Exhibit- American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children's Paintings

34 Riveting children's paintings from Ho Chi Minh City and reactions from American poets. This touring exhibit through the Wick Poetry Center of Kent State University will close Friday March 30. View the artwork and create your own poetic responses. Closing reception and public reading with Chatham University students, community members and poets from the Speak Peace exhibit. http://speakpeace.net

Event Information

Time : 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location : Mezzanine Level Art and Design Center

Event Sponsor: Global Focus and Wick Poetry Center
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

April 5, 2012
Global Focus: Hoan Do - Succeeding in the Real World

A celebrated Vietnamese American speaker, Hoan Do shares unique insight into the attainment of a successful life and addresses the challenges students face in the 21st century. The first 50 people will receive a free copy of his book "Succeeding in the Real World: What School WONT Teach You." Following the performance, please stay for a reception and book signing.

Event Information

Time : 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location : Welker Room James Laughlin Music Hall
Directions : Video Invitation by Hoan himself!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-V4FhbyInY
Video Invitation by Hoan himself!

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/Office of Student Affairs
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu

 

April 17, 2012
Global Focus: Student Panel Dinner and Discussion - Higher Education in Vietnam

Vietnamese students sketch comparisons between American universities and institutions of higher learning in Vietnam as well as the educational system that lead to them.

Event Information

Time : 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location : Laughlin Intercultural Residence Hall

Event Sponsor: Global Focus/Office of Student Affairs
Global Focus Webpage
Contact : Global Focus
Phone : (412) 365-2924
Email : globalfocus@chatham.edu