Events in UCIS

Saturday, September 23

(All day) Workshop
Faculty Professional Development Workshop
3199 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with GSPIA, Department of Africana Studies and Department of History
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ASP will host the teach Africa workshop as part of our faculty development series initiative. The goal is to provide a forum for faculty to come together to discuss opportunities and challenges of teaching about Africa. They will share their joys of teaching and best practices,while also discussing the challenges they encounter. Together, they will identify best practices and recommend ways to improve on their practice. The invited guest speaker is Dr. Lioba Moshi of the African Studies Institute, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, University of Georgia

Dr. Lioba Moshi is a native speaker of Swahili from Tanzania. She has a Ph.D. from UCLA (1985) and is a recipient of a distinguished teaching award from the same institution. She has taught Swahili in Tanzania, England (2 years) and the United States (UCLA 4 years, Stanford 3 years). She is also the author of one of the textbooks for the department's program: Mazoezi ya Kiswahili, Kitabu cha Wanafunzi wa Mwaka wa Kwanza (Swahili exercises, a workbook for first year students), University Press of America, 1988. She also authored Tuimarishe Kiswahili Chetu, University Press of America, 1988). She has developed a series of videos intended to help students acquire Swahili language and culture.

Dr. Moshi will discuss the growth of African Studies at the University of Georgia and neighboring communities. She will share best practices that have worked well in building the program in Georgia while also sharing the challenges and approaches they have used to deal with the challenges. Two facilitators will help lead the discussions. Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward and Dr. John Stoner will serve as workshop facilitators. All ASP affilaited faculty are encouraged to attend and all other faculty interested in African Studies are welcome to join the workshop.

9:00 am Workshop/Teacher Training--Language
Teaching Foreign Language Across the Curriculum
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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Teaching foreign language across the curriculum is a means to internationalize courses commonly taught only in English. Students develop an enriched understanding of their chosen course of study while enhancing language skills in their second language. Educators bring world languages into areas of study beyond the typical foreign language and literature classes. This prepares educators and students for the cross-cultural and multilingual demands of global society.

Join UCIS for a one-day workshop for graduate students and faculty interested in teaching FLAC. Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will direct the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register at

7:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Old Stone
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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When a drunk passenger causes cab driver Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, Lao Shi finds himself responsible for the man’s medical bills. On the verge of losing everything he has, the cabby must find some way to survive. Old Stone exposes many social injustices and a general indifference to one another in modern China.