Events in UCIS

Sunday, October 14 until Monday, October 15

(All day) Student Club Activity
New York City Freshman Programs Trip
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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In this trip, students will tour the UN, learn about funding and internship opportunities available from IIE and DAAD, and visit the EU Delegation to the UN offices to learn first-hand about the EU's diplomacy efforts with regards to the UN. Open only to students in the International Studies: Europe Freshman Community.

Monday, October 15

11:30 am Award Ceremony
6th Annual Sheth International Awards
WPU Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
8:00 pm Film
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
1502 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Department of French and Italian
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Prof. Lina Insana will introduce one of her favorite films of Italian cinema, the Academy Award-winning Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.

From Rotten Tomatoes:
Cinema Paradiso offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theater in this Italian comedy drama that is based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her estranged son, Salvatore, who left many years ago and has since become a prominent Roman film director who has taken the advice of his mentor too literally. He finally returns to his home village to attend the funeral of the town's former film projectionist, Alfredo, and, in so doing, embarks upon a journey into his boyhood just after WWII when he became the man's official son. In the dark confines of the Cinema Paradiso, the boy and the other townsfolk try to escape from the grim realities of post-war Italy.