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Campus to celebrate International Festival Week

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will celebrate International Festival Week (IFW) with a series of events April 7 to 12 on campus.

All week, in recognition of world cultures, the University will provide international menus in the campus dining halls, display international books at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore and support residence hall decorating contests.

Other International Festival Week events on campus include:

April 8 “The Religious Factor in African Politics,” with Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science, at 12:30p.m. in C-103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies

April 8 Student Immigration Forum moderated by Don Wycliff, associate vice president for news and information and adjunct professor of American studies, at 7:30p.m. in the LaFortune Student Center ballroom

April 9 “Doing Business in Asia,” with Deryck Maughan, managing director and chairman of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., at 5p.m. in 155 DeBartolo Hall

April 10 Screening of “My American Girls” (Caribbean Diasporas Film Series) with guest speaker Karen Richman, cultural anthropologist and director of the Institute for Latino Studies’ Center for Migration and Border Studies, at 7p.m. in 126 DeBartolo Hall

April 10 Screenings of “Mrs. Ratcliffe’s Revolution” (Nanovic Institute Film Series) with producer Leslie Udwin, at 7 and 10p.m. in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts

April 11 Screenings of “Mephisto” (Faust at Notre Dame) at 7 and 10p.m. in the Browning Cinema

April 12 Screening of “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” at 7p.m. and “Young Girls of Rochefort” at 10p.m. in the Browning Cinema

International Festival Week events are sponsored by International Student Services and Activities, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Latino Studies, Gender Studies Program, Departments of American Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Campus Ministry, Notre Dame Career Center, RecSports, DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts, Notre Dame Food Services, Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Human Rights ND, Legends of Notre Dame, Student International Business Council, Asian American Association, India Association, and Master of Science in Accountancy program.

*Contact: * Bethany Heet, International Student Services and Activities, 574-631-3825,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla at on April 03, 2008.