Center For International Affairs
Case Western Reserve University
Tomlinson Hall, Room 143
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-7031
Telephone: 216.368.2517

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International Lunch at ELS

Stone Commons Building 109
Wednesday, 11/13/2013 12:00- 1:30PM

Join international students for lunch at the ELS Language Center to enjoy food from all over the world! ELS will be offering a variety of food representing the many different cultures that make up their student body. Make an international friend and try something new!

Circle Connections: International Student Networking

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd Street
Wednesday, 11/13/2013 5:00-7:00PM

The Center for International Affairs presents the first annual Circle Connections, offering University Circle International Students an opportunity to meet, mingle, and experience local art together. The exhibit Made in Mourning: Contemporary Memorial and Reliquary navigates contemporary society's methods of reliquary and memorial creation with artworks ranging from the American mainstream to regional and folk cultures. Included in the exhibition are "ghost bikes," video memorials, personal and public reliquaries and artworks that abstractly consider loss as well as those that were conceived in direct response to a loss. Through the skill and thought involved in the artist's creation of each work the full-bodied nature of living beings is re-presented in relics that respond to the diversity of contemporary American culture.
Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.
All University Circle International Students are invited.

Latino Movie Night

Clark Hall, Room 308
Wednesday, 11/13/2013 7:00PM

La Alianza will be showing ʺCronoCrimenes/TimeCrimesʺ
Free popcorn, Taquitos and soft drinks.

Verne Gallery

2207 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland
Wednesday, 11/13/2013, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Gallery exhibition of contemporary Japanese artists, paintings and prints.


Nighttown, Cleveland Heights, OH
Wednesday, 11/13/2013, 7:00 PM

The Alash Ensemble, a Trio of Tuvan Throat Singers bring their unique and sensational art to the Nighttown Stage!

Throughout IEW

Tackk Poster Contest

Create a Tackk: Win a $100 Gift Card! As part of International Education Week, the Center for International Affairs is hosting an international Tackk themed poster contest. A Tackk is a quick and easy way to make an informative webpage – even from your phone! Entering the online poster contest is easy:

  1. Go to and create a free account
  2. Think “What is International Flavor to me?” (it doesn’t have to be about food!) and create your first Tackk about that theme
  3. Hashtag it twice with #InternationalFlavor and #CWRU
  4. Share, Share, Share and follow the Tackkboard, #InternationalFlavor to see your competition
  5. Still not sure? Here is a how-to:

Winners will be picked by most views/shares ($50 gift card) or by being voted as “Best Tackk” in the competition ($100 gift card). Contest ends on November 15th.

Voices Worth Hearing, Art Worth Sharing

Tomlinson Hall Lobby

Cleveland is home to thousands of international refugees (some may be your neighbors). Award-winning photographers Steve Cagan, Donald Black Jr., and Gabriel Gonzalez were each embedded in the daily lives and experiences of three local refugee families, capturing their joys, challenges and transplanted cultures on film. The result is a powerful black-and-white photography exhibit created to introduce real people with real stories.

Bon Appétit presents International Food in Cafeterias

Mon, November 11th - European food at Fribley Dining Hall
Tue, November 12th - Middle Eastern food at Tomlinson Marketplace
Wed, November 13th - Asian food at Leutner Dining Hall
Thu, November 14th - Hispanic food at BRB Cafe
Fri, November 15th - Each of the 4 main campus cafes mentioned above will highlight one healthy international dish.

CWRU Study Abroad Facebook Giveaways

Check the CWRU Study Abroad Facebook pages for chances to win gift cards and more!

Julian Stanczak: A RETROSPECTIVE – The Genesis of Perceptual Art

Kelvin Smith Library – First Floor Gallery (Through 11/19/2013)

Julian Stanczak is a world renowned painter and pioneer in Optical Art.  His work is featured in four exhibitions at CWUR Kelvin Smith Library.  Stanczak was born in Poland in 1928 and imprisoned in a Siberian Labor camp during WWII.  While there, he permanently lost the use of his right arm.  He eventually made his way to a Polish refugee camp in Uganda where he learned to paint and write with his left hand. 
The exhibit is free and open to the public during the library's regular business hours.

Around the World in 80 Books

Kelvin Smith Library, Hatch Reading Room, 2nd Floor (Through 11/29/2013)

An exhibit of 80 books and manuscripts from the library’s Special Collections, University Archives and circulating collections that illustrate different perspectives on travel from around the world over a broad range of time periods.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during the library's regular business hours.

Nature's Mating Games: Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Natural History Museum (Through 4/27/2014)

This unforgettable exhibition, showcasing animals from around the globe, takes a provocative look at the birds and the bees. It was created by the Natural History Museum in London by evolutionary biologists, animal behavior experts and museum curators. The exhibit brings together astonishing photography and surprising film footage with more than 100 Museum specimens to showcase the diverse mating strategies in the animal kingdom. The exhibit is recommended for those ages 13 and older.
Tickets: Adults: $12 Youths: $10.00 College students with ID: $10.00 Seniors: $10.00
Exhibit hours and ticket information: