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Friday, November 13th, 2015
Book Lover's Calendar for 2016 on sale now at the Library
Friday, November 6th, 2015
Global Teacher Exchange Opportunities
The Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational the Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools, and communities in the U.S and abroad. Participants in this three- to six- month program for U.S. teachers (or four-month program for international teachers) are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their design. Application deadline for U.S. teachers is November 4, 2015.
The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grant: The IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants is a professional development program to support U.S. secondary level (grades 6–12) teachers who have shown to be outstanding advocates for study abroad. The goal of the program is to help raise global awareness in the classroom and prepare students for global citizenship and study abroad. Fifty (50) enrichment grants of $1,000 each are available to teachers to conduct any learning activity in the U.S. or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.
Population Workshop -- Friday, November 20, 2015
Discover lively, interdisciplinary activities that help students understand the importance of sustaining global citizenship and informed decision making. In this full-day workshop, K-12 educators will engage in role-playing simulations, problem solving challenges, and critical thinking activities to build student' knowledge in math, science, and social studies. All participants will receive our classroom-ready curriculum, which emphasizes hands-on learning and cross curricular problem solving. All activities are aligned to Ohio's New Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards.
ESC Global Education Workshop Series : Teaching About Africa for K-12 Educators
Learn about the geography, cultures and arts of modern Africa through the ESC's Fall 2015 workshops that explore the central, eastern and western geographic regions of sub-Saharan Africa. Enhance your content knowledge about non-Western countries and societies in response to Ohio's learning standards requirements. Pan-African scholars from Cleveland State and Kent State Universities will lead workshops and share their experiences teaching, living and working on the continent of Africa for the series "Teaching About Africa."
This event is a series of dates: September 2, 2015, October 22, 2015, November 13, 2015 and December 2, 2015.
Migration in Global Context : History, Narrative and Project-Based Learning
The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County and Cleveland State University Department of History are collaborating to present a summer Teacher Institute in the Humanities and workshops during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 centering around local, national and global migration themes.
Migration in Global Context Workshops Schedule - Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
10/14/15: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland Museum of Art
Gallery walk: Migration Themes in Art
Cleveland Museum of Art, One Wade Oval, Cleveland OH 44106
Presenter: Beth Noren, master teacher and CMA teacher advisor
11/12/15: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland State University
Book discussion: Factory Girls (by Leslie Chang)
CSU Student Center Rm. 315, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Facilitators: Prof. Shelley Rose and master teachers
2/17/16: 4-6 p.m. Cleveland State University
Film viewing: Last Train Home
CSU Student Center, 3rd floor ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Facilitators: Prof. Shelley Rose, Prof. Wenqing Kang
4/15/16: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cleveland State University
Teacher Symposium: Migration in Global Context
CSU Student Center, 3rd floor ballroom, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tiffany Trimmer (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Teacher Presenters: panel discussions, presentations. and curricular showcase
Programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Nadine Grimm at Nadine.email@example.com or 216-901-4243.
This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Octavofest at the Library: Lecture Series on Chinese Calligraphy
Octavofest: Celebrating the Book and Paper Arts in partnership with the Confucius Institute at CSU will feature a Lecture Series on Chinese Calligraphy with Master Chinese Calligrapher and Seal-Engraving Artist, Yongze He on October 31and November 14, 2015 at 3:00 in RT 416.
Chinese calligraphy is an elegant art and an important part of Chinese culture, dating back several thousands of years. This series of lectures will cover the history of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese script patterns. Participants will have the opportunity to hold Chinese brushes, write Chinese characters, and fully appreciate the beauty of Chinese calligraphy.
To register, please email Zijie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-687-5471.
Join Us in the Library For International Games Day, Friday, Oct. 30th!
Need a break from studying? Looking for a way to escape the "Will the Weekend Ever Come?" blues?
Well, get your game face on and come to the first floor of the Michael Schwartz Library this Friday (Oct. 30th) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for International Games Day!
Join us for table games (provided by Critical Hit Games) and food (pizza and beverage).
International Games Day is a non-commercial, volunteer-run library initiative auspiced by the American Library Association in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association and Nordic Game Day.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Two New Databases to Try — SAGE Stats and Data-Planet
SAGE Stats provides annual measures dating back more than two decades. It features statistical data series created from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets. It is comparable to DataZoa, to which CSU currently subscribes.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets is a web-based research solutions tool that provides access to data from licensed and public domain datasets. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 25 billion data points from 4.3 billion datasets sourced from more than 70 source organizations. It is also comparable to DataZoa.
Both databases will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community — SAGE Stats through November 16th and Data-Planet through November 13th. Find them on our Research Databases page.
Friday, October 9th, 2015
New Trial Subscription to Scopus
Scopus, from Elsevier, is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Providing an overview of research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Scopus will be available on a trial basis to the CSU community through November 4th. Find it on our Research Databases page.
Take the Scopus Survey -- Once you've tried Scopus, let us know what you think about this database.
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Cultural Crossings Presents Luis Alberto Urrea
The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library will host a lunch with Urrea on October 9, from noon - 1:00 pm in RT 503. Seating is limited--confirmed registration is required to attend. Please register here. Call 216-875-9734 for more information.
Urrea is the author of fourteen books and has published extensively in many genres and has received numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award for The Devil's Highway, his 2004 non-fiction account of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert.
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