Global Week 2019 - Archive

Global Week 2019 - Archive

Stop by the GLOBAL WEEK TENT on the lawn in front of Peabody Hall October 21-25, 10am-4pm for information about the Week, giveaways, and interactive activities!

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Archived Event Schedule

Saturday, October 19


12-3pm, Amphitheater

CultureFest is an event which features booths created by different CIOs, all kinds of different foods, activities, and performances. CultureFest was created in order to demonstrate to the Charlottesville and UVA community that we value diversity in all forms. This is a time of celebration and learning for both those engaged in the execution of the event and those who attend the event.

Sponsored by: Multicultural Student Services and University Programs Council

Sunday, October 20

Asian Student Union APIDAutumn: Career Crossroads

5-7pm, Newcomb Commonwealth Room

Interested or worried about your future career? Come to “Career Crossroads” and listen to our panel of amazing speakers! Come observe the experiences of people who have defied the model minority myth and have carved careers out of non-stereotypical Asian majors. Ranging from nurses to project managers, there will be a variety of stories and testimonies from our speakers. Also, there will be food! Join us for an evening of listening and learning!

Sponsored by: Asian Student Union

Monday, October 21

The Rise of Alibaba and Prospects for Technological Innovation in China

5-6:30pm, 123 Rouss/Robertson Hall

A dialogue between Duncan Clark, author of "Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built," and Syaru Shirley Lin, founding board member of Alibaba Group.

Sponsored by: East Asia Center at UVACenter for Global Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce

Education Abroad Peer Advising

4-8pm, Georges Student Center Clemons Library 2nd Floor

Interested in Education Abroad? Come talk with students who have already experienced an education abroad program!

Sponsored by: International Studies Office Education Abroad


Global Engineering Internship Opportunities

4-5pm, Rodman Room, Thornton Hall A Wing, Second Floor

Join Engineering International Programs, UVA Global Internships, and Engineering Career Development to explore pathways to an internship abroad this coming summer! This interactive workshop will introduce you to UVA structured internship programs with engineering-related placements, UVA Independent Internships for engineers and applied scientists, and tips for searching for your own international internship. 

Opportunities in Vietnam, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Brazil, and other exciting locations will be highlighted. Siemens Healthineers (Germany), Inspectorio (Vietnam), the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Sinba (Peru) are but a few employers offering positions to UVA students!

Funding opportunities and budgeting for an international internship will also be discussed. 

Fellow SEAS classmates who followed pathways to internships abroad will also be on hand to explain how they did it and what it was like. 

Snacks will be provided!

Sponsored by: Office of Engineering International Programs and UVA Global Internships

Hope in an Unjust World: Grassroots Activism with Oliver Ranft (BA'05)

1pm, Garrett Hall Great Hall

We are nearing a cataclysm of unfathomable proportions. Us vs. them discourse is tearing the social fabric of our nations apart. Perhaps now more than ever, our hope against injustice lies with activists who possess the moral courage and leadership capabilities required to shed light on today's most pressing humanitarian problems and mobilize support. 

Ranft graduated from UVA with a bachelor’s in foreign affairs. He received his master’s in global public policies from the University of Potsdam, based outside of Berlin, Germany. Ranft hails originally from Quito, Ecuador, is fluent in Spanish, German, French, and English. For the last decade, he has worked as a political strategist in the profit, not- for- profit, and government sectors creating a global cooperation network for policy makers, grassroots activists, NGO’s, philanthropists, journalists, and CSR programs. 

Please join us! Lunch will be provided.

More information about Global Activists Network at

Sponsored by: Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


Samedi Cinema & a Conversation with Director Mamadou Dia

5-7pm, NAU 101

Samedi Cinema is an acclaimed short by Senegalese director, Mamadou Dia. It tells a story of two young cinephiles and their plan to see a movie in their local cinema in northern Senegal before it closes. The film screening will be followed by a talk from Dia, facilitated by Professor Kandioura Dramé from the Department of French, and a reception.

Sponsored by: Department of FrenchDepartment of Global Studies, and Lorna Sundberg International Center