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Russia Day 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 10:00 AM

UT Campus

Registration is Open

Russia Day 2016

Creating a Path From Novice to Advanced: Best Practices in the Teaching of Russian Language and Culture

Friday, June 10, 2016 • 10:00 AM

BUR 214

Half-day workshop and webinar

CREEES and TLC Workshop

Summer Teacher' Institute 2016: Food: Cultures and Controversies

Monday, June 6, 2016

UT-Austin campus

This year’s Summer Teachers’ Institute will examine the cultures and controversies associated with one of the most basic things all human being share: food.

Summer Teachers' Institute

K-16 workshop: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

Saturday, May 14, 2016 • 9:30 AM

Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will give K-16 educators the tools to start speaking and understanding the Portuguese language in the context of Brazilian culture. Workshop participants will also be introduced to Portuguese resources at The University of Texas that can be utilized in their classrooms.

The Dome in Western Architecture: From the Pantheon to the Texas Capitol

Thursday, May 12, 2016 • 4:30 PM


Great Works, Great Ideas Webinar

The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Workshop: Teaching About Refugees: Forced Displacement, Political Asylum, Deportation and Repatriation

Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 10:00 AM

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Drawing from current and historical examples from around the world, this day-long workshop will address why and how people become displaced, the problems that refugees and migrants face, how they rebuild their lives in new countries, and what happens when they are sent back to their countries of origin.

The Engimatic Frida Kahlo: An Approach to Understanding her Work

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 • 4:30 PM


In this webinar, Patricia Ruiz-Healy will explore Frida Kahlo’s life - from her early childhood years, to the bus accident that changed her life, to her tumultuous marriage with Diego Rivera - and how it influenced her work as an artist.

The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes: A One Day Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2016 • 9:00 AM

Harry Ranson Center, UT Austin Campus

Four hundred years ago, two of the world's most famous authors died on (almost) the same day. What better reason to take a better look at why, 400 years later, we still study these writers and the amazing works they left behind.

Shakespeare and Cervantes

Film: Where Do We Go Now?

Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 7:30 PM

AFS Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin

For centuries the Muslim and Christian inhabitants of a small Lebanese village have lived in relative peace and harmony, but the wars from the outside world have begun causing strife and distrust among the men.

Where Do We Go Now?

Great Works, Great Ideas: The Qur'an, Art, and Architecture

Thursday, February 25, 2016 • 4:30 PM


Using Culturally Relevant Literature in the Elementary Classroom

Saturday, February 20, 2016 • 2:00 PM

Metz Elementary School Library

Learn how to structure units of study around culturally relevant literature

Film: Captain Abu Raed

Friday, February 19, 2016 • 7:30 PM

AFS Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin

Widowed and now childless, 70-year-old Abu Raed leads a very uneventful life at home reading one of his 2000 books when not working as a custodian at the Amman airport.

Captain Abu Raed

Film: Fish and Cat

Thursday, February 11, 2016 • 7:30 PM

AFS Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin

With a nod to the continuous single shot of RUSSIAN ARK, the temporal strategies of Richard Linklater, and the meat cleavers of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Mokri’s film places kite-flying students within easy reach of some sketchy restaurant butchers.

Fish and Cat

Film: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Thursday, February 4, 2016 • 7:30 PM

AFS Marchesa Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin

In a time of Palestinian suicide-bombers boarding Israeli buses and an ongoing exchange of bombardment for rockets, a young Israeli girl chooses to reach out to someone “on the other side.”

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Great Works, Great Ideas: Nectar in a Sieve (India)

Monday, January 25, 2016 • 4:30 PM


Great Works, Great Ideas is a five-part webinar series exploring great ideas and great works of literature and architecture and the impact they've had on socieities and cultures throughout the ages.

The Maya Meetings

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thompson Conference Center

International gathering of scholars includes workshops open to teachers and students!