November 9, 2015
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in International Education Week (IEW) to be held this year from November 16 through 22. IEW is as an opportunity to celebrate world cultures, peoples, and language while affirming the critical role that international education and exchange play in fostering mutual understanding and world peace.
Inaugurated by President Bill Clinton in 2000, IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. IEW is celebrated annually in more than 100 countries across the world to symbolize the importance of global exchange and cross-cultural learning.
IEW will commence on Monday, Nov. 16, with a flag parade departing from the Great Hall and a grand opening ceremony featuring a keynote address and variety of international food trucks. Additional featured events during the week include TEDxUCSD, Triton World Cup Soccer Tournament, Career Fair, and a Closing Ceremony, featuring an international fashion show as part of the weekly Friday Café.
In recognition of the 11th anniversary of this annual event, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay so that employees may attend one or more IEW events. Supervisors are asked to allow employees one hour of administrative leave with pay when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
For more information, please visit the UC San Diego IEW website or email Courtney Giordano at firstname.lastname@example.org.