Lectures, programs and festivities representing the many cultures of University of Utah students will be held on campus April 17-22 during International Week.
Booths selling international clothing and crafts will be set up in the Olpin Union and on the union patio. Videos on international subjects will be shown in the union lobby.Mid-day lectures and discussions of international problems are planned on several days, all in the Hinckley Caucus Room, 255 Orson Spencer Hall. Some of the scheduled speakers are Robert Vallarino, a Fulbright scholar from Mexico; Ines Salman of Weber State College; and Ibrahim Karawan, a U. assistant professor of political science.
On Wednesday, a balloon liftoff is scheduled on the Union lawn. Hundreds of balloons will be released, each containing a student's name and a message asking the finder to contact the university. The student whose name is on the balloon that generates the most distant return contact will win a prize.
Foreign films will be shown Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the Olpin Union Theatre.
The week will culminate April 22 with International Night, a free program of songs and dance from all regions of the world. The event at 7 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall traditionally attracts more than 1,000 people.