Upcoming Events at The American Center in Saigon (June 24 – June 26)

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MOOC Camp: Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society – Session 6
Time: Tuesday, June 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Phan Dinh Tuan Anh, Guest Speaker

Participate in this session and discuss global trends with other participants. Don’t forget to review the online materials before attending this session!

The World of Big Data|
Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Joseph Nygate, Rochester Institute of Technology

The internet makes it easier to collect and share data nowadays. The term “Big Data” is a general term used to describe huge datasets that require a massive amount of storage and huge amounts of processing power to make sense of all the data. Professor Nygate from Rochester Institute of Technology will discuss what “Big Data” means exactly, or more importantly, how it affects your life.

LGBT Pride Month: Supreme Court and LGBT Rights
Time: Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Andrew Riplinger, Consulate Officer

During this June, the U.S. Supreme Court will likely issue its final decision on same-sex marriage rights in the United States. Come learn about the history of LGBT civil rights cases that have argued before the Supreme Court and discuss the American federal system, states’ rights, and the American judicial system. We will talk about typical cases in this field of law and same-sex marriage recognition, such as Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), Lawrence v. Texas (2003), United States v. Windsor (2013), and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).

American Movies Quiz
Time: Thursday, June 25, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Facilitator: Conor Hassett, Hamilton College

Come test your knowledge about American movies! Compete in the quiz, be the winner, and bring home some cool prizes!

MOOC Camp: Shaping the Way We Teach English, Part 2 – Session 5
Time: Thursday, June 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Caroline Nabors, English Language Fellow

This is the last session of the MOOC course for current and future English teachers. Come discuss what you have learned from the online course with your peers!

Pre-Departure Orientation
Time: Friday, June 26, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Speakers: EducationUSA Advisors, Consular Officers, American Students and Alumni

You are about to leave Vietnam to study in the U.S. and start a new phase of life, but do you know what to expect? No matter where you are from, you are likely to encounter new challenges during your stay in the U.S. Attend our pre-departure orientation workshop to learn about things you need to know and do before you leave home.


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