The 2018-2019 One World Initiative theme is

Global Perspectives on Time

The success of the One World Initiative depends on the contributions of campus departments and organizations hosting a range of activities (lectures, films, performances etc.). The One World Initiative will help promote your activity across the campus and beyond. Funds to help support campus activities are also available. To submit your event or funding request form, please email us at

One World Initiative and Your Event

If you, your program, club, or center, is organizing an event linked to the One World Initiative's 2018-19 theme of Global Perspectives on Time. Please email a description of the event, the date and location to We will be happy to include your event on our website and assist with promoting it across the campus, including digital signage.

We request that in your promotion of the event you include reference to the One World Initiative so that the campus community knows that it is a part of this exciting global initiative. Contact us and we can send you a copy of our logo.

To apply for funding for your event, submit this form to

Ruiz lecturing

Nuestra America: Latino History as US History (Above)

Students at reception

students at reception

University of Dance Company - Dance Sites 2018 (Above 2 photos)

Spring 2019 Events:

6th Annual World Language Day: Tuesday, Feb. 12th

This event offers a unique opportunity for participants to interact with people around the globe. There will be numerous language tables where participants can learn new phrases and different perspectives about time.

  • Time & Place: 10:00 am -2:00 pm | Global Lounge, University Library

Million Dollar Hoods -- Mapping the Cost of Mass Incarceration: Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Professor of History and African American Studies will present a lecture about the cost of mass incarceration. Hernandez will explore how the U.S prison system and mass incarceration have developed over the course of the 20th century and will demonstrate the importance between the concept of time and social, cultural and political change.

  • Time & Place: 5:00-8:00 pm | Foothill Suite, University Union

Global Perspectives on Time in Art History -- "In and Out of Time": April 6, 2019

The Department of Art is hosting their annual Art History Symposium. This year, they will showcase the theme -- In and Out of Time: Global Perspectives on Time in Art History. Keynote speaker Prita Meier, Associate Professor of Art History, New York University, will discuss the discipline’s foundational conception of time.

  • Time & Place: 1:00 - 5:00 pm | Mendocino Hall 1005

One World Student Symposium: Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Student Symposium is full of amazing student work across campus and disciplines. Students are given the freedom to showcase their understanding of the yearly theme -- Global Perspectives on Time -- which has featured: cultural performances, lectures, PowerPoints, poster presentations and even a fashion show.

  • Time & Place: 10:30 - 11:45 pm | Forest and Orchard Suites, University Union

One World Faculty and Staff Panel: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

A faculty panel of 4-5 faculty members across campus and disciplines will discuss their own research in the context of Global Perspectives on TIme.

  • Time & Place: 12:00 - 01:15 pm | Cottonwood Suite, University Union

One World Keynote Speaker: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Keynote speaker, Eric Adjetey Anang is a Ghanaian sculptor and fantasy coffin carpenter. He will be unveiling his latest piece during this event. 

  • Time & Place: 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Cottonwood Suite, University Union

Understanding our Positionality -- The Influence of Time on Research Questions: Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Dr. Martinez and Dr. Montano, Professors from UC Davis, will present a lecture about addressing the reflexivity and subjectivity in research. Specificly focusing on how one's reflexivity develops our time through engaging with data collection and analysis. 

  • Time & Place: 05:30 - 07:00 pm | Mendocino Hall 1030

SFA Spring Fashion Show -- Threads through Time: Sunday, April 21th, 2019

A showcase of students' creavitiy and how they perceive history through fresh and young minds. Each collection will represent a story that highlights creativity, divestity, and inclusion in a historical fashion.   

  • Time & Place: 06:00 pm | University Ballroom

Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration Day: Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

This event celebrates, acknowledges, and appreciates the histories and cultural diversity of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) populations. There will be APIA performances and student organizations that will be showcasing different cultural traditions from the various Asian and Pacific Islander countries.

US - Mexico Relations -- A presentation by Mexico Consul General Ms. Liliana Ferrer: Monday, April 29th, 2019

Mexico Consul General Ms.Lilana Ferrer will present on mulitple perspectives of migration and the border wall. The issue is to historically and socially contextualize why President Trump is pursuing the construction of the border wall now.

  • Time & Place: Downtown

1919 / 2019 - A Pop-Up Museum: Thursday, May 9th, 2019

"Pop-Up Museum" in the Library Quad, commemorates the centennial of end of World War I and the Peace of 1919. Come view posters illustrating student research, listen to period jazz music, & reflect on how one monumental event has shaped a century of the global past.

  • Time & Place: 01:30 - 03:30 pm | Library Quad, University Library

Fall 2018 Events: 

Cup of Culture Event:

A weekly series celebrating cultural diversity and global awareness on our campus! This event is located in the IPGE Global Lounge from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

  • Sept. 5th:   Philippines with Karla Piacentini
  • Sept. 12th: Ecuador with Karla Lozada
  • Sept. 19th: Vietnam with Quyen Ho & Ngoc Truong
  • Sept. 26th: North India with Prabhjyot Shinh
  • Oct. 3rd:     Ethiopia with Bob Nhuyen
  • Oct. 10th:   China with Shan Xu
  • Oct. 17th:   Greece with Konstantina Antonakaki
  • Oct. 24th:   Pakistan Rayyan Saeed
  • Oct. 31st:   Cote D'lvoire with Danny Amon
  • Nov. 7th:    Oxford Brookes University with CSUS Study Abroad Students
  • Nov. 14th:  IPGE Student Panel
  • Nov. 28th:  Intercultural Communication with Dr. Kikuko Omori
  • Time & Place: 1-2 pm | Global Lounge, University Library

Film Screening: The University Honors Program

A film screening in the Honors Lounge to screen films that address issues of "time" as a concept

  • Time & Place: Looper | Sept. 8th | 2-5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC
  • Time & Place: What we do in the Shadows | Oct. 13th | 2-5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC
  • Time & Place: This is where I leave you | Nov. 10th | 2-5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC
  • Time & Place: Clueless | Dec. 8th | 2-5pm | Honors Lounge, ARIC

Ask a Diplomat: Thursday, Oct 23th 

Come meet the Diplomat in Residence, Dorothy Ngutter during an information session at 10:00 am in the Global Lounge across the library. Learn about Ngutter’s global experiences and get information on internships, fellowships, and career options. 

  • Time & Place: 10 am | Global Lounge, University Library

Korean Student Association, Celebrate Korea Day Exhibit: Wednesday, Oct. 24th

The Korean Student Association invites students to eplore Korea's cultural past and present through dance groups and presentators. We will be viewing the critical components of Korean history and how that has transitioned to the 21st century. 

  • Time & Place:12:00-3:00pm  | Global Lounge, University Library

University Library One Book Exhibit: Thursday, Oct. 25th

The One Book Exhibit will offer 'timely' information on campus resources regarding transgender transition and illustrate how the science of gender identity and the global evolution of family and community acceptance has evolved over time.

  • Time & Place: 4:30-5:30 pm | Mezzanine, Second Floor, University Library

5th International Conference on Genocide: Nov. 1st-3rd

This conference features more than 30 panels, and more than 120 keynote speakers involved The 5th International Conference on Genocide will involve international scholars, activists and policy makers who will explore societies caught in the grip of genocide and their response over time.

  • Time & Place: 8:30 am | University Union

University Dance Company -- Dance Sites 2018: Friday, December 7th, 2018

UDC is a group of 30 student and alumni performers, who rehearse and perfrom the creative research of faculty and guest choreographers for the creation of new performance and choreographic works. There are 150 available for California State University, Sacramento, students, and these tickets will be provided free-of-charge.

  • Time & Place: 10 am | University Theatre, Shasta 113