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Samba: Dance Across the Globe Series
Date | Monday, February 25
Time | 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location | Rite Aid Lounge
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Ninth Annual Africana Film Series
Date | Tuesdays, February 5, 12 & 19
Time | All films begin at 7:00 PM
Location | Student Center 202
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Fair Trade Coffee Tasting
Date | Thursday, February 14
Time | 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Location | Student Center 202
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Fair Trade Holiday Craft Sale
Students, faculty and staff purchased more than $1,000 of unique crafts handmade by farmers and artisans in underdeveloped countries. These individuals will receive fair wages for the jewelry, scarves and organic chocolate sold. The profits will enhance the producers’ lives by helping further develop their crafts, sending their children to college, and creating vital community projects like wells and schools. The event was made possible through collaboration with SERRV, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. << Event Photo Album >>
More than 100 students transformed the Student Center atrium into a fiesta as they celebrated Mayan culture and the rumored December 21, 2012 end of the world. Party-goers debunked the “Mayan end of the world theory” and learned about ancient Mayan culture from the walls lined with informational posters. Activities included a photo booth, games, piñatas, Bombers burritos, and free raffles for prizes including a Kindle Fire. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Student Government Association. << Event Photo Album >>
Holidays Around the World was an opportunity for students to learn about and sample foods from international holidays. Information on Ethiopia’s Meskel celebration, Asia’s Lunar New Year and Orthodox Christian’s Christmas traditions were presented on large, trifold poster boards. The focal point of Holidays Around the World was the centrally located fire pit warming the event participants. The flames represented the common theme of light and fire uniting the diverse traditions. Holidays Around the World was hosted in collaboration with the College's Orthodox Christian Association, Multi-Cultural Club, and the African Student Association. << Event Photo Album >>
Bhangra: Dance Across the Globe Series
The smells of paneer makhani, naan, samosas and other traditional Indian dishes flooded the Rite Aid Lounge the night of the Bhangra dance performance. More than 40 students enjoyed traditional Indian dishes as they watched the Siena College Bhangra Dance Team’s energetic routine. The audience also learned about Bhangra’s evolution from a dance once performed by field workers to a dance now popular in Indian nightclubs. The event was hosted in collaboration with the ACPHS Dance Team. << Event Photo Album >>
Guatemalan Culture and Healthcare
Shortly after returning to campus from their Guatemala Pharm.D. rotations, participating students gave a presentation comparing the health and healthcare of Guatemala to that of the U.S. The presenters discussed the immense challenges and satisfaction of working at rural health clinics and seeing 200-300 Spanish speaking patients a day. They also shared their perspectives on the barriers to health care that citizens in both countries face. << Event Photo Album >>
International Student Meet & Greet
ACPHS’ international students stopped by the Office of Global Initiatives for morning coffees and afternoon pizzas to introduce themselves and explain what ACPHS can do to help them get the most out of their time in America.
Veena & Devesh: Classical North Indian Music
The world renowned artists treated the campus to an evening of classical North Indian sitar and tabla music. Veena, who describes her music as “vitalizing and healing to the body, clarifying to the mind, and food for the soul," invited the audience to let the music carry them into a deep meditative state. In addition to an hour and a half of relaxation, the performers offered students, faculty and staff a lesson on the rhythm, story and meaning behind each song. Veena and Devesh’s performance was hosted in collaboration with ACPHS’ Department of Humanities & Communication and the Multi-Cultural Club. << Event Photo Album >>
Peruvian Health & Healthcare
Students returning from their Pharm.D. rotations in Peru shared delivered a presentation to the campus highlighting some of their amazing experiences. The audience enjoyed traditional Peruvian dishes as they learned about alternative forms of medicine, common illnesses and health issues that stem from Peru's climate and lifestyle. The presentation included photos and insights into their experiences collecting medicinal plants in the Amazon Rainforest, traveling down the Rio Amazonas, setting up rural clinics, experiencing an indigenous culture, and exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World. << Event Photo Album >>
Zorkie Nelson: Ghanaian Drummer
Not only did Zorkie Nelson’s September 2012 performance introduce ACPHS to Ghanaian drumming, but Nelson gave event participants hands-on drumming lessons. The musical event was hosted in collaboration with ACPHS’ Department of Humanities & Communication, the Student Government Association, and Multi-Cultural Club.
Panel Discussion with International Visitors from Bahrain
Three successful Bahraini women visiting the Capital Region as participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program compared American and Bahraini women’s influence in the electoral process. The discussion was hosted in collaboration with the Muslim Law Student Association of Albany Law School and the International Center of the Capital Region.
Salsa & Salsa: Dance Across the Globe Series
As part one of the ‘Dance Across the Globe’ series, students participated in dance lessons from professional dancer, Juan Soler, Jr. and enjoyed a variety of salsas from around the world. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Student Government Association.