Multicultural Activities, Awareness, Outreach
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Africana Studies Department Encourages appreciation of diversity and emphasizes the ways people of African descent have constructed and interpreted their lives and cultures. Archaeological Field School An eight-week program designed to teach students the basics of archaeological field work, laboratory processing, and artifact analysis. Archaeological Projects in Cyprus UAlbany faculty members have visited, researched, and written scholarly works on Cyprus since 1970. Archaeological Research in Albany and Viminacium, Yugoslavia Classics professor Michael Werner is Albany's official archaeologist and he periodically leads a team of researchers and student archaeologists in Yugoslavia. Center for Jewish Studies Established in 2001 to advance UAlbany's commitment to excellence in the field of Jewish studies. Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) CELAC's goals include promoting research and encouraging greater understanding and appreciation of Latino multicultural diversity within U.S. society. Classic Film Series Screenings of U.S. and international films of distinction Department of Latin American, Carribean and U.S. Latino Studies (LACS) Special opportunities are available for students pursuing Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies. FENCE and FENCE Books The literary journal FENCE and its publishing arm FENCE Books are located at UAlbany Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) A non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica. Institute of Cypriot Studies UAlbany and Cyprus have a mutually beneficial friendship marked by the exchange of scholars, archaeological research, and education opportunities. International Film Festival A wide selection of foreign language films are shown free and open to the public throughout the academic year Judaic Studies Internships Students pursuing Judaic Studies have the opportunity the earn practicum and internship credit. Liberty Partnership Rising Stars Program The Liberty Partnerships Program is a middle & high school intervention program for students at risk of leaving school. New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) NYLARNet addresses significant public policy issues related to the Latino population of New York and the Northeast, especially through publications and conferences. New York State Writers Institute The New York State Writers Institute promotes literature and writing through diverse programs for students and the general public. New York State Writers Institute Archives Audio/video recordings of Writers Institute events Office of International Education OIE sponsors 70 study abroad programs in 35 countries and assists international students with academic and language support and housing. Performances and Residencies by Professional Artists and Companies Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts artists from a wide variety of performing arts. Performances for High School Student Groups Each season, the Performing Arts Center hosts professional touring artists who perform weekday matinees for high school student groups. School of Social Welfare Faculty Outreach School of Social Welfare faculty members contribute their expertise to a wide range of national and local organizations. Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) STEP prepares historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged K-12 students to acquire the aptitude and skills necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees. Study Tour to South Africa Students, faculty, scholars, and community practitioners travel to South Africa and other African counties each summer on a study mission. Talking History Radio Program UAlbany history professors host and produce a weekly one-hour radio program, "Talking History," broadcast locally on WRPI. Theme Semesters UAlbany holds theme semesters for the campus and public on topics ranging from the Hudson River to China to Shakespeare. University Art Museum Partnerships Partnerships include regional museums, and arts organizations, NYS Writers Institute, and other University academic departments. University Art Museum Student Involvement Programs include student events, classes, MFA Thesis Exhibition, and Internship and Work Study opportunities.
Visiting Writers Series Free and public presentations by 40-50 world renowned and emerging writers each year