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Best-selling PostSecret Author Frank Warren Highlights UAlbany's Sexuality Week

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From the PostSecret exhibit Confessions on Life, Death, and God, which runs through Feb. 11 in the PAC Lab Theatre.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 25, 2011) -- New York Times best-selling author Frank Warren and his PostSecret project headline the University at Albany's Sexuality Week 2011, Jan. 30 to Feb. 11.

A postcard from the exhibit.

A postcard from the Frank Warren exhibit PostSecret.

Warren's keynote address, which references his collection of more than 200,000 highly personal postcards mailed anonymously from all over the world, takes place Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Main Theatre. His PostSecret exhibit Confessions on Life, Death, and God runs through Feb. 11 in the PAC Lab Theatre.

In its 28th year, UAlbany's Sexuality Week brings together college students, faculty and staff to discuss critical issues and concerns related to sexual health, including HIV/AIDS, relationships, identity, and reproductive health.

"The University Counseling Center's Middle Earth Program is coordinating the most comprehensive event to date," said M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D., Director of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program and Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation.

"We have capitalized on our many partnerships, both on the UAlbany campus and in the community," Cimini said. "The programs during Sexuality Week offer students the most comprehensive information about very critical behavioral health issues."

Sexuality Week includes workshops  delivered to students in the residence halls; events at the PAC, including Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues Feb. 10-12; and training for social work professionals on issues relevant to the LGBTQ community.

A few additional educational highlights include:

• A workshop offered by the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center on the effects of childhood sexual abuse on males, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Terrace Lounge.

Status Update: OMG! Facebook is Changing My Life!, a discussion about the positive and negative effects of social media on relationships, offered by University Counseling Center staff psychologist Heidi Wright, project coordinator of the Violence against Women and Suicide Prevention grants, Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Terrace Lounge.

He's Just Not That Into You, a presentation and discussion about commitment, and healthy and unhealthy relationships, led by the student officers of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, Feb. 3 at 9:30 p.m. in CC 375.

Alcohol and Hookin' Up, on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in CC 375, interactive theater performed by the Middle Earth Players to address myths associated with drinking and sex.

Sexuality Week events are funded by the University at Albany Student Association. The Performing Arts Center, a major collaborating partner for this year’s events, is funding the PostSecret postcard exhibit. The Sexuality Week program brochure is available at the University Counseling CenterWebsite.

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