Public Engagement Month

We invite you to participate in the important publicly engaged work and programming taking place across the University’s three campuses and throughout Capital Region neighborhoods in April.    

View a pdf of the calendar or scroll down this page to view a more comprehensive list of events.

Tuesday, April 3

Opioid Public Health Crisis Town Hall, presented by the School of Public Health
12 - 1 p.m., Health Sciences Campus, Room 110A, 1 University Place, Rensselaer
Open to the public

A Conversation with Portuguese Poet Rosa Alice Branco, co-sponsored by the Portuguese Program of UAlbany’s Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the New York State Writers Institute
4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library
Open to the public (more information)

Wednesday, April 4

Gun Violence Prevention Symposium: A Public Health Perspective
8 - 10 a.m., Albany Medical College, Medical Education Building, Room ME-700
Open to the public

Spring Community Service Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m., LC Concourse
Open to members of the UAlbany community

Health as Social Justice: A PhotoVoice Project Gallery and Panel and Reception, presented by the School of Public Health
12 - 2 p.m., Health Sciences Campus, Room 110A, 1 University Place, Rensselaer
Open to the public (more information)

Intro to Audacity, an iLearn workshop
12:35 - 1:35 p.m., University Library, LI B15
Open to the public (more information)

Java and Justice: Sex Trafficking -- a talk by Dr. Dennis McCarty, School of Criminal Justice, and the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity (Coffee, tea and dessert)
7:30 9:30 p.m., Interfaith Center at UAlbany
More information: sdamhof@albany.edu

Thursday, April 5

Internationalization and the American Research University, a symposium presented by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building
Open to the public but registration required

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Rally/ Clothesline Project, presented by the Division of Student Affairs Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence, the Sexual Violence Prevention Ambassadors and Project SHAPE
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Small Fountain
Open to members of the UAlbany community

Is Race Real?
Speakers include Dr. Richard Fogarty, Department of History and Christian B. Sundquist, Albany Law School
12 - 2 p.m. West Campus Center
Open to the public, registration required

Friday, April 6

Internationalization and the American Research University, a symposium presented by the Center for International Education and Global Strategy
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Building
Open to the public but registration required

Leveraging University and Community Knowledge (L.U.C.K. Session) presented by the Instiute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development
12 - 4 p.m., Husted Cafe, Downtown Campus (more information)

Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Symposium -- Incarcerating Girls and Women: Research, Public Memory and Narratives, presented by the School of Criminal Justice12:30 - 5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany 
Open to the public (more information)

Let's Make a News Show, an iLearn workshop
5 - 6 p.m., University Library, LI B43
Open to the public (more information)

Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Symposium Keynote and Film Screening of Incarceration Nation with Susan Burton, Former Inmate, Author and Prison Reform Activist, presented by the School of Criminal Justice and the New York State Writers Institute
7 p.m., Page Hall, Downtown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Saturday, April 7

Justice and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century Symposium -- Incarcerating Girls and Women: Research, Public Memory and Narratives, presented by the School of Criminal Justice
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Husted Hall, Room 106A (more information)
Open to the public

Monday, April 9

Demystifying the Forensic Rape Exam, a Talk by Kaylin Dawson of Albany Medical Center, presented by the Division of Student Affairs Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence and the Sexual Violence Prevention Ambassadors
8:30 p.m., LC 3C
Open to members of the UAlbany community

Tuesday, April 10

Extra, extra! How "Brooklynese" Emerged as the Term for NYC Vernaculae, a talk by Professor John Victor Singler of NYU
Husted 354
All are welcome

Speaking Digitally, an iLearn workshop

4 - 5 p.m., University Library, LI B47
Open to the public (more information)

A Conversation on Overcoming Neurological Illness with Andrea J. Buchanan, Bestselling YA and Children’s Author and Memoirist, co-sponsored by the Guilderland Public Library, UAlbany Women in Science and Health, and the New York State Writers Institute
4:15 p.m., Campus Center, Room 375
Open to the public (more information)

Author Andrea J. Buchanan Discusses Writing for Children and Young Adults
7 p.m., Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland; co-sponsored by the Guilderland Public Library, UAlbany Women in Science and Health, and the New York State Writers Institute
Open to the public (more information)

Wednesday, April 11

Getting to Know Grassroots Nonprofits Brown Bag Lunch, presented by the Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arbor Hill/West Hill Library, Large Meeting Room
Open to the public (more information)

Thursday, April 12

Turning a Liberal Arts Degree Into a Winning Career, a Talk by Author George Anders, presented by the Center for Experiential Education
2 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Open to the public

Department of Mathematics and Statistics Open House - Learn About the Profession and Career Opportunties in Mathematical Sciences and Related Areas
3 – 5 p.m., Department Common Room, ES-152 on the uptown campus
Open to all
More information: Contact Professor Michael Stessin at mstessin@albany.edu

Podcasters Drop-in Forum, an iLearn workshop
5 - 6 p.m., University Library LI B47
Open to the public (more information)

Filmmakers Drop-in Forum, an iLearn workshop
6 - 7 p.m., University Library LI B47
Open to the public (more information)

Student Association’s Civic Action Presents: An Evening with Local Representatives
7:15 - 9 p.m., LC 6
Open to members of the UAlbany community
More information: Kaylynn Enright at kmenright@albany.edu

A Reading By Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist Paul Harding, presented by the New York State Writers Institute in conjunction with RPI’s McKinney Writing Contest Awards
8 p.m., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, CBIS (Biotech) Auditorium, Troy (more information)

Friday, April 13

Indigenous Peoples, Collective Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources, a symposium presented by the Institute for Global Indigeneity
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Zimpher Board Room, SUNY System Administration, State University Plaza, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY
Open to the public

Inauguration of Dr. Havidán Rodríguez, 20th President of the University at Albany
2 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center
Open to the public (more information)

Film screening: A Master Builder
7 p.m., Page Hall, Downtown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Saturday, April 14

Sodexo/UUP Fight Hunger 5K Mindful Mile
9 a.m,  Behind Indian Quad, Uptown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Sunday, April 15

President's Awards for Leadership
2 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom

Monday, April 16

Editing with Final Cut Pro, an iLearn workshop
11 a.m.-12 p.m., University Library, LI B16
Open to the public (more information)

Mastering Audio, an iLearn workshop
3 - 4 p.m., University Library, LI B47
Open to the public (more information)

Tuesday, April 17

Introduction to Zotero, an iLearn workshop
1 - 2 p.m., University Library, LI B48
Open to the public (more information)

Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, an iLearn workshop
3 - 4 p.m., University Library, LI B15
Open to the public (more information)

Craft Talk with Acclaimed Novelists Sara Nović and Peter Golden, co-sponsored by UAlbany’s Disability Resource Center, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education, the Friends of the New York State Library, and the New York State Writers Institute
4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library
Open to the public (more information)

A Conversation with Novelists Sara Nović and Peter Golden, co-sponsored by UAlbany’s Disability Resource Center, the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education, the Friends of the New York State Library, and the New York State Writers Institute
7:30 p.m. Huxley Theatre, New York State Museum, Albany
Open to the public (more information)

CASDA Annual Capital Region Education Awards Dinner
6 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, Albany

UAlbany Speakout on Poverty
7:30 p.m., Campus Center West Boardroom
More information

Wednesday, April 18

Aging Services in China: Opportunities and Challenges, a Talk by Dr. Daniel Shen of SUNY New Paltz, presented by the Confucius Institute
3:30 p.m., BB B012
Open to the public (more information)

Thursday, April 19

Social Justice as a Lifestyle
Our speaker is Dr. Robert J. Miller of the School of Social Welfare
2 - 2 p.m., Uptown Campus Center
Open to the public, registration required

Craft Talk with Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie, co-sponsored by the UAlbany Speaker Series and the New York State Writers Institute
4:15 p.m..LC 25
Open to the public (more information)

Take Back the Night Rally, presented by the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, UAlbany and other local colleges
5 - 8 p.m., Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany

A Conversation with Award-winning Author Salman Rushdie, co-sponsored by the UAlbany Speaker Series and the New York State Writers Institute
7:30 p.m. Page Hall, Downtown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Friday, April 20

JA Stock Market Challenge, sponsored by SEFCU and UAlbany
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Campus Center (more information)

Community Think Tank & Community Action, a Public Engagement Colloquium presented by the College of Arts and Sciences
3 - 5 p.m., Husted Hall Amphitheater
Open to the public (more information)

Let's Make a News Show, an iLearn workshop
5 - 6 p.m., University Library, LI B43
Open to the public (more information)

A Conversation with Marc Guggenheim, Screenwriter, TV Producer, Comic Book Writer and Novelist, co-sponsored by the UAlbany Speaker Series and the New York State Writers Institute
7 p.m. Page Hall Downtown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Saturday, April 21

UAlbany’s BIG EVENT
All-day on campus and throughout the Capital Region (more information)

Monday, April 23

Service-Learning in the Classroom: Enhancing Learning Through Community Service Projects, a workshop by the Center for Experiential Education
2:30 p.m., Campus Center West Board Room
Open to members of the UAlbany community

Tuesday, April 24

Campus Cleanup Day 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Uptown, Downtown and Health Sciences Campuses
UAlbany faculty, students, staff and administration invited to participate (more information)

Inaugural President's Forum on Health Disparities -- "Health in NY State: Addressing Barriers to Health Across Populations"
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., D'Ambra Auditorium Life Sciences Research Building
Followed by a Collaborative Cafe thru 4:45 p.m.
Please register by Wednesday, April 18th

The Immigrant Experience: Myths and Facts, moderated by Dr. Harvey Charles, Dean for International Education and Vice Provost for Global Strategy, with Dr. Dina Refki, Director of the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
12 – 2 p.m., Campus Center West Board Room
Open to the public, registration required

Craft Talk with Journalist and Author Cokie Roberts, co-sponsored by the Times Union Women@Work network of business and professional women and the New York State Writers Institute
4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Open to the public (more information) 

Women and Power in America, a Panel Discussion Moderated by Cokie Roberts, co-sponsored by the Times Union Women@Work network of business and professional women and the New York State Writers Institute
7:30 p.m. Hearst Media Center, 645 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
Open to the public (more information)

Wednesday, April 25

Stop, Focus and Breathe: A Mindfulness Workshop for Teens presented by the Child and Family Therapy Clinic at UAlbany's Psychological Services Center
3:45 p.m., Girls, Inc., 301 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor, Albany

Advancing Environmental Justice in the Capital Region: A two-hour panel discussion on environmental racism, injustice and their impacts in Albany and the Capital Region
4:15 - 6:15 p.m., Milne 200, Downtown Campus
Register now

Thursday, April 26

Share a poem today! The Capital District Writers Project celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day #pocketpoem (more information)

Converse in French at La Pause Cafe
9 - 10 a.m.,Campus Center East Addition near Jazzman's Cafe
Everyone is welcome!
More information: cfox@albany.edu

WE CARE Event -- Join members of the UAlbany and Albany Med communities to pack and deliver “survival kits” to victims of sexual assault.
6 p.m., SEFCU Arena

The Creative Life with Grammy and Tony Award-winning Actress Patti LuPone, presented by the UAlbany Performing Arts Center, University Art Museum, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the New York State Writers Institute
7 p.m., Page Hall, Downtown Campus
Open to the public (more information)

Friday, April 27

Comedy performance by Nina G, Comedian, Disability Rights Activist and Author, co-sponsored by UAlbany’s Disability Resource Center, University Auxiliary Services, and the Division of Student Affairs
7 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom
Open to the public (more information)

Saturday, April 28

Alumni Excellence Awards
5:30 p.m., Albany Country Club, Voorheesville

Sunday, April 29

2nd Annual Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Charity Dodgeball Tournament in Support of Friends of Jaclyn
2 - 5 p.m., SEFCU Arena
Open to the public

Monday, April 30

President's Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement, Reception and Awards Program
5 - 7 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
Open to the public

22nd Annual Burian Lecture with Eugene Lee, Set Designer for Wicked and Saturday Night Live, co-sponsored by the Jarka and Grayce Burian Endowment, UAlbany’s Theatre Program, and the New York State Writers Institute
7:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Performing Arts Center (more information)