Apr
3
Mon
“A Life in Service”: Peace Corps Panel @ Carlson Hall, Room 214
Apr 3 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us as we hear from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the UB and local community about stories from their service abroad and how their service has influenced what they are doing today. Pizza will be served!

Sponsored by the College of Public and International Affairs and the UB Peace Corps Prep Program.

Dance Workshop: Caribbean Dance @ Mirror Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we kick off International Festival Week on our first continent: North America! Come learn a few moves from the islands of the Caribbean, where music and dance have evolved with influences from Africa, Latin America, and beyond. UB’s Caribbean Service Association will host this informal workshop to share their culture with you and get you moving to the beats! All skill levels are invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!

Sponsored by the Caribbean Service Association and the International Festival Committee.

Apr
4
Tue
Getting to Know South America – A Foreign Language Lecture & Study Abroad Fair @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Apr 4 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us for a lecture in Spanish by UB’s own Miguel Arroyo and Brandon LaFavor. The presentation will introduce you to South America’s geography, demographics, economics and culture. There will be headphones available so students may listen to the English translation as Miguel and Brandon give their presentation in Spanish. We will also have a special guest, Ilene Tillman from Academic Programs International (API) to talk about study opportunities in South America.

Sponsored by the Education Abroad Resource Center, Academic Programs International (API), and the College of Public and International Affairs

Dance Workshop: Latin/Salsa @ Mirror Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our International Festival week now takes us to South America, which we will celebrate with this exciting event in which participants will learn some steps of Latin salsa dance from UB’s award-winning Ballroom Dancing Team! This dance style will teach you rhythm and vibrancy, and is one of the most fun styles of dance for people of all ages and skills levels to learn. Everyone is invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!

Sponsored by the Ballroom Dancing Team and the International Festival Committee.

Apr
5
Wed
Waist Bead Workshop @ Student Center Lobby
Apr 5 @ 12:20 pm – 11:07 pm

Wednesday of our International Festival Week celebrates the continent of Africa! Our celebration begins with this special workshop hosted by the UB African Student Association. Stop by the lobby of the Student Center for a chance to make your own set of Waist Beads, which have been worn by women in Northern and Western Africa for centuries and are steeped in tradition and ceremony. Learn more about their history and meaning, and create your own personalized set of Waist Beads that can be worn over or under your clothes!

Sponsored by the African Student Association and the International Festival Committee.

Pi Sigma Alpha Colloquium: The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution @ Tower Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the 11th consecutive year, a student-written proposal for a Chapter Activity Grant has been awarded to UB by Pi Sigma Alpha honor society. The grant of $1,200 will be used to fund “The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution,” a colloquium to be hosted at the University of Bridgeport. Three experts, including a guest from the United Nations, will participate. The grant is a highly competitive – 117 chapters applied for the grant this year. Only the top ten percent of undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha, an honor society for students of political science. Please join them for a remarkable and engaging discussion of current global conflicts and the role of media in seeking resolution.

Sponsored by College of Public and International Affairs and the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.

Dance Workshop: African Beats @ Mirror Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Continue our celebration of Africa with this fantastic opportunity brought to us by the AfroVybz dancers of UB’s African Student Association! They will take us on a journey throughout the vast African continent to showcase for us highlights of dance that span cultures and generations. Spend the evening learning a few moves from throughout the African continent. All skill levels are invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!

Sponsored by the African Student Association and the International Festival Committee.

Apr
6
Thu
“We Are One” Photo Contest @ Great Room, John J. Cox Student Center
Apr 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for an international photo contest celebrating our shared human experience. International and domestic students, as well as UB faculty and staff, will be invited to submit photos illustrating our common human spirit which is shared across all countries and cultures, demonstrating that we all share much more in common than what would divide us. All students are invited to the Coffee Hour to view and vote on the photos, and enjoy some light refreshments.

Sponsored by the International Center for Students and Scholars.

Apr
7
Fri
Holi Festival Celebration @ People's Park (Outside of the John J. Cox Student Center)
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a festival of colors as we highlight Asia as our final continent of the week! Holi is a traditional event in India and Nepal, commonly called the festival of colors or festival of sharing love.  It is a celebration of the coming of spring where participants play, chase and color each other with dry powder.  It symbolizes the end of winter and the victory of good over evil.  Colored powder will be provided for all participants to play and celebrate with us. Sponsored by the Indian Student Association.

Apr
8
Sat
International Festival Celebration @ Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an evening festival during which UB students and staff from over 80 different countries share and celebrate their country and culture with fellow students, families, and the local community. Enjoy food from around the world, cultural performances, flag raising, and tabletop displays. We invite you to attend this showcase of global talent!

Food, activities, and cultural displays begin at 5:00 p.m.
Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the International Festival Committee.