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Info Session - As a Student, You Can Be a Speaker at TEDxBerkleeValencia 2017

Monday / November 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Join us Monday Nov 21 from 7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. (CET) at Sala E on our info session* and learn how to be a Speaker at TEDxBerkleeValencia 2017!

 

Get the insider's information and don't miss out the opportunity to participate at this amazing event.

 

Q&A Mixer with PIZZA, see you on Nov 21 at Sala E!!

 

#tedxberkleevalencia2017

 

* Session open to all Berklee's campus in Valencia Students

 

The Annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party

Wednesday / December 14, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St.
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Dylan Aiello

You and a guest are invited to attend the annual Faculty/Staff Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 14. The festivities will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne Street, Boston. 

Each guest wil receive two complimentary drink tickets for beer, wine, and soda.

Please RSVP by noon on December 9 or by calling 617-747-6967.

RSVP HERE 

 


For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact Tracy Gibbs at 617-747-6967.

Due to capacity restrictions, as well as policies concerning minors where alcohol is served, we regret that we cannot accommodate children. Thank you for your understanding.

Dress: Business attire (no jeans, please)

Admission: 
Free with RSVP

Nashville Trip Information Meeting

Thursday / January 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Information session for Berklee Spring Break Nashville Trip.

Admission: 
Free

Valencia Flavors & Traditions

Saturday / December 3, 2016 / 10:30 a.m.
Galileo Galilei
Valencia
Spain
Spain
46022

We are very close to the end of this semester and the Student Affairs Office invites all Study Abroad students to a walking adventure through an unexplored area of Valencia.

Together with music and art, Valencia is known for its long tradition of agriculture and his orchards are famous for their quality veggies and fruits. We’ll have the chance to try yummy horchata, eat freshly collected vegetables and try other typical products cooked “Valencian style”. Most importantly: we'll get to spend some quality time with the group as we prepare to say farewell to our 2016 Fall Study Abroad students!

Un "Poquito" de Historia (a little bit of history)

The Huerta de Valencia (fruit and vegetable orchard area), was born in the time of the Roman Empire, creating the city of Valentia, as logistical and hibernation center for its campaigns of conquest on Iberia.


They contributed with crops known as cereals, olive and vineyard. However these, and the conditions of the environment, were not productive enough.
 Nevertheless, it served for its task of supply of troops as well as later in the campaigns of the visigodos. Leaving both the fields and the city abandoned.



What we know today as the Huerta de Valencia , was developed in the Middle Ages during the Islamic period, creating an important river infrastructure, mainly with the construction of ditches and azudes, small dams, that derived the waters from the strong avenues of the Turia and the ravines, managing to dry large swamps and irrigating the fields. It also promoted and developed various activities along these infrastructures as water mills, taking advantage of the flow that circulated through the ditches, such as laundries near the houses or farms. An interesting example of an orchard dependent on the city to obtain food was the orchard of Ruzafa, whose name in Arabic identifies precisely this type of urban orchards.

Thanks to these infrastructures the city of Valencia, as well as the populations of its surroundings were able to develop.

 It was really created a rich productive space, the origin of the Huerta de Valencia is clearly of Andalusí epoch, as a consequence of the introduction of the Arab tradition (Yemen and Syria) of irrigation, as well as the North African Berbers. The products grown in it are very different, as a consequence of an independent society and tax. To the classic cultures that were already cultivated in Roman times, cereals, vine, olive trees, rice and chufa (tiger nut), are added as more characteristic of the humid zones, new vegetables in Al-Andalus like the eggplant and the artichoke, etc.

Since horticultural products were the par excellence crop, the name of this environment was taken from there.


The major ditches were ruled since the Muslim era by the water court, still in force today, which controlled the use and use of irrigation flows.


There are eight major ditches in the city of Valencia: Moncada, Tormos, Mestalla, Rascaña, Cuart, Mislata, Favara and Rovella.

In Spain, it usually refers to horchata de chufa (orxata de xufa), made from tigernuts, water, and sugar. Originally from Valencia, the idea of making horchata from tigernuts, comes from the period of Muslim presence in Valencia (from the 8th to 13th centuries). It has a regulating council to ensure the quality of the product and the villages from where it can come, with the Designation of Origen. The village of Alboraia is well known for the quality of its horchata.

It is served ice-cold as a natural refreshment in the summer, often served with fartons. Tigernut horchata is also used instead of milk by the lactose-intolerant.

Community-Building Committee's Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Thursday / December 15, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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Towne Stove and Spirits, 900 Boylston Street

All faculty and staff are invited to join the Community-Building Committee for its monthly happy hour. This month, we'll gather at Towne Stove and Spirits to spend the evening with colleagues and enjoy a selection of free appetizers. Cash bar.

For more information or questions about the CBC, email communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Atlanta Spring Break Info Session

Friday / November 18, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Join faculty and staff to find out more about the 7th annual Atlanta Spring Break Trip taking place March 21-25.

This info session will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn more or apply on the Atlanta Spring Break page

Questions? Email atlantatrip@berklee.edu 

Admission: 
Free

Developing an Elevator Pitch

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Today's musicians must know how to create and sustain successful relationships through networking. In this 45-minute workshop, you will learn the basics of effortless and effective networking. Covering the basic principles of networking, come to learn how to overcome the challenges to networking and create an elevator pitch so you are confident about what to say when you meet people in networking situations. We will finish with a role-playing exercise where you will have an opportunity to practice your networking skills and then debrief the experience. 
 
Come prepared to write your own elevator pitch and role play with peers and professionals. By the time you leave this workshop, you will have many more tools to help you create a successful network.
 
Facilitator: Madelyn Shackelford Washington, Digital Learning Librarian, Stan Getz Library & Learning Center
Madelyn Shackelford Washington has a voracious appetite for music, metadata, and social reform. Coming to librarianship after 13 years as a professional performing artist, her most recent experience as an academic librarian in central Indiana sparked a passion for politics, musical activism, and information management in digital environments. 
Admission: 
Free

Nashville Trip Information Session 2

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 8:30 p.m.
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Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Kim Auch ’14 and Kaushlesh Purohit

Join an information session for students interested in attending the Berklee Spring Break Nashville Trip in 2017. Faculty and staff will provide important information on signups, what to expect on the trip, and be available to answer questions.

Admission: 
Free

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday / November 24, 2016 / 9:00 p.m.
55 Polo Club (Calle Polo Y Peyrolon, 55)
Valencia
Spain



The time has come to gather and give thanks so please do join the Student Affairs Office for a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 24. 

Our sit down dinner wil be held in 55 Polo Club and due to limited space availabilty, it will be open only to Berklee students.



The 10€ Berklee tickets will include a traditional Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing and all! :-) (Alcoholic beverages will not be included in the price of the ticket, but will be available for purchase) and we will close the night with the help of some of our very own DJs!!!



Tickets will be available from the Student Affairs Office from Monday November 14 and the deadline to confirm your attendance by purchasing your ticket will be Friday, November 19. Please note that if the maximum capacity is not reached by Friday November 19, we will open our Thanksgiving dinner up to other guests (students' families and friends), staff and faculty! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE AN EXACT NUMBER OF GUESTS BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

We look forward to sharing this special night with you and hope you are as excited as we are to do so! 

The Student Affairs team

Shifting the Conversation Series: Songs for Social Change

Friday / November 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013
Our Shifting the Conversation Series continues this Friday November 11 at 1.00PM with "Songs for Social Change (part 1)" 
Study Abroad students Eli Gauden and Lucia Antonini will be our Guest Speakers and we will approach the songwriting process and how it relates to social (and individual) change.
 
Join us to share, discuss, eat and listen to some great music!
 

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