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Shifting the Conversation Series: Songs for Social Change (part 2)

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Our Shifting the Conversation series for the Fall 2016 semester comes to an exciting end with the help of four talented musicians from within our community. Lili del Sol Atehortua (CPPD), Nathalie Hernandez (Study Abroad), Devin Malloy (CPPD) and Massimiliano Mechelli (SFTV) will share with us their original compositions and the individual creative processes behind them.

Through the generous sharing of their original compositions, showing a myriad of musical genres, we hope to engage participants in acknowledging and experiencing the power of Music, and all forms of Art, to instigate positive change in our diverse communities. Music has the intrinsic power to move people -audiences- to their core. Using such power to help us, not only reflect on our individual lives as human beings and artists, but also as active agents in our diverse communities, capable of inspiring others, healing them, calling them to action and helping them reflect, unite and rebel against social injustices, is therefore definitely worth exploring as we look to find our place in this ever-changing world landscape.

In the spirit of President Roger Brown´s message as a reflection on the 2016 US Presidential Election: "For those who feel their voices have been silenced, let’s lift our voices in art and music and words and deeds and stay strong."

Join us on Friday December 9 at 1.30PM (new time!!) in B54 for this last chance for collective and inspirational reflection during this semester, and make sure you RSVP via studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu so we can secure some lunch!

ASK THE CONSUL: Live Facebook event for US citizens in Spain

Wednesday / November 30, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

The AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES section of the U.S. Embassy will be hosting a live Q&A event on Facebook on November 30 from 12:00-1:00 pm (Valencia time) This is an opportunity to ask questions and get useful information pertaining to U.S. citizens in Spain.

 

All US citizens within the Berklee in Valencia community (students, staff and faculty) are invited to join the discussion. Simply click on the link included in the Ask the Consul Facebook event created by the US Embassy in Madrid. Feel free to post questions ahead of time!

 

How do I renew my U.S. passport? What to do if I have been a victim of crime or sexual assault in Spain? What to do in a crisis?

#AsktheConsul

Músicos por la Salud visits the Valencia Campus

Monday / November 28, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Leaders from the Social Musik Foundation will visit the Valencia campus on Monday November 28 from 11.00AM to 2.00PM to answer any questions students might have about an interesting volunteering opportunity called “Musicos por la Salud” that the Student Affairs - Diversity and Inclusion office presented on campus this week. 

 

Músicos por la Salud is a project gathering musicians to perform micro-concerts at various hospitals within the Valencian Community. We believe this to be a very well-organised and impactful learning opportunity for our students as it is aimed not only at improving the lives of those receiving medical treatment, but also at providing clearly stated, and very unique experiential learning opportunities for our students.

 

Músicos por la Salud are looking to engage not only performers, but also composers, photographers, videographers, app developers and anyone interested in the social component of the music and entertainment industries to help them in their efforts to improve the quality of life of those in need.

Shifting the Conversation Series: 2016 Presidential Election Community Reflection

Friday / November 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013

The Student Affairs Office in Valencia invites students, staff, and faculty to join in conversation and reflection of the 2016 US presidential election. This session will be facilitated by Berklee in Valencia faculty Nevena Vujosevic, who is also an international executive coach, strategic consultant and speaker.

 

This Friday November 25 -two weeks after the elections, and a day after Thanksgiving- will provide all members of our community with a valuable opportunity to come together as a community, and use this time and space to reflect together on the results of the US Presidential Election. Whether you are a US citizen, a US resident or an international member of the Berklee in Valencia community, we would love to see you there, as all voices of the Berklee in Valencia community are valued and encouraged to attend this session, as well as every opportunity available to develop our critical thinking.

Don't forget to RSVP via: studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu for lunch! 

Volunteer at the St. Francis House with Gracenotes

Thursday / December 8, 2016 / 9:00 a.m.

Join Gracenotes at St. Francis House on Thursday, December 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  There are only 5 spots available so sign up today! 

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

Monday / November 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
valencia

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.
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.

 

All guests must bring a government-issued photo ID to access the House of Blues.

 

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.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

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

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.
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

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