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Speaker opens Teaching Africa lecture series

On Tuesday February 15, Dr. Jean-Jacques Séne, history professor at LaRoche College, was the opening speaker for Teaching Africa. Dr. Séne spoke on "History, Culture and Current Issues in Senegal and Western Africa."

Africa Day events planned

On March 31 there will be a series of events in celebration of Africa Day and in conjunction with Teaching Africa. The Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble will present an African dance and drumming workshop in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center at 12:15 pm. The presentation will include a discussion of Aftican cultures as well as demonstrations of elements of dance and drumming. At 7 pm the group will perform in the dining area of the SCC.

Doctors Without Borders to speak on campus

Attend a discussion by a representative of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel-Prize winning organization that has done great work in Africa and elsewhere. Our speaker, Sharon Connor, is a pharmacist who negotiated access to medicines for people in need in Ethiopia and Kenya. She will speak from 12:15 to 1:30 on TUESDAY, APRIL 5, in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC.

You Can Get There From Here

Making the decision to stay in Pittsburgh while pursing a college degree was not a hard choice for Anthony Bruce. After all, Anthony's friends and family were already here and when he looked around at the opportunities available, he knew he could be successful right in his own community.

Training for CSI Starts Early at Penn State McKeesport

They stood in the rain and squinted through the rain drops, straining to see every item in the CSI Mobile Van. Young campers at Penn State McKeesport's Kids' Camp, a summer youth program sponsored by Continuing Education, were given the chance to see first-hand what it takes to investigate a crime scene just like the popular television series CSI.

Survivor Series

Sam Weinreb Surviving the Holocaust September 21, 7:00 p.m. Abie Abraham Surviving the Bataan Death March October 19, 2005- 7:00 p.m. Larry Donovan Surviving a Korean POW Camp November 16, 2005-7:00 p.m. John Ungar Surviving the Quecreek Mine Collapse February 15, 2006 - 7:00 p.m. Ed Ezaki Surviving an American Internment Camp March 1, 2006-7:00 p.m. Michael DiLauro Documentary Filmmaker

Holocaust Survivor

On Wednesday September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center, Holocaust survivor Sam Weintreb will speak about his experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz.

Preuss Book on Mayan Culture Published

"Be careful or the aluxes (pronounced a-loo-shas) will get you" is a warning taken seriously by generations of Yucatan inhabitants. Who are the aluxes? Why should one heed this warning? What are the consequences of ignoring the aluxes?

Teaching Africa 2005 Speaker on Microfinance Banking

The first event for the Fall 2005 Teaching Africa project will take place on Tuesday September 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Crawford 102 on the Penn State McKeesport campus.

Temujin the Storyteller

Temujin the Storyteller is a font of stories and lore about Africa and elsewhere, and a wonderful entertainer. He has performed across the United States, delighting audiences with his humor as well as his knowledge of Africa and African American history. He has been a performer at the local Renaissance Faires, and some may recognize him from his appearance in the movie Lorenzo's Oil. Don't miss his performance, starting at 12:15 on Thursday, September 29th in the Ostermayer Room of the SCC on the Penn State McKeesport campus.

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