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From Burriana to La Nau, passing through the Observatory: UV Alumni activities in June

  • UV General Foundation
  • May 29th, 2023
A refugee person looks at the Mediterranean seafront. Photo with Creative Commons license.
A refugee person looks at the Mediterranean seafront. Photo with Creative Commons license.

Alumni UV has organized an intense program to conclude the spring that will be developed through five activities from June 3 to 15. Two reading clubs, an outing to Borriana, the traditional and successful Star Night at the UV Astronomical Observatory, and a visit to get to know the rich heritage of the University's historical building make up this program.

The activity will start this week with the departure, on Saturday 3, in Borriana, aimed at both members of the group of friends and former students of the University of Valencia and the general public. With the title 'The migrations in the Mediterranean' and within the program Alumni Sharesi Marc Ferri, professor of Contemporary History and head of the Aula Didàctica de la Diàspora Mediterrània, will conduct a guided tour of the facilities of this project to explain and disseminate the present and past of migration in the Mediterranean among pre-university students.

With its headquarters at the Escola de la Mar de Borriana, the Aula was born with the aim of addressing the migratory phenomenon in all its complexity and away from sensationalism; as well as serving to highlight the valuable humanitarian work of the organizations that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean and those that help their integration into European society.

This activity requires pre-registration online here

This month, two Book Clubs: QUIJOTE and TIRANT
As every first Tuesday of the month, on the 6th of each month the QUIJOTE Club in spanish at La Nau Cultural Center to discuss a new reading: 'The book of my destiny', by Parinoush Saniee, an open window to the last half century of Iran's turbulent history, strongly marked by the Islamic Revolution.

Si vols formar part del club, send this form and Alumni UV will contact you.

On the following Monday, the 12th, it will be the turn of the TIRANT Reading Club in Valencià. Also at La Nau, the group will discuss the reading of the novel 'The Disoriented', by Amin Maalouf, chosen for being a story that allows the reader to fully immerse themselves in another culture without leaving home and enjoy an enriching immersion as part of their physical and human landscape.

'The disoriented’ is an apology for difference and dialogue, a fierce defense of personal freedom of thought, culture, decision and action, a frontal opposition to any kind of tyranny, where the passage of time is fundamental and implacable.

To join Club TIRANT send this form and the UV Alumni office will contact you.

Night of Stars and visit to La Nau

On Thursday 8th, the annual 'Night of Stars' session will take place at the UV Astronomical Observatory, an activity that has been a resounding success since its inception, in collaboration with the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Faculty of Physics.

It is also a proposal for alumni and for the general public, organized with the aim of contributing to society's acceptance of a science such as astronomy that is as little known as it is attractive.

It is a free activity and only requires pre-registration online here.

Finally, on Thursday 15, Alumni UV will resume the visits to the historic building of the University of Valencia to show the rich architectural, cultural and university heritage it offers to society. The visit is open to the general public, guided in Valencian by staff from the UV Cultural Volunteering service, and requires the following information Free registration at this link.