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MVCC Cultural Series to host two International Café and Conversation events

Mohawk Valley Community College will host two International Café and Conversation events in the coming weeks as part of the MVCC Cultural Series. Admission to both is free.

Ukraine: Professor Shoshana Keller from Hamilton College and Professor Peter DeSimone from Utica University will discuss the history of Ukraine and the evolving conflict with Russia at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Wilcox Hall room 225 at the Utica Campus.

United States and Nigeria: Omobonike Odegbami, director of International Student Services at Hamilton College, will talk about growing up in the U.S. and Nigeria and the ways that each country has shaped her life at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Wilcox Hall room 225 at the Utica Campus.


The MVCC Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. For more information about the Cultural Series, visit  

 Mohawk Valley Community College, established in 1946, is New York State’s first community college with a mission to provide accessible, high-quality educational opportunities for everyone. As the community’s college, MVCC is committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment. With campuses in Utica and Rome, MVCC is the region’s primary provider of college education, offering 90 degree and certificate options for its enrollment of 6,000 full- and part-time students. MVCC also serves an additional 6,000 people through its corporate and community education programs, and its campuses welcome more than 50,000 people annually for community events. To learn more about MVCC and its programs, visit

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