As a follow-up to a presentation on the history of Haiti organized by French 340 students two weeks ago, the group decided to organize a film screening about contemporary Haiti, a documentary produced in 2011 called “Lift Up.”
The screening will take place on Wednesday, December 4th, at 4.30 p.m. in the Math & Psychology Building Room 105. The movie follows two brothers as they travel from Maryland to visit Haiti, where they were born, to fulfill a promise to their grandfather who died shortly after the earthquake several years ago. The documentary recounts the stories of several of the earthquake’s victims.
Huguens Jean ’12 Ph.D., electrical engineering, co-directed the film with Phillip Knowlton ’03, visual arts. Jean will be in attendance at the screening. The event is free and open to all UMBC students.
To read a profile on the film and its directors that was published in the Summer 2011 edition of UMBC Magazine, click here.
The Women’s Center is coordinating an interdisciplinary programming campaign on the theme “Critical Social Justice: Engaging in Difficult Dialogues” to be held March 3-7, 2014.
Featuring two keynote speakers to be announced, this campaign will feature a variety of interactive and thought-provoking events that will explore social justice in both theory and practice from academic, activist, and artistic perspectives.
In the spirit of shared education and active participation, we invite all members of the community to take part in this groundbreaking initiative. We encourage collaboration among departments, organizations, and individuals from the university and the Baltimore community in planning events related to the theme.
All programming formats are welcome, from discussion panels to creative performances to practical workshops. If you or your organization would like to propose a program for inclusion in the campaign, please submit the event details through the online form by January 31, 2014.
For more information on the Critical Social Justice campaign or to learn more about how to participate, please contact Megan Tagle Adams at email@example.com.
The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to our final date in this semester’s seminar series on Wed., Dec. 4 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Sondheim 001.
Our speaker will be Dr. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern. Dr. Minkoff-Zern is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Environmental Studies at Goucher College. The topic of her seminar is: Migrations of Hunger and Knowledge: Farmworker Food Insecurity in California
For more information contact Andrew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Presented by the Asian Studies Program. Co-Sponsored by Gender and Women’s Studies. Free and open to the public. Light reception following.
This CUERE seminar presents the last seminar of the semester. Dr. Luc Claessens will speak on “Legacies in urban stormwater management and the effect on gully formation in the Delaware Piedmont”. Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the TRC building room 206.
Language, Literacy and Culture doctoral students announce the “Rethinking Intellectual Activism” graduate student conference on April 12, 2014 at UMBC. We invite graduate students, activists, and community organizers at UMBC and beyond to join us as we explore the potential meanings and practical implications of “intellectual activism.”
Proposals of 200-400 words should be submitted online no later than 12 midnight on November 30, 2013.
The conference aims to open a critical discursive space to question and re-imagine the role of scholars in public life. We encourage proposals that investigate “intellectual activism” from political, historical, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical, economic, feminist, postcolonial, literary, queer, etc. perspectives.
For questions about the conference, you can contact us at email@example.com or visit our conference website.
The Service Awards Ceremony is an annual event honoring employees for their contributions and service to UMBC and to the State of Maryland. The Department of Human Resources invites the campus community to attend this very special event on Wednesday, December 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom to celebrate our colleagues’ achievements.
Highlights of the event include honoring the 2013 award recipients, digital stories, door prizes for all guests, and refreshments. Please contact the Department of Human Resources at 410-455-2337 for additional information.
President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Philip Rous cordially invite all faculty and staff to a holiday open house to celebrate the coming of the new year, Wednesday, December 11, 3-5 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.
English professor Jessica Berman recently presented a guest lecture at the Maharani’s Arts and Commerce College for Women, the University of Mysore, India.
English professor Jessica Berman interacts with students at University of Mysore, India
Berman was in Mysore as part of an extended research trip in India to study the history of a Muslim woman writer, Iqbalunnisa Hussain, who graduated from the Maharani’s College in 1930.
Berman spoke to faculty and Master’s students in English literature on ”Modernism in a Post-Colonial Context.” She also interacted with students and discussed her research on Indian authors with the faculty.
The lecture was presented on November 13th.
Mathematics professor and affiliate professor of Asian Studies Manil Suri will be presenting a talk on his “Trimurti” trilogy, based on the trinity of Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva, and Devi, at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian on Saturday, December 7, at 4 p.m.
Suri, who is an award-winning author, will be discussing his use of mythological motifs in his three novels: The Death of Vishnu (2001), The Age of Shiva (2003), and The City of Devi (2013). His novels have been translated into 27 languages. The talk will also include a discussion with curator Carol Huh and artist Rina Banerjee. Banerjee’s work has been exhibited in India, Japan, and throughout Europe and her talk will focus on her use of materials to call forth the long history of migration.
The talk is free to attend. The event is sponsored by the Embassy of India and Freer and Sackler Galleries. You can find more information here.