Students in French 340 will present “Haiti: Past and Present,” on Wednesday, November 20th at 12 p.m. in ITE 456. The students will give a brief history of Haiti (past and present) and introduce their individual fundraising campaign for medical aid in the country.
French 340 students are teaming up with Partners in Health to raise funds for treating vicious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, building homes for poor families, helping farmers increase their crops, and treating malnutrition in children.
You can find out more about the campaign here.
Dr. Garcia, Professor of the Center for Asian and Africa Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, will discuss the history of modern discourses regarding the changing nature of shunga’s multiple identities, from commodity and popular entertainment to “obscenity,” and then to “art”; that is, how they were interpreted and then censored in later periods for reasons far beyond their original cultural context.
Exhibiting Erotic Art (shunga) and the Problem of Obscenity
November 26, 2013, Library Gallery – 4 p.m.
In Japan today there is an informal prohibition against public exhibitions of erotic prints, or shunga, from the Edo period (1603-1868). For most of the 20th century they were considered obscene, and their publication was required to follow regulations stipulating that any bodily representation should be arranged or altered so that the genitals and pubic hair be kept hidden.
Sponsor: Asian Studies. Co-sponsors: Visual Arts Department and the Dresher Center for the Humanities
The Gender + Women Studies department is hosting the 7th annual Korenman Lecture, “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” on Wednesday, November 20th in the University Center Ballroom with doors opening at 3:45 p.m.
E. Patrick Johnson is this year’s speaker and will perform selections from his 2009 play, Sweet Tea—The Play, based on his book, Sweet Tea. The play’s world premiere in April 2010 had a month run to rave reviews. He won a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Solo Performance for the show, and has toured over 80 college campuses since 2006.
Professor Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He is also an Artistic Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, Chicago. A scholar, artist, and activist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance.
You can find out more about Johnson on his website. For additional updates on the event, see the GWST website, including background readings.
The GWST 7th annual Korenman lecture is co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for Humanities, the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association and University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering Presents:
The Science of Biosolids: Current Research and Implications for Management
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
University Center Ballroom
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
On Wednesday , November 20, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. UMBC will celebrate America Recycles Day by collecting unused electronics.
The Retriever Recycling Events Team will collect any thing that runs on batteries or plugs in. The event will take place on the south side of The Commons, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and volunteers will be present to assist those with items at our conveniently located drop off location on Commons Circle.
Bring only your old or unused electronic devices (i.e. printers, computers, radios, hair dryers, typewriters, televisions, etc.) for recycling. University owned items must be accompanied by signed disposition forms and will be accepted after 10 a.m. only.
If you have any questions regarding any items you plan to bring to the event or E-cycling, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Dr. Chris Swan and Associate Professor Lynn Cazabon will present the first CIRCA Catalyst event from 12-1 p.m. Monday, November 11 in PAHB 216.
A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be served. CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields.
Chris Swan an Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems and Lynn Cazabon an Associate Professor of Visual Arts will present their ongoing work set in prison gardens in Maryland.
The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to our next date in this semester’s seminar series. This time we will be hosting a series of poster presentations in the Sondheim Hall basement hallway, all presented by Research Faculty affiliated with the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology. Refreshments will be provided. The posters will be up from 12-1 p.m. and all are invited to come by and talk with our presenters.
- “Community Input on Coastal and Inland Water HyspIRI Data Products” by Dr. Kevin Turpie
- “Arctic Tundra Vegetation Functional Types Based on Photosynthetic Physiology and Optical Properties” by Dr. Fred Huemmrich
- “Measuring Changes to the Seal Nunataks Ice Shelf Remnant With Imagery and Altimetry” by Dr. Christopher Shuman
- “Microphysical characteristics of falling snow and its variability” by Dr. Ali Tokay
- “Topography Data on Mars: Optimizing Its Collection Using Laser Scanning” by Dr. Mark Bulmer
For more information, contact Andrew Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUERE seminar series presents Dr. Gary Felton from the University of Maryland, College Park for “Nitrogen dynamics of the front lawn.” Friday, November 15, 2013 in the TRC building room 206 at 2 p.m.
Prison is a topic that is often avoided in academic settings, but in the United States it is a system with serious impacts from the micro- to the macro-level.
The goal of Women in Learning and Leadership’s (WILL) discussion is to bring together the UMBC community and Baltimore area experts, activists, and lawmakers to talk about the effects of this dangerously violent and oppressive system on individuals, families and communities.
Inside/Out will take place in the Skylight Room of the Commons at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13. The panel discussion will last an hour, and then we will also host a Q&A session with the panelists and the audience. There will also be light refreshments served. We hope to see you there!
The percussion quartet Umbilicus, featuring Tom Goldstein, music, Shelly Purdy ’10, Will Redman ’98, and Rob Wolk ’11, performs Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. at The Parlor, in a program including a set with new Department of Music faculty member, Patrick Crossland, trombone. Umbilicus’ set will include work by Anna Rubin, music.
800 St. Paul Street
Umbilicus was founded in 2012 in reaction to the generic contemporary percussion quartet, with the intention of promoting and performing a more experimental repertoire, much if it composed by its members.
The suggested donation for this event is $5-$7.