In a lively and entertaining illustrated presentation, Kal will provide insight to his 35 year stint as an international award winning cartoonist. Kal will discuss his unique and challenging profession and his 8000 barbed commentaries that have engaged readers and leaders around the globe. The presentation will be capped off with live drawing of Kal’s favorite targets.
March 4th, 7:00PM, The Commons, Skylight Room
In partnership with the Dresher Center for the Humanities and Africana Studies, Critical Social Justice presents the 2014 Daphne Harrison Lecture: “On Hip Hop, Race, and Politics: The Way We Talk About Things” with Jay Smooth.
Jay Smooth is the mastermind behind the hip hop and politically-oriented video blog “The Ill Doctrine,” where he serves up contemporary observation on topics of race, politics, music, and pop culture. A leading voice in the sociopolitical realm, Smooth gained national attention with his video “How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist” and his TEDx Talk “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race.” He entertains, challenges, and enlightens audiences with his funny, incisive perspective on music, politics, and culture, encouraging audiences to do their own critical thinking about the world, engage in conversations about cultural issues that matter, and find some common ground.
Jay Smooth’s keynote lecture will be held in the UC Ballroom on Thursday, March 6th at 7:30pm with a Q&A and reception to follow. For more information on this and other Critical Social Justice events, visit the CSJ site.
UMBC’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies program (MEMS) is hosting its annual colloquium Wednesday, February 19. This year’s event, titled, “Appearing and Appearances: Africans and Jews in the Medieval and Early Modern World,” will be held in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
From 12-1 p.m., Dr. Joaneath Spicer, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters Art Museum, will present “Michelangelo and his Black African Models: Testing Convention.” You can find more information about Dr. Spicer and her work here.
From 4-5 p.m., Dr. Anthony Bale, Professor of Medieval Studies, Birkbeck University of London, will present “‘Race’ and its Medieval Prehistories: Jews and Stereotypes in Norwich and London, 1233. For more information about Dr. Bale and his work and research, click here.
From 5-6 p.m., there will be a catered reception. The 2014 MEMS Colloquium is sponsored by Medieval and Early Modern Studies, English and History departments, Judaic Studies, the Dresher Center for the Humanities and MLLIC.
Clockwise from top left: Janice Jackson, Stephen Caracciolo, Lorriana Markovic, Joseph Regan
A faculty voice recital featuring Department of Music Faculty members Stephen Caracciolo, Janice Jackson, Lorriana Markovic and Joseph Regan along with pianist Nancy Beith, will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Thursday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Learn more about the faculty quartet and their music biographies on our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Faculty and staff are invited to join the Office of Undergraduate Education for an informational session to learn more about two great teaching opportunities within our First Year Experience program: the Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar and the Transfer Student (TRS) Seminar.
Two info sessions will be held on Monday, March 3rd in Commons 318; one from 10 to 11 AM and the other from 4 to 5 PM
Please RSVP with your preferred time by Wednesday, February 26th to Devon Fick (email@example.com).
The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems invites you to our next seminar of the Spring 2014 semester. The speaker, Dr. Joseph Mascaro, is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Agency for International Development. His topic is “The World Makers: Ecologists as Ecosystem Designers.”
The seminar will take place in ITE 231 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 19.
Please join the Biological Sciences department for an Open House to explore the Applied Molecular Biology Masters Program, where you can earn a Master’s degree in nine months. The event is on February 24, 2014 from 12-1pm in UC 312.
Interested in getting a graduate degree at UMBC? Learn about the UMBC Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) at an information session on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 438 of the Public Policy Building. Enjoy a light dinner and talk with faculty and current students about the field of public policy, career opportunities, and how to apply to our MPP and combined BA/MPP program. Those interested in the PhD degree are also welcome to attend.
This event is open to prospective students on and off campus. To register, e-mail your name, year and major to Sally Helms (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, February 19 at Noon in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, composer Kendall Kennison will perform and discuss his recent piano music and the influence of his mentors. This program, which he is preparing for the Volvo Offroadfest Zagreb 2014 in Croatia, will include the premieres of Meditation, 2011/13, and Izlet, 2013-14, as well as performances of Rhapsody and Real Estate Rag from 2006. Admission to this performance is free.
Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
CUERE presents Dr. Alfonso Mejia from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Mejia will speak on “Hydrological Complexity in Metropolitan Urban Areas”. Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the TRC building, room 206.