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January

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

The human brain goes through prolonged development in both structural and functional organizations. I will first discuss the development of the intrinsic functional organization of the brain. I will then present results on the development of memory systems in the brain.

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

Humans develop the extraordinary ability to exert control over their behavior, thoughts and emotions. Come hear how environmental and genetic factors influence executive control and can lead to success in many domains.

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Venue:Museum of Discovery and Science

Secondary student interns, Sara Osorio and Felip Tamayo, will discuss their work with FIU researchers as part of the FCE LTER program.

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Venue:Fairchiled Tropical Botanic Garden

The third Tropical Biology Symposium will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, January 12th 2014, at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Garden House Auditorium.

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Venue:CBC 232-235 (MMC - College of Business)

Liliana Ayalde is the U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013.

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Venue:AHC-4, 101

In honor of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, given for the development of multi-scale models...", a panel of FIU scientists invites you to attend a discussion on research at FIU which aims to create collaborative, and perhaps, interdisciplinary, projects.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture with Mr. Edwin Black, New York Times Bestselling Author, for a lecture on "American Eugenics: From Long Island to Auschwitz". This lecture is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy.

Lecture on Why We Love Natural Beauty by Dr. David Lee

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Venue:GL220

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:GL 220 (MMC)

Dr. David Lee, will be speaking to the community regarding the subject of how science and the arts interact.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Whitney Bauman Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Write a Conference Paper Proposal (that will get accepted!)

Latin American Forum: "Facilitating Business Travel: The Role of Airports"

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Venue:By invitation only

Talk by Emilio Gonzalez, Director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, on "Facilitating Business Travel: The Role of Airports."

Seminar: Thomas Davidoff

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Thomas Davidoff, University of British Columbia.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Liu will discuss how she has tirelessly negotiated since 2008 with Chinese government officials to protect and give scientists time to learn more about these rare orchids and harvest seeds for future reintroduction, and to allow the habitat to recover.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Liu will discuss how she has tirelessly negotiated since 2008 with Chinese government officials to protect and give scientists time to learn more about these rare orchids and harvest seeds for future reintroduction, and to allow the habitat to recover.

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Venue:AHC 1, Room 140

David Wolfe, Ph.D., ABPP established and heads the Centre for Prevention Science and is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Toronto. His research and clinical interests focus on prevention of child abuse, dating violence, and related risk behaviors through universal education programs.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Liu will discuss how she has tirelessly negotiated since 2008 with Chinese government officials to protect and give scientists time to learn more about these rare orchids and harvest seeds for future reintroduction, and to allow the habitat to recover.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Award-winning author, Dr. Julie Marie Wade, will discuss the ins and outs of the publishing world.

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Venue:MMC, AHC3-205

Recent advances in the cell biology of E. coli RNAP and the nucleoid have shown that the distribution of RNAP, which is coupled to cell growth, plays an important role in the nucleoid dynamic structure. Emerging evidence indicates that formation of the transcription foci centered at the putative bacterial nucleolus is critical in nucleoid remodeling and influencing global gene expression. The interface between the distribution of RNAP and nucleoid organization in the cell will be discussed.

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Venue:GC 276

Identifying the right mentor at each stage of your career is an important factor on the road to your success.

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Venue:WC 130

Dr. Suzanna Rose, Executive Director of the School of Integrated Sciences and Humanities, will present.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler

As part of the Speaking Sustainably series, Dr. Withey will discuss the ecological value parks and reserves provide the avian residents and visitors, and how better design can create urban environments that benefit both human and natural systems.

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Venue:WC 130 and broadcast to AC1-317 via Polycom

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Venue:PC 416 (MMC)

Dr. Keqi Zhang from the Department of Earth and Environment will discuss the potential sea level rise inundation at Miami Beach.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Henry Green, University of Miami.

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Venue:Florida International University - MMC - Green Library - GL 220

Lecture on "The European Parliament and the Enlargement of the EU" by Geoffrey Harris, Deputy Head, European Parliament Liaison Office with the US Congress.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 5th Floor

Come and join the Professional MAGG Recruiting team for one of our Information Sessions at the FIU Main Campus on January 28, 2014. Attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes to the recruiting and admissions team. The MAGG Program is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2014 term. To RSVP for this event and for upcoming events, please visit magg.fiu.edu/events.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The deadline to submit has been extended to Dec. 23. To attend, or submit for a presentation or poster, at this FREE conference, please use the following registration form and return to Michele Rollen-Hanson. If you have any questions please contact Michele at: rollen@ufl.edu

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The deadline to submit has been extended to Dec. 23. To attend, or submit for a presentation or poster, at this FREE conference, please use the following registration form and return to Michele Rollen-Hanson. If you have any questions please contact Michele at: rollen@ufl.edu

Lecture on Youth Perspectives on Gardening by Dr. Rebecca Zarger

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Venue:TBA

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Rebecca Zarger will discuss her work in the Tampa Bay area elementary and middle schools integrating nutrition and gardening into science curricula.

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Venue:SIPA 100 (MMC)

Join SIPA for an informational briefing on internships, fellowships, scholarships, and graduate school options.

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Venue:ECS 451

Come learn how to incorporate library services and resources in your online course on January 30th at 2:30 pm in ECS room 451. Sarah J. Hammill, Distance Learning Librarian.

February

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Venue:Biscayne Bay Campus

The upcoming Biology Research Symposium to be held on February 1, 2014 at the Biscayne Bay Campus.

FIU's documentary about Religious Studies Professor Tudor Parfitt's

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Venue:Miami’s PBS station, WLRN channel 17

The documentary short tells the story of Parfitt's research with the Gogodala tribe of Papua New Guinea, which claims to be a Lost Tribe of Israel.

Brazilianist Idelber Avelar Lecture

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Venue:FIU MMC- Green Library (GL) Room 220

Prof Idelber Avelar will present a lecture on Human Rights in Brazilian Literature. Exact time and place TBA.

Intensive Seminar on Cuba

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The seminar will provide a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of Cuba's geography, history, economics, politics, and culture, from pre-Conquest times to the present.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Dr. Katherine Spindler, University of Michigan, will speak about LAUNCH Committees, which provide support and guidance to new junior faculty as they begin their careers. Committees meet with the new faculty member from the time of hire until the end of the first year.

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Venue:GL 100A

This talk will argue that biologist, psychologist, and anthropologists have failed to pay enough attention to the differences between three distinct interpretations of the hypothesis that morality evolved.

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Venue:GL 220, MMC

Federico Pita, Founding President of the Afro-Argentine organization called the Diáspora Africana en la Argentina (DIAFAR) will be giving his lecture "Black Political Activism in Argentina: A Contemporary Perspective from the DIAFAR Experience" on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5 PM in GL 220.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

On Wednesday, February 5th, 2013, the Global Energy Security Forum in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs will present "The Global Energy Outlook"

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The Global Energy Outlook to 2040 explores the global energy context within which the world will implement new energy policies and measures to address global warming.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Academic Health Center I 655

Sundaravadivel Balasubramaniyam (Medical Univ. of South Carolina) will present an introduction to Yogic Breathing, recent advances in the understanding of medical science behind the Yogic Breathing techniques, and how Yogic Breathing is useful as an integrative medicine approach in alleviating multiple disease conditions.

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Venue:WUC Ballroom 244

African-American stand-up comic and host of FX's "Totally Biased", W. Kamau Bell will be hosted on BBC by SGA and SPC.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Please join us for a special presentation by Cori Flam Meltzer, Esq., “Who Says It’s a Man’s World? How Women Can Take Charge of the Conversation” on Thursday, February 6, at 11 am, MARC Pavilion, 2nd floor.

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

Michael Paterniti is the New York Times bestselling author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain.

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

Michael Paterniti is the New York Times bestselling author of Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

A day of celebration, scholarship, and theater commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Israel Zangwill.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

As part of the Eat, Think, and Be Merry series, Dr. Michael Heithaus will discuss how his research will provide an important baseline for the restoration of already impacted seagrass ecosystems around the world and provide lessons for the types of species and interactions that are important to conserve and restore.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

As part of the Eat, Think, and Be Merry series, Dr. Jennifer Rehage will discuss her research and the new scientific approaches needed to predict and mitigate the impacts of traps on animal populations.

Water Infrastructure in Cuba: A Seminar

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Cuban Research Institute will hold a half-day seminar with a group of experts from FIU and profesional organizations such as the Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Save the Date for the 16th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium.

Latin American Forum: "Energy in Latin America: Challenge or Drama?"

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Venue:By invitation only

Talk by Jorge Rosenblut, Chairman of the Board INDESA-Chile, on "Energy in Latin America: Challenge or Drama?"

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Venue:N/A

This event brings together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and to showcase cutting-edge research. The format will include workshops, oral presentations and poster sessions lead by current practitioners, academics and graduate students.

A 9th-Century Shipwreck and Its Implications for the History of Tea (UM Event)

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Venue:Lowe Art Museum

"In 1998, a shipwreck was discovered by fishermen just off the coast of Belitung Island in the Gelasa Strait between Sumatra and Borneo. The wreck dates to around 830 and constitutes the single most significant collection of archaeologically recovered materials from the Tang Dynasty."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus,Center for Leadership (College of Business)

Dr. Brown is the author of 8 books including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death, Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, and the forthcoming Leadership in the She writes regular columns for the JTA, New York Jewish Week and blogs for Psychology Today. She earned degrees at Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University Co-sponsors: Center for LEadershjip, Jewish Studies Program.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Writer, educator and former director of the Jewish Leadership Institute, Erica Brown shares Hebrew Bible views on women’s leadership at The Leadership Lectures on Feb. 18.

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Venue:FIU’s Graham Center

Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will host award-winning Cuban writer Leonardo Padura for a lecture focused on the origins of his latest novel, “Herejes” (Heretics, 2013), a story about freedom and the tragic incident of the SS St. Louis, a ship with more than 900 Jewish refugees on board which arrived in Cuba in 1939, but was never allowed to disembark.

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Venue:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACJS 51st Annual Meeting: “Perceptions of Crime and Justice” February 18-22, 2014 Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Venue:Jewish Meseum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washignton Ave., Miami Beach

Dr. Brown is the author of 8 books including Happier Endings: A Meditation on Life and Death, Inspired Jewish Leadership, a National Jewish Book Award finalist, Spiritual Boredom, and the forthcoming Leadership in the She writes regular columns for the JTA, New York Jewish Week and blogs for Psychology Today. She earned degrees at Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. Co-sponsors: Center for LEadershjip, Jewish Studies Program

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:DM 323

Faculty Spotlight: Steven Heine Orientalism: Fact or Fiction Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Complete the IRB (or, How I learned to stop worrying and love filling out forms)

Tips for Writing Grants

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Catarina Kiefe the Chair for Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, College of Medicine will be giving a lecture on Grantwriting. More to come soon.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

Leonardo Padura presents his most recent novel, "Herejes" ("Heretics," 2013), and "The Man Who Loved Dogs" (2014), the English translation of "El hombre que amaba los perros" (2009).

University Collaboration for Amazon Conservation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Strategic planning meeting of leaders from LACC, FIU College of Arts & Sciences, FIU College of Law and Universidad Javeriana from Colombia aims to develop a new initiative related to the role of universities in research and training for Amazon bio-diversity conservation. Sponsored by LACC. By invitation only.

Seminar: John Wilson

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John Wilson, Michigan State University

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. James Sutton will discuss the many representations of the sea in Shakespeare’s work and its impact on our relationship with it.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. James Sutton will discuss the many representations of the sea in Shakespeare’s work and its impact on our relationship with it.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Rabbi Capers Funnye. He will speak on the subject of African American Jewry. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Hussein Rashid of Viginia Theological Seminary. He will talk about "Everyday Art: Islamic Contribution to American Arts". This event is co-sponsored by the Aga Khan Council for Florida.

Matonge on the Move: Congolese Looking for a Home in Belgium

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Bambi Ceuppens, Researcher at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Belgium, will be giving her lecture "Matonge on the Move: Congolese Looking for a Home in Belgium" on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 4 Pm in the Panther Suite at FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room 220

Seminar featuring guest speaker, Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary for Political Affairs, Organization of American States and former Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy and Second Vice-President of Costa Rica and Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, LACC. Moderated by Dr. Frank Mora, Director, LACC. Part of LACC's Latin American and Caribbean Elections Series. Free and open to the public. Call LACC at (305)348-2894 for more information.

A Conversation About the Creation of the New Permanent Exhibit with Bambi Ceuppens and Jean Rahier

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Venue:Panther Suite, Modesto Maidique Campus

Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) Researcher Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the process of creation of the new permanent exhibit on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Panther Suite at Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 254

The African & African Diaspora Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. William F.S. Miles who will speak on Religion and Development in Africa.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Belgium's Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) Researcher Bambi Ceuppens will discuss the process of creation of the new permanent exhibit on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM in the Panther Suite at Graham Center of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler

As part of the Speaking Sustainably series, Dr. Feeley will discuss why migration may be the only option for many of these tropical tree species, the inevitable realities of climate change and deforestation, and how as a society we can make better decisions to salvage and protect what is left.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In this informal presentation, Dr. E. Carmen Ramos will reconsider the career of Landaluze, the Spanish painter, caricaturist, and illustrator who spent most of his life in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Initiative for Spanish and Mediterranean Studies is hosting a lecture by Carme Chacón, Former Minister of Defense, Spain on "Women and Politics: How to Reach a Better World". This event is co-sponsored by Iberia Foods, Delicias de España, Alhambra Guitars, 100 Montaditos, Mahou and Gazpacho Alcaraz.

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Venue:AHC4, Room 101

In recent years his work has focused on nanoparticles as vehicles for targeted delivery. Both passive and active tumor-targeting methods are being evaluated.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

As part of the Eat, Think, and Be Merry Series, Dr. Jason Pearl will discuss how writers, inspired and provoked by the Scientific Revolution and scientists such as Isaac Newton, used imaginative literature, lunar voyages in particular, to test the limits of creativity and speculate about physical truths concerning the earth, the moon, and beyond.

Women in Science Lunch & Learn

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Venue:AHC 2 - 160

Panelist will Discuss external vs. self-imposed career obstacles, work/personal life balance, and mentorship.

Lecture on Life Among the Stars by Dr. James Webb

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Venue:GL220

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms

FIU iREAL Commission. For the past five months, this 10-member commission has worked diligently, seeking input from university and community stakeholders to answer the essential question: In the face of unprecedented disruptions in higher education, how will FIU continue to redefine the role of the public research university?

Lecture on A Matter of Belief by Dr. Richard Kearney

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Venue:GC Ballroom

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:Aquarius Reef Base Headquarters

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Alyssa Engiles of HDM will present a brief history of female aquanauts via a live internet broadcast from Aquarius Reef Base Headquarters.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler

As part of the Speaking Sustainably series, Dr. Collado-Vides, a marine botanist, will discuss the link between research results and applications in marine conservation, and her lab’s partnership with the Tropical Botanic Artists to present a unique bio-art exhibit which blends science and art to engage and inspire the community.

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Venue:ZEB 110 (Ziff Education BLDG) MMC Campus

Open Forum for All Faculty, Students, Staff & Administrators

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Venue:Panther Suite, Graham Center, MMC

Promoting Gender Equality in Africa through the Application of the "Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa"

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Venue:SIPA Auditorium room 125

Featuring: Annie Griffiths

Lecture on Food and Justice by Dr. Miguel De la Torre

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Venue:GL220

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:Graham Center Panther Suite

2nd Annual Common Graduate Luncheon

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Standiford will discuss a crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition in a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of nature’s wrath.

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Venue:Deering Estate

The Tropical Botanical Artists will have an exhibit at the Deering Estate, March 23 through April 24, as part of the Deering Estate Fine Arts Festival. There will be a special reception with the artists on April 12. The exhibit is entitled: Diatoms: Tiny life forms with huge benefits.

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Venue:ECS 451

Join us for a presentation and lively discussion in which one faculty member will share her online course evaluation experiences and some things that she did differently to improve response rates in her online courses.

A Staged Reading of a New Play by Dr. Richard Schwartz

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Venue:TBA

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

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Venue:GC pit area

Don’t miss out!! Join the fun at FIU’s Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO) “Social” event next Friday, March 28, in the GC pit area from 10am-3pm. Share with your friends, come and enjoy!!

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This event, April 30-May 1, brings together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and to showcase cutting-edge research. The format will include workshops, oral presentations and poster sessions lead by current practitioners, academics and graduate students.

Panel on the Brazilian Military Golpe, 50 years later by Dr. Nicola Gavioli

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Venue:GL220

Sponsored by: Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment

April

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Venue:ECS 451

Join us to learn how to develop successful proposals.

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Venue:MMC

Registration for Fall 2014 is now open. Please click here for more details.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

CFP: The Department of History Graduate Student Association (DOHGSA) is hosting its annual conference on April 4, 2014, “Conversations in History: Currents in the Atlantic World.” Proposals due 1/15. More information at http://dohgsa.fiu.edu/?page_id=234

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 150

This international conference will commemorate the work and life of the Cuban writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, as well as the emergence and consolidation of a national literature in Cuba during the nineteenth century.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Emanuela Trevisan Semi, a professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.

Human Responsibilities vs. Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Religious Studies is hosting a lecture by Dr. Bashir Datoo on "Human Responsibilties vs. Human Rights: An Islamic Perspective". This is part of the Islamic Civilization Series and is co-sponsored by the Mohsin & Fauzia Jaffer Foundation.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Emanuela Trevisan Semi, a professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Ca'Foscari in Venice.

Celpe-Bras Exam: Certificate of Portuguese as a Foreign Language

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Bldg., Room 240

Administration of exam for Celpe-Bras certification. Celpe-Bras, the Brazilian Ministry of Education's official Portuguese language proficiency exam, serves to verify language competency at the intermediate, superior intermediate, advanced and superior advanced levels. FIU serves as 1 of only 4 official testing sites in the US and administers the exam twice per year. Deadline to register is March 10, 2014. Contact Professor A. Vono at vonoa@fiu.edu for more information or to register.

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Venue:FIU

Dr. Shenggao Wang, Chinese Language and Culture Instructor, will be moderating a Roundtable discussion on April 8th titled "Shanghai Students Again Top Global Test" as part of the Global Learning for Global Citizenship series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Hannes Adomeit, Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service. He will be discussing on "The EU and Russia: Competition and Conflict in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus". Co-sponsored by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, AC1 328

Featuring: Dr. Nicole Gregoire

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This presentation by Dr. Andrea Queeley analyzes the revitalization of community institutions by the descendants of black immigrants from the Anglophone Caribbean in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Fourth Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture with Paul Dundas (Edinburgh University). His talk will explore the use of allegory as an imaginative and didactic mode in the Sanskrit and Prakrit writings of the Svetambara monk Hemacandra Maladharin.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms and Gamification are just a few of the "hot topics" on this year's agenda!

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Venue:WC 130

Dr. Haruo Shirane and Dr. Tomi Suzuki from Columbia University will be coming to FIU to discuss traditional and modern Japanese literature. The event will take place on April 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM in WC 130.

SAGGSA Colloquium April 11, 2014

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Venue:SIPA 502/503

Featuring: Michael Hathaway, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Simon Fraser University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus Barnes and Noble

Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation by author Reina María Rodríguez. This event will be in Spanish. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC4 101

The meeting will bring together leading FIU experts in health-related fields.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Whitney Bauman, Department of Religious Studies, will be giving a book presentation on his book "Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic". Dr. Bauman builds a planetary politics that better responds to the realities of a pluralistic world. Part of the Books & Books series.

Coffee Hour for Religious Studies Undergraduates and Graduates Students

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Faculty Spotlight: Steven Vose "How is a hagiography like a fish story?" Workshop (4:00-5:00): How to Turn Your Paper/Thesis Chapter into an Article (that will get accepted!)

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, Moye Chapel, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables

with Dr. Nathan Katz. According to a recent Pew study, 24.1% of American describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious." What does this claim mean? What is spirituality, and can it truly be separated from religion? From historical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives, Katz answers with an emphatic "Yes." Hear why.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-503

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture with Mustafa Akyol who will speak on "Islam and Democracy: State of the Middle East".

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a Books & Books presentation featuring Juliet S. Erazo, Professor of Anthropology. She will be presenting her book, "Governing Indigenous Territories: Enacting Sovereignty in the Ecuadorian Amazon", where she illuminates a paradox of modern indigenous lives.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

The FIU School of Music, together with CRI, WDNA, and the Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO), presents Grammy Award-winner Ignacio Berroa in concert.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502/3

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies is hosting an event with Dr. Michael Hathaway , Simon Fraser University. This is part of the SAGGSA Colloquium Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

The FIU School of Music, together with CRI, WDNA, and the Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO), presents Grammy Award-winner Ignacio Berroa in concert.

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Venue:U.S. Century Bank Arena on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus

College of Arts and Sciences- School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) – Bachelors degrees only

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Venue:U.S. Century Bank Arena on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus

College of Arts and Sciences - School of Environment, Arts & Society (SEAS) - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) - Masters and Doctoral degrees only

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Venue:U.S. Century Bank Arena on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus

College of Arts and Sciences - School of Integrated Science & Humanity (SISH)

May

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You are cordially invited to the launch event for the Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI), a multi-disciplinary consortium bringing together many of Florida International University’s finest research scientists.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is organizing several events for this year's "Europe Day".

“Why Didn’t I Speak Up?!?” Evidence for Multiple Barriers to Prejudice Confrontation

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Venue:AHC1, Room 110

Subtle and overt forms of prejudice go largely unchallenged in US society, despite witnesses’ desires to speak up and social norms that support equity and discourage discrimination.

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Venue:CBC Special Events Center

Please join us for the 4th Annual FIU Women Faculty Leadership Institute, featuring Dr. Stephanie Goodwin, Wright State University, giving the Keynote Address.

Nous nous sommes tant hais

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The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is having a film screening of "Nous Nous Sommes Tant Hais", which is part of the European Film Series

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Venue:Faculty Club

Please join us at the Faculty Club, Monday, May 12, 4-6pm, for the SISH Awards Ceremony. Scholarships will be given for the Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund (Phy), the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award (Chm), the Southern Cross Astronomical Society Award (Phy) and the Elaine Gordon Award (WS). RSVP required.

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Venue:Biltmore Hotel, Laguna Room, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables

The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a special presentation on “Economics of Transition” from the Central European perspective, presented by Dr. Jan Švejnar, the eminent American-based, Czech-born economist who currently serves as the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of Columbia University’s Center for Global Economic Governance.

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Venue:Biltmore Hotel, Laguna Room, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables

The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a special presentation on “Economics of Transition” from the Central European perspective, presented by Dr. Jan Švejnar, the eminent American-based, Czech-born economist who currently serves as the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director of Columbia University’s Center for Global Economic Governance.

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration will host the 2014 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT Net) Conference from May 15-19, 2014 at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

FIU to host 2014 PAT Net Conference

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration will host the 2014 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT Net) Conference from May 15-19, 2014 at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

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Venue:FIU Downtown on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration will host the 2014 Public Administration Theory Network (PAT Net) Conference from May 15-19, 2014 at FIU Downtown on Brickell.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

This forum will explore the history of the Jewish diaspora to Cuba as well as the resettlement of Cuban Jews in Miami after the Revolution.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

This forum will explore the history of the Jewish diaspora to Cuba as well as the resettlement of Cuban Jews in Miami after the Revolution.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU

Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Scott Miller of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU

Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Mr. Scott Miller of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum presents A Green Critics' Lecture and book signing by "The Smithsonian's History in 101 Objects" author Richard Kurin.

Love and Compassion are Our True Nature: Interfaith Dialogue

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

The Program in the Study of Spirituality, in partnership with Kriya Yoga Institute, is hosting a conference featuring a series of interfaith speakers.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

A sparkling collection of stories by a new crop of Cuban writers largely unknown outside of Cuba depict a world that veers from a hyper-real Havana in decay, against a backdrop of oblivious drug-toting German tourists, to a land where vigilant Cubans bar the door to zombies masquerading as health inspectors. Sex and knife-fights, stutterers and addicts, losers and lost literary classics captivates the reader to a raw and genuine island universe closed to casual visitors.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler

As part of the Speaking Sustainably series, Dr. Burkepile will discuss the current status of coral reefs as well as how alterations in human communities and activities trigger a ripple effect which has the potential to alter the productivity and balance of these marine ecosystems.

June

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A five-day workshop covering Earth Science topics selected from Miami Dade County Public Schools middle school curriculum and national Earth Science literacy principles.

FIU Jewish Studies Initiatives

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This Sunday C-SPAN3 will broadcast a recent FIU Jewish Studies Initiatives event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Voyage of the MS St. Louis.

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Venue:FIU MMC Campus

A five-day workshop covering Earth Science topics selected from Miami Dade County Public Schools middle school curriculum and national Earth Science literacy principles.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, VH 100
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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center

LACC is proud to kick off its 2014 Haitian Summer Institute and welcome twenty-one students from across the US and Germany to FIU for the launch of the 17th year of LACC's flagship program. The 2014 cohort includes graduate students, K-12 educators and professionals with diverse interests in Haiti, its language, culture and society. Participants complete four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and the program culminates with a two-week study abroad in Haiti

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Venue:Grand Hyatt Denver - Colorado

IEFS Sessions at 2014 Western Economic Association International 89th Annual Conference, Grand Hyatt Denver, Colorado, 27 June – 1 July 2014

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Venue:Spain

The FIU in Salamanca program offers students the opportunity to live and study in Salamanca, a charming college town known for its Renaissance and Baroque architecture. The program includes field trips to the medieval walled city of Ávila; the sixteenth-century El Escorial palace and monastery; León, Segovia, and Madrid.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Join us for the presentation of Dr. Lillian Guerra's new book of short stories. The book seeks to understand the experience of exile as a complex mixture of different cultures.

Maria Pulido Master's Thesis Defense

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, WC 130

Maria Pulido will defend her Master's Thesis entitled "Mechanism of superoxide mediated regulation of particle uptake and fluid exocytosis by a GPI-anchored superoxide dismutase c in Dictyostelium" on Friday June 27th at 2:00 PM in WC130 on MMC. Major Professor: Lou W. Kim.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Václav Havel Initiative for Human Rights and Diplomacy is hosting a seminar that will bring together a small group of experts from academia, civil society and diplomacy to discuss the issue of international human rights and Cuba from two perspectives: the “theoretical” perspective of political thinkers and the “practical” perspective adopted by those whose habitat is the realm of political action.

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, VH 100
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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center

LACC is proud to kick off its 2014 Haitian Summer Institute and welcome twenty-one students from across the US and Germany to FIU for the launch of the 17th year of LACC's flagship program. The 2014 cohort includes graduate students, K-12 educators and professionals with diverse interests in Haiti, its language, culture and society. Participants complete four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and the program culminates with a two-week study abroad in Haiti

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Venue:Italy

This month long program is designed for students who wish to improve on the Italian language, learn more about the Italian culture and experience the Italian way of living. Once you’ve experienced “la dolce vita,” you’ll find that your perspective and attitude will be more international and definitely more Italian.

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End of Mission Press Conference

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Venue:Miami Beach Convention Center

The LARGEST Comic Con in Miami, Florida Supercon is South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. Florida Supercon takes place JULY 3-6, 2014 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more!

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

PRE-LAW SEMINAR FOR STUDENTS WITH 0-50 CREDITS

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Venue:SIPA 220

Learn about what courses and what activities are available to you now that will prepare you for law school. Learn about the new pre-law certificate, finding the right major for you, what law school is like. This event is FREE and there is no need to register.

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Venue:AHC4-101

Daniele Fabris research interests include the development of MS-based technologies for the investigation of the structure-function relationships of nucleic acids in retroviral systems.

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

"Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings." A talk by Dr. Webb. The telescopes will be out all evening if weather permits. There will be live Buffett music by Dr. Webb and friends, key lime pies, door prizes, and frozen non-alcoholic margaritas. It will be fun for the whole family! The Stocker Astroscience Center is right next to the Chemistry and Physics building!

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Venue:ZEB 330

These workshops are designed to assist graduate students with their academic writing assignments in all fields.

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Venue:The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend Simon Ma's "Heart Water Ink" World Exhibition Tour at the Frost Art Museum.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Presentation and discussion by local Filmmaker Aaron Davidson.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The FIU Summer Geoscience Experience is a 2-week summer program held at the FIU MMC campus on July 14-18, 21-25 for exploring the science, careers and educational opportunities in the Geosciences.

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Venue:ZEB 330

These workshops are designed to assist graduate students with their academic writing assignments in all fields.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Kesnre Pharel, CEO and owner of Group Croissance S.A.. Part of LACC's 17th Annual Haitian Summer Institute Lecture Series and LACC's Foreign Language Across the Curriculum Lecture Series.

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Venue:The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to meet the artist behind the "Heart Water Ink" exhibit, Simon Ma.

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Venue:Orlando, Florida

The 2015 ACJS Annual Meeting will take place March 3-7, 2015, in Orlando, Florida.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

JMOF-FIU presents a summer happy hour with event partner: Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

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Venue:Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, 20350 NE 26th Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33180

Please join us for an event in commemoration of the 1994 attack on the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

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Venue:PC 432

Topics that will be covered in this grant writing workshop include: finding sources of funding, applying for a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, general strategy for developing proposals, writing tips, as well as main parts of a common research proposal and submitting your application to Division of Research for institutional approvals.

July 19-20 : Summer Committee Simulation

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We are pleased to announce our first simulation of the upcoming season! Participation in the event is open to current delegates and aspiring delegates. All those interested in joining the program for the upcoming year should submit an application to modelun@fiu.edu or on the 5th floor of SIPA to current Director Ethan Roberts in order to be considered for participation in the July Simulation. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event, the topic will be made public shortly!

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Venue:ZEB 330

These workshops are designed to assist graduate students with their academic writing assignments in all fields.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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Venue:Granada Golf Course

Dr. Bohn will introduce you to the Florida Bonneted Bat — a critically endangered species that lives right here in Coral Gables.

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Venue:Granada Golf Course

Want to sea and hear wild bats? Prof. Bohn will introduce you to the Florida bonneted bats.

PRE-LAW SEMINAR FOR STUDENTS WITH 51-79 CREDITS

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Venue:SIPA 220

Learn about how to prepare for the LSAT, the Law School application process, how to ask for letters of recommendation, new pre-law certificate, what law school is like, etc. This event is FREE and there is no need to register.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Presentation and lesson by Chip Cassidy. Enjoy this special tasting of selected red and white wines while discussing the history of wine, beer, and liquor.

CLEO PRE-LAW SEMINAR (A.S.A.P.)

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Venue:FIU College Of Law Buidling

Juniors and Seniors/Postgraduates for the Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP), a 2- day pre-law summer seminar which focuses on the law school application process. The primary goal of ASAP is to assist colleges students successfully gain admission to and succeed in law school. Topics covered are: •selecting a law school •drafting personal statements •LSAT preparation strategies •debt management To register, go to cleoscholars.org and click on the "Events" tab.

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Venue:FIU MMC

Love the Everglades Movement (LTEM), the Florida-based non-profit group, is organizing and hosting a large-scale, 2-day, info-sharing Summer Symposium (SS14) at the Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center on Saturday, July 26th, 2014, and at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus on Sunday, July 27th, 2014, with environmental groups, activists, artists and others.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida, FIU

Cinema Judaica Series

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU present this second in a three-part series of films featured in the movie posters on view in the current exhibition, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, GL 220

This lecture by Professor María Elena Cobas Cobiella will explain the most significant aspects of civil law in Cuba in the past, present, and future.

August

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Join us for the special event with the James Beard Award finalist and Executive Pastry Chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group of restaurants.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 397

Graduate Advising Week, August 4-8. Watch for e-mails containing details on advising and registration for graduate courses.

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience center

The ACE 24" telescope should be arriving during the week of August 4th through 8th. It will be installed shortly thereafter and will be in operating when classes begin in the Fall.

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory, Room 130

The Biomolecular Sciences Institute is sponsoring a seminar by Dr. Dmitriy Minond, Assistant Member of the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and Affiliate Research Professor at Florida Atlantic University, August 4, 2014, WC, Rm. 130. Contact Lidia Kos for further information.

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Venue:EC 2300 Conference Room (MMC)

Christopher Dutton will present an overview of the Arduino platform and provide real world, relevant examples of how these devices can be used to study a range of environmental research topics.

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Venue:Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

The Environmental Coalition of Miami & the Beaches presents Cinema Green, "A Thirsty World...Exploring One of the Major Challenges To Human Survival: Water," Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. (Cocktail Reception) and 7:00 p.m. (Film Screening). Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an information conversation with Eliécer Ávila, who will share his experiences and impressions about the year since his first visit to Miami and his direct interaction with Cubans throughout the island.

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Venue:AHC-2, Room 655

In this seminar, Behrooz Zekavat will present results employing collision-induced dissociation (CID) after IM separation to differentiate isomers.

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Venue:FIU MMC

The dissertation writing retreat is designed to help participants make substantial progress towards completing their dissertation. The goal is to help writers who are stalled, isolated, off-track, or working towards project completion.

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Venue:FIU MMC

The International Workshop on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture focuses on the application of agroecological principles for sustaining subtropical agriculture.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 132
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 132
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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 132

Symposium Theme: Religions, Human Rights and Global Ethics Date: August 18-20, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm Aug 18 & 19, 2014. Aug 20 from 9 am to 12 pm. Location: GL 132

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 132

The Department of Religious Studies is having a symposium, "The First Symposium: Religions, Human Rights, and Global Ethics". For further information, please contact Dr. Erik Larson.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

JMOF-FIU presents a special evening of fun and networking! Guests can enjoy cocktails and a special presentation by local Filmmaker Billy Corben.

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Venue:The Betsy Hotel South Beach

Writers Sandra Simonds, and FIU's Julie Marie Wade and Jan Becker inaugurate the Reading Queer Festival with a reading of their work and a cocktail party.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida, FIU

Cinema Judaica Series

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In partnership with Miami Jewish Film Festival, JMOF-FIU present this final film in a three-part series featured in the movie posters on view in the current exhibition, CINEMA JUDAICA: The War Years, 1939-1949. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (United Artists, 1942) is a comedy, set in occupied, devastated Poland, and replete with running jokes about the new Nazi concentration camps in Poland and Hitler’s saturation of bombing of Warsaw...

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC)

For the last 24 years, Dr. Wossenu Abtew has been working with the South Florida Water Management District on various water resources and environmental restoration projects with his expertise in South Florida hydrology. Overall, he has over 100 publications on variety of topics in water resources.

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Cuban Research Institute has convened a symposium to commemorate the historical context of José Antonio Echeverría's life and role in the anti-Batista insurrection in Cuba during the 1950s.

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Venue:GL 220

Lecture by Madeline Cámara Betancourt. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation of Dr. Lillian Guerra's new book of short stories. The book seeks to understand the experience of exile as a complex mixture of different cultures.

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Venue:Greeen Library (GL) Room 220

History Department Orientation for New History Graduate Students and Welcoming Reception: Date: Friday, August 29, 2014, Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Where: Green Library (GL) Room 220

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Venue:The Stocker AstroScience Center

Telescopes, astronomers and refreshments. We will look at planets, stars, and nebula through the Physics department’s telescopes. One of the most enjoyable evenings of the semester!

Open Committee Simulation August 30-31

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The Model UN program will be holding a simulation open to outside observers as well as participation the weekend of August 30-31. Students will represent their interests and work together or in opposition to achieve solutions to a specific topic. In order to participate please fill out an application and email it to modelun@fiu.edu as soon as possible as there are limited openings. Details concerning the topic and location will be released August 23.

September

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Cristina Romera Castillo of the FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center will give a talk entitled, "The Color of the Sea."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 150

The twentieth anniversary of the "balsero" crisis is a propitious occasion to reexamine several key issues raised by the contemporary Cuban diaspora. The Cuban Research Institute has invited a distinguished group of scholars, artists, and professionals who were directly involved with this crisis.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for two panel discussions that explore the conflicts in Iraq and Gaza. Faculty experts will discuss the origins of these current conflicts and the ramifications for regional security.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

James Todd, Postdoc. Research Assoc., Dept. of Psychology, FIU

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Speaker Dr. Laurel Collins, Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, Graduate Program Director and Professor.

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Venue:Labor Center 110, MMC

Please join us to reconnect with AADS Core and Affiliate Faculty, new AADS Graduate Students, our undergraduate and graduate certificate students, learn about AADS new and continuing initiatives, and the exciting events we have lined up for the fall semester.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Miami, and in order to commemorate the century of World War I, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, and the Europe Student Association, will screen 5 historical documentaries of World War I entitled "Apocalypse - 1ere Guerre Mondiale"; The 1st episode will be "Fury"

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Venue:WC 130 transmitted to BBC (MSB 105)

Dr. Feeley will be speaking on "Running From the Heat: Can tropical forests shift their distributions to remain at equilibrium with climate?"

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Lecture by Marina Pignatelli, University of Lisbon

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Venue:AHC3 205

Alvin Holder, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Old Dominion University

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Jon Comer, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Psychology, FIU

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Speaker Dr. Michael Sukop, Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, Associate Professor.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

This book, written by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo, analyzes the Masonic, literary, and political writings of Spanish Caribbean intellectuals who lived in the decades of anticolonial struggle in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (1860–1898).

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Venue:Books & Books

Featured readings by: Marcia Clabretta Cancio-Bello, Tim Curtix, Anjanette Delgado, Cecilia Fernandez, Fabienne Josaphat, Louis K. Lowry, Julio Machado, Lauren Rivera, and Laura Valeri.

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Venue:Miami Airport Convention Center

The Water Expo is the only event in the United States targeting domestic and international major markets at the same time, with a special focus on East USA, Florida, South Florida, PLUS Latin America & the Caribbean (approximately 40 countries)

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Venue:MMC, AHC4, Room 402 & CEC, EC, Room 3278

This program is aimed primarily at providing tenure-earning assistant professors with a faculty mentor from outside of his/her home department.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Rafael Díaz Balart Hall, Room 1000

CRI and the FIU College of Law will sponsor a panel discussion of the implications, relevance, and future of U.S. legislation that allows Cuban immigrants to become residents of the U.S. after one year of arriving in the country.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Cami Hofstadter, Former Honorary Consul of Finland in South Florida.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Patrick O'Donnell of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will discuss "Canal Effects on Estuarine Fish Nurseries in the Ten Thousand Islands of Southwest Florida."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Two of President Obama’s closest advisors will discuss their experiences at the center of Latin America/Caribbean policy making in the White House, and take questions from the audience. Frank Mora, LACC Director and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, will be joined by Daniel Restrepo, former principal advisor to President Barack Obama on issues related to the Americas. Brian Fonseca, ARC Operations Director, moderates.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Margaret Sibley, Assist. Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, FIU

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Briceño will discuss how federal, state and county agencies have teamed up to reach such an improvement, how stakeholders may participate by being aware of what is intended and how their participation contributes to a successful recovery.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This bilingual volume, edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany, gathers a selection of the papers presented at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at FIU.

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Venue:New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach

The Knight Foundation and History Miami present "World War I: A Century Later - Origins and Legacies" symposium with keynote speaker Michael Neiberg, Ph.D., Army War College There will also be a panel discussion with featuring FIU Department of History professor Jessica Adler, Ph.D.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

In conjunction with its Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is proud to host a Walking Food Tour! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present, including tastings from places such as My Ceviche, Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, and of course key lime pie from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

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Venue:GC Room 243

The presentation will be given by Dr. Michael Hollander. He is the director of training at McLean Hospital and author of award winning book, Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by Raúl Rubio and Christian Larsen, they will parlay both the theory and praxis of a wide range of topics concerning Cuban material cultures, collecting and curating Cuban things.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, who looks at the way both Judaism and Islam have been co-opted into the ethnic and political struggle between Jews and Arabs in Palestine/Israel. Part of the Mondays at the Museum series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for an information briefing on internships, fellowships, scholarships, and graduate schools.

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Venue:GL 220

Lecture by Daína Chaviano. Co-sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Pit Area

The Cuban-American Student Organization (CASO) invites all to a day filled with Cuban music, food, and cultural activities.

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Calling all filmmakers!

Cosmology and the Human Understanding of the Universe

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

FIU Astronomer Dr. James Webb discusses the Universe and our current understanding of it and our place in it. Observing afterward at the Stocker AstroScience center if weather permits.

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Venue:GC 140 and GC 243

Technology Workshops for Women and Girls

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Andrew Gottlieb.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Honorable Mohamed Ezzine Chelaifa is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tunisia to the United States will lecture on "Tunisia and the Post Arab Spring". This is part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Madique Campus, GL 220

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Sarah Pike.

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Event co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

October

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Thomas A. Frankovich of the Florida Bay Interagency Science Center will discuss "Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Restoration in Mangrove Lakes: Salinity and Nutrient Controls on Macrophyte Abundance."

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture with Zeila Frade, who will analyze the relationship among children's literature, ideology, and cultural identity in Cuba.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, Modesto A. Madique Campus

Please join us for the opening of the Gogodala Exhibition, led by Dr. Tudor Parfitt.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

More information TBA.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

This event will be the public introduction of the exhibition—Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow—hosted by the Coral Gables Museum

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA Cafe

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a faculty panel discussion on the First World War, which began hundred years ago in 1914.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

George Divoky of Friends of Cooper Island will discuss "Forty Years of Change: A Seabird Responds to a Melting Arctic."

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

More information TBD.

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Venue:FIU MMC Campus, AHC-1 Room 110

Come learn more about FIU's masters program in Professional Counseling Psychology. Program format, schedule, cost, application procedures, and admission requirements will be discussed.

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Venue:MMC, SIPA 502/3

Speaker will be Dr. Juan Castillo Cocom

University of Miami Mock Admissions Panel and Reception

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Venue:University of Miami Law in Coral Gables

It is a great opportunity students who want to meet with current Miami Law students and hear from Miami Law administrators about the admissions process. A fee waiver will be offered to those who register and attend the event in its entirety. If you have any questions please contact the Miami Law Office of Student Recruitment at 305-284-6746. To Register and get more details, visit www.law.miami.edu/recruitment/events.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by José Ruiz Elcoro, who will provide a historical overview to assess the Cuban "danzón," from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary times.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. William Anderson will discuss what research has revealed about the history and future of sea levels in the United States and throughout the tropics.

MIAMI LAW SCHOOL FORUM

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami - 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Meet with Law School Reps from all over the country. They will be giving away application fee waivers. Also, on this day, attend workshops on financing law school, LSAT, what you can do to improve your application to law school, what diversity means to you as an applicant, etc. For details and to register go to lsac.org and click on "Law School Forums" on the bottom right column.

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Venue:Harbor Beach Marriott

BioFlorida is offering a 40% discount for full-time students and faculty. This rate includes attendance to all conference general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast, breaks and two lunches. Use the code 14BFFLsf during the registration process.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

Professors of Florida International University will offer a guided tour of the exhibit.

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Venue:RB 140

Join us in watching these wonderful Turkish movies!

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Lecture by Sam Edelman

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

What can you do with a bachelor's degree in psychology?

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Venue:Outside of Academic One (Atrium if raining), BBC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC) and GC 314 (MMC) via Polycom

This meeting is scheduled to provide information on the new Boating Safety Manual and a review of new guidelines and floatplan procedures.

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Venue:Green Library 220, MMC

Dr. Oscar Melhado, International Monetary Fund Resident Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will deliver his talk "Democratic Republic of Congo: Development Challenges in a Fragile Country" on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Green Library room 220 of the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:GC 140

We invite you to join us in watching French films with a little something for everyone!

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Tabitha Whalen Stadler of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will discuss "Restoring the Rookery Bay Estuary: Connecting People and Science for Long-Term Community Benefit."

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 243

Lecture by Adam Michnik and Elzbieta Matynia: "Celebrating 10 Years in the EU: Poland and the Czech Republic: Conversations Between Václav Havel & Adam Michnik".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a lecture by Adam Michnik and Elzbieta Matynia on "Conversations Between Václav Havel & Adam Michnik". Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:Casa Bacardí, University of Miami, 1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables

This book by Emilio Cueto is based on a meticulous, intensive, and prolonged investigation of the role of the Virgin through time and her artistic representations by hundreds of authors of various genres.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - College Business Complex - CBC 155

The MEUCE and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished lecture Series will organize a European Film Series on World War I in order to commemorate the Century of the WWI. The 1st film will be "All Quiet on teh Western Front"

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

Robert Olmstead is the author of eight book, most recently The Coldest Night, and the bestseller, Coal Black Horse, which received the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana Book Award.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

The Language/Thought Interface in Development

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Venue:ACH 1 Room 110

Dr. Anna Shusterman, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University, will be speaking as part of the Developmental Science Speakers series. Her presentation is titled "The Language / Thought Interface In Development".

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ziff Education Bldg 110

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Isa Afacan, assistant professor of International Relations at Turgut Özal University in Ankara, Turkey, on "Turkey, ISIS and the "New" Middle East".

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Historian Gerald E. Poyo considers the idea of exile and how this identity influenced the formation of Cuban communities abroad dedicated to transforming conditions in their homeland.

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory, MMC

The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.

16th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture: Dr. The Hon. Kenny Davis Anthony

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Venue:Wertheim Performing Arts Center, FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Lecture by Dr. The Hon. Kenny Davis Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, addresses "Reparations and 21st Century Development: The Silence is Broken and We Speak to the World." Dr. Anthony formed the first Labor Government of his country in sixteen years and has held the position three times since. Presented by African & African Diaspora Studies and co-sponsored by FIU's LACC, CSO, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, Dept. of English, and T&T Community at Christ the King.

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Venue:Student Activity Center, University of Miami

Join us for an extraordinary symposium of expert presentations and panel discussions about how to better serve our community of children as well as our community at large.

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Venue:San Carlos Institute, 416 Duval St., Key West

The book, authored by Dr. Gerald E. Poyo, is a comprehensive account of how José D. Poyo and his revolutionary colleagues spurred the working-class community of Key West to become critical actors in the struggle for Cuban independence from Spain.

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Venue:Panther Stadium

Join the English Department for their annual Alumni Homecoming Tailgate.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Calling ALL Members for the Annual Meeting!

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

A panel discussion on race in America.

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 150

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, The MEUCE and European Student Association are screening a documentary on Italy where you will discover its twenty regions.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture/discussion with Meri Jane Rochelson on the literature of Israel Zangwill.

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Venue:GableStage

A staged reading of Jacqueline Lawton's The Hampton Years.

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Venue:Gablestage 1200 Anastasia Ave #230, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Through the generosity of Joseph Adler and the GableStage, actors will offer a staged reading, directed by Phillip Church, of Jacqueline Lawton’s play The Hampton Years. The play examines the mentor/mentee relationship between Austrian painter and sculptor Vikton Lowefeld and his student, John Biggers, who would go on to become a prominent twentieth-century American painter. Several of Biggers’ paintings are part of the exhibition.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Meri Jane Rochelson on the literature of Israel Zangwill.

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Venue:JMOF-FIU

Lecture by Professor Meri-Jane Rochelson

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Venue:Webinar

CBET will host a two-day CAREER Proposal Webinar, October 21-22, 2014, 12pm-5pm EST, to discuss best practices regarding the development and submission of CAREER proposals. Topics will include guidelines and eligibility; proposal preparation guidance; recommendations for integration of research, education and outreach into a CAREER proposal; and insight into a proposal ...

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Venue:FIU - MMC - College Business Complez - CBC 155

CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE: “1914 Revisited? The EU-US-Russia Triangle". Top experts on World War I will join specialists on the subject via videoconferencing across several sites

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Venue:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

Come join us in watching several films about inspiring French women in the 19th century!

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Venue:GL 274 (MMC)

In this two hour workshop, participants will gain exposure to the various components of a geographic information system, data models used, and some geoprocessing capabilities.

11th LACC Affiliated Faculty Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Indigenous and African Descendants

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RB 130

Indigenous and African Descendant Communities in the Americas: Visibilizing Challenges: The Case of the Pacific Coast of Colombia. LACC alumnae N.Calhun and Z. Leblanc, and GSS alumna Dennica Mays represent INCLUSION, a NGO they established with Colombian Anthropologist, partner and collaborator, Jorge Yepes. They share experiences on building relationships among North, Central and South American Indigenous/African nations with a focus on a case study on children in Colombia's Pacific.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 220 Green Library

In this informal presentation, Juan Carlos González Leiva will share his experiences as an activist for human rights in Cuba.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for this movie premier and discussion with original Ritchie Boy, Guy Stern.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

"The Ritchie Boys" tells the story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned to Europe as soldiers in U.S. uniforms.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida

Join us for a screening of The Richie Boys followed by a Q&A with Dr. Guy Stern.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - College Business Complex - CBC 232

The MEUCE and the Ruth.K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series will organize a European Film Series on World War I in order to commemorate the Century of the WWI. The 2nd film will be "Gallipoli"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Gallipoli". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, the Initiative for Muslim World Studies and the Department of History.

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A lecture and performance with Dr. Andrea Seidel.

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Venue:MMC-GL 220

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Guy Stern.

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory 130, Modesto A. Madique Campus

Please join us for a lecture from Dr. Andrea Seidel.

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Venue:GL 220 (MMC)

An analytic review, by Guy Stern, the FIU/Betsy Exile Studies Scholar in Residence and Professor Emeritus at Wayne State University, with personal reflections of important issues and trends in the discipline from its inception to the present.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

The museum will host a day long workshop that is open exclusively by registration to Miami-Dade school teachers.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Incorporating Context into the Measurement of Children’s Social Competence

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Speaker Dr. Rene Price, Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, Associate Professor.

Seminar: Jiangyun Wan

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(Title TBA), by Jiangyun Wan, FIU, (Venue: TBA)

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The Behavior Analysis Program at FIU would like to invite you to our Fall CE Workshop!\ Fiorella Scaglia, M.S., BCBA will discuss "More than Autism Treatment: Application of ABA in Head Start Classrooms".\ TO RSVP: http://go.fiu.edu/1edb\ CEUs available for BCBAs, BCaBAs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LMHCs, & CMSWs, $15 per CEU

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Venue:CP 145

A lecture will be given by Dr. James R. Webb, FIU astronomer. Refreshments and observing afterward at the Stocker astroscience center, weather permitting!

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Inspired by our 'Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish' exhibition, we are proud to host a Jewish Food Walking Food Tour...

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Venue:JMOF-FIU

Lecture by Robert M. Levy. Join us for this informative program about the lobbying process in Florida.

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Venue:PC-113

The National Security Education Program awards scholarships to U.S. students for study of world regions and languages critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East)

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Venue:MMC-GC 243

Professor Donald Cunnigen will be discussing higher education in America.

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Venue:RB 140

Join us in watching these wonderful Turkish movies!

Japanese Social Psychology & Comparison to the U.S. - Lecture by Dr. Steven J. Heine

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Venue:SIPA 103

Lecture by Dr. Steven J. Heine (University of British Columbia) on the Japanese Social Psychology and Comparison to the United States. Event is free and open to all FIU students.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

A family oriented morning of culture and creativity!

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Dr. Mehmet Gurses, associate professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He will lecture on "Chaos in Iraq: Implications and Opportunities for the Kurds and the Region".

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Venue:Fountain in front of Primera Casa, MMC

"Poetry for the People" is a series of poetry events that will be held at FIU and other colleges in the South Florida area to voice our concerns about the recent killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford in Ohio, Eric Garner in New York, and to link those deaths with historical violence against Black and Brown bodies and communities.

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Venue:FIU - Green Library -GL 220

"FIU Students' Experience in France: What they learned" is a panel discussion with FIU students who went to France this summer.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

During this year of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, JMOF-FIU has invited a panel of community members who have witnessed the changes in South Florida since then.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Michael S. Allen of the UF Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program will discuss "Fishery Implications of Density-Dependent Recruitment Processes in Florida Bass."

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Venue:MSB 105(BBC) with Polycom to HLS 216 (MMC)

Micheal S. Allen, "Fisher Implications of Density Dependent Recruitment Processes in Florida Bass".

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 140

In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Miami,and in order to commemorate the century of World War I, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, will screen 5 documentaries of World War I entitled "Apocalypse - 1ere Guerre Mondiale"; The 4th and 5th episodes will be "Rage" & "Deliverance"

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Venue:FIU - MMC - College Business Complex - CBC 155

The MEUCE and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series will organize a European Film Series on World War I in order to commemorate the Century of the WWI. The 4th film will be "Lawrence of Arabia: The Battle for the Arab World"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Lawrence of Arabia". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, Consulate General of France in Miami, La Cercle Francais, Pi Delta Phi, Department of Modern Languages, European Student Association, Council for Student Organizations and the Middle East Studies Program.

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Venue:AHC3 205

Emile A. Schweikert, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Director, Center for Chemical Characterization and Analysis, Texas A&M University

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Bilingual Environments and Bilingual Development: Studies of Children in South Florida

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Venue:CBC 152

The Gordon Institute is looking for students to volunteer for facilitators for an International Relations simulation or Miami-Dade High School students on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic will be the food crisis in Haiti. This is a great opportunity for students who want to add valuable volunteer experience to their résumés.

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Venue:ACH 1 Room 110

"Bilingual Environments & Bilingual Developments" is the title of the talk that Dr. Erika Hoff will give Friday October 31, 2014. A Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, she will focus on the experiences of children living in South Florida

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Speaker Dr. Grenville Draper, Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, Professor.

November

Acharya Tulsi and the Making of Modern Jainism

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Venue:FIU

International conference commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Acharya Tulsi.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational church (across from the Biltmore hotel)

Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet and FIU MFA alumn, will read from his work on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8PM in the Coral Gables Congregational Church (across the street from the Biltmore Hotel). Richard’s memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, was published by Ecco Press on October 1.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church

Richard Blanco, 2013 Inaugural Poet and FIU MFA alum, will read from his work on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8 pm in the Coral Gables Congregational Church.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Teachers will examine the range of tools for cultivating leadership skills in students and developing collaboration and consensus building to reach common goals.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

Hybrid course design, podcasting, active learning, and student engagement are just a few of the flipped classroom concepts that will be discussed at this year’s online teaching symposium.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

This groundbreaking exhibit will showcase a prominent work chosen from a cadre of Florida’s preeminent Jewish art collectors, representing their varied passions and prized collections.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Presentation and Reception with Galena Mosovich

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Venue:FIU - MMC - MARC International Pavilion

His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the US will lecture on Politic Affairs and Conflicts in the world.

Developmental Program Fall Qualifying Exams

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Venue:DM

Qualifying exams for Fall 2014 will be held on Wednesday November 5th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Students eligible and planning to sit for exams should contact Dr. Dionne Stephens by October 1st to confirm they are taking the exams.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

The Women, Sexuality and Gender Student Association

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Venue:AHC5-300

Henrik E. Poulsen, Professor and Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Rigshospitalet, University Hospital, Denmark will be speaking.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Initiative for Muslim World Studies is hosting a lecture with Peter Lewis, John Hopkins University, on "Nigeria and Boko Haram". This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.

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Venue:SIPA 125, MMC

Dr. Peter Lewis, Associate Professor and Director of African Studies at Johns Hopkins University will deliver his talk "Nigeria and Boko Haram" in SIPA 125 on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - College Business Complex - CBC 155

The MEUCE and the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series will organize a European Film Series on World War I in order to commemorate the Century of the WWI. The 4th film will be "Paths of Glory"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Join the School of International and Public Affairs for this WWI Film Series Screening of "Paths of Glory". In collaboration with the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, the Initiative for Muslim World Studies and the Department of History.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández's book is the first in more than three decades to offer a complete and chronological history of revolutionary Cuba, including the years of rebellion that led to the revolution and bringing the reader to the present-day transformations initiated by Raúl Castro.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

You’re invited to the FIU GIS Center’s GIS Day 2014 event! Join the FIU geospatial community of students, faculty, and staff as they present their diverse, interdisciplinary research employing geospatial technologies, data, and methods.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL)

The Fall meetings of the Midwest Macroeconomics Conference will convene November 7 - November 9, 2014 on the main campus of Florida International University (FIU).

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

The Sea They Swim In: Mass Media and Sexual Learning among American Youth

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Venue:ACH1 Room 110

University of Michigan Professor of Psychology Dr. Monique Ward will be speaking as part of the Developmental Science Speakers series. She will present on her work examining children’s and adolescents’ developing conceptions of both gender and sexuality, and sexual decision-making. The talk will also explore how children interpret and use the messages they receive about male-female relations from their parents, peers, and the media.

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography. Speaker Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild, Oregon State University, National Groundwater Association Distinguished Lecturer.

Music in the Andes

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Featuring Professor John Chasteen, cultural historian of Latin America at UNC, Chapel Hill, who specializes on the elements on national identity. On this occasion he will lead a musical performance and class on the history and diversity of Andean music for members of Miami’s Andean communities at large. Accompanying him will be Angela Moncada, premier Andean musician.

Stetson Law Information Day

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Venue:Stetson's Campus near Tampa - 1401 61 Street South, Gulfport, FL 33707

• Attend a simulated law class • Meet Stetson Law students, alumni and faculty • Campus tours • Admissions and financial aid information • Complimentary lunch • Request an Application Fee Waiver RSVP at Stetson.edu/lawday Or by Email: lawadmit@law.stetson.edu Questions? (727) 562-7802

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Documentary Film Screening in honor of Veterans’ Day

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Venue:The Wolfsonian/FIU, Miami Beach

An exhibit of World War I-related materials from the Wolfsonian's permanent collection.

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Venue:The Wolfsonian-FIU - 1001 Washington Avenue - Miami Beach

November 11 2014 - April 5 2015, The Wolfsonian-FIU is organizing an exhibition "Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture" to commemorate the Century of WWI.

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC) with Polycom to HLS 216 (MMC)

Nathan Truelove, "The Conservation Genetics of Ecological and Commercial Important Coral Reef Species"

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 140

Roundtable on the 10 Year Anniversary on the big-bang enlargement to CEE

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

This lecture by Jorge A. Hernández will allow the audience to discover more than 100 sculptures, monuments, murals, and art installations created by Cuban artists that grace the visual landscape of the city of Miami.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Lecture by Dr. Emily Silverman.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Lecture by Dr. Emily Leah Silverman, San Jose State University

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Lecture by Emily Silverman, Ph.D.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Please join us for a lecture from Dr. Emily Leah Silverman.

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Venue:JMOF-FIU

This series has been so popular, we have extended it! Learn the history of the SoFi neighborhood and the staple Jewish-owned restaurants in the area past and present.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

Dr. Paul George will discuss the Jewish experience in South Florida.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A.Madique Campus, Green Library 220

Miguel Barroso and Carlos Alberto Montaner will engage in a conversation about democracy and freedom and how these can be achieved.

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

Born in Miami, Joy Castro is the author of two literary thrillers (Hell or High Water and Nearer Home, both from St. Martin's) and two memoirs (The Truth Book and Island of Bones, both from University of Nebraska Press).

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Clinical Science Speaker Series: Tom Sexton, Prof., Dept. of Counseling & Educational Psychology, Indiana University-Bloomington

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Dr. Tom Sexton

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Venue:AHC-1 110

Dr. Sexton, Professor of Counseling & Educational Psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington, will present on Practicing Evidence-Based Practice in Evidence-Based Ways: Clinical Feedback and Functional Family Therapy.

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Venue:AHC-2, Room 170

Peter Cooper from the National Institutes of Health & the National Center for Biotechnology Information will come speak.

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

J. Blanchard, B. Klotz, M. Sider, S. Subedi, A. Abiy.

Seminar: Todd Walker

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Venue:CBC-254

Indiana University (venue: CBC-254)

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Venue:CP 145

A lecture will be given by Dr. James R. Webb, FIU astronomer. Refreshments and observing afterward at the Stocker astroscience center, weather permitting!

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Venue:CP 145 and the Stocker Astroscience Center

Dr. Webb, inspired by an episode of Relic Hunter, will talk about ancient astronomy and some of the tools ancient astronomers used thousands of years ago. These include ancient observatories like Stonehenge and Woodhenge, alignments of pyramids and Mayan temples, and the Antikytheria device. We will also talk about cosmological theories from ancient times to modern cosmology.

Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA-FL) Fall Conference

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Venue:DM 110

The Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA-FL) will host its Fall Conference at FIU MMC Campus on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Please email mali@fiu.edu for questions.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Are you a passionate tween/teen (age 12-18) who is interested in politics?

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

A Panel discussion on faith.

China on the Ground in Latin America: A Book Presentation by Evan Ellis

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

Renowned Latin-Americanist Evan Ellis presents his latest book "China on the Ground in Latin America" and tells the story of the fundamental change in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009. Challenges and opportunities faced by the PRC as it navigates doing business in foreign locations with new rules are compounded by what he points out as the PRC's struggle to leverage its growing power while claiming respect for each nation's sovereignty.

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 243

During International Week, the MEUCE and European Student Association is organizing a panel discussion on "FIU Student's Experience in Europe: What they Learned"

Study Abroad Fair

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Venue:GC Pit

Join the Office of Study Abroad for our Study Abroad Fair to learn about all of the opportunities available to you to study abroad!! The fair will feature our 2014/2015 programs, so be sure to stop by and find out how you can become world’s ahead this year!

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Venue:FIU - Green Library - Resources Center - GL 156

CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE: “Displaced: The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean Basin". Top experts will join specialists on the subject via videoconferencing across several sites

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Cultural anthropologist Ariana Hernández-Reguant and artist Ernesto Oroza will present their collaborative work-in-progress in Hialeah.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

Come join us in watching several films about inspiring French women in the 19th century!

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 140

His Excellency Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of Poland to the US, will lecture on "Poland in the Contemporary World" (TBC)

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Venue:TBA

Guests: Assistant Dean of Advising Jeremy Rowan and Maria Fernandez

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Join us as the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale presents an entertaining evening of tunes

Scholarly Perspectives on Japanese Studies

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Venue:SIPA 502-3

This research seminar will be given by current and former Asian Studies graduate students. Event is free and open to all FIU students.

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Venue:MMC-GL 220

Please join us for a special screening of Pierre Sauvage's film Weapons of the Spirit.

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Venue:TBA

Co-sponsored event with Footprints Foundation

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

In this presentation, Dr. Catalina Quesada will interview Mercedes Sarduy, Severo Sarduy's sister and president of the nonprofit organization, the Severo Sarduy Cultural Foundation.

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Venue:AHC-3, Room 205

Richard Smith from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will come speak.

European Film Series: "Discover Europe" (FIU)

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 140

In Fall 2014, the MEUCE in collaboration with the European Student Association is screening a series of films and documentaries in order for students to discover various European Cities.

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

H. Borrero, K. Cavasos, J. Diamond, E. Linden, E. Samajpati, J. Socorro, H. Vazquez

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Cecilio E. Tieles Ferrer, who will discuss the development of Cuban music during the 19th century, particularly the "contradanza."

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Venue:Founder's Park (Islamorada)

Join the Everglades Foundation for an event celebrating Florida Bay with live music, food, and educational activities.

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

This series has been so popular, we have extended it!

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Venue:CBC 140, MMC

Lecture by Dr. Damiana Otoiu regarding the "Whose object?" permanent exhibit in Stockholm's Museum of ethnography.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Annette Fromm, FIU

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Lecture presented by Annette B. Fromm, Ph.D.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

In this lecture, Dr. Michael Connors will lead attendees on an unprecedented tour in Havana of the stunning and architecturally important private homes and buildings that have been meticulously preserved, previously unphotographed, and mostly inaccessible to visitors.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for Part I of the Jewish Humor Series with Eddy Portnoy, Rutgers University.

December

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

A family oriented morning of culture and creativity!

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Venue:AHC-4 101

This presentation will provide faculty with perspectives and advice from the college level as well as the viewpoint of recently tenured faculty.

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Venue:North Miami Middle School

Spend the evening with acclaimed Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando as she presents the final screening for Reembarque.

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Venue:SIPA 100

Meet Sebastian Masuda: Japanese Contemporary Artist & Founder of Harajuku Kawaii Culture this Wednesday 12/3 1-2:15pm @ SIPA 100.

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Venue:FIU MMC, GC 140

The Miami-European Union Center of Excellence sponsors a film series on World War I. For more information, see the attached flyer.

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Venue:FIU - Graham Center - GC 140

"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is a vision of the 1st World War by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.

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Venue:AHC4, Room 402

This introductory lecture will describe the basics of program evaluation methods and theories including design, assessment, implementation analyses, and program theory.

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Venue:LC 309, Modesto Maidique Campus

The CWGS Faculty Research Series is a monthly seminar where faculty present their research to colleagues. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to attend.

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Venue:AHC-3 Room 205

Joann Sweasy from Yale University School of Medicine will speak.

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Nutritional Supplementation and Developmental Outcomes

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Venue:ACH 1 Room 110

Dr. John Colombo, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, will be presenting his research on Friday December 5th at noon. His talk, "Nutritional Supplementation and Developmental Outcomes " will be the last presentation in the Developmental Program's Speakers Series for Fall 2014.

Brown Bag Speaker Series: Dr. John Colombo

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Venue:AHC-1 110

Dr. Colombo, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, will present on Nutritional Supplementation and Developmental Outcomes

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

Z. Yang, A. Yassin, M. Asadi, E. Berthold, M. Cisceros, M. Gazaleh, G. Hill

Seminar: Keran Song

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Venue:CBC-254

"Asymmetric Business Cycle Effects on US Sectoral Stock Returns", by Keran Song, FIU, (Venue CBC-254)

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Lad Akins will present recent findings and discuss successes and challenges in addressing lionfish impacts.

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Venue:FIU - MMC - SIPA 503

Book presentation: "La Edad de Hielo" (The Ice Age) by Diego López Garrido, Spanish Deputy

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Telescopes, astronomers, refreshments and music at the Stocker Astroscience center.

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Venue:Stocker Astroscience Center

Party like only Golden panthers interested in astronomy can! Dr. Webb will prepare and NASA update presented at 8:30 in the lab room (Stocker 101) and our new 24" telescope should be installed and working. Music, astronomy, door prizes,. munchies and STEM fun. Be there, or be an obtuse hperbolid!

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Which Comes First… The Art or The Design? Lecture by Stuart Geller

Classically Cuban Concert

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the tenth annual installment of "Classically Cuban." More details on the program will follow.

Mondays at the Museum Series-Messianic Religious Zionism and the Lost Tribes

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Venue:JMOF - FIU

Messianic Religious Zionism and the lost tribes: The case of the Bnei Menashe, Lecture by Galit Shashoua

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC); HLS 216 (MMC - polycom)

Yunrong Yang of the FIU Marine Sciences Program and China's Guangdong University will discuss "Fisheries in the South China Sea."

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Venue:MSB 105 (BBC) with Polycom to HLS 216 (MMC)

Yunrong Yang, "Fisheries in the South China Sea".

Community Workshop: How Relationships Affect Us & Our Children

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Venue:AHC-1 110

2 sessions: 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM. All sessions are FREE. The talk will cover how the way we interact with each other can affect us individually and our children. The focus will be on how to identify areas for improvement in a couple's relationship; how to work towards improvement once the areas are identified; and even how to deal with separation or divorce when there are children involved.

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Venue:AHC 3 - 205

E. Kroloff, A. Pazos, A. Pena, H. Pierre, N. Ramnanan, D. Riera, A. Salas, A. Sikder, S. Solis, G. Tarnay

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema

Film Screening of Josh Aronson's documentary Orchestra of Exiles.

JAPAN IMMERSION DAY

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Venue:GC Pit

A great time to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and more! Presented by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ).

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for a lecture by Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, The Shul of Bal Harbour.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

Please join us for Part II of the Jewish Humor Series with Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, Temple Beth Zion