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January

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

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Nathan Katz, FIU.

Community Workshop: Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: How to Manage their Worries & Fears

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Venue:AHC-1 110

2 Sessions: 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM. All sessions are FREE. The talk will discuss how anxiety manifests in children and adolescents, provide education around some key strategies to prevent anxiety from becoming a problem, and what to do when anxiety has started to control your child's life.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus

FIU's 1st Women, Gender and Violence Conference

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

Part of the Miami 2100 FIU exhibition, a panel discussion moderated by FIU's Dr. Evelyn Gaiser.

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Venue:Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion, Otto Richter Library, University of Miami

The Cuban Research Institute and the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries will present a recent book by Dr. Anita Casavantes Bradford.

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Venue:AHC1 Room 110

In this talk, data will be presented regarding the development of a multi-component consultation package designed to address teacher knowledge, skills, and beliefs as a mechanism for enhancing intervention implementation integrity and student outcomes.

Seminar: Gary Solon

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Michigan State University

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Christopher J. Gervais of the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) will present two brief documentaries which highlight the plight of two unique species.

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Venue:Zoo Miami parking lot: 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177

Join environmental organizations as well as your friends and neighbors on Saturday, January 17th for a rally to save an important piece of South Florida's natural heritage. Major parts of the Richmond Pine Rocklands are slated to become the site of a new Walmart shopping center ("Coral Reef Commons") as well as a new theme park (Miami Wilds).

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

Please join us for the third part of our "Jewish Humor" series with Dr. Ruth Wisse, Harvard University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 524
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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell Facility, Suite 204, South Tower

Professional Master of Arts in Global Governance welcomes you to attend an information session to learn more about the MAGG.

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Venue:Books & Books | 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134

The Asian Studies Program is hosting a book presentation by Dr. Steven Heine. He will present on the texts and rites of Zen Buddhism and the contemporary significance of koans. There will be a book signing to follow.

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Venue:GL 220

Symposium Theme: Charity and Endowments in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Date: January 22 & 23, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm. Location: GL 220

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Venue:FIU MMC - SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Gönül Tol titled, "Turkey in an Age of Upheaval." This event is sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 100

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

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

In this book, Archibald R. M. Ritter and Ted A. Henken contrast the approaches of Fidel and Raúl Castro toward small private enterprises and explore in depth the responses of Cuban entrepreneurs to the new environment.

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Venue:Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami, FL 33132

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Raymond Moody.

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Venue:Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th St., Miami, FL 33132

Dr. Raymond Moody will be holding a seminar on "Life after Life: The Meaning of Near-Death Experiences."

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Washington, D.C. National Airport

FIU/SEAS will be leading a special session at the National Council for Science and the Environment, 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment focused on Energy and Climate Change, January 27-29 in Washington, DC.

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC) with Polycom to MSB 105 (BBC)

Distinguished Glaser Seminar 2015 Epigenetics & Chromatin Dr. Steven Henikoff Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Howard Hughes Medical Institute/University of Washington

Seminar: Bill Gibson

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University of Vermont

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

In his new book, acclaimed author Gustavo Pérez Firmat revisits America's hometown—as represented in "The Andrew Griffith Show"—to discover the source of its enduring appeal.

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

In his new book, acclaimed author Gustavo Pérez Firmat revisits America's hometown—as represented in "The Andrew Griffith Show"—to discover the source of its enduring appeal.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Global Energy Security Forum in FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs will present "The Global Energy Outlook to 2040," with Nick Jones, Energy Advisor at ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Planning Department.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a lecture by Naser Hadian, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran. The title of his lecture is, "Political Islam Today: A Typology."

Iran, the U.S. and Europe: The Politics of Nuclear Negotiations

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 835

The Middle East Studies Program is hosting a graduate discussion with Dr. Nasser Hadian on "Iran, the U.S., and Europe: The Politics of Nuclear Negotiations".

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Venue:MMC, AHC3- 205

This workshop will provide valuable information to students interested in joining USDA’s diverse career opportunities. Special attention will be given to understanding upcoming vacancy announcements and writing federal resumes.

Rivers and Environmental Imagination in the Middle Ages

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus CBC 155

Lecture by Dr. Ellen Arnold

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Venue:GL 220

Lecture by Dr. Robert Irwin as part of our Graduate Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus - SIPA 335

All FIU students are welcome to first meeting of the semester of the student club, Global Indigenous Group, GIG. This coming Thursday night, President Adriana Valencia and students will be designing the upcoming student sponsored events and activities. FIU students can officially join through Orgsync.com at: https://orgsync.com/join/71498/global-indigenous-group

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

Tom Williams is the author of two books of fiction: The Mimic’s Own Voice, a novella, and the novel, Don’t Start Me Talkin’.

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. Thomas Kunkel, of the National Institute of Heath / National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH/NIEHS), will present a seminar.

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Venue:Room TBA

Dr. Clancy Blair, Professor of Psychology at New York University, will be speaking as part of the Developmental Science Speakers series. His primary interest concerns the development of cognitive abilities and the ways in which these aspects of cognition are important for school readiness and early school achievement. Dr. Blair's most recent work examines interaction between early experiential and biological influences on the development of executive functions.

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Venue:AHC1-110

Clancy Blair, professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University will be speaking.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The School of International and Public Affairs welcomes you to attend a lecture by Dr. Tim Power. This event is sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Center and is co sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:Seminole Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Florida

44th Annual Celebration of Native Arts and Culture. FREE EVENT $150k in Intertribal Pow Wow Prizes, Live Music Clothing Contests, Alligator Shows and more! This year events will be held in two (2) venues: the Hard Rock Live arena and outdoors in the Hooter’s parking lot (Seminole Paradise Parking Stage) For Tribal Fair information call: 866-625-5374

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Venue:GC 150

JETAA-FL will be showing a film documentary, titled "Live your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story," in GC 150 on February 6th at 6:30 pm. The director Regge Life will be present for a Q&A session after the film.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Stuart Cohen.

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Venue:MMC, GC 243

Various USDA agencies will be recruiting qualified candidates for 50 internships and fill-time jobs. Meet & Greet USDA officials at 10am in GC 280!

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

Please join us for a lecture by Ronnie Perelis, Yeshiva University, NY.

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Venue:LACC Conference Room DM 353

Lecture and Discussion by Distinguished Scholar Dr. Juan Gil

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of Politics and International Relations is hosting a lecture by Sebastián Royo on the global financial crisis that hit Spain in 2008. This presentation seeks to explain this economic collapse, and examines how domestic policy choices and existing institutional frameworks sharply influenced, both the impact and the responses, to the 2007 global financial crisis in Spain.

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Venue:MMC- AHC4 101

The QBIC Program Presents Confluence: Where life and science meet, a seminar and interview series with Dr. Andrea L. Bertozzi from the University of California Los Angeles.

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Venue:MMC, GL-100A

FIU proudly presents Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Andrea Bertozzi. She will be giving a lecture on the Mathematics of Crime. Refreshments will be available from 2:30pm.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MANGO Building, Room 230

Central America and the U.S. share a long and often complicated history. Recent U.S. engagement with the region has prioritized economic growth, cooperation and regional security. Join LACC to discuss how each diplomat is fulfilling his/her mandate to make a difference in the region. Part of LACC's Security and governance and LACC's Migrant and Transient Communities Programs of Excellence. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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

This is a multi-disciplinary conference. Please click above to access the Call for Papers

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, Modesto Maidique Campus

Professor Boubacar Barry, from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, will deliver the 8th Annual Chris Gray Memorial Lecture "What Happened to Us in Senegambia During the Slave Trade?" This lecture will open our international conference "Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora: Case Studies for a Comparative Approach."

Community Workshop: How to Support the Inconsolable Child

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Venue:AHC-1 110

2 Sessions: 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM. FREE Nothing tugs at a parent’s heart strings quite like an inconsolable child. We try everything we can to help our children deal with disappointment or sadness or frustration, but sometimes the solutions to these struggles aren’t obvious. This talk will describe what parents can expect from their children as they develop the abilities to manage their own emotions (or feelings) from infancy to the teenage years.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MANGO Building, Room 230

U.S. engagement with five Caribbean island nations —Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica and Suriname —recognizes the diverse and often multi-cultural traditions that characterize each, and has prioritized national leadership, economic growth, cooperation and regional security. Part of LACC’s Security and Governance and LACC’s Migrant and Transient Communities Programs of Excellence. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact LACC at (305) 348-2894.

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Venue:LC 110

The Center for Labor Research & Studies and United Faculty of Florida — FIU host a Spring semester Brown Bag Lunch Series featuring presentations by faculty, students and community partners on the working issues that affect us inside and outside of the FIU community.

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Venue:AHC4, Room 402

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, University of California-Davis School of Medicine, will be giving a presentation.

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Venue:DM 100

Dr. Junshan Lin from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University will speak.

Designing the Resilient City

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

Part of the Miami 2100 FIU exhibition, a panel discussion moderated by co-curators Dr. Marta Canaves and Dr. Marilys Nepomechie.

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Venue:FIU BBC Kovens Center and The LAB Miami

Media Party Miami: LACC’s 32nd Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop joins forces with the SJMC / Hacks/Hackers in a hi-hi-tech-focused workshop for digital journalism. Leading innovators from the US and Latin America share their stories and lead hands-on “now you do it” workshops in this two day event. February 13th - 14th.

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Venue:DM 370

Lecture by Dr. Juan Gil and Dr. Consuelo Varela

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Venue:AHC1-110

John Kuluz the Director of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro-Rehab at the Miami Children’s Hospital will be speaking.

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Venue:GC 280

Dr. Luat T. Vuong from Queens College, CUNY will be speaking.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Department of History and the School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Kate Brown, University of Maryland, on "Plutopia: The Great American and Soviet Plutonium Disaster," as part of the Atlantic Colloquium.

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Venue:MMC- GL 220

Kate Brown will provide a definite account of the great plutonium disasters of the US and the Soviet Union.

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Venue:Departing from Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall

This tour is the culmination of AADS' Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa and the African Diaspora International Conference. Please click on link above for more information about this bus tour.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom, MMC

Join us as we showcase the arts, cultures, foods, and traditions of the Republic of The Gambia.

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

Is There Room at the Inn? is a one-hour documentary produced by Red Lotus Films International. The film challenges viewers’ understandings of how the conflict in the Middle East can be solved.

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

Screening of "Is There Room at the Inn? Muslims, Jews and the Holy Land" film by Claudio Ruben.

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

Please join us for a Monday at the Museum with Tova Cohen.

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Venue:Graham Center Panther Suite, MMC

Join us for this faculty workshop on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM. The workshop will consist of two sessions- the morning session will be by Dr. Boubacar Barry, Professor of History, Université Cheikh Anta Diop and the afternoon session will be led by Dr. Ibrahima Thiaw, Professor of Anthropology,Université Cheikh Anta Diop. Please click here to view the workshop's program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Lecture by Diego Acosta Arcarazo, Lecturer in European Law, Deputy Director of Impact, University of Bristol, and member of the Project Prospects for International Migration Governance (MIGPROSP). Presented by the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence and co-sponsored by LACC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (305) 348-5949.

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Venue:SIPA 103

Please join us for a lecture on women in Israeli society by Tova Cohen. Event time TBA.

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Venue:MMC-Green Library-220

Please join us for an illustration of South American Choral music led by Maestro Emilio Sole-Sempere.

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Venue:SIPA 125

Join us for a lecture by Stuart Cohen, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

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Venue:FIU MMC - GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Andrew Hudson on "The Global Crisis in Water Supply and Sanitation" This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Two films feature two women—Delia in Venezuela, and Chocó in Colombia—as they battle a common challenge: poverty, sexism and adversity. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence. In Spanish with English subtitles. Event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please call (305)348-2894 to RSVP.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell, 1101 Brickell Avenue, S-226, Miami, FL 33131

Designed for those with little or no grant writing experience, the Grants 101 Workshop will cover the following topics: Learning how to find grants; Getting the Inside Edge; Creating Winning Strategies; and the Nuts and Bolts of Proposal Writing.

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Venue:TBA

Dr. Rüdiger Ettrich, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Institute of Nanobiology and Structural Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic will host a lecture.

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Venue:FIU MMC - SIPA 125

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Reza Aslan on "Beyond Fundamentalism: Islam in the 21st Century." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Vagina Monologues 2015 - Feb 19-21

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Venue:RDB 1100, Modesto Maidique Campus

V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. The series of monologues are based on the stories of hundreds of women interviewed by the author, Eve Ensler.

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Venue:Coral Gables Museum

Part of the Miami 2100 FIU exhibition, a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Emily Eisenhauer and Dr. Gail Hollander.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Two films feature two women¬—Delia in Venezuela, and Chocó in Colombia—as they battle a common challenge: poverty, sexism and adversity. Part of LACC’s Andean Studies Program of Excellence. In Spanish with English subtitles. Event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please call (305)348-2894 to RSVP.

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Venue:AHC1-110

Susan Murphy, professor in the Department of Statistics at University of Michigan will be speaking.

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Venue:GC 280

Dr. Eva Halkiadakis from Rutgers from The State University of New Jersey will be speaking.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, eco-critic Dr. Heidi Scott will discuss the eco-ethical protests against whaling that began to emerge in the second half of the nineteenth century which prefigure modern conservationist arguments that seek to preserve potential drilling zones for their inherent, cultural, and ecosystem service values.

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Venue:AC1-194, Biscayne Bay Campus

Jamaican filmmaker Karen Mafundikwa will present her film "The Price of Memory: the legacy of slavery in Jamaica and the movement for reparations today". The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Karen; Michael Barnett, Lecturer of Sociology, University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; and Michael Lorne, a Jamaican attorney that is suing the Queen of England for reparations.

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Venue:Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Venite e unitevi a noi! Come join the FIU Italian Club for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon park tour and picnic!

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

We are very pleased to invite you to attend the 4th Tropical Biology Symposium on the afternoon of Sunday, February 22nd 2015 at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (hosted by the Fairchild’s Kushlan Tropical Science Institute).

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Venue:MMC-Graham Center-243

The Center is proud to host Guggenheim fellow and author Norman Manea as he discusses the relationship between the artist and the patron.

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Venue:Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131

The FIU Metropolitan Center's 4th Annual State of the South Florida Economy MetroForum will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2015. We will be asking the question: Is South Florida's Economy Sustainable? Seating is limited. RSVP to cvvillal@fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU at I-75 Conference Room 305 Miramar, FL

Join us for an open house to learn about FIU's Professional Science Master of Environmental Policy and Management.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

LACC's Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Uruguay is part of the Latin American Marijuana Research Initiative (LAMRI) and is the first of its kind to examine the impact of marijuana regulation in this Latin American country and its influence across the hemisphere. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact LACC at (305) 348-2894. This event is funded by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.

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Venue:FIU Downtown Brickell, 1101 Brickell Ave., S-226, Miami, FL 33131

This seminar addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to the proposal-writing process. Emphasis is given to idea development, identification of the appropriate granting agency, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies of proven value in presenting an applicant’s case to reviewers. Prerequisite: Attended Grants 101, and/or earned at least an Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degree.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Dr. Michael Mann on "Understanding Global Warming and Envisioning Local Impacts." This event is sponsored by Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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

This year's meeting will focus on the theme of racial politics in Cuba and the Americas.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

AADS Director, Dr. Jean Muteba Rahier, along with Nicole Gregoire and Mamyrah Prosper, will discuss seven recent book publications regarding the performance of black subjectivities in South Florida. Some of the authors of the texts will also join discussion. Dr. Percy Hintzen, Professor of Sociology, will be the Master of Ceremony.

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Venue:Graham Center 243

Please join us for this discussion moderated by Dr. Alexandra Cornelius, Lecturer, AADS and History. Click on the link above to see the names and a brief biography of the five discussants that will be joining her.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 140

To address the implications of the new U.S.-Cuba relations, the Cuban Research Institute has convened a roundtable with several FIU Cuba experts.

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Venue:Graham Center 243, MMC

Join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4-6 PM in Graham Center 243 at the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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Venue:Catalyst for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture 22200 SW 152nd Avenue Homestead, FL 333032

The Florida International University’s Veteran and Small Farmers Outreach Program (VeSFO) is an important initiative of the newly established Catalyst for Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (CASA). This program is looking to enhance the sustainability of farm operations of veterans, socially disadvantaged, and new farmers in South Florida. The program is funded by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach under the 2501 Program for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran farmers.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus WUC 221

Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus WUC 221

Please join us for a lecture from Mary Evelyn Tucker.

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Venue:AHC1-110

Susan Rose, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be speaking.

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Venue:WC130

Dr. Matthew DeGennaro, Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University will be hosting a lecture on "Genome Editing Approaches".

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

Glenn Gebhard's documentary tells the story of two forgotten revolutionaries who created the landscape for Fidel Castro's victory in 1959: Frank País, the head of the M-26-7 urban underground, and José Antonio Echeverría, the leader of the Directorio Revolucionario in Havana.

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Venue:CP 145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. Terry Oswalt from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will discuss the question, where is all the life in the universe? Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

March

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

The Holocaust Studies Initiative will be having a three-part screening and lecture of the Claude Lanzmann film Shoah. All screenings will take place at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Please see more information for all the details.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

Join us for the 30th anniversary screening of Claude Lanzmann's "Shoah".

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

Please join us for a lecture by Hana Barouk.

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Venue:MMC-Green Library-220

The Center invites you to a discussion of new research by FIU faculty.

Martial Arts Lecture and Calligraphy Demonstration

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Venue:FIU Frost Art Museum

Kazuaki Tanahashi will provide a lecture on martial arts (11:00 - 11:50 AM) and a calligraphy demonstration (2:00 - 2:50 PM) on March 4 at the Frost Art Museum.

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Venue:Graham Center Room 140, Modesto A. Madique Campus

Please join us for a lecture by Swami Brahmananda, Sivananda Yoga Ashram

Seminar: Ian Wooton

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Venue:TBA

University of Strathclyde

Bob Marley Symposium- Bob Marley at 70: A Critical Look at the Man, the Music and the Message

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Venue:WUC 155, Biscayne Bay Campus

The Bob Marley Symposium is a celebration of Bob's life, his music and his message to the world. It will consist of three guest speakers. For more information, please click on the link.

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Symposium

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The Global Indigenous Forum (GIF) of Florida international University is organizing the Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Symposium. This symposium aims to bring together indigenous peoples, scientists, and other individuals to discuss ideas on how to collaborate on efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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

The Holocaust Studies Initiative will be having a three-part screening and lecture of the Claude Lanzmann film Shoah. All screenings will take place at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Please see more information for all the dates.

Community Workshop: Early Interventions for Children with Behavioral, Social & Learning Challenges

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2 Sessions: 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM. FREE In this workshop, caregivers will learn how to: 1) identify and understand the causes of early social-emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges in young children (ages 3-7); 2) utilize simple strategies across the home and school settings to help promote the behavioral and social-emotional well-being of their children; and 3) implement simple and effective strategies to promote positive learning outcomes and prevent learning failure.

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Venue:Billie Swamp Safari

Live battle reenactment of the second Seminole War, Historical and Cultural displays, 1830 Seminole and US Soldier Camps, live music, time period vendors, kid play area, snake and alligator show. Located at Billie Swamp Safari on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Sam Freeman, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and others.

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

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Oren Stier, FIU.

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Venue:FIU MMC - MARC Pavillion

The School of International and Public Affairs invites you to attend a lecture by Howard French titled, "China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa." This event is sponsored by the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion, MMC

Dr. Howard W. French, associate professor of Journalism, Columbia University will deliver his lecture China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at FIU's Marc Pavilion in the Modesto Maidique Campus.

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

FIU's Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, in collaboration with the Cuban Research Institute, will sponsor an examination of the potential implications of immigration reform for South Florida.

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Venue:AHC3-205

Dr. Edward Furlong, of the U.S. Geological Survey, will be speaking.

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

Dr. de Aragón's first major novel explores the lives of two twin sisters separated at the outset of the Cuban Revolution.

Seminar: David Lagakos

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UCSD

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, FIU water law and ocean policy scholar Ryan Stoa will discuss three of the most pressing issues facing the world’s oceans - energy, overfishing, and pollution - and the laws (or lack thereof) in place to address them.

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

In Uva de Aragón's poignant novel, presented in a bilingual edition, the underlying theme of reconciliation is a refreshing message and, most importantly, a timely one.

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Venue:GL 100 and GL 100A

The Japanese Speech Contest will be held on March 21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in Green Library 100 and 100A.

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Venue:GL 100 (MMC)

On Saturday, March 21, 2015 the 2015 South-Florida Japanese Speech & Skit Contest will be conducted in GL (Green Library) 100, at Florida International University (Modesto A. Maidique Campus) in Miami.

Approaching final destination: Envisioning gender equality as outcome

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Conference

Approaching final destination: Envisioning gender equality as outcome

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Women's Studies will be co-sponsoring this conference. More information to be announced.

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Venue:Wolfe University Center

The Sanders prize, believed to be unique in American letters, is awarded annually to a writer of fiction, identified by The FIU Creative Writing Program, whose work combines literary excellence with popular appeal.

Chinese Speech Contest

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Venue:GL 100

The Chinese Speech Contest will be held on March 28 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in Green Library 100.

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

Please join us for a lecture by Derek J. Penslar.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a lecture by Dr. Derek Penslar, University of Toronto. Dr. Penslar will talk about the Dreyfus Affair and the story of the Jewish military officers based on their own writings and the evidence left behind in the French military archives.

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Please join us for the 5th Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture.

April

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

This film documentary by Arístides Falcón-Paradí unravels the African and Andalusian origins of rumba and follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, such as Chano Pozo and his collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, the film traces the history of rumba in New York City.

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Venue:CBC 140

This is an opportunity for the FIU community to hear some of the latest developments in statistical methods and mentoring.

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Venue:AHC3 214

Dr. Murray Moinester, School of Physics and Astronomy Sackler, Aviv Univesity, Israel will be speaking.

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Venue:GL 220

The Third Symposium Symposium Theme: Topic Islamic Banking Date: April 6 & 7, 2015 Location: Marc Pavilion

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Venue:Hubert Library 150 at BBC

Join Professor Marian Demos a night about Ancient Rome's greatest conspiracies. There will be games and a screening if the film "Pomp and Perversity". Snacks and refreshments will be provided, this event is open to everyone.

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Venue:DM 409

Professor Dmitry Khavinsom from the University of South Florida will be speaking.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion
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Venue:GC West Ballroom

LITERATURE AND CRISIS: CALL FOR PAPERS! Please submit your abstracts by October 30, 2014.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Dr. Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami and Dr. Joshua Landy, Stanford University will be speaking.

Community Workshop: Talking to Kids: Parent-Child Conversations & Child Development

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2 Sessions: 12-1 PM, 6-7 PM. FREE Did you know that how parents discuss past events with their children helps foster their memory, language, and emotional development? Do you wish that you could get more from conversations with your child? Do you worry that your child sometimes says things that are not true? This workshop will focus on research-based conversational tools that parents can use to encourage children to give more lengthy, detailed, and accurate reports...

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This workshop will focus on research-based conversational tools that parents can use to encourage children to give more lengthy, detailed, and accurate reports.

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Venue:SIPA 103

Otávio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami will be speaking.

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Venue:AHC3 214

Professor Chi-Wang Shu from Brown University will be speaking.

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

This book by Jesús J. Jambrina explores the poetics of the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera, in dialogue with the cultural and historical tensions of the context in which he lived.

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

This book by Jesús E. Jambrina explores the poetics of the Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera, in dialogue with the cultural and historical tensions of the context in which he lived.

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Venue:CP 145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

Dr. James Webb will discuss gravitational waves and the possibility of a totally new window on the universe? Telescopes and tours of the AstroScience Center afterwards, weather permitting.

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Venue:DM 323

Coffee Hour

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Venue:BBC Barnes and Noble

The Graduate and Undergraduate winners and runner-ups, in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, will be reading from their submissions.

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Venue:AHC4, Room 402

Eugene O'Connor from Ohio State University Press and Eli Bortz from Vanderbilt University Press will be speaking. There will also be two faculty authors speaking.

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Venue:PG5-155

Dr. Luke Hanley, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, will be speaking.

Japan Foundation Grant Workshop

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Venue:GC Panther Suite

Research will be presented by faculty and students supported by the Japan Foundation Grant on April 17, 1:00 - 5:00 PM, in the Graham Center Panther Suite.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Bill Irwin will demonstrate how nearly anyone can produce a significant amount of healthy, organic vegetables and fish with very little effort or expense in an eco-friendly, sustainable way nearly anywhere.

End-of-semester Star Party

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Telescopes, astronomers and refreshments. At this event we will use the telescopes and have tours of the AstroScience Center.

May

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Dr. Ben Van Houten, Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh will be hosting a lecture.

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Venue:TBA

The conference is a mentoring opportunity for graduate students to present their research in an informal and supportive environment and receive feedback from faculty across universities in South Florida.

Community Workshop: Creating a Daily Report Card

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Venue:AHC-1 110

FREE. In this workshop, caregivers will learn how to change behavior over time, using the tool, the Daily Report Card (DRC). Caregivers will also learn how to reward changes and problem-solve issues at home.

Community Workshop: Creating a Daily Report Card

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FREE. In this workshop, caregivers will learn how to change behavior over time, using the tool, the Daily Report Card (DRC). Caregivers will also learn how to reward changes and problem-solve issues at home.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

As part of the Ocean Life series, Tom Potts will discuss the incredible twenty-two year journey of living and working underwater aboard Aquarius and FIU’s vision of the future of this remarkable resource.

Gisela Casinas Retirement Celebration!

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Please rsvp to ciperez@fiu.edu by May 27, 2015

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Join us to celebrate her wit, friendship, and legacy.

June

Community Workshop: Understanding Autism & How Early Intervention Can Help

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Venue:AHC-1 110

2 sessions, 12-1 PM & 6-7 PM. FREE. This talk will focus on identifying signs of autism and other autism related disorders, including developmental delays in order give caregivers a better understanding of the disorder. It will also cover what early intervention is and how it can help.

XVII International Research Conference of Latin American Jewish Studies Association

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Wolfe University Center

International conference brings together scholars from across the globe to examine Latin American Jewry from a multi-/inter-disciplinary perspective. Presented by Florida International University and LAJSA and co-sponsored by LACC, President Yitzhak Navon Professor of Sephardic-Mizrahi Studies, SIPA, and Jewish Studies at FIU. Part of the joint LACC/Jewish Studies Latin American Jewry Series. Registration required. Contact Valeria Schindler at vschindl@fiu.edu for more information.

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LAJSA Conference with exciting and interesting speakers and panelists to explore various topics on Judaism in Latin America.

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Venue:GL 157

Please join us for an eye-opening seminar entitled: Transformative Pedagogy - Teaching Millenials in an Online Environment

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Venue:MMC, WC 130

For the past three years, FIU has provided leadership to an interdisciplinary, collaborative initiative known as Partners for Conservation in the Colombian Amazon. Join us for a presentation and reception to learn about FIU and colleagues’ work in Amazonian biodiversity conservation under this partnership.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence is hosting a lecture on "In Search of Movement: Food, Environment and New Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Europe" by Michal Osterweil, lecturer, UNC Chapel Hill

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

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a book presentation by Alexander D. Barder on his recent book "Empire Within: International Hierarchy and its Imperial Laboratories of Governance". The books explores the reverberating impacts between historical and contemporary imperial laboratories and their metropoles through three case studies.

July

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Venue:Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets!

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Venue:The Wolfsonian–FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party for which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. The Wolfsonian Book Club explores literary works whose subjects are relevant to current exhibitions and collection themes.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve, MMC

Join fellow environmentalists in making FIU’s campus even more beautiful by volunteering at the FIU Nature Preserve! Event may include: environmental education activities, trail maintenance, tree plantings, and ecological restoration.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Labor Center

The Center for Labor Research & Studies is hosting a training and networking event. Participants will have the opportunity to attend various workshops and sessions on the latest economic, social and political trends affecting labor and women.

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Venue:Holeyland Florida Everglades

KID FRIENDLY EVENT!!! We will provide food, drinks, food and snacks for kids, garbage bags, and cleaning tools.... We will also have many free raffle items for the people that come. HELP US HELP THE EVERGLADES July 11th 3:30 - 7:30 pm.

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

The institute, entitled "Art, Culture, and Identity: Picturing Cuba through the Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection at FIU," seeks to make more widely accessible the valuable resources of Florida International University.

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC)

Recent news that the FDA has strengthened heart safety warnings on painkillers will be addressed by Dr. Aldrin Gomes, Professor at the University of California, Davis, who will be speaking on this topic.

August

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

Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics is a comprehensive biography of Eduardo René Chibás (1907–1951) by Dr. Ilan Ehrlich traces the life and times of Cuba's most popular and charismatic politician during the late 1940s and early 1950s. This seminal work explores Chibás’s life in order to explain the nature of Cuban politics from the mid-twentieth century to today.

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Venue:FIU CCF

This is an opportunity for middle school students to receive intensive instruction, training and practice in organization, time management, and planning skills.

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Venue:Miccosukee Resort & Convention Center (Aug 22) & FIU MMC (Aug 23)

Join the Love The Everglades Movement for their 2015 Summer Symposium: The Rights of the Water.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, West Ballroom

The purpose of this panel discussion is to examine the key role of the Catholic Church as the leading nongovernmental organization in Cuba and its efforts to promote understanding and reconciliation among Cubans on the Island and abroad.

September

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus

Come meet and engage with FIU students during one of our "Are YOU Doing It Right" campaigns. This campaign seeks to talk to students about the importance of internships and building the skills necessary for employability. You are invited to bring giveaways and informational flyers for distribution.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, MMC

FIU Career Services is pleased to welcome you to register for our fall 2015 Career Fair. Employer on campus branding is key for recruitment. There are several events leading up to the career fair and after the career fair that can assist in your hiring needs.

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus

Come meet and engage with FIU students during one of our "Are YOU Doing It Right" campaigns. This campaign seeks to talk to students about the importance of internships and building the skills necessary for employability. You are invited to bring giveaways and informational flyers for distribution.

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Venue:WC 130

Dr. Santiago Madriñán (Univ. de los Andes, Colombia), will be presenting: “Páramo is the world’s fastest evolving and coolest biodiversity hotspot".

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Venue:Ernest R. Graham Center Ballrooms, Modesto A. Maidique Campus

You are cordially invited to the 2015 Faculty Convocation Banquet & Awards Ceremony Commemorating FIU’s 50th Anniversary! To RSVP, Click on the Title

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Venue:MMC

Students interact with employers to have resumes/cover letters critiqued and get tips for engaging with employers at career fair. Employers are invited to attend the whole day or part of the day.

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Venue:Miccosukee Resort & Gaming 500 S.W. 177th Avenue, Miami, FL 33194

Each September, The fourth Friday of each September is set aside to honor and celebrate all Native Americans, the first Americans who resided in the United States. At the Miccosukee Tribe Celebrates American Indian Day Event, you will discover that the focus of this wonderful celebration is to learn the way of life, appreciate the heritage and customs of the Miccosukees and of other Native American Tribes who will be joining us from around the country.

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Venue:Engineering Center

Students interact with employers to have resumes/cover letters critiqued and get tips for engaging with employers at career fair. Employers are invited to attend the whole day or part of the day.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms, MMC

Take advantage of this opportunity to market your organization and meet qualified FIU students. Early Registration fee: $550.00 for one day or $800 for both days until August 18, 2015.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom, MMC

Take advantage of this opportunity to market your organization and meet qualified FIU students. Early Registration fee: $550.00 for one day or $800 for both days until August 18, 2015.

October

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Know Tomorrow is a student-led campaign to promote the facts on climate change, and to unify, amplify, and synchronize millennial voices to demand action on one of the most defining issues of our lifetime. October 2nd is a National Day of Action that over 50 campuses across the country are partaking in to raise the volume on climate change solutions.

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Venue:Engineering Center

The Career Boot Camp event will have several workshops intended to prepare our engineering students for the career fairs. The topics of the 30 minute long workshops include Resume Writing, Networking (How to approach employers), and Internships. Soft branding, employer led workshops and giveaways are highly encouraged.

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This conference helps students build both their skills and their resumes while providing valuable information about graduate school.

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus

Come meet and engage with FIU students during one of our "Are YOU Doing It Right" campaigns. This campaign seeks to talk to students about the importance of internships and building the skills necessary for employability. You are invited to bring giveaways and informational flyers for distribution.

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We invite you to TEDxFIU 2015 - MMC, FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center; Thursday, Nov.5, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m. Tickets - $50; Student tickets - $25 WPAC Box Office (WPAC133B) Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Must have a valid student ID. One ticket per ID.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 243

To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Mariel boatlift, the Cuban Research Institute has convened several experts from various disciplines to reflect upon the significance of this historic event, both for the United States and for Cuba.

November

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Venue:Graham Center Ballroom, MMC

We are inviting employers to sponsor a table for students. Students will learn the fine points of professional dining etiquette. This will be a bonus to your company if you consider them.

Innovations: Universal Design for Teaching

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This workshop will explore the concept of Universal Classroom Design, which means designing your class, from syllabus to class plans and individual activities, to accommodate as many learning styles as possible.

Innovations: Universal Design for Teaching

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Venue:GL 154

This workshop will explore the concept of Universal Classroom Design, which means designing your class, from syllabus to class plans and individual activities, to accommodate as many learning styles as possible.

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Venue:MANGO 222

In this 1-hour workshop, presenter Rhona Trauvitch, Ph.D. will focus on techniques to encourage student involvement and increase instructor engagement in order to create a more comprehensive learning experience.

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

Join the Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program for a presentation by scholar Aurora Morcillo and artist Rufina Santana that explores the intellectual and artistic effort to historicize the seas as spaces of human interaction, self-recognition and reinvention.

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Venue:GL 220

Presentation by Pedro Perez-Sarduy

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Featuring Pedro Perez-Sarduy

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Venue:MMC - WC 130

Perspectives on Sea Level Rise by the Tribal Groups of Southern Louisiana.

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Barbara Mancini has become a vocal advocate for end-of life care and choice, and will discuss her case and the implications for all who are facing end-of-life decisions.

Fundamentals: Testing Effect

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* Facilitated by CAT Fall 2015 Faculty Fellow Jeremiah Hower

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Venue:Modesto A. Madique Campus

Come meet and engage with FIU students during one of our "Are YOU Doing It Right" campaigns. This campaign seeks to talk to students about the importance of internships and building the skills necessary for employability. You are invited to bring giveaways and informational flyers for distribution.

Fundamentals: Testing Effect

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* Facilitated by CAT Fall 2015 Faculty Fellow Jeremiah Hower

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Venue:SIPA, Room 100

This lecture addresses issues surrounding gender equality and violence against women.

December

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Venue:MARC 150

Bloom’s taxonomy is key to the success of any course whether face to face, hybrid or fully online. Come to this workshop and see concrete examples and “how-to’s” for successfully marrying the concepts described in Bloom’s Taxonomy with Quality Matters (QM) certification to achieve an active, successful learning environment for your students!

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Venue:TBA

Dr. Karen Usdin, Chief of Gene Structure and Disease Section, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a lecture.

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Ballrooms

GeekiWood is the only event of its kind where producers, educators, technicians & scientists come together to blend the magic of film and television with real science. Using new and divergent teaching options, they inspire attendees to explore how technology facilitates the creative process.

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Venue:Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment - 4800 Palm Avenue Hialeah, FL 33012

Literary community and environmental activists will explore approaches aimed at using words and actions to grow a more educated and engaged eco-citizenry.

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Venue:AHC4-202

Several faculty members will be speaking about DNA repair and genome stability.