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We’ll use this concise, nontechnical guide to help you determine how to best use technology to advance learning. “Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller explores how attention, memory, and higher thought processes such as critical thinking and analytical reasoning can be enhanced through technology-aided approaches.

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In Make It Stick: the Science of Successful Learning, Brown, Roediger, And McDaniel assemble the most important current research on learning. This book group will focus on using the research to develop more effective learning strategies for our classrooms.

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Venue:GC 132

Spring 2016 Professional Development Workshop - Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student, post doctoral fellow or professor, we all can benefit from the wisdom and experience of others. Identifying the right mentor at each stage of your career is an important factor on the road to your success.

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This group will use Erickson, Peters, and Strommers’ text Teaching First-Year College Students to engage faculty who teach freshmen in conversations about our first-year students (their defining traits, etc.) and how to design learning environments that are appropriately challenging yet supportive.

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Featuring Dr. James Elser. Part 1 - Academic lectures and workshop.

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Venue:GL 220

This workshop will consist of brief presentations and success stories by three FIU faculty members who have been PIs on recent NEH grants. Each presenter will share tips and strategies for successfully writing grants to the main funder of Humanities research and programming.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR FACULTY. In COIL courses, faculty from across borders co-create learning environments to engage diverse students in collaborative learning projects. You'll learn how to: - Structure a COIL Course - Develop collaborative research and active learning projects - Take advantage of free, easy-to-use web based collaborative tools

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This group will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success to uncover ways we can demonstrate to students that their intellectual skills are not fixed; they can be cultivated through hard work, practice, feedback, and many other activities.

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This group will discuss Banaji and Greenwald’s book Blindspot:Hidden Biases of Good People, in which they share research evidence from the method they co-developed, the Implicit Association Test.

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Venue:The Kampong Tropical Botanical Garden

Featuring Dr. James Elser Presentation open to the general public followed by a wine and cheese reception.

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Venue:Virginia Key Beach, City of Miami Parks - Virginia Key, FL

Join us for a hands-on habitat restoration on January 31, 2016 in Virginia Key from 8:30am-12:00pm. LEARN about South Florida's ecosystems, their importance and their vulnerability to climate change.

February

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We’ll use this concise, nontechnical guide to help you determine how to best use technology to advance learning. “Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller explores how attention, memory, and higher thought processes such as critical thinking and analytical reasoning can be enhanced through technology-aided approaches.

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In Make It Stick: the Science of Successful Learning, Brown, Roediger, And McDaniel assemble the most important current research on learning. This book group will focus on using the research to develop more effective learning strategies for our classrooms.

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This group will use Erickson, Peters, and Strommers’ text Teaching First-Year College Students to engage faculty who teach freshmen in conversations about our first-year students (their defining traits, etc.) and how to design learning environments that are appropriately challenging yet supportive.

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This group will discuss Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success to uncover ways we can demonstrate to students that their intellectual skills are not fixed; they can be cultivated through hard work, practice, feedback, and many other activities.

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This group will discuss Banaji and Greenwald’s book Blindspot:Hidden Biases of Good People, in which they share research evidence from the method they co-developed, the Implicit Association Test.

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Venue:BBC HL 175

As part of the exhibition In Deep with Diatoms, Dr. Elser will be a discussion panelist and show his science/art film “The Long Alchemy of Becoming”. Co-sponsored by FIU’s Hubert Library

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Venue:MMC - GL 220

Professor James Sutton will be discussing Shakespeare and the Nature of Exile.

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Venue:MMC AHC 1 - Room 110

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D. offers a way to think about the potential educational impact of current and future apps by building on research from the Science of Learning. Lunch with speaker will be held immediately after the talk in AHC1 Room 117. All are invited to attend.

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Carr’s polemic explores a range of ways in which the ready availability of massive amounts of information over the Internet might change how people think: this reading group will discuss the implications of this argument for teaching and learning

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Linda Nilson affirms that "our current grading system is broken. It doesn’t work well for faculty, students, post-secondary institutions, or prospective employers of our graduates." In Specifications Grading, she offers "an alternative system that restores rigor, motivates students, and saves you grading time."

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Venue:BBC AC1 165
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Drawing on five years of interviews, Rebecca D. Cox shows how students and faculty misunderstand and often fail one another, despite good intentions on both sides.

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Drawing on five years of interviews, Rebecca D. Cox shows how students and faculty misunderstand and often fail one another, despite good intentions on both sides.

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Venue:MMC GL 220

Facilitator: Andrea Adelman, Instructor, Department of Teaching and Learning This workshop will explore methods for better understanding ourselves and others through culturally responsive instruction. We will take a close look at how upbringing, beliefs, and unchecked biases may affect how we teach and students learn. The workshop will engage participants in specific culturally responsive strategies that are appropriate and effective with students of diverse backgrounds.

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Venue:DM Rm. 193

In this lecture, Professor Murray Clarke, Concordia University, will examine new counterexamples to Tracking Theories of Knowledge. In DM, Rm. 193.

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Venue:MMC GL 100

Our inaugural screening: Underwater Dreams, the true story of four undocumented high school students who beat MIT in the nation's premier underwater robotics competition. This documentary explores the intersection between citizenship, science, and self-determination.

March

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Carr’s polemic explores a range of ways in which the ready availability of massive amounts of information over the Internet might change how people think: this reading group will discuss the implications of this argument for teaching and learning

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Linda Nilson affirms that "our current grading system is broken. It doesn’t work well for faculty, students, post-secondary institutions, or prospective employers of our graduates." In Specifications Grading, she offers "an alternative system that restores rigor, motivates students, and saves you grading time."

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Venue:DM Room 194

Please join us for this Department of Philosophy special presentation with Dr. Shen-Yi Liao, Thursday, March 3, 2016, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, DM, Room 194.

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Venue:AHC1 110

Dr. Linda Pfiffner, Professor of Psychiatry at University of California at San Francisco will present on Extending Evidence-Based Interventions to Schools: The Collaborative Life Skills Program

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Graduate Student Data Blitz

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Venue:MMC, AHC1 Room 110

Spring 2016 Schedule 12:00 to 1:00, Fridays MMC AHC1, Room 110

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Venue:FIU at I-75 Conference Rm. 309 (Miramar, Fla.)

Administered by the Department of Earth and Environment in the School of Environment, Arts and Society, the Professional Master of Environmental Policy and Management is a professional degree designed to advance your career and position you for leadership roles in the private and public sectors, international organizations and non-government organizations. The program focuses on areas of environmental policy and management.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms
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Scholarly Forum - Poster Sessions and Oral Presentations

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Venue:FIU GC Ballroom
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The 2016 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU is open to ALL undergraduate students at FIU. It is the largest multi-disciplinary research conference at FIU featuring presentations, posters and workshops by top student and faculty researchers at FIU.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

Graduate Symposium

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Venue:Chili's Too Patio

Graduate Student Social Enjoy free food and live music by Miami band "The Super Fuzz!"

April

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Venue:GC 243

Provost Awards Reception

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Venue:MMC - CBC Rooms 232-235

The College of Arts, Sciences & Education is hosting the “37th Annual Academic Achievement & Service Award Ceremony”. Family members and guests are welcome to attend. Business attire requested.

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Venue:BBC - Room WUC-155

The College of Arts, Sciences & Education is hosting the “37th Annual Academic Achievement & Service Award Ceremony”. Family members and guests are welcome to attend. Business attire requested.

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Venue:MMC PCA-150

Dr. Saleem Khan is a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar and Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at The Centre for International Earth Science Information Network, Earth Institute at Columbia University.

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Venue:MMC - ECS 135

Dr. Hendricks’ diverse research interests in paleontology are united by the common theme of using both the fossil record and biological information to explore the history and evolution of animal life.

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Venue:CP145 & Stocker AstroScience Center

You and your family are cordially invited to the 2016 Spring Star Party at the Stocker AstroScience Center.

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Venue:Florida International University Libraries: Special Collections

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) with the support of dLOC will be launching the Caribbean Writer’s digital release of its historical volumes. We encourage faculty members and students to participate in this commemorative event either in the US Virgin Islands or in Miami. The event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:Miami Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

Climakaze Miami (cly-ma-kaw-zee) is celebrating its second annual convening and performance marathon of climate-change-concerned artists, scientists, change-makers and other stakeholders from across the South Florida and international spectrum. SEAS Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada will be examining the “crisis of the human psyche surrounding climate change.”

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Venue:FIU, MMC GC Ballroom MD

This year's Agroecology Annual Symposium keynote speaker is Dr. Essie Fallahi Director of Pomology and Viticulture at Univeristy of Idaho, Parma Research and Extension Center. The main focus is Tropical Fruits and Food Security.

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

The purpose of this workshop is to provide both general and specific information on funding opportunities at the National Science Foundation. Raj Mutharasan will give the presentation.

May

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Patricia Engel, launches her third novel, The Veins of the Ocean.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

John Dufresne launches his sequel to No Regrets, Coyote.

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Venue:MMC FIU Arena

Florida International University’s commencement ceremonies take place in the FIU Arena on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

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Venue:AHC4 101

Dr. Tomas R. Guilarte will host a lecture titled "Manganese-induced Parkinsonism and Alzheimer's-like pathology in Non-Human Primates: Implications to Human Neurological Disease"

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Venue:Bay Vista Ballroom 221, Wolfe Center, BBC

The conference speakers will include Jeanette Altarriba, Ray Bull, Jason Dickinson, Christian Meissner, Ed Geiselman, Margaret Kovera, Nina Westera, Ron Fisher, and Maria Zaragoza.

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Venue:The Kampong, Coconut Grove

Join Dr. Chris Baraloto, Director of the International Center for Tropical Botany, for the US premiere showing of Itoupé II: au Coeur du Parc Amazonien de Guyane, an original film by artist Aurélien Brussini, tour of The Kampong, and presentation of the future ICTB headquarters to be built at The Kampong.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Gov't & Cultural Center, Key Largo FL

The science is clear: sea level is rising. The extent to which we are able to create opportunities from this challenge for our communities is how well we incorporate understanding of anticipated impacts into decision making and think outside the box to realize those opportunities. In this presentation, you’ll hear about science, impacts and work toward solutions concerning sea level rise in South Florida.

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Venue:Deering Estate

Join us on May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Deering Estate as we screen this student-produced documentary on the effects of sea level rise on South Florida.

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Venue:Gwen Margolis Community Center

A multidisciplinary team of experts selected by the Urban land Institute will present a resiliency strategy for the Arch Creek Basin area. The strategy will focus on building economic and environmental resilience in the face of climate change.

June

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Life Sciences South Florida will present its next webinar on finding solutions to sea level rise in South Florida.

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Venue:Park east of Old Cutler Rd along sw 184 St.

Livablecutler will be planting pine rockland plants, mulching, debris clean up, and light weeding. It's a great time and the results are amazing!

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Venue:MMC GC Pit; BBC Panther Square

Join us for an engaging conversation led by Dr. Mike Heithaus, Dean of FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education, and featuring collaborators across government agency and non-profit sectors.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Kayak Launch Area

Join us for a beach clean up of around our beautiful Biscayne Bay Campus! Participants will have a chance to receive tickets for a free screening of the film Finding Dory.

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Venue:The Kampong 4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL 33133
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Venue:The Kampong 4013 Douglas Rd, Miami, FL 33133

The Tropical Flowering Tree Society (TFTS) will be hosting an event that is geared toward plant enthusiasts. The Conference will host 8 speakers that are renowned in the plant world.

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Venue:AHC4-402

The Biomolecular Sciences Institute will host a lecture by Dr. Alesandro Marangon of Novartis.

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Venue:The Kampong - National Tropical Botanical Garden - 4013 Douglas Road, Miami, FL 33133

Tour the unique collection of mangos from around the world at The Kampong, learn and discuss with local environmental humanities scholars.

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Venue:Frost Museum

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum will host the third installment of Curious Vault Collaborations 003: Neural Networks. The event explores the pathways of the human brain via Cognitive Neuroimaging and includes a moderated panel discussion on the merging of art and science with physics professor Angie Laird and others.

The CASE Online Office presents: Enhancing Engagement in Online & Hybrid Classes with Group Work

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Venue:GL 835

Our speakers (Hung-Tao (Michael) Chen and Rachel Ritchie) will discuss how to facilitate group projects in class, use learning assistants to stimulate student engagement and interaction, as well as critical thinking measures and creative initiatives that they are currently doing.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Join Reading Queer and The Whimsical Project as we celebrate the contributions of Caribbean LGBTQ writers past and present, and discover multiple experiences of writing beyond today's boundaries. Moderated by Omar Figueras and M.J. Fievre.

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Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida – as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Venue:2602 NW 5 Avenue

Join Books & Books for the grand opening of their new pop-up store in Wynwood. There will be Pop-Up Readings by: VONA/VOICES Visiting faculty and free beer samples from J Wakefield Brewery, Concrete Beach, and Wynwood Brewery.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Be a part of the book launch for MFA Alum, Cathleen Chambless ('15). Come hear her read from her first book of poetry, get your copy signed, and enjoy the company of other Nec(Romantic) fans.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years. Tree quantities are limited and will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Venue:FIU BBC, Panther Square

The Summer B festivities continue with arts and crafts stations and FREE snacks and refreshments at our Creative Panthers Day! This event will feature a cool giveaway that will definitely put a smile on your face.

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Venue:The New Florida Majority Miami, 8330 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138

Please join The CLEO Institute for the Little Haiti Town Hall on Climate Change. We invite residents, elected officials, government staff, scientists, business, community leaders, students, teachers, faith leaders, and everyone wishing to participate, to discuss how climate change will impact our jobs, safety, homes, and lives.

July

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Venue:Miami Dade College Auditorium (300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132)

Join Dr. Michael Heithaus, Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, for a round table discussion on coral reefs, ocean biodiversity and climate change at the French American Climate Talks on Ocean.

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Venue:FIU in D.C. 440 1st Street NW, Suite 860 Washington, DC 20002 United States

Independence Day Fireworks Meetup & Go

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Venue:Bird Bowl Bowling Center (9275 SW 40 Street Miami, FL 33165)

Adult Registration with T-shirt - $35 Adult Registration without T-shirt - $25 Child Registration (ages 12 & under) - $15 Registration includes: shoe rental, a soda, pizza and a raffle ticket 100% of all funds raised go directly towards rhino conservation in both Asia and Africa.

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Venue:Stocker AstroScience Center and CP 145

See Jupiter, Mars and Saturn at the best party on the planet and tour the starship bridge!

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Venue:Books and Books; 265 Aragon ave Coral Gables, FL 33134

To celebrate the release of her debut novel Rope, Haitian-American writer M. Ketsia Theodore-Pharel will be in conversation with a panel of celebrated writers of Caribbean descent: Ms. Fabienne Josaphat, Mr. Geoffrey Philp, and Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Solely.

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Free opportunity to raise your ALEKS score so you can take more advanced math courses sooner!

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Venue:Blue Marlin Ballroom, Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, 82100 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada,FL 33036

The Florida Bay Forever Forum is intended to bring together Florida Bay scientists and members of the Florida Keys community to discuss openly the current Florida Bay seagrass die-off.

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

This new biography recasts Moses as an effective, hands-on organizer, safeguarding his ideals while leading from behind the scenes. By returning Moses to his rightful place among the foremost leaders of the movement, Visser-Maessen testifies to Moses's revolutionary approach to grassroots leadership and the power of the individual in generating social change.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler

Guests can explore various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite. Guided Butterfly Walks are offered on July 23, August 27 & September 24, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, and are free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).

August

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Venue:Heartwood Retreat Center - 17507 Water Line Srv Road, Bradenton, FL 34212

This 3 hour workshop introduces the power of journaling for emotional balance and self growth, offering techniques and tools to expand our relationship with the written word as a path to healing and discovering who we are and what we believe.

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Venue:The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Join O, Miami as we celebrate the life and work of Miami poet Donald Justice (1925-2004). The two-day celebration includes a series of fun and free events designed to re-introduce Justice to his hometown.

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Venue:Barnes & Noble Bookstore Modesto Maidique Campus Miami ,

Professor Antoinette Smith’s book titled “Insider Secrets to College Classroom Success” speaks candidly about how students can utilize the classroom to perfect their leadership and communication skills prior to entering the workforce. Come out and meet Professor Smith and celebrate with her at FIU’s Barnes & Noble bookstore. Enjoy wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres, and pick up your signed book for yourself or the young adult that relies on you for advice.

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Venue:Miami-Dade County Extension Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department 18710 SW 288 St

Growing a business is much like growing crops or raising livestock – you need hard work, preparation, and the right tools. To help you grow a strong and sustainable business, the Florida SBDC at FIU is providing a free workshop on key drivers of agribusinesses growth: Accessing Capital; Accessing International Markets; Business Plans; and Utilizing Mobile Technology.

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Venue:West Kendall Baptist Hospital Staff Parking Lot, 15755 SW 96th St, Kendall, FL

The Adopt-a-Tree program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two FREE trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years.

September

Waste to Energy: Recycling Solid Waste from an Old Closed Landfill

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Venue:PC 310

Speaker Dr. Mohammed Al-Sarawi from Kuwait University.

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Venue:AHC4-402

Dr. Philip Arlen from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute will host a lecture.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

Books & Books in Coral Gables will host the 2016 Fall FIU Alumni reading.

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Venue:Books & Books Coral Gables

MFA Alum, Mike Creeden launches his first novel.

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Venue:TBA

Dr. Dianqing Sun from the University of Hawaii at Hilo will host a lecture on the design and synthesis of novel anti-infective and anti-cancer agents.

October

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Venue:The Deering Estate

Join us for a night of hikes, canoe trips, and s’mores! Presented by FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and hosted by the Deering Estate, the SEAS Alumni Night offers alumni and guests the opportunity to enjoy either a canoe trip or a night hike while networking under the stars.

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Venue:BBC Bookstore

Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the FIU Creative Writing MFA host poet, Rigoberto Gonzalez as part of our Writers on the Bay Reading Series. Please join us in welcoming this award-winning poet. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and a signing will follow the reading.

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Venue:WC-130

Dr. Penny Beuning from Northeastern University will host a lecture.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve!!! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities. We have projects and activities for all skill levels; such as but not limited to: tree and brush cutting, invasive species control, plantings, habitat improvements, and nature/ recreation trails maintenance.

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Venue:PC 310

This Friday, October 28th, Dr. David Farris, Assistant professor, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, Florida will speak on on: "Subduction Initiation in the Panama Arc"

November

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An exhibit of photos and interpretive material from the UNESCO funded trip of Clyde Butcher. Join us for the opening on Nov 1 for a panel discussion on South Florida ecosystems and Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve MMC

Dr. Hong Liu, GLADES the student ecology club, The Office of University of Sustainability and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are bringing native Florida orchids to campus in what is to be a great reintroduction project. The first out planting event will be on November 5th from 9 am to 12 pm in the FIU Nature Preserve.

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Venue:FIU Nature Preserve 11200 SW 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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Venue:http://tedx.fiu.edu/speakers-2/2016-speakers

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. SEAS Executive Director, Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Neurogeneticist Matthew DeGennaro, and Spoken word artist, Christopher James '15 are among the eight speakers chosen for the upcoming fifth annual event.

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms

FIU’s Third Annual South Florida Regional Future Educators of America Conference will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in the Graham Center Ballrooms.

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Venue:ECS 243

Are you looking to gain hands-on experience working with endangered and rare species, Everglades restoration, or environmental outreach? Join us for a mini internship fair to see what SEAS has to offer!

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Evelyn Gaiser and John Kominoski will discuss several large collaborative efforts at FIU, including the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, and ongoing university efforts aimed at integrating the social, ecological and technical approaches to solutions, and discuss opportunities for engagement.

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Venue:ASTRO 101

FIU Astronomy Club will be collaborating with the Advancement of Women in STEM to bring Karaoke and Star Party Night.

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Venue:GL Breezeway

Looking to decorate for the holidays? Come to the 2nd annual Poinsettia Sale hosted by the Agroecology Program and Garden Club. All are locally grown at FIU!

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Venue:: The Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater, 16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33157

Join experts from FIU's Tropical Conservation Institute as they talk about their Florida Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Recovery Project. Over 80 percent of the bird’s habitat has been lost in recent decades with much of the remaining prairie degraded by fire suppression and encroachment by trees and shrubs. Researchers believe less than 150 of the songbirds remain in the wild.

December

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Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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CLIMA returns to Hialeah during Art Basel week featuring art, projects and panel discussions on sea level rise and climate change. Join us on Monday. 12/2 for a panel discussion featuring various FIU experts on the impact of sea level rise on South Florida.

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CLIMA returns to Hialeah during Art Basel week featuring art, projects and panel discussions on sea level rise and climate change. Join us on Tuesday, 12/3 for a panel discussion featuring various FIU experts on the The Art of Climate Change.

Speaking Sustainably Series: South Florida’s Forested Rocklands

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Pine forests and hardwood hammocks have long been two sides of a "habitat coin" on Miami's limestone rocklands. In this presentation, we discuss the forces that drive ecosystem dynamics between pine forests and hardwood hammocks, the biodiversity each supports and its variability across sites including the Deering Estate.

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Show your Panther Pride at the Preserve! The FIU Nature Preserve (NP) provides many opportunities for students and non-students to get involved in various volunteer activities.

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Venue:ASTRO 101

End of semester star party featuring a NASA update by Dr. Webb, telescopes, munchies, and lots of astronomy.

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Instructed by Photographer Carlos Causo Experienced photographers will not want to miss the opportunity to photograph the Everglades in the morning. Join photography instructor, Carlos Causo, as he takes you on a very special photo shoot of egrets, herons, ibis and raptors as they actively seek out their first meal of the day. This class takes place at Shark Valley.

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Celebrate the grand opening of Florida: Mission Everglades and meet native animals including a Florida Panther, black bears, alligators, and crocodiles.

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Join FIU Creative Writing professor Julie Marie Wade as she discusses her collection of poems SIX. Why SIX? Because the collection is composed of six poems. And because the perspective in this collection shifts like a kaleidoscope, each image viewable from six possible angles.

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Temple Solel will hold a community meeting on sea level rise solutions. Guest speaker Greg Hamra, of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, will discuss how we can work with government officials in 2017 to make changes in climate policy and reduce the risk of sea level rise.

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This talk will provide an overview of common pathways to substance use and factors that may increase or decrease the risk of adolescent substance use. The talk will conclude with practical tools caregivers can use.