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March

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Venue:Wolfe University Center, FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Acclaimed Latin American author Isabel Allende will visit FIU Monday, March 5, to receive the Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction from the Creative Writing Program and participate in a public talk. The event is open to the public and begins at 8 p.m. in the Wolfe University Center at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Following the presentation of the award, Allende and creative writing professor Debra Dean will have a chat on stage, à la James Lipton's Inside the Actors Studio.

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Venue:BBC - WUC Theatre

Landscape sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is renowned throughout the world for his work in ice, stone, leaves, and wood. His own remarkable still photographs are his way of talking about his often ephemeral works, of fixing them in time. Shot in four countries and across four seasons, River and Tides explores how the elusive element of time adheres to his sculpture.

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Venue:MMC - RDB 1000

As Florida's Secretary of State, Senator Richard Stone led a successful initiative to clean up the polluted Miami River. The Senator's interest in the Jordan River helped lead to the passage of US Senate Resolution 387, which urged the governments of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work in concert to reverse the river's degradation.

September

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory 130

Manufactured Landscapes is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. The Film powerfully shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it, without simplistic judgments or reductive resolutions. The viewing will be followed by an interdiscipilnary panel-led discussion and Q&A session.This event is free and open to the public.

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Venue:GL 220

English majors: What's in store for you after graduation? Where will your degree take you? How should you prepare? Get answers to the perennial question, "What-will-I-do-if-I-don't-teach...?" the first Department of English Advising Event this fall, Thursday, September 6, at 3:30. Room GL 220. Information! Refreshments! We hope to see you there!

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Venue:GL 220

Join us on Thursday, September 27, to learn how to optimize your profile. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone for an interactive user experience. Join LinkedIn and create a profile before the meeting so that you can start building your network right away.

October

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Venue:Museum of Contemporary Art

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, through a series of talks that explore how images of Latina women and girls in visual culture shape ideas about identity, beauty and sexuality. This program is free and open to the public.

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Venue:Alumni Village (East of the Stadium)

Get Ready!!! That time of the year is here once again. Please join your English Department as we tailgate during the homecoming game Saturday October 13th, 2012 in Alumni Village at 3pm. If you were there last year, you will know that this is an event you don't want to miss. Hope to see you there!

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Venue:GC 325 (Pather Suite)

Still unsure of what you want to do with your degree in English?? Here is your chance to explore pursuing a career in Higher Education. Join us Thursday, October 25th, 2012 from 3:30pm-5:00pm in GC 325 (Panther Suite) as we welcome a panel of speakers, including English alumni, sharing their experiences in University careers. Find out the opportunities available in the field, and how to prepare for them. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

December

Screenwriting Workshop with John Dufrense

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Venue:AC2 110

Creative writing professor John Dufresne will be teaching a screenwriting workshop December 1st in support of Gulf Stream Literary Magazine. Dufresne will go over the basics of screenwriting. He will discuss storytelling, plot, process, formatting basics, the short film and the feature, adaptation--page to screen, the screenwriting paradigm, the first three minutes of your movie, the first ten, the logline, the pitch, the synopsis-- and your marketing tools. He will also be showing films as exam

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Venue:CBC RM 232-235 (Special Events Centers)

Attention Graduating Seniors!!!!! Our Semi- Annual Commencement Reception is almost here. Come join some of your favorite faculty and staff as we come together and enjoy food, drinks, and conversation in an informal setting. Feel free to bring your family and friends and don't forget to bring your camera to commemorate the occasion of your special day.