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February

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Venue:GC 243

On February 11th, Ms. Edwidge Danticat, the highly-acclaimed Haitian-American writer, will give a talk on Making Art in Cities of Exile. Among other issues, she will reflect on the relationship between art and exile and examine the role the displaced artist plays in modern society. The lecture will take place in GC 243 at 6:45 p.m. and is open to the public.

Debra Dean Book Signing

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Venue:Barnes & Noble Cafe at FIU

You are invited to meet Best Selling Author Debra Dean at the book signing for her new novel "The Mirrored World."

Digital Humanities Lecuter Series

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Venue:ECS 451 at MMC & AC1 317 at BBC

Digital humanities is often viewed as an exciting, new area of research that unites the tools of computing with traditional humanities methodologies. Dr. Foys (award-winning author of Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval Studies in the Late Age of Print) will be addressing the unacknowledged history of our contemporary approaches to studying, creating, and using digitized media, tracing out its implications for research in the digital humanities. Event is open to all,

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Venue:Graham Center Factulty Club

The focus of this talk is the analysis of witness interviews in multilingual environments and the effects of language differences that may affect the ways in which information is obtained, translated and understood. The data come from original transcripts of police interviews obtained in the state of California in which witnesses speak Spanish and the interviews are translated into English by certified interpreters. Dr. Filipović will show how differences between two languages in the habitual

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Venue:WUC Theatre

Bestselling novelist and journalist Carl Hiaasen is among South Florida's most vital natural resources. His comic style- Hiaasenesque- combines thrilling plot lines, blunder-prone schemes, headstrong men and women, corrupt politicians and a loving nod to the natural landscape of South Florida.

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Venue:Florida International University, MMC—Graham Center 243

You are cordially invited to attend the second lecture in a Lecture Series on Exile, the Arts and Patronage. On February 25th, Dr. Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and the artistic director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, will present a talk, The Exile Intellectual and the American University.

March

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Venue:U.S. Century Ban GPA 117

Sun Come Up is an Academy Award nominated film which shows the human face of climate change through the relocation of the Carterert Islanders; some of the first environmental refugees. The screening will be followed by a paneled discussion and Q&A session.

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Venue:GL 124-G (Located inside the Center for Excellence in Writing)

Come hear Miami-Dade County Public School principals talk about how they evaluate job candidates to fill teaching positions in their schools. Guest speakers are Dawn Baglos, Principal, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, and Manuel Garcia, Principal, G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about ways to prepare for teaching at the secondary level.

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Kenneth Johnson, Associate Professor of English at FIU will share his thoughts on the nature of violence in the imagery of World War II propaganda material from the archives of the Wolfsonian Museum. Event will be held, Wednesday March 20th from 7:00-9:00pm in the Green Library Room 220. Hope to see you there!

April

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Ballrooms

Join us Monday April 1st, 2013 from 10:00am-11:30am in the GC Ballrooms as we welcome Dov Seidman in his discussion, "Rethinking the World and Your Place in It."

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Venue:GL 220

Please see the attached flyer and consider attending Cheryl Ball's public lecture on the digital humanities in GL 220 on April 2 from 2-3:15PM. Dr. Ball will weave through a loom of scholarly, social, and technological infrastructures created for Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy to discuss how digital humanities projects have been successful and can be sustainable.

July

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Lindsay Rosenthal. She’s been chosen by the Ms. Foundation for Women as their 2013-2014 fellow.

September

B.A. in English: One Major, Many Career Paths

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Venue:GL 220

Join us in exploring your major!

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Venue:Graham Center (GC) Ballroom, Modesto Maidique Campus

It’s that time of year again and you are cordially invited to attend the annual Graduate English Association (GEA) Gala on September 28, 2013 at 7 pm. We will have a lovely string quartet, a variety of delicious food and even better libations! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your colleagues, students, professors, and peers in a relaxed setting. To RSVP, click on this events link.

October

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Venue:FIU-Biscayne Bay Campus Bookstore, (WUC-1st Floor)

Come and listen as Ms. Jennifer Cody Epstein, (The Gods of Heavenly Punishment) reads. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

Annual Homecoming Tailgate event

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Venue:MMC (East side of football stadium)

Come and join us we celebrate FIU's Homecoming game with the College of Arts & Science's-Dean's office tailgate tent, Saturday, October 12th. There will be a PARADE at 3:30 to 4:30pm; TAILGAITING from 4:30 to 7:30pm; then the FOOTBALL GAME at 7:30pm.

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Venue:FIU-Biscayne Bay Campus, AC2-115

Born near Zvishavane in 1956, poet, novelist and social commentator, Chenjerai Hove now lives in exile in Europe. His critical social and political commentary in the weekly newspaper The Standard (2000-2002) gave rise to threats that he was forced to take seriously. For a creative writer who cares deeply about his country’s welfare, leaving is a moment of profound loss. Students, faculty, staff, and community guests welcome!

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Venue:GC 243

The Exile Studies Program In Collaboration with The Betsy-South Beach, The Department of English, The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment Presents The Betsy-FIU Exiled Writer in Residence Lecture EXILE AND PATRONAGE: MAKING ART IN CITIES OF REFUGE Mr. Chenjerai Hove Welcoming Remarks: Drs. James Sutton, Asher Milbauer, Michael Gillespie Introduction: Mr. Jonathan Plutzik, Chairman, The Betsy-South Beach

EXILE, THE HUMANITIES, AND GLOBALIZATION

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Venue:GL 220

A panel discussion on key issues in exile studies Featuring: Chenjerai Hove Zimbabwean Poet and Novelist, Author of Noma award winning Novel Bones Martin Tucker, PhD. English Professor Emeritus at Long Island University Author of Literary Exile in the Twentieth Century Asher Milbauer, PhD. Professor of English, FIU Director of the Exile Studies Certificate Program, FIU Nandini Dhar, PhD. Assistant Professor of English, FIU The event is FREE and open to the public

November

Exhibiting Shackles, Exhibiting Slavery: Contemporary Museum Faculty Lecture

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Venue:Green Library 220

Dr. Dhar's presentation is derived from a broader project, which deals with the emergence of a global exhibitionary complex centered around the archives of trans-Atlantic slavery. Recently, with the opening of the International Slavery Museum at Liverpool, England and other commemorative sites within nations which have colonial slaver, there has been an attempt to acknowledge the traumatic impact of slavery at a popular and institutional level.

"RADIATION" Theatre Play

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Venue:Roxy Theatre Performing Art Center

The story of Marie Sklodowska Curie, a play about an extraordinary Polish woman, a two time Nobel Prize winner, who changed the world of science and discovered the treatment for Cancer