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The Revolution in Catholic Thinking on the Jews

John Connelly, professor of History at the University of California Berkeley, will speak about the revolution in catholic thinking about the Jews on March 27 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Connelly will illuminate the baffling silence of the Catholic Church during the Holocaust and showcase how the ancient teachings of the church [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 19, 2018.

Yiddish Travel Writer

Kalczewiak takes his audience to South America of the early twentieth century. Focusing on the work of the Yiddish author Peretz Hirshbein, Kalczewiak explores how Yiddish literature, especially travel literature, contributed to the construction of cultural ties between Europe and the Americas.
Tuesday, March 20 in the Judaica Suite at noon.

Filed under Academic, Events on March 19, 2018.

Voting Rights and Women’s Rights Activist Dierdre Macna

Voting rights activist Dierdre Macnab will be speaking with students on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00 pm on the second floor of Pugh Hall in the O’Neil Reading Room. As the former president of the Florida League of Women Voters and a current member of Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, she will be speaking on [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 19, 2018.

Portuguese Jews in the Atlantic of the Early Modern Period

Presented by Hilit Surowitz-Israel as part of the Jews in the Americas Speaker Series. Surowitz-Israel’s research focuses on the early modern Atlantic and scrutinizes the institutions and regulatory practices of Portuguese Jewish communities in the Caribbean and beyond. It also examines the formation of diaspora consciousness among Portuguese Jews, and the entanglement of race and [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 13, 2018.

Digital Resources Showcase

The showcase brings librarians and students together to highlight steps for finding the best research online and organizing your work quickly, plus the One Button Studio, 3-D printing, video streaming access, digital newspapers, maps and mapping tools, institutional repository and digital archival collections and more. Join them on the Colonnade outside Library West this Friday [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 13, 2018.

Dr. Jen Welter delivers the D.K. Stanley Lecture, “Being Limitless: Lessons From the First Woman Coach in the NFL”

The College of Health & Human Performance invites the community to the 2018 D.K. Stanley Lecture featuring Dr. Jen Welter. Among her many accolades, Dr. Welter is the first female to coach in the NFL and ESPN W named her one of the 25 most influential women in sports in 2015. The lecture will be [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on March 13, 2018.

Feb. 22: The History of Felon Disenfranchisement in Florida

The Milbauer Program in Southern History will welcome Pippa Holloway, professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University and author of Felon Disenfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship, to speak at the Bob Graham Center on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.  The program will focus on the history of disenfranchisement for criminal convictions in [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 19, 2018.

Feb. 20: Getting Russia Right in the Era of “Fake News”

David Filipov,  former Moscow Bureau Chief of The Washington Post and writer for The Boston Globe, will speak at the Bob Graham Center on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora about the U.S. news landscape and where Russia, Putin, and Russia-U.S. Relations currently reside within it.
Filipov brings rare insight to the [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 19, 2018.

Discussion/Performance Global Black Artivism: Perspectives from Jamaica and Brazil

Join us for a discuss on Artivism, Feminism, and LGBT Activism in Jamaica, presented by DJ Afifa. Following the lecture, attendees will listen to Caribbean music. DJ Afifa is from Kingston, Jamaica. She is the co-founder and creative director for SO((U))L – a creative and artistic experiment in the development of community spaces that promote [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 19, 2018.

Cultura Afro-Americana y Presentificación: Perspectivas desde Cuba y Brasil

Julio Moracen Naranjo is an anthropologist, poet, theater director, researcher associated with the Centro de Teatro y Danza de La Habana and professor of History and Intangible Heritage, Universidad Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp). He worked as a specialist in the Centro de Teatro y Danza de La Habana. He currently resides in Brazil, where [...]

Filed under Academic, Events on February 19, 2018.