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January

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Venue:Books & Books, Coral Gables

Dr. Aurora Morcillo, director of Spanish and Mediterranean Studies Program in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at FIU, will discuss her book "En Cuerpo y Alma", which examines the symbolic relationship between Franco's dictatorship in Spain and the allegorical feminine body of the nation. Click for more information.

April

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Venue:Frost Art Museum

The Frost Museum's current exhibition "Marking the Infinite" features 9 Australian aboriginal female artists. Dr. Jenna Gibbs will give a lecture on art initiatives in the Aboriginal Australian territories as a way to rejuvenate, sustain, and pass on traditional culture. Click for more information.

June

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Chantalle Verna will give the inaugural lecture “Haiti and the uses of America” for the 20th Anniversary of LACC's Haitian Summer Institute. To RSVP, please contact LACC at (305) 348-2894. Click for more information.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto Maidique Campus at Green Library (GL) Room 220

Join the History Department’s Dr. Micah Oelze and Dr. Judith Mansilla to learn the art of writing the personal statement when applying to graduate school. In addition, you can use the opportunity to ask about the graduate school experience. Students of all fields and majors are welcome and will benefit from the conversation. On Wednesday, Oct 10, 2017, at 11AM at GL 220. This event is free and open to the public. Click for more information.

November

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Venue:Green Library (GL) 220

Writing a research paper can feel like attempting an intimidating Greek recipe. Where do you find the right ingredients (sources)? How do you add them together in the right order (organization)? How in the world do I get the oven (my brain) to turn on?! Join the History Department’s Research Chefs Dr. Micah Oelze and Dr. Judith Mansilla on Wednesday, Nov 1, at the Green Library 220, to learn how to successfully cook up the research paper, without getting burned. Click for information.

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Venue:Green Library (GL) 220

College professors ask us to write confidently on subjects we know little about. What is the purpose of this? Why are authority and formality stressed? How do I write convincingly when I am not even convinced myself? Join the History Department’s Dr. Micah Oelze and Dr. Judith Mansilla workshop to learn the practical value of writing with authority. On Wednesday, Nov 15, at GL 220 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Open To All Students.