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January 2020

Faculty Recital – Laura Ellis (Organ)

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University Auditorium, 333 Newell Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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UF Professor of Music Laura Ellis will perform on organ. The program will include selected portions of the Clavierübung III of J.S. Bach.

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Political Division in America: Author Jon Meacham and Former Senator Bill Nelson

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Smathers Library East: Grand Reading Room, 1508 Union Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

This talk is open to students, faculty, and the public.  Admission is free but seating is limited.  Click here to register.  Doors open at 9:00 am and discussion begins promptly at 10:00 am. Senator Nelson: After serving in the Florida Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives, and as Florida's treasurer, insurance commissioner and fire marshal, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and completed his political career after three terms. While serving in the Senate, he was the ranking…

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Harassed: Gender, Bodies, and Ethnographic Research – Rebecca Hanson and Patricia Richards

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ustler Hall Atrium
Free

Researchers frequently experience sexualized interactions, sexual objectification, and harassment as they conduct fieldwork. These experiences are often left out of ethnographers’ “tales from the field” and remain unaddressed within qualitative literature. Harassed argues that the androcentric, racist, and colonialist epistemological foundations of ethnographic methodology contribute to the silence surrounding sexual harassment and other forms of violence. Rebecca Hanson and Patricia Richards challenge readers to recognize how these attitudes put researchers at risk, further the solitude experienced by researchers, lead others…

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How to Prepare a Quest Course Proposal (Workshop)

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
201 Bryant Space Science Center, 1772 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

Faculty who are interested in submitting a Quest course proposal are invited to attend one of the January workshops on Quest course design. Participants will learn what are the goals of the UF Quest program; how Quest courses differ from other general education courses; and how to prepare an application to teach a Quest course for Spring 2021. Particular attention will be given to the syllabus review process and how to compose course objectives and student learning outcomes that meet Quest and…

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From the Excess to the Apocalyptic: Media and the Production of Religious Surplus in Africa – Asonzeh Ukah

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Grinter 404, 1523 Union Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

The Center for Global Islamic Studies is organizing this lecture as part of the Henry Luce Foundation project, "Islam and Africa in Global Context." Dr. Ukah is a sociologist of religion and head of the department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, Islam in Africa Working Group, and Department of Religion.

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Artist as Researcher: Visualizing Knowledge in the Americas (Panel Discussion)

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd
Gainesville, Florida 32611
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Free

This panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Accumulate, Classify, Preserve, Display on the archive and work of artist Roberto Obregón at University Gallery and the Harn Museum of Art. Speakers: Esther Gabara - Associate Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University Jennifer Josten - Associate Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Pittsburgh Sérgio B. Martins - Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Humanities and the Public…

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Media and ‘Public’ Islam in Africa and Elsewhere (Workshop)

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Grinter 404, 1523 Union Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Free

The Center for Global Islamic Studies is organizing this Workshop as part of the Henry Luce Foundation project, "Islam and Africa in Global Context." The workshop will feature presentations on mediated religion and various media such as print, television, video, and the internet in Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and beyond by: Hatsuki Aishima (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka) Musa Ibrahim (UF) Sara Katz (Loyola University of New Orleans) Frédérick Madore (UF) Ali Mian (UF) Sponsored by the Center for Global…

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Digital Ethnography: Grounded Engagements with Online Worlds (Workshop) – Victoria Bernal

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Marston Science Library 136
Free

The workshop features short presentations by UF faculty members and students, followed by an open dialogue with Dr. Victoria Bernal of UC Irvine. It is open to anyone interested in exploring how anthropologists and social scientists engage with ethnography – both as a method and form of communication – to make sense of an increasingly digitized world. Victoria Bernal is a cultural anthropologist whose scholarship in political anthropology contributes to media and IT studies, gender studies, and African studies. Bernal’s…

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The Bridal Suite – Rochelle Alers

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alachua County Library Headquarters – Meeting Room A
Free

Award-winning romance novelist Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists. She has written more than 60 titles and boasts almost two million copies of her books in print. Her new book, The Bridal Suite, follows four friends on a romantic adventure to New Orleans. When Nydia Santiago arrives at the lovely Garden District estate her friends are transforming into a luxury inn, she meets the sexy engineer in charge of the renovation. But love isn’t…

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Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy

January 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Alachua County Library Headquarters – Meeting Room A
Free

Crazy Horse family member Floyd Clown and author William Matson will speak about and sign their new book. The Crazy Horse family's oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is ready to be told by Clown, who is the son of Edward Clown, who was the nephew to Crazy Horse and the keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe for the family after his mother Iron Cedar passed away. Their book includes what they…

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