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February 2019

CHiTra Mela III: Research and Pedagogy in South Asia and Global Hindu Traditions

February 16 - February 17
Anderson Hall

A Symposium for Faculty and Graduate Students in Florida put on by the UF Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra) and the Department of Religion. Visit their website for more information and a full program.

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“Reinventing Rajacandra for a Global Indian Devotional Public” with Steven Vose

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Anderson Hall 117

Monday, February 18th, 4:00 pm Room 117, Anderson Hall, University of Florida   Bio: Dr. Steven M. Vose is the Bhagwan Mahavir Assistant Professor of Jain Studies and Director, Jain Studies Program, at the Florida International University.  Dr. Vose’s main areas for research and teaching are the religious traditions of South Asia, primarily in Jainism and secondarily in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. He examines the history of interactions within and between these traditions to understand the meaning and contexts of…

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Poet. Performer. Educator. Denice Frohman

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ustler Hall Atrium

Co-sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Chief Diversity Office, College of Liberarl Arts & Sciences, Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies Research, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of English, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment)

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Kick-off: Consortium on Trust In Media and Technology

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Emerson Alumni Hall

The Consortium on Trust In Media and Technology is a collaborative effort led by the College of Journalism and Communications in partnership with the Wertheim College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, informatics institute, and the George Smathers Libraries. The Consortium's mission is to foster a diverse community of scholars and thought leaders who will build an unparalleled ecosystem for the study of how media and technology can become more trustworthy, and develop programs for the application of…

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The Study of Religion on the Other Side of Disgust: Robert Orsi

February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Judaica Suite, Library East
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Visiting Artist Lecture: Liam Gillick

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Little Hall 109

Join the School of Art + Art History for a Visiting Artist Lecture with Liam Gillick. Free and open to the public. Liam Gillick deploys multiple forms to expose the new ideological control systems that emerged at the beginning of the 1990s. He has developed a number of key narratives that often form the engine for a body of work. Gillick’s work exposes the dysfunctional aspects of a modernist legacy in terms of abstraction and architecture when framed within a globalized, neo-liberal…

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The Art of a Good Schmooze

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
409 Yon Hall

The “the good schmooze” has the ability to serve us well.  Barack Obama and Bill Clinton are examples of good schmoozers, and this skill has obviously served them well. By softening the opposition between private and public, personal and political, higher and lower, schmoozing plays a vital but underappreciated role as a life and leadership skill.  Everybody schmoozes nowadays, but often it is the networking sort of schmoozing rather than the kind that creates good interactional feelings. The good schmooze…

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Research Fundamentals Workshops Series: The Logic of Statistics – Dave Schwieder

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marston Science Library L308

Research Fundamentals Workshops Series Held in Marston Science Library L308 at 3:00 pm. Reservations requested but not required. All workshops are free and open to all. See here for full list of upcoming workshops in the library. February 20 - The Logic of Statistics – Dave Schwieder Interested in statistics? Don’t have a strong math background? This workshop provides a number-free, conceptual introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and significance testing. Topics include understanding data, understanding statistical procedures and formulas,…

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UF Synergies: The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Walker 201,

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 4:00pm, Walker 200   The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century Jessica Harland-Jacobs (History, Rothman Faculty Summer Fellow) “The Catholic Question and the British Empire, 1710s-1830s”  At the core of Dr. Jessica Harland-Jacobs’s talk lies the question how early modern and modern empires managed religious diversity and established the boundaries of imperial citizenship. She posits a “spectrum of incorporation.” Attitudes and policies toward people being incorporated into an expanding empire can range from persecution to…

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Digital Assembly Spring Symposium: Embodied Interventions

February 21 - February 22
Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Studio)

The annual Digital Assembly Spring Symposium this year is called Embodied Interventions, featuring Drs. David Parisi, Jennifer Rhee, and Annette Vee for a two-day event February 21-22, with invited talks and a coding workshop all focused on the concept of embodiment and its increased importance in digital media studies scholarship. Dr. Parisi, Associate Professor of Emerging Media at College of Charleston, and Dr. Rhee, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, will first be giving invited talks on Thursday, February 21 at 3:00 PM…

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