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October 2020

Oct 26

LeaderShape: Courageous Dialogue

3:00 PM

Our Courageous Dialogue program provides a framework for which to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations around the issues of values alignment, racial inequality, and creating stronger communities. We believe in the importance of bringing people together to have conversations that matter. More information here.

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Oct 27

How to make a post-COVID Green New Deal work

6:30 PM

Online Symposium Fall 2020: Global-Cultural Environmental Justice—Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives Edward B. Barbier, “How to make a post-COVID Green New Deal work.” The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be long and arduous.  However, simply reviving the existing “brown” economy will exacerbate irreversible climate change, biodiversity loss and other environmental risks. Instead, we must foster green structural transformation of our economy.  This will require a long-term commitment – perhaps 5 to 10 years – of public investments and policy…

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Oct 28

Ethical Issues Facing Data Science

12:00 PM

Duncan Purves Dr. Purves will discuss some of the core ethical issues facing data science. Each issue will be illustrated using real-world applications of data science in sectors including social media and criminal justice. More information and registration. Dr. Duncan Purves is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. He specializes in ethics, especially ethical issues concerning artificial intelligence and the treatment of non-human animals. His past work was on ethical issues related to so-called ‘autonomous weapons systems,’ weapons which can target enemies without human…

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Oct 28

Ulises Carrión: Post/Master, Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Johanna Gosse

5:00 PM

Correspondences/ On Mail Art and the Work of Ray Johnson Dr. Johanna Gosse, Speaker María Paula Varela, Moderator Ulises Carrión: Post/Master, curated by María Paula Varela, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, will be Ulises Carrión’s first public exhibition in the United States. Carrión was a crucial figure in Mail Art, a prominent international movement of the 1970s and 1980s related to Conceptual Art, and in which artists exhibited material they had mailed to one another. On loan from the Institute…

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Oct 28

A Zoom Interview with Gregory Von Hausch – the President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

5:30 PM

The Graduate Film Studies Group invites you all to “A Zoom Interview with Gregory Von Hausch - the President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.” This event will continue our theme for the semester: Films About Florida! Join GFSG on Wednesday, October 28that 5:30pm on Zoom to hear Gregory discuss his extensive career within the Florida film festival circuit, as well as speculate on how the pandemic has impacted film festivals and the film industry at large. The event…

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Oct 29

Art and Dirt: Kim Gordon’s Aesthetics of Impurity

6:00 PM

Dr. Joseph will lecture on the cross-disciplinary work of the artist and musician Kim Gordon.

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Oct 29

First Gen Fireside Chat With Dr. Anthony Jack

6:00 PM

A kick-off event for UF’s First-Generation Student Celebration, join Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, who will discuss the challenges faced by first-generation college students at predominantly white universities, on October 29. According to Dr. Jack, higher education does a great job recruiting first-generation students, but most fail to provide the institutional resources to ensure their success. Many first-generation students are not aware of the significance of office hours and participating in extracurricular events. At the end…

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Oct 29

Resist, Recover, and Reimagine: Black and Indigenous Women for Climate Justice in Gulf Coast Louisiana

6:30 PM

Online Symposium Fall 2020: Global-Cultural Environmental Justice—Transdisciplinary and Transcultural Perspectives Frances Roberts-Gregory, “Resist, Recover, and Reimagine: Black and Indigenous Women for Climate Justice in Gulf Coast Louisiana.” Frances Roberts-Gregory is a vegan ecowomanist and future faculty fellow at Northeastern University. She is a co-founding member of the Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal, former environmental educator for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, and resource developer for the New Orleans and C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Program. In 2021, she will start a new position…

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Oct 29

Pop Up (Virtual) Humanities Salon: Russian Info Wars

8:00 PM

Michael Gorham (UF Russian Studies, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)   Dr. Gorham will draw on his research on the impact of the internet and social media on Russian politics to explore the goals, mechanics, and efficacy of Russian influence campaigns abroad. The pandemic ended random exchanges at the watercooler. Let’s get together for conversation with UF experts who share knowledge and shed light on current events and life’s big questions. The rules are simple: no PowerPoint and no…

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Oct 30

A Conversation with Michael Rothberg (UCLA) of The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators

2:00 PM

Working Group for the Study of Critical Theory (SCT@UF) Fall 2020 Zoom Conversations When it comes to historical violence and contemporary inequality, none of us are completely innocent. We may not be direct agents of harm, but we may still contribute to, inhabit, or benefit from regimes of domination that we neither set up nor control. Arguing that the familiar categories of victim, perpetrator, and bystander do not adequately account for our connection to injustices past and present, Michael Rothberg…

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