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Our last event of the semester is beginning with @AmyBhatt in the @UMBCLibrary. A recording will be made available on our @YouTube channel!
Bhatt: I began this project in 2008 while as a graduate student in Seattle. I wanted to work with the feminist community outside of campus. #humforum18
Bhatt: The H1-B visa program is the descendant of the Bracero program. Indiana are the second largest inmigrant group and mostly men through this program.…
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This evening in the UC Ballroom, @DorothyERoberts joins us to celebrate 40 years of the W.E.B. Du Bois' lecture, as she talks about race, racism, and the new racial science. #humforum18
We have a full house here in the UC Ballroom for Dr. Roberts. Africana Studies Chair Gloria Chuku is welcoming us and reminding us that this is the 40th anniversary of the Du Bois lecture and the legacy that name carries. #humforum18
Chuku: One of the benefits of this lecture is to provide us with intellectual dialogue on people of the African diaspora and to reflect on what Du Bois represented. #humforum18
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We are gathering in the @UMBCLibrary Gallery for the annual @UMBCHistory Webb Lecture with Simon P. Newman discussing escaped slaves in 18th century Britain #humforum18
The Webb lecture was named in honor of Robert K. Webb #humforum18…
This new project that Prof. Newman will be presenting on today is born out of research during his current fellowship at @FolgerLibrary
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We are getting started with our MEMS Colloquium Lecture. @JonathanHsy will be presenting on premodern manual languages. #humforum18
We have an ASL interpreter present with us thanks to the @UMBC Office of Student Disability Services. Making sure our programs are accessible is important to us.
As this is a work that is still in very early stages, we won’t be able to provide any images. BUT we will tweet out the larger themes and you can always engage directly with @JonathanHsy’s previous works.
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This afternoon @ 4pm in @UMBCLibrary, @DMendelsohn1960 will read from his award-winning work, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic for #humforum18. This memoir recounts a father and son's journey through Homer's great epic.

Books will be available for purchase. Cover of Daniel Mendelsohn's book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic
David Rosenbloom, Professor and Chair of @AncsUMBC, introduces Daniel Mendelsohn and describes him as his own personal literary siren. #humforum18 Odysseus and the Sirens, eponymous vase of the Siren Painter, c. 475 BC
Mendelsohn: This book is the third in which I use ancient texts to reflect on personal narrative. The Elusive Embrace examines my gay identity, while The Lost examines my search for relatives who were lost to the Holocaust. #humforum18
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We are starting our first lecture of the fall series. Carolina Guerrero is being introduced by @umbc Assistant Prof. Thania Muñoz D. @MunozDaz1, who reminds us of the history of #HispanicHeritageMonth #humforum18
.@nuncaduermo assures the audience that the lecture will be in English but @radioambulante is completely en Español…
.@nuncaduermo on the origins of @radioambulante: co-founder Daniel Alarcón was left disappointed after doing a story for BBC Radio which left out Latinx voices. They decided to create a space for those voices to be heard. #humforum18
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Join us for our final #humforum18 event of the semester with the annual Lipitz Lecture featuring Carole McCann, Professor and Chair of @UMBC_GWST on 5/3 at 4pm. Her talk will highlight her work to reconstruct the history of Planned Parenthood of MD @PPFA.
.@UMBC_CAHSS Dean Scott Casper is introducing our final speaker for #humforum18, Carole McCann, Chair of @UMBC_GWST…
Casper: Maryland has one of the oldest state affiliates of @PPFA and McCann’s talk will highlight the importance of this community resource. #humforum18
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On 4/18 at 4pm in @UMBCLibrary, @BmoreDoc of @MorganStateU, @seemadiyer of @EubieBee, as well as Felipe Filomeno and @PNicoleking of @UMBC sit on our panel about Redevelopment and Justice in #Baltimore. #humforum18
.@AmyBhatt is introducing our panelists: @BmoreDoc, Felipe Filomeno, @PNicoleking, and @seemadiyer #humforum18
Lawrence Brown (@BmoreDoc) is a Professor at @MorganStateU. He starts us off by placing gentrification in historical context: forced displacement of indigenous tribes and Africans. #humforum18
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The 11th Annual @UMBC_GWST Korenman Lecture on 3/8 (#InternationalWomensDay) explore the racial realities affecting POC, women, immigrants and refugees, as well as how to maintain #equity and #inclusion, with guest speaker @dviyer. #humforum18
We have another full house for tonight’s #humforum18. @AmyBhatt is introducing the Korenman Lecture, which is named after Joan Korenman, founding director of @UMBC_GWST.
Speaker @dviyer thanks @AmyBhatt for uplifting a fellow South Asian sister! #humforum18
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On 3/1 at 4pm in the @UMBCLibrary, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of @UMBC's Media and Communication Studies Dept. w/ Jennifer Stoever (@soundingoutblog) Associate Prof. of English @binghamtonu. She will discuss the "sonic color line." #humforum18
Happy Thursday! We have a packed house as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the @UMBC Media and Communication Studies #humforum18
MCS chair @jaybolobo is introducing Jennifer Stoever of @binghamtonu and founder of @soundingoutblog #humforum18
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Join us for out first #humforum18 event on 2/22 at 4pm in the @UMBCLibrary. @RitaFelski, Professor of English @UVA, will explore why we are drawn to certain artworks - become "attuned" to them - but are stubbornly unmoved by others.
We are about to get started with our first #humforum18 event of the season. Dr. Jessica Berman, Director, is introducing our first guest @RitaFelski
.@RitaFelski was often cited by recent English Department job candidates, which is a testament to her influence in literature #humforum18
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