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January

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Venue:GL220

Based on fieldwork in four of the largest Sephardic communities in the United States, this talk sheds light on how Judeo-Spanish-speaking Sephardim in Los Angeles, New York City, South Florida, and Seattle have managed to preserve their heritage language for the past century. In particular, this talk considers the impact that contact with Peninsular and Latin American varieties of Spanish has had on the linguistic structure of Judeo-Spanish and the constant negotiation of Sephardic identity.

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Venue:CBC 155

The Department of Modern Language's ASL 1993 will host RIT/NTID's Theater. Sunshine 2.0 is a professional traveling theater troupe based at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York. The troupe provides performance and activities for deaf and hard-of-hearing educational topics pertaining to the Deaf experience.

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Venue:Graham Center 150

Perspectives on Teaching Portuguese at Mainstream Schools for K-8 Portuguese teachers and specialists focuses on cultural products, practices and perspectives. This workshop details various interventions that any instructor can easily and quickly integrate into his/her lesson plans that will allow students to experience a diverse collection of cultural experiences and perspectives. The day-long workshop will be led by Dr. Megwen Loveless, Tulane University.

February

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Venue:Graham Center 355

You are invited to attend an Insider’s Guide to Federal Government Service session on Thursday, February 7th at 3:30pm in GC 355 sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), U.S. Department of State, and the Office of Global Learning Initiatives. Following the session, Diplomat in Residence Monique Quesada is offering a workshop on Writing a Personal Statement that Pops at 5:00pm in GC 355.

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Venue:GL220

Se analizará en las novelas elegidas tres variables: las formas de la representación del cuerpo de la mujer indígena, objeto del deseo sexual; las configuraciones discursivas del sujeto violador; y la relevancia de este motivo narrativo en la estructura global de la novela, y en particular sus convergencias y divergencias con la ideología del mestizaje.

March

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Venue:GC Pit

The Department of Modern Languages invites you to explore the many languages we offer at FIU. There will be games, karaoke, performances, food, prizes and more. Come and try your language skills with us!

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Venue:CBC 254

This lecture will argue for the importance of Benegas' pioneering and unique understanding of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of fields and his crucial idea of “symbolic capital” as applied to this poetic terrain. It will then proceed to focus on Benegas' own poetic production in her long career, now full of awards and recognition.

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Venue:DM 164

Osvaldo Succi will be at FIU at the Collaborative Online International Learning Leadership Institute where twenty-nine participants in the US, Mexico, and Japan will exchange ideas on how to initiate, sustain, and grow international teaching and learning collaborations across undergraduate and graduate curricula through the use of technology. Please see flyer for more details.

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Venue:GL 220

This great project came to be by the chance discovery in Montreal of the records of Brother Marie-Victorin's botanical field work in Haiti. It's amazing research that crosses disciplines at FIU. Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-quebec-to-haiti-plants-cultural-identity-and-religion-in-the-late-1930s-tickets-59008399712).

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Venue:GL 220

Sigma Delta Pi invites you to celebrate World Theatre Day with a dramatized reading and book presentation. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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Venue:MARC 290 and 330

This half-day event will connect students, FIU alumni, and young professionals with European companies present in South Florida. This event is free to FIU students and alumni. Professional business attire and resumes are required. RSVP at: http://go.fiu.edu/youreuropeancareerstartshere. Please see flyer for more details.

April

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Venue:SIPA 103

A 2008 raid conducted by ICE utilized federal agents, multiple helicopters, and spent $5.2 million to arrest 389 workers employed at an Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. Many of these workers were children laborers from Guatemala who came to America looking to support their families. The U-Turn, directed by Luis Argueta, examines the lives of a group of women and children during the eight years after the raid took place.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus | Library Room 150

In honor of Dr. Marian Demos, her contribution to classical studies, and in support of the Marian Demos FIU Scholarship. The keynote lecture will be by Dr. Gwyn Davies, Department of History, Florida International University entitled "Caesar's Commentaries: 'Tweeting' Fake News in the Classical World". There will also be presentations by former students of the Humanities Program, delicious food and drink worthy of a Roman emperor, and classical games with door prizes for everyone.

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Venue:GC Panther Suite

The Chinese Cultural Festival will take place in the GC Panther Suite. This event is open to all FIU students. There will be games, art, engaging discussions, a dumpling eating contest, and much more! Please see flyer for more details.

May

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Venue:SIPA 125

Giornata Nazionale dello Sport presso le Comunita' degli Italiani all'Estero in occasione della Festa delle Repubblica will take place on Wednesday, May 29th. It will take place in SIPA 125 at 10:30am. Francisco Porcella, an Olympic champion of surfing, will be speaking at this event along with Cristiano Musillo, Dr. Magda Pearson, Niccolo' Porcella, and Pietro Porcella. Please see flyer for more information.

June

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Venue:GL 165

"The dictator and his demons: the Maduro sect that kidnapped Venezuela" is a journalistic investigation that uncovers unknown and obscure facets of the Venezuelan dictator and his circle of trust. Maduro and his close men entered the sect of Sai Baba, in India, to find peace and ended up exercising power in the most cruel and ruthless way against their adversaries. It is an investigation with more than 80 interviews that reveal how a conclave has made systematic crime their way of governing.

July

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Venue:GC 285

The Department of Modern Languages will be hosting ASL Yoga every Monday beginning July 1st until August 5th. The event will take place in GC 285 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

November

III International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Peru

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The III International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Peru will be taking place November 14-15, 2019.