Visual Arts
Timothy Nohe: Sounding Botany Bay
February 12 – March 31
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Timothy Nohe’s exhibition Sounding Botany Bay explores the human use of Botany Bay in Australia through this inter-media project that presents documentary photographs, audio compositions and video of the bay. (Click heading for full description.)

Sounding Botany Bay

Humanities Forum
Timothy Nohe, intermedia artist, professor of visual arts and director of the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA), UMBC
Tuesday, February 16, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In this talk about his multimedia exhibition Timothy Nohe will introduce American audiences to the deeply woven human narrative of Botany Bay, Australia. The artist reveals truths about this complex place through mural prints, video, sound, interviews, archival documents, and material culture. In many ways this story mirrors our American experience related to human stewardship, the colonization and the decimation of indigenous peoples, industrialization, national narratives, globalization, and climate change. (Click heading for full description.)

Christina Greer

Social Sciences Forum
Christina Greer, associate professor of political science, Fordham University
Tuesday, February 23, 4:30 p.m.
University Center Room 310

There has been significant voluntary immigration of black populations from Africa and the Caribbean over the past few decades, which has changed the racial, ethnic, and political landscape in the U.S. An important question for social scientists is how these “new” blacks will behave politically in the U.S. (Click heading for full description.)

Alice Dreger

Humanities Forum
Alice Dreger, historian of science and medicine
Joan S. Korenman Lecture
Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

For 25 years, people born with intersex (body types that aren’t standard male or standard female) and their allies have been fighting for basic patient rights, including the right to full access to medical histories and the right to decide for themselves about optional genital surgeries. This talk explores why much more progress has been made abroad than in America. Particular attention will be paid to tensions existing between the pursuit of justice and the pursuit of truth, as well as the academic freedom issues surrounding research and activism. (Click heading for full description.)


UMBC Faculty Jazz Concert
Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The faculty jazz ensemble performs compositions and arrangements by its members, including Tom Williams, trumpet; Matt Belzer, saxophone; Mike Noonan, vibraphone; Tom Lagana, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano; Tom Baldwin, bass; and Scott Tiemann, drums. (Click heading for full description.)


Maryland All-State Jazz Band
Saturday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Maryland All State Jazz Band Concert, hosted by the Maryland Music Educators Association, is a culmination of the hard work of students from all over the state of Maryland. (Click heading for full description.)


Humanities Forum
Lia Purpura, writer-in-residence, English, UMBC
Tuesday, March 1, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The sonorous and cerebral poems in Lia Purpura’s fourth collection, It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful, are wonderfully condensed dispatches from a virtuosic mind that pulse between a childlike awe at the things of this world and the hard-earned struggle in naming them. Known for taut lines that forge powerful revelations from life’s most inconsequential moments, Purpura has won national acclaim as both a poet and essayist. (Click heading for full description.)


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