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They Fight with Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau

Visual Art
They Fight with Cameras: Walter Rosenblum in WWII from D-Day to Dachau
August 26 – December 16
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As a World War II U.S. Army combat photographer, Walter Rosenblum (1919-2006) landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. Afterwards, the 5-man Signal Corps camera team of which he was a part was attached to various combat units fighting in France, Germany and Austria. This exhibition features 46 of Rosenblum’s wartime photographs, a wide selection of historic documents, personal mementos, and film clips. (Click heading for full description.)

Gregory Clark

Surnames and Social Mobility: Why So Much Persistence of Status Across Generations?

Social Sciences Forum
Gregory Clark, professor of economics, University of California-Davis
Wednesday, September 9 | 4 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7th Floor

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? Using a novel technique–tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods—renowned economic historian Gregory Clark argues that social mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies. (Click heading for full description.)

Mark Graber

Constitution & Citizenship Day Lecture: Counter-Stories: Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Wartime

Social Sciences Forum
Mark Graber, Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Tuesday, September 15 | 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Mark Graber examines the problems of how and why the U.S. has often enacted restrictive policies during wartime, and how military conflicts and tensions influence civil liberties and civil rights in the United States. (Click heading for full description.)


Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America

Humanities Forum
Eduardo López, television producer, journalist and documentarian
Thursday, September 17 | 5:30 pm
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The rapid growth of the nation’s Latino community has sparked heated national debate over immigration, yet the reality is that many of us know little about the Latin American roots of migration. (Click heading for full description.)

Shannon McSheffrey

Fall 2015 Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture

Digital Humanities and Imagining Medieval Women’s Lives: Putting Marriage and Sex on the Internet
Shannon McSheffrey, Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal
Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 pm
University Center Room 312

Dr. Shannon McSheffrey (Ph. D, Toronto), Professor, Department of History, Concordia University, Montreal, will speak on her research on women in late medieval London, including her work in digital humanities. She manages a database relating to the late medieval London Consistory court. (Click heading for full description.)

We are subjects of history

We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities’ Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond

Social Sciences Forum
Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, principal attorney, Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Bárbara Suárez Galeano, Interpreter, Autonomous University of Social Movements, Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago
Thursday, September 24 | 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Mexico is at a critical moment: the forced disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa rural teachers and college students set off a tidal wave of indignation and massive protests. In the context of a war on drugs that has left more than 25,000 disappeared, Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez will speak on the human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico, FrayBa’s work, and the role of international solidarity. (Click heading for full description.)


Dear White People: Film Screening and Conversation

Humanities Forum
Kimberly Moffitt, Dresher Center fellow and associate professor of American studies, UMBC
Damon Turner, adjunct professor in Africana studies, UMBC and PhD Candidate in African American history, Morgan State University
Thursday, September 24 | 7 pm
Performing Arts & Humanities Building : Rm. 132

The film Dear White People follows the lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Director and writer Justin Simien says, “My film is about identity. It’s about the difference between how the mass culture responds to a person because of their race and who that person understands themselves to truly be. All explored through the microcosm of a success-oriented Ivy League college.” (Click heading for full description.)


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