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Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex

Humanities Forum
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator
“Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged: A Brand New Spoken-word Monologue by el Mad Mex”
Tuesday, September 13, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka “El border brujo,” draws from his 30-year archive to present a unique perspective on the future of the Americas. He invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship. Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña comments on the art world, academia, new technologies, war and violence in the United States, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and complications surrounding gentrification. (Click heading for full description.)

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SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival: Sci-fi Films from 1966

SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival
Films from 1966: Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, Daleks Envision Earth 2150
September 14, 21 and 28 in Lecture Hall 1

In celebration of UMBC’s 50th Anniversary, the SEEING SCIENCE Film Festival presents films that came out in 1966, including Fantastic Voyage, Fahrenheit 451, and Daleks Envision Earth 2150. (Click heading for full description.)

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Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Exhibition
Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
September 15 to December 16
Tour and reception: Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The forces that contributed to the founding of UMBC — from emerging need triggered by the post-World War II baby boom to a higher education ideal conceptualized by Chancellor Albin O. Kuhn — converged on September 19, 1966 with the commencement of the first classes at the new university. This exhibition tells some of the many stories of the university’s exciting beginning and continuing development through items selected from UMBC’s University Archives including photographs, documents, objects, books and ephemera. (Click heading for full description.)

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The Women Behind the Financial Revolution

Medieval and Early Modern Studies and UMBC50 Lecture
Amy Froide, UMBC associate professor and acting chair of history
Saturday, September 17, 3 – 4 p.m.
Room 132, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Dr. Amy Froide will offer a sneak peek of her new book on women investors in the world’s first stock market, Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain’s Financial Revolution, 1690-1750 (Oxford University Press, 2016). (Click heading for full description.)

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The Making of UMBC: Tour and Reception

Exhibition
The Making of UMBC: Tour and reception
Monday, September 19, 3:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

A tour of the exhibition Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50 will be led by Chief Curator Tom Beck and Archivist Lindsey Loeper. (Click heading for full description.)

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The Islamicate Geographies of “The Female Wits” on the Early Modern English Stage

Medieval and Early Modern Studies and English Department Lecture
Bernadette Andrea, Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor of British Literature at University of Texas, San Antonio
Tuesday, September 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As part of the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program’s year-long focus on Islam, the program welcomes Dr. Bernadette Andrea for a talk on her book “English Women Staging Islam.” (Click heading for full description.)

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Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture

Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Online and Campus-Wide Programs
Ongoing through April 2017

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)

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