Category Humanities

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Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Exhibition
Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50
Through December 15
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The forces that contributed to the founding of UMBC converged on September 19, 1966 with the commencement of the first classes at the new university. This exhibition illustrates the history of the university through photographs, documents, objects, books and ephemera. (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.)

12.7.16

Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions

Humanities Forum
Carole McCann, Chair and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UMBC
Wednesday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Drawing from her new book, Carole McCann will trace the genealogy of the twentieth-century demographic “facts” that created a mathematical panic about a looming population explosion. (Click heading for full description.)

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SEEING SCIENCE Film Series

Interdisciplinary
Seeing Science Film Festival
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
December 7, 7 p.m.
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

“Critics Consensus: One of the best political allegories of the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror.” (Click heading for full description.)

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Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50

Exhibition
Closing reception and book signing
Thursday, December 8, 4 – 6 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Join us for a final look at the Library’s 50th anniversary exhibition! UMBC Bookstore staff will be selling copies of the anniversary catalog ($15) and Improbable Excellence: The Saga of UMBC by Dr. George La Noue. (Click heading for full description.)