Through regular annual events, as well as through special programs and talks, the College of Liberal Arts provides opportunities for students to engage with a range of speakers and experiences that both enhance and extend the work of courses.
Students are encouraged to choose some of these programs each semester to engage a public issue, to expand their knowledge of the world and its complexities, to learn something of another culture, or perhaps to enjoy an excellent film with a vision distinct from their own. All members of the campus community, alumni, and the public are welcome at nearly all CLA events without charge.
|10/26/2020||Making Sense of America Lecture Series: American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War||Virtual||5:00pm|
|10/29/2020||Foreign Languages Lecture Series: Italian-Ghanaian film director and activist Fred Kuwornu: Black Lives Matter Italy and the Legacy of Italian Colonialism||Virtual||4:00pm|
|11/10/2020||Foreign Languages Guest Lecturer: The Blurred Boundaries of "Legality and Illegality"||Virtual||2:00pm|
|11/11/2020||Foreign Languages Lecture Series: Italian-Ghanaian film director and activist Fred Kuwornu: Black Italians and Digital Culture in Contemporary Italy||Virtual||4:00pm|
|11/12/2020||2nd Annual Human Rights & History Lecture: Contemporary Renewals of Black-Palestinian Solidarity: Geographies of Intimacy
Email scotten AT_TOWSON for Zoom link and password
|11/16/2020||Judaism and Heresy:
The Case of Spinoza, Freud,
|11/18/2020||Guest Speaker: Martin Tankleff. Discussing his own experience of wrongful conviction and his efforts to help other
wrongly convicted individuals.
Space is limited to 300 people. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to jkukucka AT_TOWSON
|11/19/2020||Kent Barnes' Sabbatical: Place, Gender, and Plague Mortality: The London Epidemic of 1665.||Virtual||4:00pm|
|11/20/2020||Emily Parker's Sabbatical Public Seminar, "Elemental Difference and the Body of the
Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
|12/04/2020||Sandra Llera's Sabbatical Presentation, "Worrying Won't Fix It: An Experimental Demonstration
of Worry's Deleterious Effects on Problem Solving."
Registration is required.
|02/10/2021||Information session with language analysts from NSA||Virtual||1:00pm|
|03/11/2021||6th edition of the international conference: “Forging Linguistic Identities”||Virtual||TBD|
|01/30/2020||Ronn Pineo Sabbatical Talk: "The Immigration Crisis"||7400 York Road Bldg Room 101||10:30am|
|02/03/2020||Brazilian Film Series: Vazante||Liberal Arts Room 4110||6:30pm|
|02/11/2020||Richard Bell Book Talk, "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home"||Liberal Arts Room 4310||4:30pm|
|02/12/2020||Multicultural Brown Bag Series: Dr. Joan Antunes, "Moving to Collective Efficacy: How Inner-City Mobility Impacts Minority and Immigrant Youth Victimization and Violence"||Liberal Arts Room 4150||11:30am|
|02/19/2020||Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|02/20/2020||Anthropology Day: A day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us.||Liberal Arts Room 3150||11:30am|
|02/26/2020||Ben Zajicek Sabbatical Talk: "On the Registry: Psychiatric surveillance and the construction of communism in Krushchev's Soviet Union"||Liberal Arts Room 4110||3:30pm|
|02/27/2020||The Redoubtable Dons: Deborah Nolan, Dean of University Libraries “Library Buildings: Reflections of Culture and Society”||Auburn House||3:30pm|
|03/02/2020||Brazilian Film Series: Neon Bull||Liberal Arts Room 4110||6:30pm|
|03/03/2020||Race/Sex/Gender Diversity and Organized Religion Panel Discussion||West Village Commons Room 404, Ballroom B||12:00pm|
|03/04/2020||Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|03/04/2020||Multicultural Brown Bag Series: João Pedro Amaral, "'A Dream of Liberty’: Socioeducation through music video creation in a youth detention center in Santa Maria, Brazil."||Liberal Arts Room 4150||11:30am|
|03/04/2020||Towson Literary Master Class w/Michael Downs||Liberal Arts Room 3316||2:00pm|
|03/04/2020||Sabbatical Talk by Cecilia Rio: Doing Feminist Political Economy In Apocalyptic Times||Liberal Arts Room 3317||3:30p|
|03/04/2020||Martha A. Mitten Professorship & English Reading Series Lecture: Luis Alberto Urrea.
Hailed by NPR as a “literary badass” and a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his poetry, fiction, and essays. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea is most recognized as a border writer, though he says, “I am more interested in bridges, not borders.” His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the American Book Award. He lives and teaches in Illinois.
|Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:00pm|
|03/05/2020||Therapy Dogs in LA: c/o Psi Chi||Liberal Arts Room 3150||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|03/05/2020||Babara Kirsenblatt-Gimblett Lecture: "Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews"||Liberal Arts Room 4310||7:00pm|
|03/05/2020||Screening and Panel Discussion. Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation||West Village Commons Ballroom A||7:00pm|
|03/06/2020||MAWCA Conference 2020: “Decolonizing Writing Center Practice: A New Vision for a New Decade”||Liberal Arts Room 4110||12:00pm|
|03/06/2020||College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Open Forums||Liberal Arts Room 4310||3:30pm|
|03/07/2020||MAWCA Conference 2020: “Decolonizing Writing Center Practice: A New Vision for a New Decade”||Liberal Arts Room 4310||8:00am|
|03/09/2020||College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Open Forums||Liberal Arts Room 4310||3:30pm|
|03/09/2020||Eric Belgrad Talk. "Musical Migrations: Transnational Trajectories of Colombian Cumbia"||Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:00pm|
|03/10/2020||College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Open Forums||Liberal Arts Room 4310||3:30pm|
|03/10/2020||Geography Open House||Liberal Arts Room 2310||5:00pm|
|03/11/2020||Lawrence Schiffman Lecture||Liberal Arts Room 2310||3:30pm|
|03/12/2020||College of Liberal Arts Dean Search Open Forums||Liberal Arts Room 4310||3:30pm|
|03/23/2020||Cancelled: OAH Lecture: Mabel Wilson, "Other Monumentalities: Building the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture||Liberal Arts Room 4310||5:00pm|
|03/24/2020||Cancelled: IDIS Speaker Series: Lawrence Lanahan||Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:30pm|
|03/25/2020||Cancelled: Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|03/25/2020||Cancelled: Dr. Michael Fischbach Lecture: The Movement and the Middle East: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left||Lecture Hall Room 0238||5:00pm|
|03/25/2020||Cancelled: Biennial Shoubin Lecture: Jeremy Bernstein, "Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes"||Liberal Arts Room 4110||7:00pm|
|03/26/2020||Cancelled: Asian Studies Spring Lecture Series: Dr. Michael McCarty, Department of History, Salisbury University
“A Monk for All Seasons: Japanese Religion and Politics in the Life of Jien (1155-1225)”
|Liberal Arts Room 4310||5:00pm|
|04/01/2020||Cancelled: Martha A. Mitten Professorship & English Reading Series Lecture: Clemantine Wamariya.
Clemantine Wamariya is a human rights advocate and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Girl Who Smiled Beads. Born in Kigali, Rwanda, displaced by conflict, Wamariya migrated throughout seven African countries as a child. At age twelve, she was granted refugee status in the United States and went on to receive a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She lives in California.
|West Village Ballroom C||6:00pm|
|04/06/2020||Cancelled: Elizabeth Clifford’s Sabbatical Talk||Liberal Arts Room 4110||3:00pm|
|04/06/2020||Cancelled: Brazilian Film Series: Hard Labor||Liberal Arts Room 4110||6:30pm|
|04/08/2020||Cancelled: Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|04/09/2020||Cancelled: IDIS Speaker Series: Kondwandi Fidel||Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:00pm|
|04/10/2020||Cancelled: Emily Parker: Sabbatical Lecture||Liberal Arts Room 4110||2:00pm|
|04/16/2020||Cancelled: 2020 Environmental Conference Keynote Event||Center For The Arts - Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall||6:00pm|
|04/17/2020||Cancelled: 2020 Environmental Conference||West Village Commons||7:45am|
|04/20/20||Cancelled: Sabbatical talk - Martinez-Ibarra||Liberal Arts Room 4110||3:30pm|
|04/22/2020||Cancelled: Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|04/22/2020||Cancelled: Multicultural Brown Bag Series: Dr. Kate Collins, "Unpacking YAAAS: A culturally sustaining artmaking initiative with refugee youth"||Liberal Arts Room 4150||11:30am|
|04/23/2020||Cancelled: The Redoubtable Dons: Melissa Groves, Economics “Naturalization, Mexican Immigration, and U.S. Policy”
|04/23/2020||Cancelled: Hirschmann-McWilliams Lecture Series: Appeasing the Ghosts: Religion and Ethnicity in Urban Taiwan, 1895-1945||Liberal Arts Room 4310||5:00pm|
|04/28/2020||Cancelled: Ian Moore Memorial Lecture||Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:00pm|
|04/29/2020||Cancelled: Martha A. Mitten Professorship & English Reading Series Lecture: Dunya Mikhail.
Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Dunya Mikhail worked as a translator and journalist for the Baghdad Observer before being placed on Saddam Hussein’s enemies list. She came to the United States in the mid-1990s. She is the author of four critically acclaimed poetry collections in English. In 2018, she released her debut book of nonfiction, The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq, the story of a beekeeper who risks his life to rescue enslaved women from Daesh (ISIS). Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the United Nations Human Rights Award for Freedom of Writing. She lives and teaches in Michigan.
|Liberal Arts Room 4310||6:00pm|
|05/04/2020||Cancelled: Brazilian Film Series: The Second Mother||Liberal Arts Room 4110||6:30pm|
|05/06/2020||Cancelled: Deaf Studies Brown Bag Lunch & ASL||Liberal Arts Room 4211||11:00am|
|05/07/2020||Cancelled: DFST 345 Poster Session||Liberal Arts 5th Floor Loft||9:00am|
|05/07/2020||Cancelled: The Redoubtable Dons: Lea Ramsdell, Foreign Languages “Language Revitalization through Music in Two Afrodescendant
Communities of Latin America”
|05/12/2020||Cancelled: FMST 495 Poster Session||Liberal Arts 5th Floor Loft||9:00am|
|05/29/2020||Cancelled: 10th Baltimore Immigration Summit||West Village Commons||8:30am|
|11/06/2020||A.K. Sandoval-Strausz's talk "Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City.||Liberal Arts Room 4310||5:00pm|