Events

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. 

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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.

Schedule of Events

FA 20's Events

DATE EVENT LOCATION TIME
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 
11/11/2020 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  for Zoom link and password
Virtual 5:00pm
11/16/2020 Judaism and Heresy:
The Case of Spinoza, Freud,
and Tchernichovsky
Virtual 4:00pm
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  
Virtual 3:15pm

SP 20's Events

DATE EVENT LOCATION  TIME
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”

Auburn House 3:30pm
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”

Auburn House 3:30pm
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