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

4/17/2018 "A Warden's View of Criminal Justice" with John Wolfe (Former Warden for the Jessup Correctional Institution in Jessup) Liberal Arts Room 3118 4:00PM - 5:15 PM
4/18/2018 Sabbatical Talk: "Counting Flies, Sourcing Manure, Sorting Trash...Going Organic: Flexibility, Feminization and Diversification in Early 21st Century French Olive Agriculture, A Herstory" by Dr. Nicole Dombrowski-Risser


Liberal Arts Room 4302 12:30PM
4/18/2018  TU Literary Reading Series featuring Leah Carroll Liberal Arts Room 3150 6:00PM
4/18/2018  An Evening of Paraguayan Music and Dance Lecture Hall Room 0238 7:00PM - 8:00PM
4/19/2018 Sabbatical Talk: "Immigrant Narratives: An Oppositional Discourse" by Dr. Colleen Ebacher Liberal Ars Room 2330 11:00AM
4/20/2018 Student Research Symposium Liberal Arts Room 4110 2:00PM - 6:00PM
4/23/2018 "Celtic Winds in Spain: An Evening of Balician Folk Music" by Bieito Romero Lecture and Performance University Union Potomac Lounge 6:30PM - 8:00PM
4/25/2018 The Handmaid's Tale: Dr. Jameta N. Barlow will provide background on Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel Cook Library Room 507 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lamerica, directed by Gianni Amelio, 116 min, 1994

Liberal Arts Room 4110 5:00PM - 7:30PM
4/25/2018 Savage Sight: Black Rebels in the Wake of Slavery Liberal Arts Room 4315 5:30PM
4/26/2018 Baltimore's Strange Fruit, a film by Eric Jackson and Maddie Hardy Liberal Arts Room 2310 6:00PM - 8:30PM
4/26/2018 Hirschmann-McWilliams Lecture: Understanding Japanese Culture: From Literature and Film to Video Games Liberal Arts Room 4310 5:30PM - 7:00PM
4/27/2018 Sabbatical Talk: "More Than Just a 'Bridge'? Russia's Asian Pivot Through Vladivostok"by Dr. Jeremy Tasch Cook Library Room 507 12:00PM - 1:30PM
4/27/2018 Foreign Languages Day CLA Lawn (Rain Location: Liberal Arts Cafe) 2:00PM - 3:30PM
5/17/2018 - 5/19/2018

"Re-Imagining Black Girls' and Women's Health Symposium and Workshop"

Calls for Proposal


West Village Commons, 4th Floor Ballrooms A(403) and B(404) All Day