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Panel: Reforming a Broken System

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Global Crossroads Atrium, H.J. Patterson Hall

Due to worsening of the humanitarian crisis at the Mexico-US border, PLUMAS seeks, through this panel, to foster and informative conversation defining our "broken immigration system" and the crucial need for reform. Panelists will be professors and community members who are knowledgeable on the matter and bring diverse perspective on what reform should look like.

Braceros Exhibition

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 4112 H.J Patterson 

Light Refreshments: Conference Room 4120

A specter is haunting the world—the specter of immigration. In this exhibit, we explore the experience of emigrating, as it was rendered by photographers who had also been uprooted. Today, as waves of migrations hurl themselves on the coasts and borders of the world, it seems appropriate to reflect on the Mexican braceros who were recruited to fill the boots of those US soldiers who had gone to fight fascism in the Second World War. Under the "Bracero Program, 1942-1964," Mexicans were legally contracted to work int he USA as temporary unskilled laborers. We have chosen to tell this story through photographs made by other emigrants, Spanish refugees from that country's Civil War (1936-1939), who—though they left their country for different reasons—nonetheless bring the particular gave of emigrants to this task.

 

Getting Started with ELMS: Six Easy Steps for Success

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center, Room 1103

In this new workshop format, we will first orient instructors to the ELMS environment by presenting strategies and best practices for quickly customizing an ELMS space to get it up and running. The last portion of the workshop will be hands-on and participants will have a chance to experiement with implementing the tools learned into their own course spaces.

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Publish the courseIn this new workshop format, we will first orient instructors to the ELMS environment by presenting strategies and best practices for quickly customizing an ELMS space to get it up and running. The last portion of the workshop will be hands-on and participants will have a chance to experiement with implementing the tools learned into their own course spaces.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

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Create a simple assignment
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Publish the course

Do Good Dialogue: Music for Peaceful Understanding

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

MilkBoy ArtHouse 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740

Rahim AlHaj is an Iraqi-born musician and composer who was forced to leave Iraq in 1991 due to his activism against the Saddam Hussein regime. He has been living as a political refugee in Albuquerque since 2000 and has been promoting peaceful understanding between the US and Iraq through speaking, performing and writing. Join us as Rahim is interviewed by artist and activist Anas "Andy" Shallal as they discuss pathways to peace.

The Challenges of Age-Related Hearing Loss Lecture

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Tawes Hall, Room 0320

The next presentation in this year's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Series will be given by Professor Sandra Gordon-Salant from the Hearing and Speech Sciences Department in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She will present "Golden Years, Golden Ears: The Challenges of Age-Related Hearing Loss." The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lectures are given by faculty members who are being honored for their outstanding accomplishments in both scholarship and teaching. Besides Dr. Gordon-Salant, this year's honorees are Professors Karen Carleton, Jonathan Katz, Jennifer Rice, Rajshree Agarwal and Srinivasa Raghavan.

OxfamUMD Hunger Banquet

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Maryland Hillel 7612 Mowatt Ln, College Park, MD 20740

An interactive dinner that provides participants with first-hand experience of the issues that people face across the globe, depending on their socioeconomic status.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Win prizes
- Listen to incredible speakers who are experts on the subjects of food scarcity, refugee issues, and conflict resolution
- Conduct easy and effective actions to assist refugees and people suffering from global emergencies
- Meet other students on campus who feel passionately about humanitarian issues
- Eat great food!

Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

Location: Tawes Hall

Migration(s) of various sorts -- of people, information, political, religious, and cultural movements -- have long transformed the periods, places, and paradigm sin which they occur. Recent Scholarship has underlined the fundamental importance of migrations in context, these historic migrations also provide much -needed perspective on the migrations our world is currently experiencing. This weekend-long conference welcomes scholars and advanced graduate students from across disciplines to consider migration(s) in the medieval, early modern and present world.

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