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Calendar of Events

April Events
Liberal Arts School Meetings Spring 2017
Liberal Arts Chairs Meetings Spring 2017
Liberal Arts School Meetings Fall 2017
Liberal Arts Chair Meetings Fall 2017


English & Communication Studies, Modern Languages & Cultures, and the Writing Studio

Traveling Through Language: A Series for National Poetry Month

Tuesday 4, 1-2pm: Anca Cristofovici and Generative Poetry Workshop

Internationally acclaimed author and translator ANCA CRISTOFOVICI will present poems she has translated into English and French and talk about the life of a multilingual/multinational writer.
The second half of the hour will be a writing workshop with prompts to get your own poems started, in any language!

Tuesday 18, 1-2pm: It's Open Mic Week!

Come share your poetry. Or read from a favorite poet, in English or in the poet's native language.
All members of the FIT community are welcome. Hosted by David Lawton.

Tuesday 25, 1-2pm: Poetry and Other Arts

A celebration of collaborations between poets and other artists. Special guests include student and faculty poets from the Fashionable Muses project, BrickFIT, and others who write poems inspired by visual art or music, and create visual pieces connected to poetry.

Co-sponsored by the Office of International Student Services, Departments of English & Communication Studies and Modern Languages & Cultures, and the Writing Studio
Location: International Student Services, Room B103

English & Communication Studies and Modern Languages & Cultures

Translation in Global Culture: Latin American Poetry in Italian and English

Wednesday 26, 5-6pm: A presentation and Poetry Reading (Spanish / Italian / English)

EMILIO COCO, poet and translator
MIGUEL-ANGEL ZAPATA (Romance Languages and Literatures, Hofstra University)
MADEKINE MILLAN (Modern Languages and Cultures, FIT)
BARBARA JANOFF (English & Communication Studies, FIT)
ERICA MORETTI (Modern Languages and Cultures, FIT)

Sponsored by the English & Communication Studies and Modern Languages & Cultures departments
Location: Pomerantz Building D-207


Oriental Renaissance Reflections in French Literature

Wednesday 5, 5-6pm: A talk by Prof. Suman V Mallipattana

Professor Suman Mallipattana will speak on Oriental Renaissance in French Literature: the Presence of India in Europe. Nicole Ruimy will be the moderator.

Location: Pomerantz Building D-207

Film and Media

Screening Series

Tuesday 4, 6:30-8:30pm: Teknolust by Lynn Hershman Leeson. Director in person.

In this science fiction drama Tilda Swinton plays fours parts, including Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist, who downloads her own DNA and combines it with a computer software to produce three Self Replicating Automatons (SRAs) who rely on sperm to survive. Unfortunately, they leave the males they seduce with a strange virus that overtakes both their bodies and their computers. Teknolust addresses cyber-identity, artificial intelligence, from a feminist perspective. Winner of the Feature Film Prize in Science and Technology at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2002.

Tuesday 25, 6:30-8:30pm: Touch by Shelly Silver. Director in person.

A man returns, after 50 years, to his childhood home in Chinatown to care for his dying mother. Throughout the film he remains nameless. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and collaborators. Touch (2013) is a sensual cinematic essay on loss and presence. Winner of the Prix Patrimoine de l'immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Cinéma du Réel and Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival

Location: Pomerantz Building D-207

Educational Skills

Language Exchange

What: An opportunity to practice speaking your second language {Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, English, Russian .... ) with a native speaker in a casual setting.

Thursday 6, from 1-2pm
Wednesday 19, from 5-6pm
Thursday 27, from 1-2pm

Contact: Charlotte Brown, Educational Skills, B602
Location: David Dubinsky Center, Room A642
Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome. Snacks will be provided.

English and Communication Studies

Communicating Climate Change

Profs. JAMES McCLINTOCK & ADAM VINES from University of Alabama-Birmingham

Tuesday 18, 1-2pm: Q&A/Feedback Session for Student Projects (Katie Murphy Amphitheatre)
Tuesday 18, 5-6pm: Campus Presentation (Katie Murphy Amphitheatre)
Wednesday 19 (time and venue TBA): Poetry and Prose reading by Vines and McClintock
Thursday 20, 1-2pm: Faculty "Meet & Greet" lunch with the speakers (Sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching)
April 18-20: Class visits TBA

Project sponsored by a Sustainability Council Grant
More info and links to faculty resources will be available soon.
Contacts: Amy Lemmon (English & Communication Studies) and Artie Kopelman (Science and Math)

SPRING 2017 Liberal Arts School meetings

January 26, 2017 (Convocation, NO meetings held)
February 14, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 18, 2017
May 9, 2017

All meetings are held Tuesdays (1 – 2) in Room D207

Please try to send any curriculum items to be discussed at these meetings at least a week or two in advance for the Dean's review either via email or hard copy.

SPRING 2017 Chairs Meeting dates

February 2, 2017 (first week of School)
February 16, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 6, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 4, 2017

All meetings are held Thursdays (10.30 – 12) in Room B623


Tuesday, September 12
Tuesday, October 10
Tuesday, November 14
Tuesday, December 12

All meetings are held Tuesdays (1 – 2) in Room D207

Please try to send any curriculum items to be discussed at these meetings at least a week or two in advance for the Dean's review either via email or hard copy.


Thursday, August 31
Thursday, September 14
Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 12
Thursday, October 26
Thursday, November 9
Thursday, November 30
Thursday, December 14

All meetings are held Thursdays (10.30 – 12) in Room B623