Tag: College of Arts Sciences & Education

City Nature Challenge at the FIU Nature Preserve

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Join us for a Miami Biodiversity event at the FIU Nature Preserve as part of the 2018 City Nature Challenge.

During this event you will meet experts on the biodiversity of the Preserve and FIU’s organic garden and learn more about the different species that are part of the Preserve’s ecosystems. The short biodiversity workshop will be followed by interactive citizen-science activities where you will get to participate in a challenge to observe and identify different plants and animals!

More about the City Nature Challenge:

FIU SEAS and our partner organizations in Miami are co-leading an effort to engage the city in the 2018 City Nature Challenge to show the world the biodiversity of our land and water! Mark your calendar for April 27-30, 2018, when our city competes to upload to iNaturalist as many observations of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms as possible.

Citizen science is key to secure the future of our local environmental resources and build a sustainable and resilient Miami. Visit: https://seas.fiu.edu/opportunities/city-nature-challenge/index.html for more info about other events that you can attend during the City Nature Challenge.

ICOT18 Miami Conference Registration Deadline

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The International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) is offered every two to three years in different parts of the world. It is taking place May 16 – 20 at FIU. The series was founded 34 years ago by the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

ICOT fosters collegial exchange and educational development around the topic of thinking and its cultivation.Thinking is understood broadly to include any kind of thinking and learning and to acknowledge cultural, psychological, historical, and disciplinary diversity and richness.

The conference is transdisciplinary, drawing from diverse fields including education, neuroscience, health sciences, the arts, sports, government, business, anthropology, history, cross-cultural studies, architecture, engineering, economics, geography, technology and other areas.

To register during the Regular Registration Period, please visit icot18.com.

 

Our Common Future Lecture: Urban Resilience to Extreme Climate Events

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Miami 2100 C with creditsFeatured Speaker: Dr. Nancy Grimm, co-director of the Urban Resiliency to Extremes Sustainability Research Network and Senior Sustainability Scientist at Arizona State University.

Lecture Overview

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to global sustainability, with extreme events being the most immediate way that people experience this phenomenon. Urbanization is increasing and climate change is an emerging threat. These two realities of the 21st century are on a collision course. To ensure the resilience of desired attributes of cities in the face of this impending collision, a new concept of infrastructure that integrates social, ecological, and technological elements in a systems framework is required. The infrastructure of the future must leverage ecosystem services, improve social well-being, and exploit new technologies in ways that benefit all segments of urban populations and are appropriate to the particular urban contexts.

Changing Waters

Flyer Sea Level and Biscayne Bay Health event

Love science, art, music and/or theater? Interested in learning about the impact of sea level rise in South Florida’s coastal communities and about the water quality of Biscayne Bay?

Join us for this innovative science-art event that will feature a science panel with experts from a variety of disciplines and musical and theatrical performances insipried by the global rise of sea levels and the search for solutions.
Theatrical performaces presented at this event are part of the “A Sea Change” Production.

RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/changing-waters-tickets-39630688456?aff=es2 

Panelists:

Dr. Chris Kelble – Oceanographer, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)

Dr. Tiffany Troxler – Executive Director, FIU Sea Level Solutions Center

Dr. Rolando Santos Corujo – Postdoctoral Research Associate, FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center 

Matthew Smith – Ph.D. Student, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society.

Phenomenological and Molecular Basis of the Cnidarian Immune System

Tanya Brown (Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty, major professor) is defending her doctoral dissertation, “Phenomenological and Molecular Basis of the Cnidarian Immune System”, on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The defense will begin at 1 PM in SIPA 100 on the MMC campus.

Read Tanya’s abstract here

You are all invited to attend and participate in Tanya’s public presentation of her dissertation research.

Writers on the Bay Reading Series presents Lauren Grodstein

FIU’s Creative Writing and Barnes & Noble will host author, Lauren Grodstein, for the second reading series event of Writers on the Bay Spring 2017.

Lauren Grodstein is the author of the New York Times-bestselling A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything, among other works.  Her new novel, Sometimes at Night, will be published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in March, 2017.  Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and her articles and essays have been included in Columbia Magazine, The New York Times, Post Road, Gourmet, Salon, and many other publications and anthologies.  She directs the MFA program at Rutgers University-Camden.

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This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and an author signing reception will follow.  We’d like to thank Barnes & Noble and The Betsy Hotel for cosponsoring this event.

A Breakfast Arts Salon at the Betsy Hotel will follow this event on Friday, February 24th at 9:30 am.  Tickets for the salon are free, but required.  For more information, visit http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/culture.  (Tickets will become available within a week of the salon.)

Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference

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The Center for Children and Families is thrilled to once again host its child and adolescent mental health biennial conference in Miami! The Miami International Child & Adolescent Mental Health (MICAMH) Conference (formerly known as Niagara in Miami), is a leading interdisciplinary conference that presents state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions for mental health and educational problems in children and adolescents. Didactic lectures and hands-on experience will be combined to teach professionals the basic principles and advanced strategies of effective psychosocial, psychoeducational, and combined interventions, including clinic-based treatments, school-wide interventions and parent training.

The conference teaches attendees the basic principles of effective intervention in the following areas:

  • Psychosocial
  • Psychoeducational
  • Clinic-based
  • School-wide
  • Parent training
  • Combined interventions

Up to 18 continuing education credit/contact hours are offered for:

  • Psychologists, APA
  • Counselors, NBCC
  • School Psychologists, NASP
  • Social Workers, NASW (pending approval)

Download full MICAMH Conference schedule

*Discounts are available for students, state university employees and school employees. Email micamh@fiu.edu for more information.

Writers on the Bay Reading Series presents Ann Hood

FIU’s Creative Writing and Barnes & Noble will host author, Ann Hood, for the first reading series event of Writers on the Bay Spring 2017.

Ann Hood is the bestselling author of the novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, and The Red Thread. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was chosen as one of the top ten non fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a NYT editor’s choice. She’s received two Pushcart Prizes, two Best American Food Writing Awards, a Best American Spiritual Writing Award and a Best American Travel Writing Award. Her new novel, The Book That Matters Most, was published in August by WW Norton.  

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This event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served and an author signing reception will follow.  We’d like to thank Barnes & Noble and The Betsy Hotel for cosponsoring this event.

A Breakfast Arts Salon at the Betsy Hotel will follow this event on Friday, January 27th at 9:30 am.  Tickets for the salon are free, but required.  For more information, visit http://www.thebetsyhotel.com/culture.  (Tickets will become available within a week of the salon.)

2016 Master’s of Art Education Exhibition

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You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the Master’s of Art Education Exhibition at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum featuring the works of art created by the candidates of the master’s degree in Art Education.

The exhibition opens at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum on Dec. 9 from 5pm to 8pm and is available daily through Jan. 8. For museum hours, visit <a href https://thefrost.fiu.edu/

Featured Artists:
Abdiel Acosta
Rosa Ansoleaga
Genevieve Artamendi
Elena S. Copablanca
Zahra Farooq
Kristy González
Maria Moreno
Eska Palmer