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Upcoming Events

Monday
Feb 26
MillerComm Lecture Series
Christopher Barrett
3:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

The numbers of people undernourished, unable to afford a healthy diet, or facing a food emergency have spiked over the past decade, reversing decades of rapid progress. Effectively tackling those food security challenges requires a holistic perspective that also addresses inextricably related crises of climate change, conflict, emergent infectious diseases, air and water pollution, and poverty…

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Monday
Mar 04
MillerComm Lecture Series
Eve Darian-Smith
12:00pm

Campus Instructional Facility (CIF), Room 4039
1405 W. Springfield Avenue, Urbana

In this talk, Professor Darian-Smith will focus on wildfires in California, Australia, and Brazil, connecting them to the broader economic, social, and political issues underlying climate change, and exploring how these wildfires have become important signifiers of an unfolding global calamity. She will include material gleaned from the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) that convened in…

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Thursday
Apr 25
MillerComm Lecture Series
Ruth Behar
4:00pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

In this presentation, Ruth Behar will discuss her recent turn from anthropology to writing coming-of-age novels. These works of historical fiction feature Jewish Cuban and Sephardic young girls seeking to understand their identities and heritage and their quest for freedom and a home where all are welcome. Behar will discuss the borders and blurring between ethnography and fiction, and how her…

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