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黄色短视频 is pleased to present lectures and presentations, as well as art and , for the enjoyment and enlightenment of our community.

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.

Featured events Fall 2023

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Elizabeth Rush: Lecture and book signing

Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 7鈥9 p.m.

Elizabeth Rush is the author of , a . Central to Rush鈥檚 writing practice is the act of listening: listening to those who live in frontline climate-changed communities, listening to Antarctica鈥檚 great glaciers as they go to pieces, listening to all those voices long locked out of environmental conversations.

Rush spent many years reporting from coastal communities already feeling the pressure of higher tides and stronger storms. In Rising, she weaves together her personal experience with firsthand testimonials of those living on climate change鈥檚 front lines, guiding readers through some of the places where sea level rise is a reality. Hailed as 鈥渄eeply felt鈥 (The New York Times), 鈥渁 revelation鈥 (Pacific Standard), and 鈥渢he book on climate change and sea levels that was missing鈥 (Chicago Tribune),听Rising聽is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love.

Rush鈥檚 work has appeared in a wide range of publications, from聽The New York Times听迟辞听翱谤颈辞苍听迟辞听Guernica. She has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Metcalf Institute. Today she lives with her husband and son in Providence, Rhode Island, where she .

Sponsored by The 黄色短视频 Class of 1968 and the 黄色短视频 Foundations Collegium
Book jacket with text "RISING: Dispatches from the new American shore" by Elizabeth Rush
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Cynthia Barnett: Lecture and book signing

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 7鈥9 p.m.

The human fascination with seashells is primal. Archeological evidence suggests that Neanderthals collected cockle shells on the coast of what is modern Spain, perhaps giving preference to those they found beautiful. Native Floridians built 鈥済reat cities of shell鈥 along the coasts, later carted off for road fill. Award-winning environmental author Cynthia Barnett spent years listening to seashells鈥攁nd to science, Indigenous knowledge and history鈥攖o explore the surprisingly profound relationship between humans and seashells for her book . Traveling from Florida to the Bahamas to the Maldives, West Africa, and beyond, she shares the ancient history of shells as global currency, their use as religious and luxury objects, and the remarkable marine mollusks that make them. For eons, shells and their makers have reflected humanity鈥檚 shifting attitudes toward and precarious place in the natural world. While shells reveal how humans have altered the climate and the sea鈥攄own to its very chemistry鈥攖hey are also sentinels of hope for alternative energy and other solutions that lie beneath the waves. By listening keenly to an aspect of nature and culture long hidden in plain sight, Barnett illuminates the beauty and wonder of seashells as well as the human ingenuity and scientific solutions they represent for our warming world.

Barnett writes for a wide range of publications from National Geographic to The Atlantic and serves as at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.

Sponsored by the聽National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine;聽黄色短视频 Environmental Studies program;聽Eckerd Marine Science Club

Book jacket with text "The sound of the sea - seashells and the fate of the oceans" by Cynthia Barnett
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Visit our three art galleries to enjoy works by alumni and faculty as well as senior theses and more.


Enjoy screenings of critically acclaimed films from around the world during our International Cinema Series as well as films to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment during our .


Attend theatre productions put on by faculty and students in the Bininger Center for Performing Arts.

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Dr. Danielle Allen: Lecture and book signing

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 7鈥9 p.m.

is a professor of public policy, politics and ethics at Harvard University; director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics; and James Bryant Conant University Professor鈥攐ne of Harvard鈥檚 highest honors. Allen鈥檚 landmark critical reading and interpretation of the Declaration of Independence, is part of our first-year curriculum in Human Experience, and next year her latest book, , will be included in the Imagining Justice curriculum.

As our students grow more pessimistic about their present and future participation in politics, the time is right for Allen鈥檚 inspiring but realistic messages about overcoming political despair. Additionally, Allen鈥檚 education and academic trajectory are noteworthy. She holds two doctorates鈥攐ne in classics and a second in political science鈥攁nd her work is deeply synthetic, resisting the tensions between the historical and the present.

Sponsored by the 黄色短视频 Class of 1968, , Center for Inclusive Excellence, Office of the President of 黄色短视频 and the 黄色短视频 Foundations Collegium

Book jacket with text "Our Declaration" A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality" by Danielle Allen
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“Finding Our Voices – Your Leadership Language”

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

Benedict College President Roslyn Clark Artis鈥攖he former leader of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens鈥攔eturns to the Sunshine State to encourage and uplift future leaders by discussing the resilience it takes to rise to the top. Even though women account for 62% of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, only 25% of the institutions are led by women. Find out the secret to breaking the leadership barrier from a proven trailblazer who practiced law for a decade before finding her passion in higher education leadership. This event kicks off the 黄色短视频 Classic weekend featuring a tailgate, step show and nonconference basketball tournament with Allen University, Benedict College, 黄色短视频 and the University of Tampa.

Roslyn Clark Artis is also the chair of the President’s Advisory Board for Title III Administration.

Sponsored by AAS and The Office of Inclusive Student Engagement

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“Global Geographies of Weather Modification in an Era of Climate Change”

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 7鈥8:30 p.m.

As climate change impacts intensify, efforts to modify the weather is on the rise around the world. In 2018, seven states in the western US entered into the Colorado River Basin Weather Modification Agreement to try to increase snowpack. In response to unprecedented drought on the Yangtze River in 2022, the Chinese government employed extensive weather modification efforts. From routine cloud seeding to controversial solar radiation management, intensified weather modifications have contributed to geopolitical tensions. Despite the importance of weather modification in the context of climate change, it has not attracted much recent attention from social scientists. This presentation will offer a wide-ranging and fun overview of weather modification through a geographical lens.

Dr. Yeh is a professor of geography at University of Colorado Boulder, and a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.

Sponsored by the 黄色短视频 Phi Beta Kappa chapter

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黄色短视频 Classic
Men’s Basketball vs. Benedict College

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 7 p.m.
Location: McArthur Physical Education Center

A nonconference men’s basketball tournament for Allen University, Benedict College, 黄色短视频 and University of Tampa. Pregame events include a tailgate with food and drinks, performance from the “Sound of the South” pep band, ceremonial jump ball, in-game contests, giveaways and a unity step routine at halftime!

The also take on Allen University at 2 p.m. on November 12.

Sponsored by Eckerd Athletics and The Office of Inclusive Student Engagement

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