2/27/14 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Despite scholarly opposition toward her groundbreaking book, “Thomas Jefferson & Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” historian, Harvard Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed published an unrelenting body of research that led to a 1998 DNA test that proved the once-rumored relationship between Jefferson and the woman he owned. Her current work continues the story of the Hemings-Jefferson family. She too serves as a humanities commission member for the "Heart of the Matter."

3/12/14 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

On Wednesday March 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Professor Colleen Ho will be presenting a paper titled "The Mongols in Matthew Paris' Chronica Majora: A Mirror of Medieval Europe."

3/4/14 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Francis Scott Key, Room 0106

This panel brings together top experts on Ukraine and Eastern European revolution, with the goal of explaining to a broad audience what's going on, with an eye toward past precedent in the region.

2/13/14 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
David C. Driskell Center, 1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg.

Distinguished University Professors Ira Berlin and David C. Driskell will engage in a historic discussion about major U.S. and international events that have had a defining impact on our way of life and destiny, as a culture and as a country.

Rebecca Kobrin
2/6/14 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Francis Scott, Key Room 2120 (Merrill Room)

Faculty and students are invited to attend a lunch talk titled "Creative Destruction: Sender Jarmulowsky, Financial Failure and the Reshaping of American Banking, 1873-1914" with Professor Rebecca

Professor Antoine Borrut has been awarded the Islamic Republic of Iran's World Book Award for his study, Entre mémoire et pouvoir: L'espace syrien sous les derniers Omeyyades et les premiers Abbassides (Leiden,2011).

4/13/14 - 7:00 AM
Eppley Recreation Center

Campus Recreation Services hosts the 5th annual Terrapin Triathlon on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
The race is limited to 150 participants and has quickly filled every year.

Please contact Daryle Williams and Richard Bell for more information.

2/25/14 - 6:00 PM
Room 0106, Francis Scott Key Hall

Please join the Center for the History of the New America as we kick off our Spring 2014 Immigration in Film Series with a screening of the 1984 film The Karate Kid! The screening will take place on Tuesday, February 25 at 6pm in Francis Scott Key Hall, Room 0106.

2/11/14 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Room 2120, Francis Scott Key Hall

Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, will discuss her work on

Gideon Avni
3/31/14 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Taliaferro Hall, Room 2110

This event is co-sponsored by UMD's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, the Department of Classics, and the Miller Center.


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