• How Does the Pandemic End (and What Have We Learned)? Perspectives on COVID-19 and Beyond

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    October 01, 2021
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    Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series 
    The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture. These events are free and open to the public but do require advance registration. Learn more about the Downtown Lecture Series >
    How Does the Pandemic End (and What Have We Learned)? 
    Perspectives on COVID-19 and Beyond from Public Health, Medical Anthropology and Health Communication
    Join UWF social scientists and public health experts for a virtual roundtable discussion of the complex dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts experienced in our local community. We’ll discuss the public health tools needed to end the pandemic, as well as the social factors and cultural ideas that influence our public health behaviors and beliefs. This panel will feature UWF topic experts.
    • Dr. Athena du Pré, Distinguished University Professor in Communication
    • Dr. Meredith Marten, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    • Dr. Justice Mbizo, Chair and Associate Professor of Public Health
    The virtual event will be held Thursday, October 7 from 6-7 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required in advance. 
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    Activist Rhetorics Symposium 
    Join the UWF Department of English for an interactive symposium on activist rhetorics, a meta-genre of written and digital rhetorics. Visiting scholar Dr. Christal Seahorn will trace the evolution of activist rhetorics in embattled populations, from 16th-century battlefield oratory to riot girrrl zines. During this interactive symposium, participants will have the opportunity to workshop ideas for activist rhetorical expression. An associate professor of writing and digital rhetoric at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Dr. Seahorn works to understand how communities under threat adopt and adapt the conventions of pre-battle oratory.
    Sponsored by the UWF English department. The symposium will be held on October 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees may participate virtually or in person. For more information, register here or contact composition@uwf.edu.
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    CASSH Reading Group: Junger's Freedom
    On October 18, join the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ virtual reading group for a discussion of Sebastian Junger's Freedom. Freedom explores the pursuit of community and freedom, two ideals, which Junger argues, don’t easily co-exist. Learn more about Junger’s work >
    CASSH’s reading group provides a common intellectual experience around literature and non-fiction works that focuses on central themes to the social sciences, liberal arts and human condition. Participants may join at this link on October 18, from noon to 1:15 p.m.
    Virtual Reading Group Access Link
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