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Haiti's History, Culture Revealed in Photographer's Lecture

Sean Finnigan, British Photographer:
"A Presentation of Haiti’s History and Culture"
Rue Bonne Foi Haiti

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Date: Nov. 22
Location: UAB Heritage Hall Room 104, map
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Any student can come to receive help for any career-related information.
Day: Third Thursday of Each Month
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Career Services Office, map
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Fall 2014 Conversation Tables

  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Humanities Building 424, map
  • Flyer
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Location: Starbucks at Sterne Library, map
  • For more info contact Jared Bash, jbash@uab.edu.
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Humanities Building 424, map
  • All are welcome, but the conversations will focus on topics from the introductory and intermediate German courses. The last Stammtisch will take place November 18.
  • Day: Mondays
  • Time: 12:00 to 12:30 pm
  • Location: Sterne Library, map
Ciao, possiamo parlare italiano?
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Starbucks at Sterne Library, map
  • We meet up in Starbucks and move out as a group at 6:10 pm.
  • Day: Fridays  
  • Time: 12:15 pm
  • Location: Private Dining Room, Commons on the Green 
  • Please only attend this table if you are a student of Japanese or do know at least some Japanese.
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Last Tertulia for Fall 2014: Nov. 12

UAB French Table

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Lucy's Cafe, map
  • Contact Curtis Hendrickson for more information.

Alliance Française French Table

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: V Richard's, Clairmont Avenue, map 
  • Contact Clay Spicer for more information.

Stammtisch, German Conversation Table

  • Day: Thursdays (except Thanksgiving & other holidays)
  • Time: 7:30 pm 
  • Location: Giuseppe's Café in Southside, 925 Eighth St. South, 324-2626
  • For anyone who speaks German. The conversational level is intermediate to advanced. New participants are always welcome.
  • Contact Dr. David Agresti for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2014, Cena de la Tertulia

Time: 5:30 pm
Date: Nov. 21
Location: Little Donkey, map

"A Presentation of Haiti’s History and Culture"

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Date: Nov. 22
Location: UAB Heritage Hall Room 104, map


Haiti in the 1970s, when many of Sean’s photos were taken, was unique in the Caribbean: an island in time as well as space, still to a large extent cut off from the world. A melting pot of African heritages and religions superficially influenced by Europe and America, tempered by years of isolation, by poverty, slavery and illiteracy. Haiti has a rich hybrid culture marked by the extraordinary heritage of a slave people who had become the first Black Republic in the West.

"I had never before experienced a people as spontaneous, resourceful, resilient, as artistic and as culturally unique, who have endured so much and yet are so very much alive as the millions of inhabitants of Haiti. Poor but irrepressibly gay, 90% illiterate, Creole speaking and voodoo worshipping, they are often an enigma to the rest of the world. An inner world peopled with spirits whose presence beneath the surface colours the perception of life, a world dominated by spirits, dreams and mystical portents."


The DFLL Welcomes New Assistant Professor in Spanish


John Maddox
(PhD in Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt)

His research focuses on contemporary historical novels on slavery from Latin America. He specializes in narrative of the Hispanic Caribbean and Brazil.


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