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The University of Delaware's Institute for Global Studies presents Brazilian Spring featuring events highlighting Brazilian culture including ice cream, music, art and more!

Brazilian Spring: Primavera Brasileira 2014

The sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil come to Delaware this spring! We invite you to indulge in all things lindo e maravilhoso throughout campus.

 

Throughout April and May, savor:

Ice Cream! Look for UDairy’s refreshing new frozen treat – “Samba de Acai” (pronounced Ah-sah-ee) – loaded with Brazil’s famous super fruit.

Music! Enjoy lunchtime concerts by UD musicians at the Cultural “Crossroads” (pathway between Recitation, Elliott, Jastak-Burgess Halls, & Carpenter Sports Building), accompanied by members of the UD Ballroom Dance Club under the guidance of Pat Grim.

Art! Experience the flora & fauna of Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, & Iguacu Falls at 44 Kent Way via artwork created by students from Winter 2014 study abroad program, “Landscape Exploration in Brazil.”

 

Mark your calendars!

Capoeira Workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

Trabant MPR C

Learn about the history & moves of Capoeira, an art form created & practiced by African slaves living in Brazil. It features many elements of a martial art, but also incorporates ritual, music, & dance. Sponsored by the Latin American & Iberian Studies program in conjunction with the UD Capoeira Club, and the Institute for Global Studies.

 

Brazilian Lunchtime Concert

Friday, April 18, 12:00 p.m.

Cultural Crossroads- located between Recitation, Elliott and Jastak-Burgess halls and the Carpenter Sports Building

Students Cedric Jacob & Jessica Vega of the UD Ballroom Dance team will dance salsa, merengue, cha cha, & rumba!

 

Brazilian Lunchtime Preformances

Friday, April 25, 12:00 p.m.

Cultural Crossroads- located between Recitation, Elliott and Jastak-Burgess halls and the Carpenter Sports Building

Mara Scaralia and Greg Cross will preform a series of Latin dance styles beginning at 12:00 followed by a lunchtime concert by the UD Jazz Sextet

 

Webinar: Fulbright Opportunities in Brazil

Tuesday, April 22, 2:00 p.m.

Elliot Hall Conference Room

Examine the multitude of opportunities available to teach and conduct research in Brazil through this webinar. The presentation will discuss application processes relevant to the country program, and will highlight examples of successful projects and scholar accomplishments of recent years. The program includes four distinguished chair awards, multiple grants for postdoctoral research and over 30 grants in the STEM fields through the Fulbright-Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Core and Distinguished Chair awards.

 

“Waste Land” Film & Discussion

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5-8 p.m.

Memorial Hall 127

Join professors Eve Buckley, Mónica Domínguez Torres, and Carla Guerrón Montero to watch & discuss, the movie, “Waste Land” (Brazil, 2010). Filmed over nearly three years, “Waste Land” follows renowned artist Vik Muniz from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. His experiences chronicling “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials – will inspire you. Sponsored by the UD Departments of Anthropology, Art History, and History, and the Institute for Global Studies.

 

Brazilian Lunchtime Concert

Friday, May 2, 1:00 p.m.

Cultural Crossroads- located between Recitation, Elliott and Jastak-Burgess halls and the Carpenter Sports Building

Feel free to dance or just listen as the MINAS Quintet plays festive music that will be sure to put a smile on your face.

 

OISS International Coffee Hour

Friday, May 9, 4-6 p.m.

44 Kent Way

The popular weekly coffee hour is made even more vibrant with the live performance by Brazilian musicians Minas com Bahia. Start your weekend with free coffee, tea, cookies, conversation and great music! Sponsored by the Office for International Students & Scholars and the Institute for Global Studies.

 

Brazilian Lunchtime Concert

Monday, May 12, 1:00 p.m.

Cultural Crossroads- located between Recitation, Elliott and Jastak-Burgess halls and the Carpenter Sports Building

Kick back and relax while listening to Eclectic Acoustic. Members of the two man band include IGS Administrative Assistant Ruthie Toole and Director of the Associate in Arts Program Jack Bartley.

 

Brazilian Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 12:30 p.m.

Cultural Crossroads- located between Recitation, Elliott and Jastak-Burgess halls and the Carpenter Sports Building

Enjoy a concert preformed by the UD Jazz Ensemble led by Tom Palmer.

 

Brazil: Global Challenges in Agriculture, Environment, and Energy

May 21 and 22, 2014

Townsend Hall

An international symposium on global issues and trends in agriculture, environment, and bioenergy in Brazil. Led by the UD College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, this symposium is the culminating effort in more than three years of USDA-ISE sponsored research projects, faculty and student exchanges, study abroad programs, and collaborative workshops. Co-sponsored by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, College of Arts & Sciences, Delaware Environmental Institute, and Institute for Global Studies, in collaboration with the Universidade Federal de Lavras.

 

Interested in speaking in the language of Brazil?

The Informal Portuguese Language Group meets from 5-6 p.m. in the Trabant Lounge on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 23

Monday, April 28

Wednesday, May 7

Monday, May 12

 

 

 

 

 

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