Study Abroad Info Session March 2019

THE WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW
OF FIU HONORS EUROPE STUDY ABROAD
WITH PROFESSOR JOHN WILLIAM BAILLY
March 19, 2019 AT 3:30 PM IN RB 120 – 3 HONORS POINTS

Join Professor Bailly for an introduction to the France, Italy, & Spain study abroad programs of the FIU Honors College. Meet students that have completed the programs and have all your questions answered. Whether you are going to Europe in Summer 2020 or considering 2021 or 2022, this session will be helpful.

Check out #fiuhonorsabroad2018 on Instagram for photos from Espana, France, & Italia

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PROGRAM

Espana Study Abroad
France Study Abroad
Italia Study Abroad

 

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  18 March 2019
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Miami in Miami Class

Miami exists often as Gabriel García Márquez describes Macondo:

“Macondo is not so much a place as a state of mind, which allows you to see what you want, and how you want to see it.”

The “Miami in Miami” (MIM) seminar examines the historical, social, and cultural identity of Miami. Through field research, students will explore the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and Howof the city and its surroundings. The course will go beyond the four walls of a traditional university setting, and use Miami itself as its classroom. We will walk, talk, and eat our way through the streets and history of Miami, posing questions and searching for answers. By exploring the myth and reality of Miami, this FIU Honors College seminar will formulate an understanding of the core of this vibrant and diverse city. The course will include excursions to Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, the Deering Estate, and Everglades National Park, among others. This seminar is taught by Professor John William Bailly (MFA, Yale University) who has spent a decade leading students on study abroad in Europe.

IDH 3034-3035: Miami in Miami taught by Professor John Bailly.
honors.fiu.edu

The Voice of Women

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FIU Honors College students at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

Though the rise of the #MeToo movement and the increasing presence of women in the workforce and public spaces reflects a growing consciousness of women as equals, the amount of voices speaking out against pressing issues like sexual harassment, pay inequity, restrictive gender roles, etc. is louder than ever before. What is the state of women’s issues today and how does gender affect aspects of our everyday lives? Please join us for a “The Voice of Women” Civic Dinner event in collaboration with the FIU Honors College and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. The event will be hosted by Isabella (Isa) Marie Garcia, an undergraduate student in the FIU Honors College double majoring in English Literature and Women’s and Gender Studies, and will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 1-2pm. If you would like to join in on the pre-discussion lunch, please arrive to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens at 12:30pm. Please bring your own lunch. We hope to see you there!

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  27 February 2019
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FIU 2019 Spring Semester

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Shalenah Ivey and fellow students of FIU at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

This post is a listing of important news and upcoming events for all of Professor Bailly’s courses in the FIU Honors College.

There are two majors projects/events this semester: one at PAMM and the other at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. PAC students are involved in both. ASC students must select one of the two as their main project for the semester. Study Abroad students can participate in the PAMM event as extra credit.

PAMM 
PAC Poetry Reading at PAMM
06 April 2019, from 14:00-16:30
Professor Richard Blanco and students of Poetry Art Community (PAC) will read their poems at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Following this formal reading, participating students from all five of Bailly’s classes will position themselves throughout PAMM and read their own poems or as Texts.

VIZCAYA
Take Over Tours at Vizcaya
Varying times in April 2019
PAC students and participating ASC students will complete take over tours of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. (Read More)

IMPORTANT DATES
28 February at FIU
Mark Osterman of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens will talk to FIU Honors students about Take Over tours.

07 March
10:00 PAC at Vizcaya
13:00 International Women’s Day Civic Dinner (2 points extra-credit for all Bailly students)
14:45 ASC at ICA

06 April
14:00-16:30 Poetry Reading at PAMM

There will be two separate readings: formal and informal. The formal reading will be at a podium and only consist of professional poets and PAC students. The informal reading will be directly after the formal reading. The informal reading will consist of any students from all classes reading their work in a location within PAMM. Just like a poetry flash mob (5 extra-credit points for all Bailly students that participate in the informal reading by reading their work. All Bailly students will have free admission).

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  14 February 2019
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Study Abroad Scholarships

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FIU Honors Italia 2018 in Pisa, Italy © JW Bailly (CC by 4.0)

There is a new FIU Honors College Scholarship. 🤪$4,000.00😍

Learn about that scholarship and others here: https://johnwbailly.com/lectures/traveladvice/scholarships/

See more photos from Espana 2018, France 2018, and Italia 2018.

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  10 February 2019
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National Debt Civic Dinner at Vizcaya

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FIU Honors College students at a Civic Dinner event in 2018 at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Photo by JW Bailly CC BY 4.0)

The FIU Honors College, Civic Dinners, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are partnering again to host “National Debt 101“: a conversation among millennials about the state and impact of the national debt. The event will take place on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 and will be hosted and organized by Lily Fonte, an undergraduate student in the FIU Honors College who is majoring in Broadcast Media. The event will once again be held at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Participants must bring their own lunch and must register by requesting an invite to the event.

National Debt 101

“To many American Millennials, the national debt may seem like an abstract concern. In an era of quickly growing debt and political polarization, the country’s national debt is consistently placed on the back burner by our political leaders on both sides of the aisle. But our generation actually has the most at stake when it comes to policy decisions made today about our country’s fiscal and economic future, and it’s up to us to come together and speak up. This conversation is geared toward college students and administrators.” – (Civic Dinners Official Website)

US National Debt (Public & Intergovernmental) (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Please prepare by reviewing these links:

5 Facts About the National Debt by Drew Desilver

The Long Story of U.S. Debt, From 1790 to 2011, in 1 Little Chart by Matt Phillips

US National Debt Clock: Real Time

AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia

EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda  & John William Bailly 22 January 2019
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Art Society Conflict Volunteers

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ASC students working for Robert Chambers at Bakehouse Art Complex © Lily Fonte (CC by 4.0)

Dear Members of the Miami Contemporary Art Community,

In Spring 2019, we are entering the second semester of the new seminar I have developed in the FIU Honors College: Art Society Conflict (ASC).

Similar to other classes that I have taught (such as Aesthetics & Values and Poetry Art Community, co-taught with the poet Richard Blanco), my objective is for students to immerse themselves in the community of contemporary art, especially by working for/with an artist(s) on a project. We do not have any funds, but we are 35 dedicated students ready to work on creative, unique projects. We do not seek financial compensation in any manner; we want to participate in a contemporary art project purely for educational purposes.

For an idea of what we have undertaken in the past, please review these pages. Last semester, we worked with Robert Chambers on one of his installations at the Bakehouse Art Complex. We have also previously painted poems on roofs with Randy Burman, and worked with the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark to build “Garbage Wall” at Untitled.

https://johnwbailly.com/fiuprojects/

If you have any upcoming opportunities, please contact me. If you do not, please keep us in mind should an opportunity arise.

Merci,

John William Bailly
The Honors College
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199


AUTHOR
Isabella Marie Garcia
EDITORS AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda  & John William Bailly 12 January 2019
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