2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Events at NSU

Cine Argentino: Lo Que Le Pasó A Santiago

Sunday 09/06/15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library sponsors the annual Argentine Film Festival and kicks off with Lo Que Le Pasó A Santiago, a film about life, love and the beautiful city of San Juan. Commentary in Spanish by actress and journalist Adriana Bianco. Directed by Jacobo Morales, this film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. Subtitled in English. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
 

Opening Reception: Diversity in Art!

Sunday 09/06/15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This exhibit is a celebration of art that features the Argentinan and Puerto Rican works of seven artists: Elizabeth Erazo Baez, Alejandro Borgese, Guillermo Caminos, Rita Coll, Marina Font, Héctor Maldonado and Samuel Navedo. Exhibit will be on display through October 25, 2015. Free and open to the public. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery. RSVP: lv297@nova.edu; or 954-262-4578.
 

Edible Prose Book Club: Ripper Part I

Saturday 09/12/15, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Let's get together and chat about books! Join us for discussion, snacks, exchange perspectives of new and beloved stories, exciting characters, and wistful imagery. This month's selection is Ripper by Isabel Allende. While discussing the first half of the book, you will also craft and weave a God’s Eye (Ojo de Dios)! Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st floor - Program Room #1017. Call 954-262-5477 to register.
 

Cine Argentino: Hugo, Paco, Luis Y Tres Chicas de Rosa

Sunday 09/13/15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with “Hugo, Paco, Luis Y Tres Chicas de Rosa” a romantic comedy about the doubts that come with love. This film is an Argentine-Puerto Rican production. Director: Gilberto Rodriguez. English subtitles. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce the film and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Taft University Center.  Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
 

Children's Program - Families Storytime!

Wednesday 09/16/15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and your heritage in this story time all about families. Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites and apps recommended by librarians. Recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years with their caregivers. Location: Sherman Library, 1st Floor, Public Library Services.
 

My Experience Speaker Series at Palm Beach Campus

Wednesday 09/16/15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This speaker series will engage both faculty and students as we gather to learn from each other.  This month we recognize and celebrate the rich history and culture surrounding our Hispanic communities. Location: Palm Beach Campus, 11501 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, Dayne Hutchinson, dhutchinso@nova.edu
 

Cuban Genealogy: The Hurtado de Mendoza Collection at FIU

Saturday 09/19/15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A new resource is now available on Cuban genealogy! Learn more about the Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection, a unique research collection at the Green Library at Florida International University. The Alvin Sherman Library will host Althea Silvera and Annia Gonzalez from the FIU Green Library and Mariela Fernandez and Martha Ibanez from the Cuban Genealogy Club, will speak on the how the collection was acquired, what is available and how to access it. Contact 954-262-4613 for more information. Location: Sherman Library, Cotilla Gallery, 2nd floor.
 

Cine Argentino: Broche de Oro

Sunday 09/20/15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library continues the Argentine Film Festival with “Broche de Oro.” This comedy is about mix-ups, retirement and life in Puerto Rico, with the participation of acclaimed actors and film director Jacobo Morales. English subtitles. Director: Raúl Marchand Sanchez. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Taft University Center. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
 

Celebration of Latin American Music Dance Class

Tuesday 09/22/15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

College of Psychology doctoral student, Stefany Marcus, will be teaching popular Latin dances to NSU students, faculty, and staff. These dances will consist of Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. Location: Maltz Psychology Building, room 2045. For more information, call Sarah Valley-Gray, 954-261-6274 or valleygr@nova.edu.
 

Paco Moreno & Friends: Hispanic Heritage Month Concert for Children

Tuesday 09/22/15, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Musician/Educator Paco Moreno and surprise guests perform authentic music and dances from Spanish-speaking countries throughout the world. Children will have an opportunity to touch and play handmade Andean musical instruments in this interactive celebration. Recommended for children of all ages. Location: 1st floor, Public Library Services, Sherman Library.
 

Chili Cook-Off - Tampa Campus

Thursday 09/24/15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The chili cook off, hosted by the Tampa campus and SGA will take place in the atrium in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  Faculty are invited to make their best batch of delicious chili.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, all students, faculty, and staff are invited to showcase their blue ribbon chili at the cook-off. Location:  NSU Tampa Campus, 632 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619  For more information: Contact Michael Abraham, 813-574-5274.
 

Azucar and Artwalk Cultural Friday at NSU Miami Campus

Friday 09/25/15, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Ice cream at Azucar, a Hispanic Ice Cream Shop in little Havana and then the participants will participate in the Art Walk for Cultural Friday.  Event is open to NSU Miami students, faculty and staff and is sponsored by Miami Student Government Association.  Location:  NSU Miami Campus, 8585 SW 124th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33183 Contact John Bennet, 305-275-2632.
 

Teen's Program - DIY Piñatas!

Saturday 09/26/15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This program is geared for teens ages 13-18 years old. Create your own mini piñata! Enjoy a snack and get crafty with your friends. Location: 1st floor, Public Library Services. To register, call 954-262-5477.
 

Cine Argentino: Tango Bar

Sunday 09/27/15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library concludes the Argentine Film Festival with “Tango Bar.”  This film is a tribute to Raúl Julia. Director: Marcos Zurinaga. No English subtitles. Presentation by Grupo Afroqueña Dance Corp – Baile Bomba. Argentine actress and journalist Adriana Bianco will introduce and provide commentary in Spanish. Free and open to the public. Location: Performance Theatre, Taft University Center. Call 954-262-5477 for more information.
 

Panel Discussion: What Does it Mean to be Bilingual and Bicultural?

Wednesday 09/30/15, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

The Fischler College of Education will host a Symposium on the merits of being bilingual and bicultural in South Florida.  Once again, South Florida and national figures are discussing the pros and cons of Bilingual Education and the need to teach foreign languages in the early grades.  Local educators, members of local school districts, NSU faculty members, prominent community leaders, and other distinguished invitees will participate in the discussion. Free and open to the public. Location:  North Miami Beach Campus.
 

Celebrating the Contributions of Hispanic Lawyers

Wednesday 09/30/15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Shepard Broad College of Law along with the Hispanic Law Student Association and the Cuban American Bar Association invite you to join our faculty and distinguished alumni for this special event.  Hispanic judges, attorneys, and local leaders from Broward and Dade County will discuss their motivation for becoming legal professionals and deliberate on the challenges and rewards of serving the legal field as a Hispanic professional. The keynote speaker is Israel Reyes, former Circuit Court Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Location: Shepard Broad College of Law, Panza Maurer Law Library, 3rd floor. RSVP: Fatima Bachemin at fb321@nova.edu.
 

Musical Performance: Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao Orchestra

Sunday 10/04/15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Alvin Sherman Library will host the Gumby Navedo y su Tumbao Orchestra who will perform classic salsa from the 1970s and 80s by artists Ray Barreto, Roberto Rohena, Tommy Olivencia and others. Location: Miniaci Theater. Free tickets may be obtained at the Sherman Library, 1st floor Public Library Services Desk. 
 

Discussion: “Latino Health: Empowering the Community"

Friday 10/09/15, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

The College of Osteopathic Medicine with the Hispanic Osteopathic Medical Student Association and Public Health Student Association will host this discussion.  Keynote speaker Angel Braña-Lopez, M.D., will present a panoramic view of the health status of Latinos within the broader context of the U.S. He will also present “First Aid Kit at Colonias in South Texas” to explore the natural social network of a community -Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley- to address health care needs of a community. Free and open to the public: Location: Terry Building, Resnick Auditorium. Call Nelly Tejeda at 954-262-1865 for more information. 
 

Edible Prose Book Club: Ripper Part II

Saturday 10/10/15, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Let's get together and chat about books! Join us for discussion, snacks, exchange perspectives of new and beloved stories, exciting characters, and wistful imagery. This month's selection is Ripper by Isabel Allende. While discussing the second half of the book, attendees will create a yarn painting, a popular art form of the Huichol Indians of Mexico. Location: Alvin Sherman Library, 1st floor - Program Room #1017. Call 954-262-5477 to register.
 

Presentation: Bilingualism Modifies the Brain’s Electrical Activity & Enhances Frontal Lobe Function

Wednesday 10/14/15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This presentation is given by Mercedes Fernandez, Ph.D., who will discuss the latest research linking bilingualism to structural changes in the brain. She will present work from her laboratory revealing differences in the brain’s electrical activity between these language groups.  Research from our laboratory supports the theory that speaking more than one language enhances frontal lobe function and reveals differences in the brain’s electrical activity between Spanish/English bilinguals and English monolinguals.  Location: Maltz Building. For more information, contact Dr. Fernandez, mf934@nova.edu or 954-262-7804. 
 

Children's Program - “Let’s Eat!” Storytime!

Wednesday 10/14/15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and your heritage by exploring stories about different foods from around the world. Enjoy books, songs and activities that enhance early literacy skills and explore the world online with kid-friendly websites and apps recommended by librarians. Recommended for children ages 3 - 5 years with their caregivers. Location: 1st Floor, Public Library Services, Sherman Library. 
 

Panel Discussion: “Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals”

Thursday 10/15/15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The College of Engineering and Computing will host this event featuring Hispanic panel members who will discuss cyber awareness month and what it takes to be a professional in the evolving world of computer science and information systems. Location: Carl DeSantis Building, Sales Grand Room 3000. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 954-262-2002 or visit https://nsuncsampanel.eventbrite.com.