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Fall 2020 Lecture Series:

Tituss Burgess

Tituss Burgess
October 27th, 7pm
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The University Lecture Series is excited to welcome Emmy and SAG nominated actor, musician, and writer, Tituss Burgess, as the first virtual speaker of the 2020-2021 series. Tituss stars as ‘Titus Andromedon’ in the hit comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and is the first-ever recipient of the NewFest Voice and Visibility Award for being a powerful force in the LGBTQ+ community. In his lecture, Tituss plans to speak on the importance of diversity in the media, LGBTQ+ identity, and his acting career. Tituss was selected after receiving a significant number of votes in a survey of the University of South Florida community and in celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month. 


Temple Grandin

A Conversation with Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
October 30th, 5PM 
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Recently named one of the top 10 ten college professors in the country, her life's work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, aiding in the treatment of individuals with the condition. Her understanding of the human mind has aided her in her work with animal behavior, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behavior in the world.   

Diane Guerro

Diane Guerrero: Latinx Heritage Speaker
November 17th, 7PM
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Join us for an evening with the actress from "Orange Is The New Black" on Tuesday, November 17th from 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. Named one of the top 10 Latina actresses to watch by Variety magazine, Diane Guerrero, draws from her personal and professional experiences to inspire audiences that success is possible—no matter the obstacles in the way. In 2015, Diane was nominated by former President Barack Obama, to be a White House Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform, and has worked with Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a nonpartisan Latino civic engagement organization to promote citizenship and voter registration. To access the event, click on "Join Event Online". Audio and video recording are prohibited. Pre-registration is not required.

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