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Humanities center receives annual gift for lecture series


The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment was presented with an annual gift to support their advisory board dinner and lecture series.

The $2,000 gift was given to the center with the promise to continue donating for the next five years. It was donated by Bruce Harvey, associate director of the School of Environment, Arts and Society. Beginning in spring 2014, the events will be known as the Bruce Harvey Annual Advisory Board Dinner and Lecture.

Dr. Bruce Harvey presents a check to the Director of the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment Michael Gillespie.

Bruce Harvey presents a check to Michael P. Gillespie, director of the Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment.

“All of us at the center are deeply grateful to Dr. Harvey for his generosity and are touched by his strong show of confidence in the center’s mission to promote the humanities in South Florida’s rich and diverse urban life,” said Michael P. Gillespie, director of the humanities center. “This kind gesture ensures that the center’s annual advisory board dinner and lecture events will be a fixture on the center calendar for years to come.”

The center’s advisory board events are hosted in recognition of FIU’s top undergraduate and graduate humanities students, and as a gesture of gratitude for the contributions and dedication of the board. Members include 15 faculty and administrators.

The Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, one of the prominent centers of the College of Arts & Sciences, is dedicated to developing humanist endeavors at FIU and in the local community, as well as promoting conversations to foster an understanding of the humanities, including art, architecture, music and theater.

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