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FAU Presents a Brazilian Carnivale

February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has announced its first annual Culture, Arts and Society Today Party as a fundraiser for student scholarships. The event will have a Brazilian Carnivale theme with exciting live entertainment and dinner by the bite. It will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Loft at Congress at 530 NW 77th Street in Boca Raton. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at or by contacting Suzy Livingston at [email protected] or 561-297-2584.

“Through the generosity of donors, we are able to support students who may otherwise not be able to attend college, including some that are the first in their families to go to college,” said Michael Horswell, dean of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “By supporting this event, our donors will be changing people’s lives.”

FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters houses 16 academic programs which offer 22 bachelor’s degrees, 21 minors, 12 certificate programs and 20 graduate degrees including a PhD in Comparative Studies, with more than 4000 majors and 400 graduate students enrolled. The College’s School of the Arts includes departments of music, visual arts, and theatre and dance; the humanities area includes the departments of English; History; Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature; Philosophy; and the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies; and the Social Sciences area includes the departments of Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology. The College also houses centers for Peace, Justice and Human Rights; Body, Mind & Culture; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Data Science in Society; Global Studies; Jewish Studies; and the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz.

The College features award winning authors, Lannan Foundation Fellows, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winners, O. Henry and Pushcart award receipts, Fulbright scholars, Royal Historical Society Fellows, Woodrow Wilson Society Fellows, Grammy award nominations, and critically acclaimed artists and performers.

For more information about FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, visit

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit


February 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters


The Loft at Congress
530 NW 77th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33487 United States
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(561) 819-3154