• Year of Brazil carnival
  • Carnaval Brasileiro
  • Year of Brazil celebration Sept 2016

Year of

Brazil 2016-17

The aim of the Year of Brazil program is, over the course of a full academic year, to take a wide-ranging look at Brazil from its earliest history right up to current events. The Year of Brazil program uses a multidisciplinary approach in order to understand and appreciate other countries and cultures.

A wide variety of events and activities will be held throughout the academic year. Please see below for the most up to date information on this year's diverse Year of Brazil offerings.

Planning a Year of Brazil event? Funding is available! Complete the Year of Brazil Funding Request Form.

See the list of decorations available for Year of Brazil events. Contact Katie Koets at or 715-425-3545.


Monday, August 8-Friday, August 12, 2016: Division of Business and Finance Office Olympics. noon-1 p.m. each day, 111 North Hall.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016: Brazilian Carnival. 7-10 p.m., UC Mall.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016: Public Lecture by Dr. Sophia Beal, "The Sound and Story of Brazilian Portuguese." 3:30-5 p.m., St. Croix Room, UC.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016: Education Abroad Fair hosted by UWRF Office of International Education. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Falcon's Nest, UC.



Monday, November 7, 2016: Panel Discussion by Charles Rader, John Heppen, Imtiaz Moosa, and Walter Wietzki, "Amazon: Wilderness, Technology and Society." 3:30 p.m., Kinnickinnic Theater, UC.

Year of Brazil Amazon Discussion Poster

Tuesday, Nov. 15-Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016: Fall Semester Brazil Education Days. November 15th is a national holiday in Brazil to celebrate the day in 1889 when the United States of Brazil was declared by Field Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016: Salsa Dance Night. 6-8 p.m., Hagestad Common.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016: Public Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, "Racial Paradise or Purgatory?: Racism and Inequality in Brazilian Families."


Friday, Dec. 2, 2016: Francis Cohler Coffee Concert: Choro Borealis. 12 p.m. noon, Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.

Friday, Dec. 11, 2016: Concert: Music of Brazil. 7:30-9 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.



Monday, Feb. 27-Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017: Spring Semester Brazil Education Days. In 2017, the Rio Carnival will be celebrated in Brazil from February 24-28.


Friday, March 3, 2017:  Francis Cohler Coffee Concert featuring Brazilian soloist Clea Galhano playing recorder with the SCV Symphony Orchestra. noon-1 p.m., Abott Concert Hall, KFA.


Saturday, April 22, 2017: Visit of Jovino Santos Neto, Brazillian musician and educator, to campus in collaboration with the UWRF Jazz Ensemble and RADD Jazz Series. Concert. 7:30 p.m., Abbott Concert Hall, KFA.