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October 2017

The GAP Film Series: I Learn America

October 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In this film five resilient immigrant teenagers come together over a year at the International High School at Lafayette and struggle to learn their new land. The International High School is a New York City public school dedicated to serving newly arrived immigrant teenagers, with more than 300 students speaking two-dozen languages from 50 countries. The students strive to master English, adapt to families they haven’t seen in years, confront the universal trials of adolescence, and search for a future…

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November 2017

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Jazz Is Democracy

November 15, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Aldom Lounge, Campus Center, 47600 Mill Field Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. In the workshop,"Jazz Is Democracy," master drummer Paul F. Murphy, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ’07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson examine the relationship between the individual and the ensemble. In jazz, soloists interact either to flow with the ensemble or to create and…

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The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy: Total Improvisation Master Class

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montgomery Hall 25, Margaret Brent Way
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland continues with interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. This master class led by master drummer Paul F. Murphy and drummer and jazz historian Dominic Fragman ’07, explores distinctive techniques and concepts of improvisation. The session is open to both musicians and non-musicians. All participants will benefit from an exploration of how improvisation…

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December 2017

The GAP Film Series: Documented

December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. This film chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in person in over 20 years.

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Performing Spirit, Jazz & Democracy

December 8, 2017 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Auerbach Auditorium, St. Mary’s Hall, 47458 Trinity Church Road
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Spirit of Jazz and Democracy

The Spirit of Jazz & Democracy fall residency at St. Mary's College of Maryland features interactive lectures, performances, workshops, and master classes designed to inspire free thinking, democratic engagement, and positive social and political progress. Master jazz musicians Paul F. Murphy (drums) and Larry Willis (piano), poet Jere Carroll, jazz historian and drummer Dominic Fragman ‘07, and philosopher Sybol Anderson close the series with a concert featuring guest performances by selected workshop participants. Performances demonstrate the series themes of spirit,…

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April 2018

Remaking the Mainstream?

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

Unprecedented immigration has transformed rural and small-town America.  Immigrants have provided a demographic lifeline for declining rural communities, but also have raised new questions about cultural fragmentation and contentious racial and ethnic relations. Keynote Speaker Professor Daniel T. Lichter from Cornell University will highlight recent patterns of rural demographic and economic change.  He will also discuss the major obstacles to cultural and economic integration of rural immigrants into mainstream American life, and outline a path forward amidst growing anti-immigrant sentiment and the…

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Skype Session with Russian Students in Moscow

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library Room 307 Select a Country:

What are the biggest problems in the world? Students from SMCM will discuss these issues with Russian students from Moscow.

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Science & Politics

April 13 @ 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Schaefer Hall, Room 106 Select a Country:

A special Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium featuring mathematician and Congressman Jerry McNerney.

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Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Steve Mcmahon and Steve Waugh, SMCM Center for the Study of Democracy guest speakers

Speakers: State Senator Steve Waugh & Political Strategist Steve McMahon There have only been three midterm elections in the last century where the president's party didn't lose House seats. This year, the country is divided and passions roil among both liberal and conservative voters. What are the most salient issues in the minds of the party strategists, running politicians and voters during this election cycle? These and your questions will be discussed by Steve Waugh, the Republican state senator for Calvert and…

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Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

State Senator Steve Waugh and Political Strategist Steve McMahon.

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