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October 2017

Southern Maryland Celebration of Mind

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Our Celebration of Mind will feature Hexaflexagons and other fun mathematical diversions, with our main presenter Dr. Susan Goldstine of St. Mary’s College. This will be a hands-on workshop in which participants will be able to create their own flexagons (mathematically inspired folded paper toys). It is free and open to the public, and recommended for ages 11 to 111, with other ages also welcome. The event will be Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm in room 132, Schaefer Hall, on the…

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Art and Art History Department Lecture: Colby Caldwell

October 23 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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art by Colby Caldwell

Colby Caldwell will talk about his work, which is included in the current Boyden Gallery exhibition, Living On The Land, curated by Jayme McLellan. Artist House Residency: Oct 19-25, 2017 Colby Caldwell graduated from the Corcoran School of Art (now College of Art and Design) in 1990.  From 1997 - 2001, Caldwell taught in both the Fine Art and the Photography departments at the Corcoran.  From 2002 – 2012, he was an Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Meghan Creed

October 23 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD - Maryland 20868 Select a Country:
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Free
Dr. Creed

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Meghan Creed, a researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. Her topic: Targeting synapses to treat cocaine addiction Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder that is driven by long-term changes in the function of neural circuits, which persist long after addictive drugs have been cleared from the body.  Neural circuits are ensembles of neurons that that are connected by specialized structures called synapses, and which work together to generate behavior.  Addictive…

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NS&M Colloquium: Captain America’s Super-Serum

October 25 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Captain America's Super-Serum with Dr. Eric Spana (Duke University)  

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Healing Ourselves: An Exploration of Race-, Gender- and Sexuality-Based Trauma by Dr. Durryle Brooks ’06

October 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Free
Durryle Brooks

The Department of Psychology presents the first talk of its Lecture Series – Psychology of Oppression Durryle Brooks '06 (Ph.D. in Teacher Education and School Improvement from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a concentration in Social Justice Education) is an interdisciplinary researcher and a scholar-practitioner from Baltimore, Md. Durryle is the founder and president of Love and Justice Consulting, a diversity and social justice education capacity building firm with love at its center. With 10 years of experience as a diversity…

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Anthropology Distinguished Scholar, Fall 2017: Where Does Race Come From?

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema Select a Country: + Google Map
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Where Does Race Come From? Anthropology Distinguished Scholar, Professor Jonathan Marks (UNCC) addresses the historical context of the development of the concept of race, in the 17th and early 18th centuries. While we now know what the basic patterns of human variation are, it is interesting in hindsight to ask how science came to think incorrectly that there exists a few basic kinds of people, each associated with a continent. Marks discusses the biblical association between place, inhabitants, and mythic…

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Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Leveraging Your Liberal Arts Degree in the Workplace

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Bookbag to Briefcase Lecture Series sponsored by BB&T Bank connects students with industry experts for small group lectures on a wide variety of professional development topics that will prepare students for life after St. Mary's. Topics vary but include financial literacy to workplace etiquette and beyond. Some presentations may focus on specific student populations, the program is open to everyone. This session will focus on financial literacy in teaching students how to utilize skills the liberal arts skills they have…

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November 2017

Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Yeon Jin Kim

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map
Yeon Jin Kim image

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Yeon Jin Kim’s practice is based on traditional techniques put to new uses. She makes scroll drawings and constructs miniature models and characters from cardboard, paper, and other materials. She then uses them to film narrative videos. This deliberately low-tech process is often combined with various animation techniques. In filming the models and sets a destabilized point of view is often established by camera placement and movement: hidden in a small, hand-made train…

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NS&M Colloquium: Using Mathematics to Fight Cancer

November 8 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Ami Radunskaya (Pomona College) What can mathematics tell us about the treatment of cancer?  
Cancer is a myriad of individual diseases, with the common feature that an individual's own cells have become malignant. Thus, the treatment of cancer poses great challenges, since an attack must be mounted against cells that are nearly identical to normal cells. Mathematical models that describe tumor growth in tissue, the immune response, and the administration of different therapies can suggest treatment strategies that optimize…

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist talk: Giulia Piera Livi

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map
Giulia Piera Livi

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Giulia Piera Liva is a Visiting Instructor in painting and drawing in the Department of Art and Art History for the 2017-18 academic year.  She earned an MFA in Multidisciplinary Art with a concentration in Critical Studies at the Mount Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017, and a BFA in Painting and Drawing with an art history minor at The Pennsylvania State University in 2015 and studied in…

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