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March 2018

Dr. Sacoby Wilson Presented by the Environmental Citizenship Speakers Series

March 28 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Library Room 321 Select a Country:
Sacoby Wilson

"Use of Community Engagement and Citizen Science to Address Environmental Injustice and Health Issues" is the topic of Dr. Wilson, who is the director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice Initiative (CEEJH) and associate professor in the University of Maryland's School of Public Health. Through CEEJH, Dr. Wilson is engaging communities in the Washington, DC region on environmental health issues including exposure and health risks for individuals who fish and recreate on the Anacostia River; use of best management practices to…

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Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer: Staying Well in a World of Bacteria and Viruses

March 29 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Cole Cinema, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer

The Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer. Amy Cheng Vollmer is Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology at Swarthmore, where she has helped to create initiatives to promote adult science literacy as well as to increase access to and success in STEM fields for a diverse student population. Her teaching, which incorporates active learning in large and small classes, includes microbiology, biotechnology, metabolism, and introductory biology; her research focuses on the regulation of the…

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April 2018

Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Diana Abells ’11

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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Diana Abells artwork

Diana Abells’ recent work examines memory, misunderstanding, and desire in childhood.  Identifying childhood as a time of instability between experience and thought, Abells is interested in how meaning shifts as children learn new points of connection between objects, places, and situations, leading to bizarre narratives.  Through a variety of mediums including video, 3D modeling, installation, and drawing, Abells depicts remembered architecture and situations from her past as she brings together information from her own memories, found photographs, internet searches, and recorded…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Patrick Piantadosi ’10

April 6 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Cole Cinema, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Patrick Piantadosi '10 a post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Behavioral and Genomic Neuroscience of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. His topic is “Contributions of nucleus accumbens circuitry to aversively-motivated behaviors.” The ability to inhibit or promote behavior in the presence of an aversive stimulus is an integral part of an organism’s behavioral repertoire. Although the neural circuitry necessary to modify behavior during threat has been well-described in limbic and cortical regions,…

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David E. Sanger Presented by the Presidential Lecture Series

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Where Does America Go from Here?” is the topic of Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and bestselling author of “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power” (Crown, June 5, 2012). A regular guest on CBS’ “Face the Nation,”  Sanger is known as one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, national security, and globalization. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to…

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Barriers to Integration in Rural America

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With Daniel T. Lichter (Cornell Univ.) Sociologist Daniel T. Lichter is the Ferris Family professor at Cornell University in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, former Director of the Cornell Population Center, and current Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for Social Sciences. He joined the Cornell faculty in August 2005. He teaches courses on population and public policy, poverty and inequality, and demographic techniques. Dr. Lichter is past-president of the Population Association of America (2012) and the Rural Sociological Society…

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Natural Science & Mathematics Colloquium

April 11 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Schaefer 106, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Professor of Biology and Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of Science Jordan Price delivers the the Steven Muller Lecture: "Female Songbirds Aren't So Dull After All: Reconstructing the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism."

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Lecture: GOP Strategist Ed Gillespie

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ed Gillespie

"The Political Scoop" Ed Gillespie is one of the country’s top communications strategists with a long record of success in advising business, politics, and government. A long-trusted staple of the Republican Party, he is one of a small number of Americans to have had offices in both the West Wing and the Capitol. In 2004, he became the first RNC chairman in 80 years to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House, and Senate. In 2014, he ran…

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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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Lecture – Once the Metropolis of Maryland: Celebrating 50 Years of Archaeology at HSMC

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Select a Country:

This lecture celebrates 50 years of archaeology conducted at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), a museum of history and archaeology at Maryland’s first capital.  In 1967, Orin Bullock, and later J. Glenn Little and Stephen Israel, surveyed the 18th-century Captain John Hicks site, initiating the first museum-sponsored archaeological work at St. Mary’s City.  In the decades since these efforts, HSMC staff members have conducted fieldwork around the museum’s property and analyzed the material culture they recovered, pioneering innovative archaeological techniques…

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