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March 2018

2018 WGSX Colloquium

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cole Cinema, 46795 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free

Now in its 19th year, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program presents an annual colloquium each spring, in conjunction with Women's History month.

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2018 WGSX Colloquium

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cole Cinema, 46795 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free

Now in its 19th year, the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program presents an annual colloquium each spring, in conjunction with Women's History month.

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Kathleen Parker, Washington Post Columnist

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Kathleen Parker

Join Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker for an engaging lecture – Can’t Stand Election Suspense? Why Wait? Kathleen Parker, whose political predictions have been on target more often than any other commentator’s (so says Media Matters and they don’t even like her), will cut through the wheat, the chaff, the hulls, the dross, and, yes, the indigenous products of the bovine alimentary canal. She’ll tell you who’s up to what, who’s going to be the next president and why you…

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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
Free

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
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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David Sanger

“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
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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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
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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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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