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October 2017

NS&M Colloquium: NMR Spectroscopy and Computational Molecular Dynamics Modeling

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

With Dr. James Kirkpatrick (Michigan State University) The earth is a dynamic and extraordinarily complex chemical processor. In much of the its outer 10’s of kilometers (the crust) most chemical reactions take place at the interface between minerals and a fluid filling the pores between mineral grains. These pore fluids are most commonly aqueous solutions but also include petroleum, natural gas and supercritical CO 2 -rich fluids. Understanding the reactions among these various components is challenging because of the complex…

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“Making a Career in Regional Studies” a talk by SMCM alumna Melissa Newcomb

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SMCM Asian Studies & English department graduate Melissa Newcomb '10 will share some basic guidelines for students to be "job market ready" while focusing on regional studies, tips on job hunting, possible careers in international relations to consider, and "lessons learned" in picking a healthy work environment.

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Curator’s Talk: Jayme McLellan

October 16 @ 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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Free
Jayme McLellan

  Washington D.C. curator and SMCM alum Jayme McLellan will talk about her role as curator for the current exhibition at the Boyden Gallery Living on the Land Vol. 2., an exhibition presenting diverse perspectives on the relationship to the land on which humans live. Jayme McLellan is a curator, gallery director, educator, and artist. For twenty years she has curated the work of artists in galleries, museums, and arts organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, including numerous spaces in…

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Art and Art History Department Lecture: Dr. Emily Casey

October 18 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Library 321, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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“Mapping Space and Time Across the 18th Century British Atlantic” How did early modern maps navigate the distances of space and time between the places they depict? In the eighteenth century, the sharp, engraved lines of printed maps and charts were a particularly difficult medium in which to capture the actual and metaphorical currents of the globalizing world their makers sought to visualize. How did charts seek to reconcile the supposedly objective language of cartography with the environmental and political…

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NS&M Colloquium: Dr. Sharon Lynn

October 18 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Sharon Lynn, associate professor of biology and neuroscience (College of Wooster)

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The Missiles of October: What the World Didn’t Know

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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  The Cuban Missile Crisis +55 On the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the secret deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba brought the world to the brink of an unthinkable nuclear war, Emmy-award winning filmmaker Sherry Jones presents "The Missiles of October: What the World Didn't Know." This gripping documentary is told through minute-by-minute accounts of those who were involved from the United States, the Soviet Union and Cuba. Today, as North Korea's nuclear missile program reaches…

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Lecture at HSMC: Cunning Folk and Conjurors: Folk Magic in Colonial America

October 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:
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Join Dr. Kelly Arehart, manager of interpretation and visitors’ services at George Washington’s Fredericksburg Foundation, for a presentation of her work, Cunning Folk and Conjurors:  Folk Magic in Colonial America.  This talk examines how Europeans and Africans brought their traditions with them to the New World, and how Americans’ understanding of “magic” changed through the 17th and 18th centuries.

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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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