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October 2017

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

  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:

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
Schaefer Hall Room 132 Select a Country:

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:
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
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:
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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
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:

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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