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October 2017

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

October 25, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:
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, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
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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Book Talk with Author: “The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office”

November 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Book cover Trump Presidency

Todd Eberly, associate professor of political science, will talk about “The Trump Presidency: Outsider in the Oval Office,” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) a recently released book he co-authored with Steven E. Schier. The book offers context and insight grounded in political science, showing what is - and what is not - unusual about the Trump Administration and what to expect moving forward.

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NS&M Colloquium: Using Mathematics to Fight Cancer

November 8, 2017 @ 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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Linda Sarsour, Margaret Brent Lecture and Award

November 8, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Free
Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour is the 2017 Margaret Brent speaker. Her topic: "Let's Not Repeat History: Organizing in the Era of Trump." As a racial justice and civil rights activist, Sarsour is the former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. More recently, she was also the national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, an event that resulted in the largest single-day civil protest and activist engagement in…

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist talk: Giulia Piera Livi

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
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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NS&M Colloquium: Dr. Christiana Teijaro

November 15, 2017 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With Dr. Christiana Teijaro (Scripps Research Institute, Florida)

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Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Networking & Office Politics

November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alumni Center at Cobb House Select a Country:
Free
Bookbag to Briefcase sponsored by BB&T

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. Alumnus Paul Shinkman '06 will teach students the importance of developing professional network relationships and how to navigate office politics…

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