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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:
Free
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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2018 WGSX Colloquium: Nicole Najmah Abraham

March 28 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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WGSX Abraham

The Art(s) of Tackling Islamophobia and Social Injustice Nicole Najmah Abraham Spoken Word Artist, Community Activist This talk explores the idea of "Artivism", with Abraham using her art as activism. Historically, art has always been used as a catalyst for change - so in this age of Islamophobia can a Black, Muslim, Hijabi, Woman, Activist armed with the Arts, take on the islamophobes, racists, and xenophobes aimed at building walls and creating more division?

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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

2018 WGSX Colloquium: Nazia Kazi

April 2 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Nazia Kazi

Islamophobia, White Supremacy, and Systemic Ignorance By Nazia Kazi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stockton University

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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
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“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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Remaking the Mainstream?

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

Unprecedented immigration has transformed rural and small-town America.  Immigrants have provided a demographic lifeline for declining rural communities, but also have raised new questions about cultural fragmentation and contentious racial and ethnic relations. Keynote Speaker Professor Daniel T. Lichter from Cornell University will highlight recent patterns of rural demographic and economic change.  He will also discuss the major obstacles to cultural and economic integration of rural immigrants into mainstream American life, and outline a path forward amidst growing anti-immigrant sentiment and the…

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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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Jordan Price

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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