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March 2018

Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) St. Mary's City, United States
Nurturing the Compassionate Community

Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the VOICES Reading Series, An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton features poets Aracelis Girmay and Elizabeth Alexander in addition to Brian Ganz, Michael Glaser, Karen Leona Anderson, and Alexia, Gillian, and Sidney Clifton. Enjoy a powerful and uplifting evening of poetry and music in the spirit of Lucille Clifton's caring for each and every member of the College and her encouragement of others to live lives of engaged, just,…

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“How Sexual Violence Became a Security Issue: The Importance of Advocacy in National and International Affairs”

March 5 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Cole Cinema, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Kerry Crawford

In celebration of its 20th year, the Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes back to campus Dr. Kerry Crawfowd '07. Kerry Crawford is an assistant professor of political science at James Madison University. She received a Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University (2014) and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she majored in political science (2007). Dr. Crawford’s first book, Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War (2017, Georgetown University Press), examines the impact…

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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

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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