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October 2017

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:
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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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
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 @ 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:
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

Embodied Palestinian Solidarity Presentation

November 2 @ 4:15 pm
Library 321, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686-3001 United States
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November 2, 4:15 p.m., Library 321 In her presentation, “Embodied Palestinian Solidarity,” Nicole Bindler will briefly cover the history of the 1948 Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were exiled, the current apartheid system and how it affects Palestinians on a bodily level, the conditions under which Palestinian artists live and make work, and information about how western artists can support their endeavors. Ms. Bindler will share her experiences collaborating with Diyar Dance Theater (Bethlehem, Palestine) to make and tour WOMEN, a…

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Yeon Jin Kim

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:
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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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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist talk: Giulia Piera Livi

November 15 @ 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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Bookbag to Briefcase Sponsored by BB&T: Networking & Office Politics

November 15 @ 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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Life after SMCM: Two History Alumni share their experiences

November 16 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country:

Come listen to history alumni Alison Curry and Gabriel Young talk about their postgraduate experiences. Alison will discuss her digital humanities work and online master's degree , while Gabriel will discuss language training, career paths, funding for a master's degree and PhD. Recent St. Mary’s College graduate Alison Curry ’16 (double major history and anthropology) is continuing her work first begun as a St. Mary’s Project on the remembrance of Jewish material culture in Poland, specifically focusing on Jewish cemeteries…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dr. Torry Dennis

November 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Torry Dennis, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at St. Mary's College of Maryland. His topic is TBA. Free and open to the public. This event may be used to satisfy the Lecture Reflection Requirement in PSYC 303, PSYC 490, and PSYC 493/494.

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