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March 2018

“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
Free
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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Fear 2 Freedom Event

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DPC, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2018, the College is organizing an event in partnership with Fear 2 Freedom, a non-profit, and St. Mary’s and Calvert Hospitals. At this event, attendees will have an opportunity to assemble “aftercare kits” to give to patients who receive sexual assault forensic (SAFE) exams at these local hospitals. These kits include clothing, toiletries, a journal, and a teddy bear, among other materials. During the program, students will hear from speakers, pledge…

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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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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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Science & Politics

April 13 @ 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Schaefer Hall, Room 106 Select a Country:

A special Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium featuring mathematician and Congressman Jerry McNerney.

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Key Issues in the 2018 Midterm Elections

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

State Senator Steve Waugh and Political Strategist Steve McMahon.

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Take Back the Night

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DPC, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States

Join us if you are a survivor, if you know someone who is a survivor, or if you support survivors of sexual violence. This is a night dedicated to recognizing and supporting survivors of sexual violence. If you are a survivor of sexual violence and would like to share your story (as much or as little as you’re comfortable sharing, and feel free to be creative), you will have an opportunity during the event to tell your truth.  The evening will end with a candlelight vigil, walking…

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Threading the Diversity Needle: Building Cultural Responsiveness in Research Mentors

April 23 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall 195, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
Free
Angela ByarsWinston

The Department of Psychology welcomes Dr. Angela Byars-Winston as the speaker for its final lecture the 2017-18 series: Psychology of Oppression. Angela Byars-Winston is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Her research examines cultural influences on academic and career development,…

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Marcos Sperandio

Inaugural Visiting Ambassador Program Featuring Marcos Sperandio

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blackistone Room, Anne Arundel Hall
St. Mary's City, MD - Maryland 20686 United States
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy introduces the inaugural Visiting Ambassador Program featuring Marcos Sperandio, head of the educational and cultural sector for the embassy of Brazil. Sperandio will discuss the challenges Brazil faces in the early 21st century with a focus on current issues and debates on Brazilian education. He will also address reforms underway in Brazil’s higher education and the role of education in spurring economic growth in the country.

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