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April 2017

Take Back the Night

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC), St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Take Back the Night

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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The 11th Annual Twain Lecture: Scott Dikkers

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Scott Dikkers

The Real Story of Fake News In a hilarious and insightful lecture, Scott Dikkers will chronicle the early years and influence of The Onion. He will examine the mayhem that he and his ragtag band of college dropouts who founded The Onion nearly 30 years ago have wrought on current events, modern politics, and satirical news outlets such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show.” He'll look at the rise of fake news online through the prism of The Onion's founding,…

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Dorothy Day and The Works of Mercy: Our Needs Today

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cole Cinema, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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The Philosophy and Religious Studies department welcomes Martha Hennessy, seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day, American journalist and social activist. Martha will speak of the philosophy of the Catholic Worker Movement, memories of Dorothy, and the work today. Martha Hennessy divides her time between family in Vermont and work at Maryhouse Catholic Worker. A retired occupational therapist and grandmother of seven,  she has been imprisoned protesting war and nuclear power/weapons, the use of drones, and the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo.  She has…

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August 2017

Open House & Professional Headshots

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Career Development Center, Glendening Hall 210 Select a Country: + Google Map
Free
professional headshot

The Career Development Center was busy over the summer!   Join us at our first annual Open House to the staff over light refreshments and receive a FREE professional headshot and brand new padfolio! Learn about the many changes that happened over the summer and take a tour of the Career Development Center!

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September 2017

Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Tamra Seal

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map
Tamara Seal artwork

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Tamra Seal works in sculpture, installation, photography, and video to interpret California culture. The work builds on the historical Minimalism and California Light & Space movements by adding to them elements of California pop-culture, architecture, geology and iconic cinema imagery. She uses fluorescent materials in conjunction with natural and artificial light to project and extend the work’s form into the viewer’s space. The physical and projected elements of the work become metaphorical characters…

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Immigration to Maryland

September 14 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001 United States
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immagration word art

Immigration to Maryland September 14, 2017 (Thursday) 4:45 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center, SMCM Campus Open to the public, free of charge The history of Southern Maryland is the history of newcomers. Today, St. Mary’s County is home to over 600 new immigrants who represent a number of different nationalities. Where did they come from? How well have they integrated in Southern Maryland communities? Dr. Julia A. King, SMCM Professor of Anthropology, will take us to the past with her presentation Immigration…

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Neuroscience Seminar Series:  Dr. Alex Poulopoulos

September 18 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Goodpaster Hall room 195, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Free
Alex Poulopoulos

The Neurosciences program welcomes Dr. Alex Poulopoulos, a researcher from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. His topic: Wiring across hemispheres: New approaches to study how brain circuits form The formation of the brain during development, as well as its function in adulthood, entails the wiring and rewiring of neuronal connections into complex circuitry. To examine the underlying biology that allows such complex circuits to form and to change with experience in meaningful ways, we developed experimental strategies…

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Power Up: The Impact of Museum and School Partnerships with Chanel Compton

September 19 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map

Chanel Compton, Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) will share her professional and enriching experiences developing youth education programs and long-term school partnerships.  Ms. Compton will discuss ways in which school partnerships can further activate a museum’s mission, vision, promote greater equity and cultural literacy in school and museum communities, bring in new networks of support and revenue, and create pipelines for a new generation of museum professionals and…

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Judge William O.E. Sterling/Constitution Day Lecture

September 19 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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We the Whole People: Creating a More Perfect Union from Imperfect People How does a document written 230 years ago continue to guide a fractured modern republic?  What are the principles that underlie the success of the world’s oldest written national constitution?  And what are the stories of the Americans who sought to expand the definition of “We the People”?  From the Cherokee Nation to Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, these voices resonate today with a call to fulfill…

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Brome Howard Slave Quarter Tour

September 20 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Brome Howard Inn, 18281 Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Brome Howard Quarters

Museum Studies Week 2017 Public Discourse and the African American Experience Brome Howard Slave Quarter Tour The Brome Plantation Quarter is the last survivor of a row of dwellings for the enslaved African American community at St. Mary's City.  They were built in the 1840s for a group that grew to 59 persons by the Civil War.  The tour will review the research findings about this community and how life changed for them after emancipation.  Both archaeology and documentary research…

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