The film “Call of Life” investigates the Earth’s unprecedented loss of biodiversity.
Join Kevin Conrad, Curator of Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository at the U.S. National Arboretum, as he talks about the various components of the arboretum from research to public gardens to education outreach.
“Representing What? Women, Judging, and Justice in the United States”
Judith Resnik is the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where she teaches about federalism, courts, equality, and citizenship. She also holds an appointment as an Honorary Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London.
Resnik’s books include “Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms” (with Dennis Curtis, Yale University Press, 2011); “Federal Courts Stories” (co-edited with Vicki C. Jackson, Foundation Press 2010); and “Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender” (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib, NYU Press, 2009). She is the co-editor (with Linda Greenhouse) of the Daedalus volume, “Inventing Courts” (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2014). Professor Resnik is also an occasional litigator and argued Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter, decided in 2009 by the United States Supreme Court. Judith Resnik has testified before Congress, before rulemaking committees of the federal judiciary, and before the House of Commons of Canada.
Free and open to the public.
Come on the new arboretum tour which now highlights avian habitat areas on campus.
Dr. Jeffrey Diamond (NIH) will give a research seminar titled “Specialized synapses shape visual signals in the retina.” He will discuss how his laboratory uses the retina as a model system to understand how the brain receives, computes, encodes, and transmits information, and how synapses and neurons perform specific computations relevant to visual processing. Free and open to the public.
Come on the new arboretum tour which now highlights important avian habitat areas.
Born in Frederick, Maryland, Brea Souders studied art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and currently lives and works in New York City. Souders’ chosen subject matter includes personal effects and specific props that she arranges in pictorial space as a visual analogy for that which is described in her titles. Her works function as experiments—a physical acting out of an abstract concept or layered subject, they balance between the literal and the figurative. Souders often employs a particular palette and light-hearted tone that belies her consideration of weighty and essential topics. Despite Souders’ preference for control over the creation of her images, her intuition is to always honor chance and the unknowable. She says of her work, “Illumination isn’t guaranteed”. Everyone is invited to bring their lunch with them for this mid-day event.
Sponsored by the Artist House Program
Happy Birthday, St. Mary’s!
Help celebrate the 175th anniversary of this institution and the official kick-off of the dodransbicentennial.
Remarks and cake cutting by President Tuajuanda C. Jordan at 12:15 pm.
The Center for the Study of Democracy welcomes back its 2014-15 Visiting Scholar, Azie Dungey. Her lecture topic is “Laugh Until You Cry: Comedy, Satire and Historical Trauma.”
Originally a tour guide at Mt. Vernon, Ms. Dungey gained popularity through her viral YouTube series, “Ask a Slave.” Currently a writer for the new Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Ms. Dungey will give the Chaney Visiting Scholar Lecture, followed by a Q&A session.