Dr. Michael Mann, a professor of meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and the recent target of skeptics of climate change, will talk about the controversy at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Schaefer Hall, room 106, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. “I will cut through the fog of disinformation that has been generated by Find out more »
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, professor of psychology at Cape Town University, South Africa, and a former member of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will describe her experiences in a public lecture at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. Her book, “A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Find out more »
The Smithsonian’s collection of Maori materials, from the indigenous people of New Zealand, is as old as the institution itself. Jennifer Wagelie will describe it and its history in “Pacific Encounters on the Potomac: The History of the Collection and Display of Maori Art at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Find out more »
A concert by the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Jazz Combo at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Montgomery Hall Room 25 will feature the music of Miles Davis, Oliver Nelson, and Charlie Parker. Local favorite Sandy Mahoney will be joining the combo to sing. The public concert is free.
The U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders, known globally as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), knows firsthand the logistical and political difficulties humanitarian organizations run into these days. Sophie Delaunay, MSF director for the past two years and this year’s Senior Nitze Fellow at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will give the first of three Find out more »
Award-winning author and poet Laila Halaby will read from her works at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Daugherty-Palmer Commons at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for the study of folklore in Jordan, a PEN/Beyond Margins Award, and is the author of two novels and a forthcoming Find out more »
What state has the most gerrymandered districts in the country? According to St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor Todd Eberly, Maryland is one of the worst. Eberly, professor of political science and public policy, and Susan Grogan, professor of political science, will lead a panel discussion on the issue after a screening of the documentary Find out more »
In William Shakespeare’s pastoral romantic comedy, “As You Like It,” nothing is as it seems. Like all of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies, including “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” and “Twelfth Night,” “As You Like It” is about love. Who will fall in love, out of love, escape love, pine for love, or have love requited? Love is Find out more »
The St. Mary’s College Jazz Combo/Ensemble, led by Don Stapleson, will perform at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the 44th annual St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The festival is home to the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest and the National Oyster Cook-Off.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland pianist Brian Ganz will conduct one of his popular piano talks at noon Friday, Oct. 7, in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall. The talks are a series of informal lecture/demonstrations where he plays and discusses composers’ works to take the audience behind the scenes.