Maija Harkonen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Democracy, taught a three-week course in November 2017 at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Harkonen’s 50 graduate students are studying to be diplomats or to work in international business fields. Her course topic: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Russia: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Betul Basaran, associate professor of religious studies, will present a lecture focusing on women in the sharia court records of Istanbul during the late 18th century at the Library of Congress on March 13. The discussion will allow for an examination of the nature of Ottoman sharia law and women’s roles and rights. She will Find out more »
Each February, one week is dedicated to random acts of kindness. At St. Mary’s College of Maryland it doesn’t take a designated day, week, or month to invoke the kindness of those in our community. Genie Torres, office associate I for admissions, experienced the strength of the SMCM community’s kindness first-hand when she found herself Find out more »
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 10, Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations will be featured in “Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection” at The Muscarelle Museum of Art located on the campus of William & Mary. The selection presents works by more than 30 women artists including historically important figures such as Marguerite Find out more »
Adriana M. Brodsky, associate professor of history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to conduct research for four months at Tel Aviv University in Israel during the next academic year. The Fulbright program in Israel is administered by the United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF). The award is Find out more »
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology Andrew Cognard-Black recently co-authored the article “Institutional Variability in Honors Admissions Standards, Program Support Structures, and Student Characteristics, Persistence, and Program Completion” in the most recent volume of the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. Patricia J. Smith and April L. Dove were co-authors. Cognard-Black joined the faculty at St. Find out more »
Laine Doggett, professor of French, organized a session and presented “Cultivating Habits of Mind in a Course on Medieval and Early Modern Learning” at the Southeastern Medieval Association conference in Charleston, S.C., in November.
Katie Gantz, professor of French and associate dean of faculty, was an invited speaker at the biannual conference, “From Crisis Management to Innovation: Reimagining the Role of World Languages in the 21st Century.” The title of her talk: “Speaking Fluent Admin: Communicating the Value of World Languages in Times of Institutional Change.”
F.J. Talley, director of the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program at St. Mary’s College, has a second career as a mystery writer. In 2017, he published two books: “Take Hart: A Stephanie Hart Novel” and “Twin Worlds.” A third book, “Diaspora,” is set to print in 2018.
José Ballesteros, Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of the Arts, published the first anthology of Latinx poetry of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The anthology, “Knocking on the Door of the White House,” was curated and co-edited by Ballesteros and showcases the work of more than 20 D.C.-based poets and numerous translators. The anthology includes the translation work Find out more »