On a dreary Feb. 3 evening, students, professors, and local residents gathered in the Blackistone Room of Anne Arundel Hall to hear University of Michigan’s Professor of Political Science Zvi Gitelman. St. Mary’s Professor of Religious Studies, Professor Katharina Von Kellenbach introduced Gitelman as her esteemed colleague whom she first met in 2006 while completing a fellowship at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Honorable Jacques S. Gansler delivered a talk at St. Mary’s Hall entitled “Issues in Defense Acquisition for the Obama Administration.” Dr. Gansler served as Undersecretary for Defense from 1997-2001, and is currently a professor at the University of Maryland as well as Director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise.
On Monday, Nov. 2, U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III visited the College, speaking on the topic of “Our Constitution’s Intelligent Design.” The speech was co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Department of Biology as the 2009 William O.E. Sterling Lecture in Law and Politics.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21, reporter Elizabeth Kolbert lectured on the history and future of climate change as revealed by Arctic ice. The lecture was based on her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, in which she chronicled the stories of scientists researching the arctic.
In Cole Cinema on Thursday, Oct. 22, Professor James Adovasio presented his lecture, “Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective,” during which he dispelled many of the misconceptions surrounding early human cultures in the New World. In 1513 the explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Read More
For Jeffrey Hammond, collecting toys from his childhood became an expensive way to procrastinate. Hammond’s Oct. 2 lecture on the 1950’s American “boy’s toy” playset was held in Cole Cinema and dedicated to a baby girl born that morning to a member of the English faculty. Hammond explained that his collection of Read More
On Thursday, September 17, the Center for the Study of Democracy sponsored a lecture on Constitution Day. Constitution Day, which commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the Constitution of the United States, was first federally recognized in 2004. The lecture was given by David O. Stewart, author of the Read More