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Why F&M?

Joel Martin Provost and Dean of The Faculty, Franklin & Marshall College September 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium From 1988 to 2000, Dr. Joel Martin taught at Franklin & Marshall College in the Department of Religious Studies. As he reenters the F&M community in his new role as Provost, he has many questions […]

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That Day in September

Artie Van Why Playwright, author and actor September 11, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Join Artie Van Why, Playwright, Author and Survivor, who will vividly and poignantly recapture what it was like to live through that day–September 11th–downtown New York City at Ground Zero.  Artie presents from the heart and provides a beautiful tribute […]

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First There Was Harmony: From F&M to a Career in the Arts

Bruce Sussman ‘71 Co-author of songs written for artists, films, television programs and stage musicals September 18, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts Bruce Sussman ‘71 will discuss his path from F&M in the late 60s and early 70s to renown in the world of the musical arts.  His […]

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Organic Solutions to a Broken Food System

Jeff Moyer Farm Manager at Rodale Institute September 25, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Lancaster is a remarkable place to enjoy the local bounty, and farming has had authority here for centuries. There are few things more intimate than what we put on our own plates. Jeff Moyer understands this, and will be bringing […]

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Who Rules Lancaster?

F&M Votes Panel presentation October 2, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium A forum intended to alert the F&M campus community to how governance at the local level, rather than national, directly affects their everyday lives. The panelists include distinguished members of the F&M faculty, local elected officials, and party leaders. Students will be encouraged […]

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Beyond Conquest: Teaching and Learning about Native America in the 21st Century

Mary Ann Levine Associate Professor of Anthropology and 2014 Recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Franklin & Marshall College December 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts Mary Ann Levine earned her BA with First-Class Honours from McGill University in Montréal […]

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Ocean Apocalypse Now

Jeremy Jackson Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography November 20, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Description of event: Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are massively degrading ocean ecosystems with alarming implications for biodiversity and human wellbeing. Coral reefs are dying, fisheries are collapsing, and formerly productive coastal […]

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Moving Souls: Dance For Its Time

Fall Dance Concert November 13. 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Featuring excerpts from a work by seminal modern dancer and choreographer Isadora Duncan, this Fall Dance Concert preview participates in F&M’s year-long commemoration of the start of World War I. Seminal modern dance visionary Isadora Duncan threw her artistic and humanitarian efforts into supporting […]

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Remembering World War I After 100 Years

Scott Salmon ‘12 Along with the F&M Orchestra November 6, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium The F&M community commemorates Veterans Day and the centenary of the First World War with music, poetry, and a presentation by Scott Salmon (F&M ‘12), “World War I at F&M.”  

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Making Sense of our Violent Times: The First World War in Transnational Perspective

Jay M. Winter Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Department of History, Yale University October 30, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium A new generation of historians have brought forth a new approach to the history of the First World War.  It is a transnational approach, emphasizing the global features of the first war between […]

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