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Drug Courts

Why Treatment-Based Alternatives Work Judge David L. Ashworth Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Thursday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Judge David L. Ashworth was elected to the bench of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas in November, 1999 and retained for a second 10 year term in November of 2009. Additionally, […]

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Emotional Reason and What It Is to Be Human

Bennett W. Helm Elijah E. Kresge Professor of Philosophy and 2012 Recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Franklin & Marshall College Thursday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium The Bradley R. Dewey Scholarship Award recognizes the faculty member who best exemplifies “the ideal of the scholar whose research efforts reflect […]

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Tracking the Militarized Global Sneaker

Cynthia Enloe Research Professor in the International Development, Community, and Environment Department Clark University Thursday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Today popular brand sneakers are made in Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Tracking your own sneakers means thinking about the women who sew and glue them. It means also asking whether militaries are used […]

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Music that Tells a Story

The F&M Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brian Norcross, Conductor Thursday, April 3 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium The program will include: Brahms, Symphony No. 3 (first movement) Smetana, The Moldau Galante, Resplendent Glory H. Owen Reed, La Fiesta Mexicana (2nd movement, Mass) Ticheli, Vesuvius The performing ensembles will be the F&M Orchestra and the […]

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A Reading with the 5th Inaugural Poet of the United States

Richard Blanco Fifth inaugural poet of the United States Thursday, March 27 at 11:30 a.m. As a historic inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist, Richard Blanco continues to travel the world, inviting audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words […]

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America, Islam, and the Unfinished Dream of Martin Luther King

Omid Safi Professor of Religion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Thursday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Dr. Omid Safi is an expert in Islam and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent books areMemories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters (HarperOne, 2009) andThe Politics […]

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Thrill of the Chaste

The Secret Life of an Amish Romance Novel Valerie Weaver Zercher, author and Amish scholar Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium A new Amish romance novel is published every four days. Valerie Weaver-Zercher, author of Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels, examines the appeal of Amish fiction to its […]

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Today’s Struggle for Civil Rights

Michael Eric Dyson Author and Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University February 27, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Michael Eric Dyson is a prominent American academic, author, and radio host. Collectively Dyson has authored and edited 18 books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, MLK Jr., Marvin Gaye, Nas, Bill Cosby, Tupac, and Hurricane […]

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Reel Life

Lessons from the World of Documentary Filmmaking Sean and Andrea Fine Academy Award winning documentary filmmakers Thursday, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. Mayser Gymnasium Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine are Academy Award winning documentary filmmakers. For sixteen years, they have circuited the globe, documenting the lives of people facing extraordinary challenges, from the devastation of […]

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Galileo Philosopher (Canceled)

Mark Peterson Professor of Physics and Mathematics on the Alumnae Foundation, Mount Holyoke College Thursday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. Canceled due to severe weather forecast Mayser Gymnasium Galileo is known and remembered for his Copernicanism, for his trial, and for his early experiments in physics, but his most important contribution, Professor Peterson argues, is […]

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