McKeldin Library, Special Events Room, 6th Floor

Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Revolution of '28 explores the career of New York governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith. Robert Chiles peers into Smith's work and uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans in the early twentieth century. Part of the UMD Libraries Speaking of Books... Conversations with Campus Authors event series, featuring book talks by faculty authors from the University of Maryland.

Contact: Eric Nils Lindquist, ericl@umd.edu
 

Arab Women's Activism and Socio-Political Transformation

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

This book illustrates how Arab women have been engaging in three ongoing parallel struggles, before, during, and after the Arab Spring: the political struggle to pave the road for democracy, freedom, and reform; the social struggle to achieve gender equality and fight all forms of injustice and discrimination against women; the legal struggle to chart new laws which can safeguard both the political and the social gains. The contributors argue that while the political upheavals were oftentimes more prevalent and visible, they should not overshadow the parallel social and legal revolutions.  Part of the UMD Libraries Speaking of Books... Conversations with Campus Authors event series, featuring book talks by faculty authors from the University of Maryland.

Contact: Judy Markowtiz, judym@umd.edu
 

Sex & Gender in Academia

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Panelists will address sex and gender issues faced by students, faculty and staff in social encounters and the campus workplace as well as in research. 

Featured Speakers:
Catherine Carroll, J.D.
Director and Title IX Officer, Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

Ryan Curtis, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lecturer, Department of Psychology

Ellin Scholnick, Ph.D.
Faculty Ombuds Officer

Carol Stabile, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Women's Studies 

Ashwini Tambe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Women's Studies

Lunch will be provided. The program will begin promptly at noon. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to get your lunch and get settled.

Contact: Lily Griner griner@umd.edu

Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Declaration of Independence states that all people are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these is the pursuit of happiness. But is happiness available equally to everyone in America today? How about elsewhere in the world? Carol Graham draws on cutting-edge research linking income inequality with well-being to show how the widening prosperity gap has led to rising inequality in people's beliefs, hopes, and aspirations.

Part of the UMD Libraries Speaking of Books... Conversations with Campus Authors event series, featuring book talks by faculty authors from the University of Maryland.

Contact: Judy Markowtiz judym@umd.edu

Aggression, Testosterone and the Biological Basis of Behavior

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: McKeldin Library, Special Events Room, 6th Floor
Cost: Free
See: http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/ball

Description: Many people assume that biological variables determine behavior in an immutable manner. Such inflexibility is thought to be a constraint on behavioral change thus discouraging societies in attaining certain goals. These ideas are related to the notion that there is a Human Nature that limits us. While there is no question that all behavior ultimately has a biological basis of some sort there is a causal web involving biological variables such as genes, hormones and nervous system activity that is profoundly modified by experience and culture.
 

The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

A Conversation with Campbell F. Scribner, Assistant Professor, College of Education. Part of the UMD Libraries Speaking of Books... Conversations with Campus Authors event series, featuring book talks by faculty authors from the University of Maryland.

Contact: Tahirah Akbar-Williams takbarwi@umd.edu

Yes, We Still Can: Diversity & Inclusion Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

This year's "Yes, We Still Can" Conference on Diversity & Inclusion in Library and Information Science (CIDLIS) is designed to promote immediate collaboration and activity in response to recent social and political events directly impacting diversity and inclusion policies, practices, and services for professionals, institutions, and the public. 

With the theme of Yes, We Still Can, CIDLIS 2017 will feature a discussion-based format, using panels, talks, small group discussions, and a town hall discussion to explore the ways in which we can advocate, engage, educate, organize, improve lives, and change communities. CIDLIS 2017 is intended to help generate an action plan for what we all can do now.
FREE EVENT, Registration Required. Register and learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cidlis-2017-yes-we-still-can-registration-3...

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