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University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

February 2019

Gandhi after 9/11

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Doug Allen, professor of Philosophy and author of "Gandhi after 9/11: Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability." Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.  

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MHC Symposium: Panel with Jahan Ramazani

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A panel of UMaine faculty will join Jahan Ramazani in a discussion centered on his article “‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War," with relation to their own work in modern and contemporary poetry and the history of ideas. This event is part of the 2018–2019 McGillicuddy Humanities Center symposium, "War Without End: The Legacies of World War I." Jahan Ramazani is Edgar F. Shannon Professor and University Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is a…

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An Ethical-Aesthetic Critique of Violence

February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Arnold Berleant, emeritus professor of Philosophy, Long Island University. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.  

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March 2019

Girl Talk: An Inter-Generational Conversation

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Women's History Month at the University of Maine will kick off with a conversation recognizing 2019 as the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment that granted some — but of course, and significantly, not all —women the right to vote. Women from Generation Z, Generation Y, Generation X and the baby-boom generation will reflect on what women's suffrage means to them, and discuss women and voting. Judicaelle Irakoze, founder of the Portland, Maine-based organization Choose Yourself and the Girl…

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Women’s History Month Kickoff: Girl Talk — An Intergenerational Conversation

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

Join women from all generations (Z, Millennial, X and Boomer) discussing what suffrage means to them. This event is free and open to the public; registration is not required. A free reception follows the panel discussion. Sponsored by Choose Yourself, Maine NEW Leadership, UMaine Office of Leadership Development, and WGS.

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Spring WGS Colloquium Series #3

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

A talk by Dr. Jessica Miller, Associate Dean of CLAS and Professor of Philosophy, on "The Aesthetic Appeal of Romance (and Why Literary Critics Don't Get It)." For the full series schedule, view the event flyer here.

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Academic Faculty Forum

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Interested faculty are invited to attend an Academic Affairs Faculty Forum on Early College on March 6. Several initiatives are in development or have been launched which provide high school students with the opportunity to earn UMaine course credit. These initiatives serve at least two important functions: 1) providing pathways from Maine high schools into UMaine degree programs for talented students; 2) helping to ensure that students entering UMaine are prepared to succeed.  Provost Jeffrey E. Hecker and Associate Provost…

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The Wire and the Case for Radical Optimism

March 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Brian Purnell, Geoffrey Canada Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History, Bowdoin College. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.      

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Women and Resistance

March 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Panel moderated by Mazie Hough, Associate Professor of History and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies and also part of Women's History Month. Panelists are three students from the Department of History: An Nguyen, Sara Witthauer and Lucretia Grindle. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.      

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Pop-up Panel: Men’s Place in Feminism?

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
Free

From 12–1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Bangor Room, the next Pop-up Panel will feature the question "What is men’s place in feminism?" Consider the role of male advocates — is there a place for men in the feminist movement? Is their partnership necessary to achieving equal rights? This moderated panel will offer a variety of thoughts on this topic. This event is free and open to the UMaine community; registration is not required.

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April 2019

The Refugee Crisis and the Changing Face of Forced Migration in Central America

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A presentation by Dennis Chinoy and Katherine Kates, Sister Cities Project of PICA (Power in Community Alliances) based in Bangor. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.      

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Western Imperialism in the Middle East: From Napoleon to Trump

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Bangor Room, Memorial Union, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A presentation by Alex Grab, Emeritus Professor of History. Part of the Socialist and Marxist Studies Series (Controversy Series). Click here to view the series flyer.      

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