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College Connection: Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a leader in science and math education, spoke on “Promoting Access and Diversity in STEM Education” at Smith College on October 29, 2018. Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report , he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership...


College Connection: Carl Zimmer at Mount Holyoke College

Noted author and columnist Carl Zimmer addressed the implications of “Science Reporting In The Age Of Fake News” in a talk at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., on October 23, 2018. Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for The New York Times and has frequently contributed to The Atlantic , National Geographic , Time , and Scientific American , among others. He has won the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award three times, among a host of...


College Connection: John Kerry at Mount Holyoke College

John Kerry has been a prominent figure on the national scene since his anti-war activist days in the early 1970s. He went on to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, spent five terms in the United States Senate, and represented America on the world stage as Secretary of State. His new memoir Every Day Is Extra chronicles a busy and fascinating public and private life. Kerry discussed his book and offered timely reflections on current events in a conversation with Jon Western,...


Elzbieta Janicka - Identity Panic

Earlier this year, The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts welcomed several speakers to a forum on Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Poland and Israel – and the challenge from right wing regimes. Among those addressing the topic of how Holocaust memory has recently been reframed, and how it’s been used politically was historian Elzbieta Janicka of the Polish Academy of Sciences who presented her lecture "Identity Panic:...


Silvia Federici - 2018 Schocket Lecture

Activist, teacher and writer Silvia Federici was the featured speaker at Hampshire College's 11th annual Eric Schocket Memorial Lecture Series on class and culture. A professor emeritus of political philosophy and international studies at Hofstra University, Federici has long been active in the anti globalization and the anti death penalty movements and was a founding member of the committee for academic freedom in Africa. She spoke at Hampshire College on March 29, 2018


Nancy MacLean - Democracy In Chains

Nancy McLean is a professor of history and public policy at Duke University, a fellow of the Society of American Historians, and the award-winning author of many books, most recently, the 2017 National Book Award Finalist Democracy In Chains , which Booklist called, “Perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” In her talk at the University of Massachusetts on November 13th, 2017, McLean shared explores...