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    Anthropology and Sociology (April 21, 2017)

    On Thursday, April 20th, at 7 PM, Dr. David N. Pellow delivered a lecture on environmental justice to a packed Musser Auditorium. The title of his talk was “The Promise and Challenge of Environmental Justice Studies in the 21st Century.”

    Dr. Pellow is Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he directs the Global Environmental Justice Project. A leading figure in the field of Environmental Justice Studies, Dr. Pellow is author or co-author of a number of books, including, most recently, Keywords for Environmental StudiesTotal Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement; and The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America’s Eden.

    On the morning after the talk, students met with Dr. Pellow in one of Dr. Jonathan L. Clark’s courses to discuss an article Dr. Pellow had recently published: “Toward a Critical Environmental Justice Studies: Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge.”

    Dr. Pellow’s visit was part of the College’s year-long arts and lecture series on the theme of social inequality. His visit was supported by a number of organizations on campus, including the Anthropology & Sociology Department, the Arts and Lectures Committee, The Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good, the Environmental Studies Department, the History Department, the Peace and Social Justice Studies program, the African American and Africana Studies program, The Latin American Studies program, the American Studies program, and the Applied Ethics program. Several student groups also provided their support, including UC Environmental Action, USAS, and SUN.

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    English (April 20, 2017)
    Seven students presented at The Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium’s Student Reseach on Women, Gender, and Sexualities, held at Villanova University.
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    Mathematics and Computer Science (April 19, 2017)
    The math and computer science department celebrates CoSA day! 
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    Sustainability (April 19, 2017)

    Don’t dump your reusable stuff if you don’t have to!  Join in the tradition of finding homes for your unwanted stuff; get free stuff; and making new friends!

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    Anthropology and Sociology (April 18, 2017)
    Students in Professor Katharine Davis’s Introduction to Forensic Anthropology class spend a lab outdoors.
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    Business Office (April 18, 2017)
    Ellen Curcio, Associate Controller–Student Receivable, will deliver a presentation at PAYMENTS 2017 in Austin, TX on April 26, 2017.
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    Psychology (April 18, 2017)
    Vanessa Volpe was recently selected as 1 of 12 faculty members across the nation who will comprise the second cohort of faculty members in the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL)™.
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    Psychology (April 14, 2017)
    The National Council hosted the NatCon17 in Seattle, April 3-5, 2017, at the Washington State Convention Center. Preconference programs took place on Sunday, April 2.
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    Anthropology and Sociology (April 12, 2017)
    Recently, Dr. Jasmine Harris and the students in her methods course visited the Philadelphia Zoo.
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    Anthropology and Sociology (April 12, 2017)
    Professor Katharine Davis presented her research on Urban Pluriethnic Bolivia: 300BC to the Present.