Science… What Is It Good For?, with Linda Silka on May 9

Science and the opinions of scientists are increasingly under attack. Why is this, and what can we learn from the public perception of science and scientific research? How do our attitudes toward change inform our understanding of science progress, and the scientific method of inquiry? Dr. Silka will explore these questions and address the crucial link between policy decision-making and scientific research.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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Dr. Leroy Rowe to Speak about Race & Justice in America on Tuesday, April 25

Black Lives Matter protest against St. Paul police brutality | by Fibonacci BlueDr. Leroy M. Rowe received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri. Professor Rowe’s research and teaching interests focus on the social and political experiences of African Americans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with an emphasis on race, gender, and sexuality. Join Dr. Rowe as he discusses race and justice in America today. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

Poetry Reading on April 27: CEHS Students and Poet Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan

Kathy Mangan is Professor of English at McDaniel College in Maryland, where she has taught for more than three decades. Her poems have been published in some of the nation’s most prestigious literary journals, and her work has been included in numerous anthologies. She with be joined by CEHS student poets, who will have spent the day working with her in our annual Gabriel A. Zimpritch Poetry Symposium. The public reading will take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome to listen!

Nick Mills to Discuss the Failed Interventions in the Middle East and the Rise of ISIS

Toy soldier standing on map of Middle EastTONIGHT!  In the 1980s Afghan insurgents were fighting the occupiers from the USSR, and the US was providing “clandestine” support to the mujaheddin. After 9/11,the US drove the Taliban from Afghanistan and became the new occupying power. The Taliban became the new mujaheddin and fought against US/NATO forces and the Afghan government, much as earlier insurgents had fought against the USSR. Fifteen years later the US is withdrawing, leaving behind a shaky Afghan government with the Taliban at the gates. History is about to repeat itself. 

Why did our intervention fail? And what will become of Afghanistan? Author and former communications professor Nick Mills will address these questions on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.