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Guest Speaker: Andrei Markovits

As part of its World Affairs Colloquium Series, LWCA is hosting speaker Andrei Markovits on Monday, March 2, 6:30pm, Addlestone 227.

Andrei S. Markovits is an Arthur Thurnau and Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He holds professorships in the departments of Political Science, Sociology, and Germanic Languages and Literatures. Markovitz is widely published on a broad range of topics, from European social democracy and labor to new social movements and Green parties; from anti-Americanism and antisemitism in Europe to the changing nature of human-animal relations in the United States; from the history of Jewish students at the University of Michigan to many aspects of comparative sports culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

His work is published in 15 languages.  A winner of multiple teaching awards, he has taught at many universities in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Israel and has lectured throughout Europe and North America.

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Faculty Lecture Series: How America has Stayed Together… Most of the Time

Associate Professor of Communications and Director of Graduate Studies at the College of Charleston, Dr. Michael Lee kicks off the 2020 Faculty Lecture Series with “Disunion: How America Has Stayed Together…Most of the Time”.

Built from his upcoming Honors College colloquium of the same name, Disunion details the long history of American secession movements since 1776. What makes a nation a nation? Why do nations disintegrate? What are the limits of national and local power? From the inauguration of the American project, to the Civil War, and beyond. Dr. Lee explores primary texts from anti-Federalists, Southern Fire-Eaters, abolitionists, and others, as well as quintessential works by Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln.

Join the Honors College and Friends of the Library on Tuesday, February 18th in the Addlestone Library, Room 227 at 3:30pm. Reserve your free seats here! Food and refreshments will be available.

 

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Rapper Linqua Franqa to Perform at The Royal American

Mariah Parker is a young, black, openly queer, community organizer, recently elected city council woman in Athens, GA who is also a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of Georgia, and rapper. After speaking at the College on February 27th, Parker will  be performing under her stage name, Linqua Franqa, at The Royal American on Friday, February 28th at 6pm (no cover charge). Parker’s visit to the College is being supported by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, as well as the Honors College and other departments/programs on campus.

Posted on February 12, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Call for Academic and Creative Submissions

University of Minnesota Duluth’s Honors Program is currently seeking academic and creative submissions for the 2020 issue of Aisthesis, its undergraduate honors journal. As an interdisciplinary publication, academic work, including honors capstone projects, literature reviews, and research articles from all fields of research are welcome. Creative submissions of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, short film, multimedia, and photography) are also encouraged. If you are hoping to build your resume, share your work, and publish as an undergraduate, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

The submission deadline is March 20, 2020. Guidelines can be found here.

Please email questions to honorsaisthesis@d.umn.edu and follow the Aisthesis Facebook page for updates.

Posted on February 10, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Research

Advocacy and Accessibility Workshop

On February 20th, the Honors College is hosting a workshop on disability rights and advocacy, led by CofC grad Alex Jackson, a local disability rights advocate, and Erin Ulmer, a graduate of the Honors College and Executive Director of Camp Rise Above. Students interested in disability rights, advocacy, and/or the intricacies of nonprofit organizations should strongly consider attending.

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Spring 2020 Career and Internship Fair

The Career Center’s annual Spring Career and Internship Fair is being held Thursday, February 13 from 1:00-4:00pm in TD Arena. This is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with company representatives who are interested in hiring interns, as well as part-time and full-time employees. View company and organization details on Handshake.

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

Non-Traditional Study Abroad Student Panel

The Center for International Education is hosting a student panel to share the opportunities and benefits of studying abroad in non-traditional locations. Come hear from fellow CofC students who have studied in South Korea, Argentina, Jordan, Estonia, and South Africa and why you should consider programs outside of Western Europe.

This event will be held Thursday, February 20 from 4:00-5:00pm in Stern 201 and will include a Q&A session with the study abroad alumni and CIE advisors.

Contact studyabroad@cofc.edu with questions.

Posted on February 5, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Study Abroad

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