AAST to co-sponsor top feminist scholar, bell hooks, 31 August


The College of Charleston will host one of the most important feminist scholars of the last several decades on Friday, August 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. bell hooks will present “Writing Beyond Race,” a presentation exploring what it means to live a life that combines political passions and personal commitments.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Foriegn Affairs magazine student essay contest: deadline August 1!

Foreign Affairs publishes articles by today’s leaders and thinkers that tackle the most pressing issues in international relations. We want to give tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to demonstrate innovative thinking on the issues that shape their world. In the third annual Foreign Affairs Essay Contest, one undergraduate’s essay will be chosen by the readers to be published on the Foreign Affairs Web site. The winner will also receive a prize of $500, and five honorable mentions will receive a free year-long subscription to Foreign Affairs.

Essay topic: How much did U.S. foreign policy change after the last election and how much will it change after this one?

Essay length: 1,200-1,500 words

Essay submission deadline: 1 August, 2012

Submit to: FAessay@cfr.org 

For full contest details, visit: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/classroom/bulletin-board/student-essay-contest-2012

Dr. Colomina-Garrigós Presents Two Studies in Vienna, Austria

On July 17 at the 54th International Congress of Americanists, Dr. Lola Colomina-Garrigós presented two papers: “Contestatory Discourses to the Logics of Capitalism and to Globalized Cultural Production from the Southern Cone” and “Prácticas de resistencia discursiva y editorial en la producción crítico-literaria y artística de Nelly Richard y Diamela Eltit.”

The Loving Story: documentary screening & reception, 26 July

Within living memory, there was a time when inter-racial marriages were considered illegal.  Follow the story of Mildred and Richard Loving as they fought the state of Virginia to uphold their marriage. 

Avery Research Center will host a reception (5:30pm) and screening (6pm) of this documentary on July 26. 

For a full event description and details, visit: http://avery.cofc.edu/the-loving-story-documentary-screening-and-reception-thursday-july-26-2012-at-530pm-avery-research-center/

Dr. Del Mastro Directs Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session in Puerto Rico

Professor Mark P. Del Mastro participated in the 94th Annual AATSP Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he also conducted a Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session and presented two national awards: the Mario Vargas Llosa Award to Hannah Mistovich, outstanding Spanish major in the U.S., and the Order of the Discoverers to Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, Editor of the journal Hispania.

From left to right: Dr. Del Mastro, Dr. Emily Spinelli (AATSP Executive Director), Dr. Sheri Spaine Long, Dr. Liliana Soto-Fernández (AATSP Past President) and Dr. Christine Campbell (AATSP President) after the induction of Dr. Long into Sigma Delta Pi’s Order of the Discoverers during the Sigma Delta Pi reception.

Students Study Abroad in Brazil

This intensive two and a half week program examines the way in which Brazil’s historical background has contributed to the rich regional diversity of Brazilian people and society. Guided study tours to museums, cultural centers, historical sites and natural parks will be part of the two courses. Among other places, students may travel to the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, Capoeira City of Salvador, and to ecological paradises.

Watch the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbnELeX8c0Y