College Commemorates Italian Chiavari Day

from: http://news.cofc.edu/2012/09/27/college-commemorates-italian-chiavari-day/

On October 25, 2012, the College of Charleston will host Chiavari Day, a cultural celebration of the Northern Italian Riviera that includes vintage cars, a Grammy award winner, and delicious food. The event is open to the public and free of charge. A donation of $10 is recommended.

Starting at 4:30 p.m., vintage Ferrari, Maserati and Fiat cars will be on display in front of Physicians Auditorium.

At 5:00 p.m., the Italian Studies program will host three Ligurian guests who will each showcase their unique expertise. Chef Luca Mangiante will prepare a delicious sampling of regional dishes such as the famous Genovese pesto with gnocchi and farinata. Artisan Carlo Repetto will demonstrate his talent with papercraft. In a student workshop, Professor Silvana Badano will speak about the rich architecture and intriguing history of Genova and Chiavari.

At 5:30 p.m. College of Charleston graduate Jessica Bruce will recount her study abroad experience in Chiavari and show photos from her trip. Following, there will be a musical performance by percussionist and four-time Grammy award winner Glen Velez and world renowned clarinetist Nina Stern, who performed in the Orchestra della Scala of Milano.

This event is in partnership with Bacco Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant and the Dino Olivetti Foundation (Boston).

For information, please contact Mike Maher at mahermj@cofc.edu or Massimo Maggiari at maggiarim@cofc.edu.

 

Students: Get Published!

Have you conducted an independent research or study project that you would like to share with a wide audience?
Are you looking for an opportunity to get published?

Check out this great opportunity with the Journal of International Relations
(a publication of the Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society)

Submissions are due by January 13, 2012

MOJA Arts Festival: September 27 – October 7, 2012

2012 marks Charleston’s 29th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the 2012 MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites. The upcoming festival is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 7, 2012. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free and the remainder are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 – $35.

http://www.mojafestival.com/home/

Black Power Conference: RECAP

Check out this video about the successful Black Power Conference held Sept. 21-22, 2012:

 

On September 21st & 22nd, 2012, the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will host a public history symposium and community event on the topic of “The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the Twentieth Century and Beyond”. 

Registration is required, however attendance at the events is free for all CofC faculty, staff and students.

For full information, including instructions for submitting papers and a schedule of events, visit: http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/black-power-conference/

To see the College of Charleston’s Media Office press release regarding this event: http://news.cofc.edu/2012/08/23/avery-research-center-to-host-black-power-conference/

The Post & Courier has published an article about this event and includes event details: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120916/PC1204/120919500/1015/black-power-and-its-impact-topic-of-avery-center-conference

The event was also covered in The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ce2d2d600c1d4e3aa0548d0fc3b1f379/SC–Black-Power

 

Black Power Conference: RECAP

Check out this video about the successful Black Power Conference held Sept. 21-22, 2012:

 

On September 21st & 22nd, 2012, the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture will host a public history symposium and community event on the topic of “The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the Twentieth Century and Beyond”. 

Registration is required, however attendance at the events is free for all CofC faculty, staff and students.

For full information, including instructions for submitting papers and a schedule of events, visit: http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/black-power-conference/

To see the College of Charleston’s Media Office press release regarding this event: http://news.cofc.edu/2012/08/23/avery-research-center-to-host-black-power-conference/

The Post & Courier has published an article about this event and includes event details: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120916/PC1204/120919500/1015/black-power-and-its-impact-topic-of-avery-center-conference

The event was also covered in The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ce2d2d600c1d4e3aa0548d0fc3b1f379/SC–Black-Power

 

Brown Bag Tuesday: September 25th

Join us in the AAST conference room (RSS 230) on the last Tuesday of each month for camaraderie and good discussion. 

At our Brown Bag meeting on September 25th we will discuss the following topic:
Are Black Men in Crisis?

-Is it true that there are more black men imprisoned today than there were enslaved in 1860?
-Is it true that it costs more to imprison someone for a year than it costs to send him to college?
-Is true that there are more black men in prison than there are in college?

The drop-in is informal.  Come when you can. Stay as long as you like. There will be snacks, but please feel free to bring your own lunch.

Subsequent meeting will be on November 27