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23
FEB

Feminist Mixer

4 p.m. / G06 Hodges Hall

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Resource Center will host a Feminist Mixer on Friday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Women's Resource Center and LGBTQ+ Center in G06 Hodges Hall. Join them for snacks, community, games and door prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

26
FEB

Author Dennis Hinrichsen to give reading as Virginia Butts Sturm Writer-in-Residence

7:30 p.m. / Milano Reading Room, WVU Downtown Library

Author Dennis Hinrichsen will give a reading as the West Virginia University Department of English’s 2017-18 Virginia Butts Sturm Writer-in-Residence. He will read on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Downtown Library’s Milano Reading Room.

27
FEB

Lying and Deception: A Happy Marriage

4 p.m. / Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair

Ishani Maitra, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, is giving a talk on "Lying and Deception: A Happy Marriage" on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Mountainlair Student Union's Mountaineer Room. 

28
FEB

Wisconsin's Sand Mining Wars: Confronting Corporate Power Along the Fracking Commodity Chain

12 p.m. / Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair Student Union

Thomas Pearson, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, will present a lecture on "Wisconsin's Sand Mining Wars: Confronting Corporate Power Along the Fracking Commodity Chain" on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m. in the Mountainlair Student Union's Shenandoah Room. The event is sponsored by the WVU Department ofSociology and Anthropology. 

01
MAR

Birthing Liberation

7:30 p.m. / 209 Armstrong Hall

Ameenah Shakir, an assistant professor of African American history at Florida A&M University, will present a lecture examining Helen Dickens' leadership of the Pan American Medical Women's Alliance (PAMWA), which was comprised of doctors from Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the United States. Dickens served as PAMWA president from 1968-1973. Under her leadership, PAMWA included a sustained effort to increase membership of women of African descent. Specifically, her research questions how differing notions of race and ethnicity informed women's medical professional organizations across transnational boundaries. It will conclude with the effects of PAMWA on women's minority medical school enrollment.

02
MAR

Teen Sexting and Cyberdating Abuse

1 p.m. / Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair Student Union

The WVU Department of Communication Studies will host a guest lecture by Joris Van Ouytsel from the University of Antwerp, Belgium on Friday, March 2 at 1 p.m. in the Mountainlair Student Union's Mountaineer Room. He will discuss how digital media have influenced teenagers' romantic relationships with an emphasis on sexting and cyberdating abuse among adolescents. 

02
MAR

Giant Telescopes of the Future

7 p.m. / G09 White Hall

Sarah Kendrew, an astronomer and instrument scientist at the European Space Agency, will give a talk on “The Giant Telescopes of the Future” on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in G09 White Hall. She will discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, which is NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency’s flagship infrared space mission for the next decade. Scheduled for launch in spring 2019, the telescope and spacecraft are now in the final stages of integration and testing. She will present an overview of the mission status and of the capabilities of the telescope’s instrumentation and discuss other giant telescopes planned for future launches.

22
MAR

2018 Callahan Lecture

7:30 p.m. / G09 White Hall

The massacre of more than 300 peaceful demonstrators in Tlatelolco’s Plaza of Three Cultures by military and paramilitary troops on October 2, 1968 destroyed most of the creditability of the revolutionary regime and shaped the history of recent Mexico. In the short run, the event ensured that the Olympics Games, beginning in just weeks, would occur without disruption, at least by Mexican students and other demonstrators. In the long run, it cast a shadow that motivated political, social and cultural efforts to change the nation. A generation of politicians, students, workers, women and indigenous leaders have endeavored to democratize Mexico. Their efforts have focused on creating much more than an electoral democracy, but a society of laws, built on recognition and respect for individual civil, human and social rights free of violence. This presentation, which features a visual case study, examines the shadow cast by Tlatelolo over the past 50 years. 

22
MAR

Nick Flynn Reading

7:30 p.m. / Milano Room, WVU Downtown Library

The Department of English will host a reading by Nick Flynn on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Downtown Library's Milano Reading Room. 

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APR
26
APR

Department of English Spring Homecoming

Various Times / Various Locations