People’s Front of Judea!? SPLINTERS!

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Majors and Friends Join us for a Student/Faculty Mixer PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT Thurs. 11/10 5:00-7:30 p.m. Pizza in CPR Lounge, then movie in 210 JFH … [Read more...]

PROTESTS IN IRAN : CONTEXT, STRATEGIES, AND (LIKELY) CONSEQUENCES OCT 26 4 PM

PROTESTS IN IRAN : CONTEXT, STRATEGIES, AND (LIKELY) CONSEQUENCES Join us for a panel on the ongoing protests in Iran triggered by the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini in police custody. For four weeks now, women have been protesting dress and behavior rules despite the government locking down access to the internet and social media. Panelists: Ms. Leila Asadi, Activist and Scholar Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Religion, UMW Dr. Farhang Rouhani, Associate Professor of Geography, UMW Ms. Asadi has 12 years of experience in teaching, activism, and research. Her research focuses on women's rights in Iran and the international regime on refugee protection. She has been working with the National Democratic Institute to empower civil society in Iran. OCTOBER 26 4-5:30PM MONROE 346 Sponsored by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Khatib Program in Religion and Dialogue. … [Read more...]

Pre-Law Club Donatations!

If you have the inclination, donate to the pre-law club at UMW. … [Read more...]

Aminrazavi on Recent Protests in Iran

https://wagingnonviolence.org/metta/podcast/how-iran-protests-look-to-a-dissident-of-the-shahs-regime-mehdi-aminrazavi/ … [Read more...]

Zen Garden Community Cleanup

Zen Garden Community Fall Cleanup with Todd Stewart and Bob Chilton of Gardens Unlimited Wednesday, October 5, 10 - 4 at the Zen Garden, adjacent to Farmer Hall   Come by for five minutes, half an hour, or the whole day. Lend a hand and learn more about garden design, bonsai, and the history of zen gardens from Bob and Todd. Free pizza at 1pm or thereabouts.   At day's end we will rake the Peace Ring, designed by Hiroshima bombing survivor Toshiko Tanaka, into the fresh gravel or our karesansui … [Read more...]

John McK. Camp, II, Lecture “Excavations of the Athenian Agora” Sept. 29th 5 pm

The Departments of Art & Art History  and of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion are hosting A SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE THIS THURSDAY! Thursday September 29, 2022, 5 pm Digital Auditorium / HCC 136 John McK. Camp, II Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Professor of Classics at Randolph-Macon College “Excavations of the Athenian Agora” … [Read more...]

Sadako Sasaki: Cranes for Peace Sept. 28th led by Kiyoshi Yamamoto

Wednesday, Sept. 28 5:00 pm Leidecker Center (Farmer 107B) led by: Kiyoshi Yamamoto Origami artist (and acupuncturist, massage therapist, martial arts instructor, and UMW alum) In recognition of the UN International Day of Peace and the Gardens for Peace Initiative. Kiyoshi Yamamoto will discuss the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived through the Hiroshima bombing to die of radiation poisoning in 1955 at the age of 12, and how her story inspired the peace symbolism of the origami crane. Fold your own origami crane(s) with Kiyoshi’s instruction. Origami paper will be provided. … [Read more...]

“Soft Power and Hard Power in the Thai Monarchy” Prof. Charnvit Kasetsiri,

"Soft Power and Hard Power in the Thai Monarchy" presented by Prof. Charnvit Kasetsiri, Thammasat University, Bangkok. Tuesday, August 30, 4:00 pm, Farmer 210 Prof Charnvit (PhD Cornell, 1972), is one of the world's most eminent historians of Thailand and Southeast Asia and a prominent activist. His lecture draws on themes from his recent book, Thailand: A Struggle for the Nation (Univ. of Hawaii Press 2022). Tensions between authoritarianism and calls for democratic reform have been growing in Thailand since the military coup of 2014, exploding with the protests starting in 2020 led by university and high school students calling for restoration of democracy and reform of the monarchy - a topic previously unspeakable in the country. Prof. Charnvit's lecture will discuss the historical context and what it might mean for the future.   This guest lecture is happening unusually early in the semester, due to Prof. Charnvit's short visit to the US. PDF Flyer   … [Read more...]

COME TO THE LATIN PLAY!

Please join the Roman Drama Class (Latin 352A & Classics 492) on Research & Creativity Day THIS FRIDAY April 22nd, 4 pm in the Heslep Amphitheatre for the LATIN PLAY Plautus' Curculio Rain location:  Pollard 304 PDF of poster. … [Read more...]

A Celebration of the Memory of Dr. David Cain

NOTE: LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE RAIN LOCATION, THE ROTUNDA IN JAMES FARMER HALL (formerly TRINKLE). … [Read more...]