Public Events

Human Evolutionary History - Progress and Challenges

2/24/2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

How many human (hominin) species existed in the past? How good are we at distinguishing them from the ancestors of the other apes? How has climate change influenced our 6 million years of evolution? To hear the answers to these and other questions, come here a talk by one of the world's preeminent paleoanthropologists, Dr. Bernard Wood, Professor of Human Origins at the George Washington University. Free and open to the public.

John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading

3/1/2017

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The annual John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading will feature a number of his colleagues and friends reading John's work. John Engels was a beloved colleague and internationally known poet whose memory and work we keep alive each year with this event.

Faculty Colloquium Series in the Humanities

3/2/2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Prof. Lorrie Smith (English) will give a presentation entitled: “Black Texts, White Teacher: Reflections on an Evolving Pedagogy.”

Common Ground Guest Speaker: John Gilroy

3/2/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

I want love, but sometimes it feels like no one sees me. This intimate workshop covers the intersection of sexuality and disability. It involves discussions surrounding ableism and disability stereotypes. It analyzes how ableist thought is often ingrained within our searches for significant others, as well as how we can work together to empower ourselves and work to deconstruct ableist thought and systems within our communities.

Quebec Film Series -- Le gout d'un pays

3/3/2017

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Film

The screening is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Boston.The film is shown in French with English subtitles.Is there a connection between making maple syrup and the essence of Québécois identity? This odd question takes an unexpected but entirely relevant turn in Le goût d’un pays. Centered on a poignant dialogue between Gilles Vigneault and Fred Pellerin, the film records the testimonials of amateur and professional producers, creating a tribute to one of our natural treasures. It is also a unique, positive reflection on the relationship between the people of Quebec and the land. There’s no cynical defeatism or idle navel-gazing here: Le goût d’un pays is a clarion call for an awakening of the Québécois people and their love for a land open to all and proud of its natural wealth.

International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to Peace

3/6/2017

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Maryann Cusimano Love is an associate professor of international relations at the Catholic University of America and an expert on international security and peacebuilding. She is a member of the advisory board of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the core group for the U.S. Department of State's Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy, and the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee. She has served as a fellow at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She has also taught at the Pentagon and consulted for the National Intelligence Council, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, UN working group on human trafficking, and served on the board of Jesuit Refugee Services. Her publications include Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2011, fourth edition) and Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism (forthcoming). She holds a B.A. from St. Joseph's University, M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. International Religious Freedom: From Genocide to PeaceDr. Maryann Cusimano-Love will discuss the current situation of Religious Freedom in Iraq and other countries in the region.

Annual Kuntz Lecture

3/7/2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

'FENIANS! Irishmen attack Canada - In 1866, militant nationalists in the original Irish Republican Army crossed the border from Vermont and New York to strike a blow against Great Britain for the independence of Ireland. Trains brought hundreds of members of the Fenian Brotherhood from northeastern states to St. Albans. Lecture and displays by Liam McKone at 7 PM on March 7 in the Farrell Room, St. Edmund’s Hall, will describe this little-known armed conflict. Weapons and clothing will be available for you to portray men and women of the era and take a 'selFenian' photo.'

Inflatable Sculpture Exhibition

3/8/2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit/Showcase

Please join us for a one day exhibition of inflatable sculptures made by students in the Sculpture: Subject and Object course.

Quebec Film Series -- La ou Attila passe

3/8/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

The film is shown in French with English subtitles. The event is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government Office in Boston.This second film by Turkish-Québécois director Onur Karaman paints a touching portrait of a young man at a crossroads. Atilla (Émile Schneider) is lost, drifting through life without initiative or purpose.Follow this link for a trailer:http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movies/movie-review-la-ou-atilla-passe-a-turkish-quebecois-coming-of-age-story

Math & Cookies Hour

3/9/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Quebec Film Series -- La passion d'Augustine

3/24/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

The film is shown in French with English subtitles. The screening is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government office in Boston.In a small convent school in rural Quebec, Mother Augustine provides a musical education to young women no matter their socio-economic background. However, with the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec's Quiet Revolution, the school's future is at peril.

Quebec Film Series -- Embrasse-moi comme tu m'aimes

3/27/2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Film

The film is shown in French with English subtitles. The screening is made possible thanks to the Quebec Government office in Boston.In 1940s Montreal, a young man wrestles with his emotions for his domineering twin sister and his best friend's girlfriend.

Talk by Terry Tempest Williams

3/29/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Green Up and the Environmental Studies Program are sponsoring a talk by Terry Tempest Williams, an award-winning and internationally celebrated environmental author and activist and one of the most influential defenders of America's wild places. Says Nat Lewis of the English and Environmental Studies faculty, “She is a great fit for St. Mike's because of her long-standing commitment not only to the natural environment but to spiritual practices and ethical reflection.” Terry Tempest Williams has been called 'a citizen writer,' a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, she has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. 'So here is my question,' she asks, 'what might a different kind of power look like, feel like, and can power be redistributed equitably even beyond our own species?' She is currently the Provostial Scholar at Dartmouth College. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:'Table Normal'; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:''; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:'Times New Roman',serif;} Terry Tempest Williams

Rabbi Wall Lecture: Rev. Patrick Desbois

3/29/2017

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture/Speaker

The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews. Father Desbois is currently Director of the Episcopal Committee for Relations with Judaism, which is connected with the French Conference of Bishops. His work has been sanctioned by the Pope, recognized and encouraged by the President of France and supported in Europe and the United States. In 2004, he joined leaders in the French Catholic and Jewish community in founding Yahad-In Unum (“together” in Latin and in Hebrew), an organization which works to further relations between Catholics and Jews. Its largest and most ambitious initiative is to locate and commemorate the mass executions of Jewish and Roma victims of the Holocaust in the Ukraine and Belarus during World War II. Father Desbois is the author of 'The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews', Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, and the 'Fabric of Terrorists: Into the Secrets of Daesh,' based on his investigation of the Yezidid genocide in Iraq.

Math & Cookies Hour

3/30/2017

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Social

Math and Cookies social hour. Everyone is welcome!

Sigma Beta Delta Induction

3/31/2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ceremony

Business Administration & Accounting Honors Society Induction - Sigma Beta Delta

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

3/31/2017

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ceremony

The Saint Michael’s College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honors society, inducts new student members.

Prof. William Bialek: A Physicist's View of Life

4/4/2017

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lecture/Speaker

Dr. William Bialek, the Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics at Princeton University, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, delivers a lecture entitled 'More Perfect than we Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life.' This lecture gives a tour of beautiful phenomena, from microscopic events inside a developing embryo to our own perception and decision making, in which evolution has selected for mechanisms that operate near the limits of what is allowed by the laws of physics. A theoretical physicist interested in the phenomena of life, Bialek is known for work emphasizing the approach of biological systems to the fundamental physical limits on their performance. In particular, his research contributes to the understanding of coding and computation in the brain.

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