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Compelling Art, Problematic Artist

On Feb. 21, members of the art faculty hosted a conversation piece titled “Compelling Art; Problematic Artist.” Structured as a round table discussion, the event sought to weigh the value of a piece of artwork against the character of the artist. In light of the #MeToo movement, such a conversation is pertinent to the output

Islam in America

Professor of Religious Studies Martyn Smith. Photo by Anton Zemba. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Professor of Religious Studies Martyn Smith gave a presentation entitled “Islam in America: The Success Story of Dearborn, Michigan.” Smith discussed the subtleties of Islamophobia and drew on his experiences taking students on trips to Dearborn to reflect on what makes

Genealogy uncovered

Genealogist Kenyatta Berry. Photo by Anton Zemba. On Feb. 5, Lawrence hosted a talk with professional genealogist Kenyatta Berry, one of the hosts of the PBS series “Genealogy Roadshow.” The event was introduced as a component of Lawrence’s Black History Month 2019 theme of migration, and featured Berry being interviewed by Karen Nelson, the diversity

Don’t be a schmuck

Postdoctoral Fellow of Jewish Studies Elliott Ratzman. Photo by Quinn Giglio. On Jan. 24, Postdoctoral Fellow of Jewish Studies Elliott Ratzman hosted a talk called “Intersections: How Not to be a Schmuck” in Sabin House. Ratzman drew upon his experiences at a workshop in Philadelphia, where he and his cohorts worked on character building in

Healthy relationship boundaries

On Jan. 15, Counseling Services staff member Kate Bellingar hosted a discussion about healthy boundary setting in relationships. The talk was held in open discussion format and educational materials were distributed. While most of us have a general idea of what healthy and unhealthy boundaries look like, attendants were given the chance to dive deeper

Ancient Science

Modern Science in the Ancient World Lecture. Photo by Nidi Garcia. On Monday, Oct. 29, members of Lawrence’s STEM faculty presented this year’s Helz Symposium entitled “Scientia Aeterna: Modern Science and the Ancient World.” The event featured six professors who gave mini-lectures on topics drawing from a broad scope of scientific fields and their applications.

Locking up our own

On October 11, Professor James Forman Jr. of Yale Law School presented a talk on his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. The book won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and deals with the persistence of mass incarceration despite rising representation of African Americans in government. Forman