Social Sciences Forum

Deborah Carr: Golden Years? – Social Inequalities in Later Life

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Deborah Carr will discuss her new book, Golden Years?, in which she examines the complex ways that socioeconomic status, race, and gender shape nearly every aspect of older adults’ lives.

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Kelly Dittmar: Measuring Electoral Success – Gender and Intersectional Dynamics in Political Campaigns

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The electoral gains for women in the 2018 election were notable, but that numeric progress was not felt by all women nor did it yield gender parity in American politics.

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Candace S. Brown: The Motivation to Exercise in Age

Thursday, April 9, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Brown will present an interactive session on understanding the role that motivation plays in maintaining an active lifestyle through the lifespan.

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Gail Elizabeth Wyatt: “Getting in Your Pants” – Confronting the Lasting Effects of Racism, Sexism and the Historical Void in HIV Research and Treatment

Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00 p.m. Open year-round

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

This presentation will demonstrate how old myths and assumptions about behavior can derail prevention efforts to reduce the rates of HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and unplanned pregnancies, especially in people of color.

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Tracey Osborne: Engaged Scholarship for Climate Justice – Harnessing the Power of Colleges and Universities in the Age of the Anthropocene

Thursday, April 23, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Climate change is an urgent social and ecological crisis that requires immediate and radical action. While governments and the private sector have made some important advances toward climate change mitigation, their actions remain insufficient.

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Richard Bell: The Reverse Underground Railroad – Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Bell will discuss his new book, Stolen, a gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. Richard Bell is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. […]

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