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Public Events for Monday, May 13, 2013

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Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Exhibition Guatemala: In Words and Images

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00 PM
Location: 
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Annie Chuprevich, Administrative Specialist, CAHS
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4221
Contact Email: 
achuprevich@usm.maine.edu

This exhibition is in the elevator lobby on the 6th floor and may be viewed during open Glickman Library hours.

David Carey Jr.

Guatemala: In Words and Images exhibits materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991, and is the culmination of four years of work by USM students Chriss Sutherland and Lucas Desmond who were responsible for arranging and describing the collection. Some of the documents from this collection informed the new publication Distilling the Influence of Alcohol, edited by David Carey Jr., USM Professor of History and CAHS Associate Dean.

The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.

This collection spans an extensive historical period and comprehensively represents the demographic, social, and political reality of one of Guatemala’s most important departments. By providing evidence of the colonial and neocolonial structures of the Guatemalan government and Catholic Church, this collection shines a historic light on the present situation in Sacatepéquez and Guatemala more broadly. Guatemalan scholar and activist Christopher Lutz and two native Guatemalan archivists Eddy Gaytán and Héctor Concohá Ch’et assembled the collection throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. The materials are photocopies of original documents from the Archivo General de Centro América, the Archivo Histórico Arquidiocesano Francisco de Paula García Pelaez, both located in Guatemala City, and the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain.

Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History.

book cover Distilling the Influence of AlcoholSugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, so much so that researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life. Alcohol helped build family livelihoods, boost local economies, and forge the nation. It also shaped Guatemala's turbulent categories of ethnicity, race, class, and gender. Drawing from archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic sources, the contributors to this volume investigate aguardiente's role from the colonial era to the twentieth century. Topics include women in the alcohol trade, taverns as places of social unrest, and tension between Maya and State authorities. By tracing Guatemala's past, people, and national development through the channel of an alcoholic beverage, Distilling the Influence of Alcohol opens new directions for Central American historical and anthropological research.

April 25, 2013 to May 31, 2013
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6th floor Elevator Lobby, Glickman Library, USM Portland campus
Exhibition of materials from The Guatemala Collection: Government and Church Documents for Sacatepéquez: 1587-1991.
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Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Maine DOT Building, Augusta, Room 227
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Ball
Contact Phone: 
956-0244
Contact Email: 
cball@usm.maine.edu

Learn more about the Muskie School's Public Policy and Management program!

Realize your career goals and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Meet Carolyn Ball, associate professor of public policy and management, and learn more about:

  • Our Master's in Public Policy and Management program
  • Flexible course offerings, including evening, distance, and online courses
  • Opportunities to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in social policy analysis, applied research and evaluation methods, public management, or nonprofit management
  • Career prospects for our graduates, and more

May 13, 2013
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Maine DOT Building, Augusta, Room 227
Learn more about the Public Policy and Management Program at the USM Muskie School of Public Service!
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Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Information Session: Public Policy and Management Program

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, May 13, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Burton Cross Building, Augusta, Room 104
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Ball
Contact Phone: 
956-0244
Contact Email: 
cball@usm.maine.edu

Learn more about the Muskie School's Public Policy and Management program!

Realize your career goals and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a difference. Meet Carolyn Ball, associate professor of public policy and management, and learn more about:

  • Our Master's in Public Policy and Management program
  • Flexible course offerings, including evening, distance, and online courses
  • Opportunities to earn a Certificate of Graduate Study in social policy analysis, applied research and evaluation methods, public management, or nonprofit management
  • Career prospects for our graduates, and more

May 13, 2013
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Burton Cross Building, Augusta, Room 104
Learn more about the Public Policy and Management program at the USM Muskie School of Public Service!
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The Philosopher's Dome

The Philosopher's Dome

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, August 12, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Monday, September 9, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Southworth Planetarium
Contact Name: 
Edward Gleason
Contact Phone: 
207-780-4249
Contact Email: 
egleason@usm.maine.edu

The Philosopher's Dome

Socrates


THE PHILOSOPHER'S DOME


A new discussion group from the planetarium that brought you the "Midnight Metaphysics Society."    Are you interested in contemplation? Do you want to engage in philosophical discussions with like-minded people?    Would you like to discuss and contemplate in a star dome? 


Four philosophers


"The Philosopher's Dome" involves a lecture format.  Share your ideas about the profoundest questions of life, nature, ethics, and a variety of other topics.     The only pre-requisite is an interest in philosophy and an inclination to share that interest with others.


And, you determine the cost:  admission by donation.


Location: Southworth Planetarium


Call 207-780-4249  or e-mail  egleason@usm.maine.edu for more information. 

May 13, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Southworth Planetarium
A new program begins at the planetarium. Enter "The Philosopher's Dome" and join others in philosophical discussions. Admission by donation
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