Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Nagasaki rising 18,000 m (59,000 ft) into the air on the morning of August 9, 1945. Via Wikimedia Commons

March 29 Common Hour: How real is the threat of nuclear war?

The first and only time nuclear weapons were used was 72 years ago. Why does a threat that seemed so unthinkable now seem eminent? At 11 a.m. March 29 in T-102, join faculty members Lee Whitted and John Sterlacci, who will engage in a discussion of the possibility of nuclear war.

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March 22 Common Hour: Diversity Discussions

At 11 a.m. March 22 in T-102, join our panelists, campus leaders in diversity matters, for a discussion of some of the important diversity issues relevant to your campus experience and your future work experience.

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March 22 Common Hour: Diversity Discussions

At 11 a.m. March 22 in T-102, join our panelists, campus leaders in diversity matters, for a discussion of some of the important diversity issues relevant to your campus experience and your future work experience. 

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March 15 Common Hour: Classroom Mindfulness

Join faculty presenter Lisa Strahley from the Education Department at 11 a.m. march 15 in T-101 to find out how you can become more mindful, as well as more relaxed and successful, in your college courses.

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March 15 Common Hour: Poetry and Politics

At 11 a.m. March 15 in T-102, come hear local poets read from their works and share their thoughts on the theme of politics. Faculty presenters and guests include Marcia Blackburn, J. Barrett Wolf and a wide variety of local poets.

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March 15 Common Hour: Classroom Mindfulness

Join faculty presenter Lisa Strahley from the Education Department at 11 a.m. march 15 in T-101 to find out how you can become more mindful, as well as more relaxed and successful, in your college courses.

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March 15 Common Hour: Poetry and Politics

At 11 a.m. March 15 in T-102, come hear local poets read from their works and share their thoughts on the theme of politics. Faculty presenters and guests include Marcia Blackburn, J. Barrett Wolf and a wide variety of local poets.

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March 8 Common Hour: Sexual Harassment, #MeToo Campaign and Victories

Join panelists at 11 a.m. March 8 in T-101 for a discussion of the most important gender issues of today, both the struggles and the victories. The discussion — Gender Issues: Sexual Harassment, #MeToo Campaign and Victories — will include faculty presenter I.J. Byrnes and student leaders from the Women’s Discussion Group.

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March 8 Common Hour: Point-Counterpoint

Join two panelists with divergent points of view — faculty presenters Scott Corley and Carla Michalak — at 11 a.m. March 8 in T-102 for a discussion of the most important current events of the day.

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March 8 Common Hour: Point-Counterpoint

Join two panelists with divergent points of view — faculty presenters Scott Corley and Carla Michalak — at 11 a.m. March 8 in T-102 for a discussion of the most important current events of the day.

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March 1 Common Hour: LGBTQ+ Representation in Japanese Animation

LGBTQ+ representation has been present in Japanese animation since the 1990s. Our panel, from the Japanese Culture and Animation Club Executive Board, will explore standard anime titles and themes in exploring the impact on western otaku culture, as well as LGBTQ+ policy in Japan. The final 10 minutes will be reserved for a question and answer session.