Strategic Planning Forum: Vision, Mission and Values
Tuesday, October 1
3:30pm - 5pm
Sadler Center, Chesapeake Ballroom

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee will present drafts of the university’s mission and values statements.

"Sweden, The EU & the U.S.": A talk by Karin Olofsdotter, Swedish Ambassador to the U.S.
Thursday, October 3
Tucker Hall, 127A

Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, is delivering the 2019 McSwain-Walker lecture.

Guest lecture: "Imperial Cities as Capitals of Buddhist Empires" By Professor Dorothy Wong
Thursday, October 3
4pm - 5:30pm
James Blair Hall, Room 223

The period ca. 645–770 marked an extraordinary era in the development of East Asian Buddhism and Buddhist art.

    Entartete Trio
    Thursday, October 3
    Ewell Hall

    Info Session: AMES-APIA Freeman Intern Fellowships in Asia Program
    Friday, October 4
    2:15pm - 4:30pm
    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

    The current Freeman Intern Fellows returning from Asia present about their host organizations, locations, and the application process for the 2020 Freeman Intern Fellowships competition.

    ART FILM FRIDAY: Bauhaus, The Face of the 20th Century
    Friday, October 4
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Tucker Hall, Tucker Hall Theatre

    Presented as part of Muscarelle Explorations: Bauhaus at 100, this film memoir recounts the beginning of the Staatliche Bauhaus Weimar with contributions from former students and historians, a strong selection of artworks as well as archival footage. 

    Sichuan Folk Cultures Gala
    Friday, October 4
    7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
    Study Abroad Fair
    Saturday, October 5
    11:30am - 2:30pm
    Trinkle Hall

    Explore William & Mary's study abroad options.

    The State of Democracy in Brazil
    Monday, October 7
    5pm - 6pm
    James Blair Hall, Room 223

    The election of right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro represents a dramatic shift in Brazilian politics.

    Pulitzer Center Journalist Nahal Toosi Campus Lecture
    Monday, October 7
    5pm - 6:30pm
    Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room

    In collaboration with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the Charles Center presents the second lecture of its speaker series, 'Monuments, Memory, and Migration'.

    The Future of Chinese Democracy 30 Years After Tiananmen: Q&A With Political Activist Wang Dan
    Monday, October 7
    5pm - 6:30pm
    Small Hall, Room 111

    Wang Dan, one of the two principal student leaders of the 1989 student protests in Beijing, will speak about his experiences during the Tiananmen Square massacre and the future of democracy in China.

    Sylvia Chong: Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Race in Crazy Rich Asians
    Tuesday, October 8
    5pm - 7pm
    Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

    Sylvia Chong (English and Asian American Studies at UVA and Director of the Asian American Studies Program) will present material from her newest project, "Fifty Shades of Yellow: Fetishizing Culture and Transnationalizing Race in Crazy Rich Asians"

      Salsa Club Hosts Dance Instructor Edwin O. Roa
      Thursday, October 10
      8pm - 10pm
      Sadler Center, Chesapeake A

      Come learn salsa from a visiting professional  - no partner or experience necessary!

      Mass Atrocity Trials
      Thursday, October 17
      12:50pm - 1:50pm
      Law School, Room 124

      Join the Human Security Law Center in welcoming Arthur R. Traldi for a discussion on Mass Atrocity Trials. Mr. Traldi will speak from his extensive experience in international justice and law in Room 124. There will be pizza! 

      Global Research Institute Career Panel Wine & Cheese
      Thursday, October 17
      3:30pm - 5:30pm
      Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

      Four alumni panelists will discuss career paths and provide insights on life after W&M. The panel discussion will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Alumni and students of all years are welcome to attend!

      Lee Lecture: Dr. Dimitris Nakassis on "The World before Odysseus: Rethinking Late Bronze Age Greece"
      Thursday, October 17
      4:45pm - 6pm
      Small Hall, Room 110

      The Classical Studies department presents the 2019 Lee Lecture: Dr. Dimitris Nakassis of the University of Colorado, Boulder (and MacArthur Fellow 2015), will lecture on "The World before Odysseus: Rethinking the History of Late Bronze Age Greece"

      Dr. Frank Cha's "Community Matters: Grassroots Activism & Vietnamese Americans in the US Gulf South"
      Friday, October 18
      12pm - 1pm
      Morton Hall, Room 140

      Dr. Frank Cha received his Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. This talk traces the emergence of Vietnamese American communities in Louisiana and Mississippi and their growing wave of social and environmental activism.

      Homecoming Academic Showcase
      Friday, October 18
      2:30pm - 4pm
      Cohen Career Center, Presentation Room

      Hear from dynamic student and faculty duos about cutting-edge research and programming at William & Mary.

        Careers for Russian Studies Majors and Emerging Threats in Cybercrime Arena
        Friday, October 18
        3:30pm - 5pm
        Blow Memorial Hall, Room 333

        The public lecture by Danny Wysong '07 will discuss how his expertise in Russian language and culture opened up for him unexpected career paths in both the public and private sector.

          Hispanic Studies Homecoming Choripaneada
          Friday, October 18
          5:30pm - 7:30pm
          Casa Hispánica/ Hispanic House; Randolph Complex BBQ area

          Join the vibrant Hispanic Studies community; (re-)connect with old classmates and faculty, and meet current students and friends. 

          I-MIC 2019
          Friday, October 18
          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201

          I-MIC 2019: Featuring Award-Winning poet and physician Irène Mathieu '09, W&M student poets, and the Russian Music Ensemble

          Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Reception
          Saturday, October 19
          5pm - 7pm
          Pleasants Hall (Randolph Complex), 3rd floor

          Informal reception for alumni of the Russian program.

          Declassification Diplomacy: Insider Perspectives how once secret documents come to light
          Monday, October 21
          4pm - 5:30pm
          Andrews Hall, Room 101

          A public talk by John C. Powers (National Archives) &  Carlos Osorio (National Security Archive)

          Activist from Gaza, Yousef Aljamal: "Palestinian Child Detainees" 
          Tuesday, October 22
          7pm - 9pm
          Blow Memorial Hall, Room 332

           "Palestinian Child Detainees" will be the focus of a presentation by Palestinian human rights activist Yousef Aljamal on Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m. in Blow 332 on W&M's campus.

            Collection as a Surrealist State of Mind
            Wednesday, October 23
            6pm - 7pm
            Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater

            Coevolution in the Anthropocene: The Complexity of Nature in a Rapidly Changing World
            Thursday, October 24
            5pm - 6:30pm
            James Blair Hall, Room 223

            Dr. W. John Kress is Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany Emeritus at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

              Japanese Studies Open House
              Thursday, October 24
              5pm - 6:30pm
              Washington Hall, Room 315

              Open House/Info Session for students interested in Japanese language and culture.   Learn about the new Japanese Studies Major, the Minor, Spring Courses, Study Abroad, and More! Snacks provided!

              Muscarelle Reads
              Friday, October 25
              Muscarelle Museum of Art

              Join us for our second installment of MUSCARELLE READS. This semester, we are reading Gropius: The Man Who Built Bauhaus.

              A Way Together: Spiritual Intimacy and Family Camino Ritual
              Wednesday, October 30
              12pm - 1:30pm
              Wren Building, Room 204

              Part of the Brown-Bag Lunch Series 

              Japanese Studies Lecture: Mire Koikari 
              Thursday, October 31
              5pm - 6:30pm

              Mire Koikari, a professor in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, she will speak on gender issues in culture and politics in Japan since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima in March 2011.


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