Posts tagged with "Agnes Scott"

O.C. Hubert Lecture by Arthur Kleinman: “Caregiving: What Distinguishes the Social Medicine Approach to Global Health”

Posted by Guest April 26, 2018

A leading figure in medical and global health, Arthur Kleinman will deliver Agnes Scott College’s 2018 O.C. Hubert Lecture. In the lecture, Kleinman will consider the place of care in society, including global health, and will address the inherent confrontation between social justice and scarcity approaches to global health as they affect the ordinary lives […]

An Evening With Alice Walker

Posted by Guest April 22, 2018

Agnes Scott College is hosting the annual Gay Johnson McDougall Symposium on Race, Justice and Reconciliation April 20-23 as part of its series “Lifting the Veil: A History of Race and Racism at Agnes Scott College.” The featured speaker for this year’s symposium is acclaimed poet, novelist, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. Inspired […]

Gay Johnson McDougall Symposium on Race, Justice and Reconciliation

Posted by Guest April 20, 2018

Agnes Scott College’s annual Gay Johnson McDougall Symposium on Race, Justice and Reconciliation on April 20-23 features a series of programs exploring the historical origins and contemporary realities of global racial oppression and strategies for justice and reconciliation. The symposium honors Gay Johnson McDougall, the Black student who integrated Agnes Scott in 1965. This year’s […]

Ethics Lecture by Samantha Harris on “Freedom of Speech on Campus and Beyond”

Posted by Guest April 16, 2018

Throughout American history, the freedom of speech has allowed oppressed groups and people to speak out about and protest their treatment at times when the majority wished to silence them. Yet today, many people – particularly on college campuses – view free speech as a partisan issue, and argue that the right to free speech […]

Eavan Boland Poetry Reading

Posted by Guest February 8, 2018

Agnes Scott College presents a poetry reading by Eavan Boland—renowned Irish poet, essayist and director of Stanford University’s Creative Writing Program. The poetry reading is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will follow the reading. Hosted by the college’s Department of English, the event is being held in the […]

“The Silent Holy Stones” Tibetan Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker

Posted by Guest January 24, 2018

Agnes Scott College’s Department of History is hosting a film screening of Tibetan film director Pema Tseden’s “The Silent Holy Stones.” In the film, a 10-year-old Buddhist novice nicknamed Little Lama returns home from the remote Guwa monastery for the New Year celebration. After a long journey on horseback over icy steppes, he finds himself […]

Gladden Public Lecture – “You’re Hired! But Are You An Employee?”

Posted by Guest September 19, 2017

Not all workers are considered employees by the law. In his lecture titled “You’re Hired! But Are You An Employee?,” Augustus “Gus” Bonner Cochran III, a political science professor at Agnes Scott College, will address how the definition of employee is changing, how the broader social context of neoliberal globalization is shaping these changes, and […]

Agnes Scott ranked in the top 25 liberal arts colleges

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 30, 2016

Agnes Scott College has earned a spot in the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the nation as chosen by “Washington Monthly” magazine. The Decatur women’s college ranked No. 22 on the list. “Now in its eleventh year, the Washington Monthly rankings evaluate colleges and universities on the basis of three kinds of metrics: social […]

Georgia Tech hires Agnes Scott administrator as associate athletics director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 20, 2016

Georgia Tech has hired Joeleen Akin as its associate athletics director for student-athlete development and senior woman administrator. Akin has spent the last 13 years at Agnes Scott in Decatur. She most recently served as Agnes Scott’s associate dean for athletics and student activities, but prior to that spent 12 years as the school’s athletics director. According to […]

Emory, Agnes Scott holding commencement ceremonies

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 5, 2016

Emory University and Agnes Scott College will be holding commencement ceremonies the week of May 9. Emory’s ceremony will be held Monday, May 9 beginning at 9 a.m. It will be University President James Wagner’s last commencement before stepping down as president. “Due to extremely congested traffic in the area, plan to arrive no later […]

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