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January 2021

Convocation – About BUI 102

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Keene will talk about the survey results from last semester and the philosophy behind the BUI 102 reading list.

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February 2021

Convocation – Zen Meditation, Weird Poetry, & Other Modes of Thinking

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A brief introduction to Zen meditation, Zen & Daoist concepts, experimental poetry by Hank Lazer - all seen as alternative modes of thinking. For this particular Convocation, don't expect to sit there & be talked at...

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Convocation – Including Women in Cardiovascular Research

February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For decades women have been routinely excluded from clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Caroline Ball will explore reasons behind this and current mitigation strategies.

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Convocation – SPLC – Memorial Project

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

David Hodge of the Southern Poverty Law Center Memorial Project will talk about the work done by that arm of the organization.

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Convocation – AI in healthcare

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Reid Maclellan will discuss the disadvantages of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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March 2021

Convocation – “Revelations”

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The students will watch a performance of "Revelations" by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and then discuss in small groups.

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Convocation – Thinking to Transgress: Liberal Arts Education and Organizational Leadership

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

John Speer is high school Faculty in History and English at the Berkshire School. He is the Diversity and Inclusion Educator and Chair of the Equity Council. He monitors and audits academic departments for culturally relevant curriculum and plans and implements professional development in Culturally Relevant Pedagogy across the disciplines. Additionally, he partners with other departments and conducts training to help them work through an equity lens aligned with the school's strategic priorities for Diversity and Equity.

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Convocation – “Los Vendidos”

March 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The students will watch a video production of "Los Vendidos" and then discuss the play in small groups.

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Convocation – Interview with Toni Morrison

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The students will watch an interview with Toni Morrison and then discuss it in small groups.

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April 2021

Convocation – Worldviews Presentations

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blount students from the Worldviews class will present their senior projects.

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Convocation – Worldviews Presentations

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blount students from the Worldviews class will present their senior projects.

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