The Representation of Women in the U.S. Congress

Kira Sanbonmatsu –  Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University will share data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) about the current status of women in elective office and discuss women’s candidacies in the 2018 and 2020 elections. She will also share findings from …
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Paint Night at Grand Illusion

Join us for Paint Night with Create-A-Palooza Thursday, March 11th! We will be doing a ceramic leprechaun or gnome ring dish. The dish will be yours to create as you wish. You can choose acrylic paint to make and take it with you that day or you can choose to glaze it. The glazed dishes …
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Shaving Cream Swirl Ceramic Eggs

Create-A-Palooza located at 11 East High Street invites you to come in between 5pm to create fun ceramic swirl eggs using shaving cream and glaze technique. Make fun eggs for your Easter centerpiece.  

What is Translation? Theory, Practice, Value

Lawrence Venuti, Temple University Although the history of translation theory and practice has been distinguished by a range of concepts and strategies, two approaches, one instrumental, the other hermeneutic (or interpretive), have recurred so frequently they are considered the dominated models. This talk will explore the continuing pertinence of these models for both theory and practice by examining …
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Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields

Poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf and award-winning documentary photographer Steven Rubin have explored the small towns, farms, and forests of Appalachian Pennsylvania to gather the stories of these places and the working people who inhabit them. They will present their work and describe the process of the project that has become Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from …
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Strongman Propaganda and Personality Cults from Mussolini to the Present

Ruth Ben-Ghiat – New York University This talk examines the “authoritarian playbook” strongman rulers used to get to office and stay there: corruption, propaganda, violence, and the myth of national greatness. The talk will focus on how propaganda and personality cults tie everything together – and how to push back against authoritarian disinformation.

How to Use the Planet without Using it Up

Jane Lubchenco,  Oregon State University Environmental science provides valuable insights into timely solutions to urgent, global challenges.  It is possible to address climate change, loss of biodiversity, food provisioning, and inequities, but only with integrated, holistic approaches.  Knowledge, coupled with engagement of civil society and leaders from business, faith, youth, and governments, provides hope for …
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Museum Opening Reception

Cumberland County Historical Society 2021 exhibit is called "A Woman’s Place: The Changing Role of Women in Cumberland County." Join us on Friday, April 9th from 5-7pm for the opening of our exhibit. The museum is located at N Pitt Street.