USA TODAY Again Taps Sociology's Robert Bulman on Berkeley Protest History

USA TODAYUSA TODAY reached out to Sociology Professor Robert Bulman again for insight on the continuing protests in the city of Berkeley.

Saint Mary's Holds Conference on Teachers, Teaching and the Media

Saint Mary's presents "Teachers, Teaching and the Media," an academic conference exploring how educators are portrayed in the media and how teachers use traditional, online and social media to educate their students. The three-day conference will be held Oct. 16-18, 2014 in the Soda Center on the College's campus.

Power, Politics, and Social Change

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Mon, 11/12/2012 - 16:30 to 19:00

A conversation with G. William Domhoff, author of the 1967 classic Who Rules America?

Ariel Luckey: Free Land: Race and Land in the United States

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Tue, 01/24/2012 - 19:00

The Jan Term Series continues with Ariel Luckey expanding on his one man play "Free Land"

Faith & Forgiveness: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:00 to 21:00

Faith and Forgiveness Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the brutal 1994 Rwandan genocide, is a living example of faith put into action. She and seven other women hid silently for 91 days in a tiny bathroom in a pastor's home, where she relied on prayer, a set of rosary beads and faith to survive.

Italian American Stereotypes: Divas, Guidos & Sopranos

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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 17:00 to 18:30

From Sophia Loren to Snooki on Jersey Shores and from The Godfather to the The Sopranos, Italian Americans have endured cultural and unchanging stereotypes in popular media. A panel discussion with Modern Language Professor Maria Grazia De Angelis-Nelson and will feature guest panelists:

Laura Ruberto (Bekeley City College): “Guidos and Other Italian American Stereotypes”

Roseanne Giannini Quinn (De Anza College): “Famous Italian American Divas"

Department Chair Phylis Martinelli presents portions of her book

Department Chair Phylis Martinelli presented selected portions of her book Undermining Race: Ethnic Identities in AZ Copper Camps (University of Arizona Press, 2009) to students in the Honors Program at Saint Mary's College on Tuesday, October 25.  Students gained new insights into the history of Arizona anti-immigrant laws.  The lecture was part of an ongoing series sponsored by the Honors Program.


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