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March Look ahead

February, 2019
  • March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.
    March brings thoughts of spring, Saint Patrick's Day and March Madness basketball. Dean of Compliance Liz Wood's celebrates each month with a special framed family postcard on her desk.

Wednesday, March 6:  Pledge to end gender-based violence and attend, “Stand With Us to End Domestic and Sexual Violence”- a discussion panel and guest speaker in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Thursday, March 7: The Spring 2019 Liberal Arts Distinguished Lectures presents, “A Short History of Islamphobia from the Age of Reagan to the Age of Trump,” by Douglas Little, Ph.D. The event will be held in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dr. Little is the Robert and Virginia Scotland Professor of History and International Relations at Clark University, where he has taught since 1978.

Friday, March 8: PSI BETA and the Psychology Club Guest Lecture Series presents Peter Frost Ph.D.: “Relying on Smartphones to Extend our Cognitive Capacity: Are there Potential Lingering Effects of Smartphone Use on Cognition?” The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. Dr. Frost is a Psychology professor at Southern New Hampshire University where his research covers topics such as the lingering effects of using smartphones on cognition and the influence of boas on memory. For questions contact Professor of Psychology Valerie Clemente at vclemente [at] qcc.mass.edu

Saturday, March 9: The student club, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA), is hosting a talk by Dr. Joanne Kong, “The Power of Veganism.” The event will take place in the Harrington Learning Center Rooms 109A&B beginning at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Kong will discuss the health benefits of a plant-based diet, and the environmental impacts of animal agriculture.  She gives presentations around the world, advocating for more sustainable, healthy and compassionate food choices.

Monday, March 11: The Social Justice Speaker Series presents, “Shutting Down the Trauma to Prison Pipeline - Appropriate Care for Child-Welfare Involved Youth,” by Kate Lowenstein, Project Director Citizens for Juvenile Justice. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. Come and learn about the effects this system has on our children and our community.

Tuesday, March 12: PSI BETA and the Psychology Club Guest Lecture Series presents Nicole Overstreet Ph.D.: “Intimate Partner Violence, Stigma, and Health: Applying an Intersectional Lens.” The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. Dr. Overstreet Nicole is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Clark University. Her research examines sociocultural factors that contribute to mental and sexual health disparities among marginalized groups. For questions contact Professor of Psychology Valerie Clemente at vclemente [at] qcc.mass.edu

Wednesday, March 27: Diversity Dialogs at QCC. Want to be part of a brave space in which you can speak openly and honestly about Race and Racism, Gender, Sexism, Ableism, Ageism or any topics, world events or happenings at QCC? Be part of a student dialogue in an unbiased setting.  This event will takes place each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. This event is open to all QCC students.

Thursday, March 28: The Spring 2019 Liberal Arts Distinguished Lectures presents, “Math and Music:  The Greatest Hits,” by Gareth Roberts, Ph.D. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. Dr. Roberts is a professor of mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross. Using a “music first” approach, he will reveal the hidden connections between these two fields, and in the process, encourage a greater appreciation and desire for mathematical thinking.

Thursday, March 28: The film, “History is Today,” will be shown at 6:00 p.m. in the Harrington Learning Center Room 109B. Over 40 men and women of Puerto Rican descent come together to tell the story of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean nation that refuses to disappear. There will be a question and answer period with the creator after the film.

March Spotlight: “Pizza with the President,” March 4, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Fuller Student Center on QCC’s main campus (670 West Boylston Street, Worcester). Come meet with QCC’s President Dr. Luis Pedraja in an informal setting, as you share pizza and your thoughts with him.

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