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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Divisions of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences encompasses four academic departments, two academic support centers, and numerous programs of study.  It is the largest unit at Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, employing over 50 full-time faculty, 20 full-time staff, and over 100 adjunct instructors.   Learn more about the division, the programs, departments, and centers on this website.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

Cultural Arts Center Dance Studio

Cultural Arts Center Dance Studio

Student Exhibition in The King Street Gallery

Student Exhibition in The King Street Gallery

Tony Hawkins, Dean of AHSS at Commencement

Tony Hawkins, Dean of AHSS at Commencement

Cultural Arts Center, Theater 1

Cultural Arts Center, Theater 1

New Faculty, Fall 2013

Vincent Intondi, history; Lori Edmonds, AELP; Matthew Decker, English; Amanda LeBleu, AELP

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AHSS Events

NEW! 

Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar October 2013 

Fall Semester 2013 

Jefferson Café® Discussion
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comments that the U.S. Constitution might not be the best model for emerging democracies
Presented by The The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Wednesday, September 4, Session I: 1:15–2:30 p.m., Session II: 3–4:15 p.m.; Commons, 202-K

Film
At The River I Stand (1993)
Presented by the MC Economics Club
Friday, September 13, 2 p.m.; Commons, CM112 

Film
Blue Jasmine (2012)
Wednesday, September 18

Jefferson Café® Presentation
Professor Aram Hessami, Philosophical Foundation of the U.S. Constitution
Presented by The The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Thursday, September 19, 2 p.m.; Rockville Campus, Technical Center 136

Jefferson Café® Discussion
Capitalism and Inequality
Presented by The The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Friday, September 20, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.; Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

Performance
Alain Nu, The Mentalist
Saturday, September 21, 6 and 8 p.m.; Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2

Jefferson Café® Discussion
The whistleblower and free press issues in the cases of the NSA leaks and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by The The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Monday, September 23, 3:30–5 p.m.; Rockville, Humanities Building, 131

Exhibition
Metaphors and the Mundane
Featuring Mark Earnhart, Mary Annella Frank, and Chloe Watson
September 16–October 16; King Street Gallery Gallery, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

Exhibition
Dawn Whitmore: Barrow, Alaska, A Portrait
Part of the exhibition series “Critical Contact”
September 20–November 8; Open Gallery, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Reception: Thursday, September 26, 6–8 p.m.

Gallery Talk
Metaphors and the Mundane
Featuring artists Mark Earnhart and Mary Annella Frank
Thursday, September 26, 5 p.m.; Cafritz, King Street Gallery

Film
Life and Debt (2001)
Presented by the MC Economics Club
Friday, September 27, 2 p.m.; Commons, CM112 

Jefferson Café® Discussion
The whistleblower and free press issues in the cases of the NSA leaks and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by The The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement
Wednesday, October 2, Session 1: 1:15–2:30 p.m., Session 2: 3–4:15 p.m., Commons, 202-K

Lecture 
Diminished Capacity: The fallibility of the artist
Erik Thor Sandberg, artist-in-residence
Thursday, October 3, 3:30 p.m.; Cafritz, CF101

Film
Frida
Presented as in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Monday, October 7, 5 p.m., RC202

Film
The Dead Man and Being Happy (2012)
Wednesday, October 9

Film
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Wednesday, October 16

Event
Humanities Day
Film series, lectures, and performance events
October 16-17, At various locations on all three campuses!

Performance
The Martin Family String Band
Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m.; Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 2

Lecture
Frank Hallem Day, Photographer
Presented in conjunction with his exhibition Rainforest/Christmas Tree
Wednesday, October 30, 12 p.m.; Cafritz, CF101

Film
Try and Get Me! (1950)
Wednesday, October 30

Lecture
Critical Contacts: Significant Encounters and their Impact
Time Tate, internationally renowned artist and co-director of the Washington School of Glass
Thursday, November 7, 4–5 p.m.; Cafritz, CF101

Film
Dial M for Murder, 3-D (1954)
Wednesday, November 13

Film
Theatre of Blood (1973)
Wednesday, November 20

Discussion
Hispanic Winners of Nobel Prizes, A discussion led by Dr. Consuelo Navarro
Friday, November 15, 10:45 a.m., RC202

Performance
Speech and Debate
Student Theatre Production, Directed by Sasha Olnick
November 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m.; November 17 and 24 at 2 p.m.; Cultural Arts Center

Exhibition
Cheryl Hochberg: Encounters
Part of the exhibition series “Critical Contact”
November 18–January 3; Open Gallery, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.

Performance
Minor Indignities, A musical performance in the gallery
Presented in conjunction with an exhibit Encounters by artist Cheryl Hochberg
Thursday, November 21, 7 p.m.; Cafritz, Open Gallery

Exhibition
Annual Faculty Exhibition 
December 6–January 30; King Street Gallery, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Reception: Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.

Performance
Student Performing Arts Showcase
Thursday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.; Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 1

 

Download the Humanities Events Calendar (PDF 200k)

 

 

Faculty Highlights

Faculty: Professor Bess Vincent
Professor Bess Vincent
Sociology
Dr. Vincent, Assistant Professor of Sociology and TPSS Women and Gender Studies Coordinator, is teaching a new seminar titled “Sociology of Punishment” for the Renaissance Scholars Program on the TPSS campus.  She also serves as the Women’s Studies Student Club Advisor.

Faculty: Amina Rahman
Amina Rahman
Acting Learning Center Supervisor
Ms. Rahman and the WRL Center received another Innovation Grant to provide peer tutoring to MC students for the 2013-2014 academic year. This year the WRL Center will further expand the program by providing formal tutoring certification for peer tutors, which will give students an invaluable tool to use beyond their time at MC.

Faculty: Professor Robert Giron
Professor Robert Giron
English/AELP
Prof. Robert L. Giron, English/AELP, is the editor-in-chief of The Sligo Journal, a community-campus based literary and arts journal and is on the Potomac Review staff. He is the club advisor for the Veterans and Active Duty Club (VAD-Club). In addition, he is involved with the GLBTQ college network which recently established a metro-DC consortium under Dr. Rita Kranidis' leadership and he has had Safe Zone training.

Faculty: Professor Karl Smith
Professor Karl Smith
Social Sciences
Professor Smith is the co-chair of the Social Sciences Department and the faculty advisor to the International and Political Studies Association.  Most recently, he was 1 of 4 MC faculty selected to travel to China as part of a Montgomery County Delegation on a trade and Sister City mission trip.

 

 

 

 

 


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