October 24-26,2016 Italian Studies – “Blaxploitalian: One hundred years of blackness in Italian cinema”

The Departments of Italian and Italian Studies at Dickinson, Gettysburg, and F&M are pleased to bring to their campuses filmmaker Fred Kuwornu for screenings and discussions of his latest documentary, the 2016 “Blaxploitalian: One hundred years of blackness in Italian cinema” (http://www.blaxploitalian.com/). 
The documentary was shot both in Italy and in the USA, and is both in English and Italian (with subtitles). 
In his cinema, Mr Kuwornu, who is an Italian of Jewish and Ghanian descent, has consistently explored issues of citizenship (in “18 Ius Soli”, for example), race, and diversity in media.  He is a leader in the campaign for diversity in the Italian film and television industries, and has been touring internationally to generate awareness on these issues beyond the Italian case.  Indeed, his visit is of interest to our college communities well beyond the co-sponsoring departments.
In addition to the screenings, Mr Kuwornu will also be available for filmmaking workshops and class visits.  He would spend October 24-25 at F&M, at Dickinson on October 26, then move on to Gettysburg. 
For more information, contact Professor Giovanna Faleschini Lerner at

French Conference

June 9-11, 2016

“Women in French 2016”
Gettysburg College, host

Identités fluides: Centres et périphéries dans la littérature, le cinéma et l’art des femmes françaises et francophones/ Fluid Identities: Margins and Centers in French and Francophone Women’s Literature, Cinema, and Art


April 9, 2016: Annual Astronomers’ Conference

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“Hubble’s New Frontiers” by Dr. Dan Coe, Space Telescope Science Institute

Saturday, April 9

Host: Gettysburg College

April 9, 2016: Annual Africana Studies Conference

Conference Poster

All are invited to attend the CPC Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces that will take place this Saturday, April 9, 2016. Panel presentations will be in Stern Great Hall from 9:00 am – 3:40pm. The keynote address will be delivered by Alicia Garza co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter in Allison Great Hall at 4:00 pm.

Registration is free, click here  http://goo.gl/forms/AYGlWwmkz6
For an official schedule and more information about this year’s conference, click here  http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20089/africana_studies/1018/news_events_and_calendar/3
Please feel free to pass on to your faculty, staff, students and community.

April 6, 8 2016: Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice

Dickinson College

April 2, 2016: Annual Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Conference

“Bodies in Negotiation: rethinking dangers and pleasures in the 21st century”
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Gettysburg College, host

WGSS Conference Schedule

Speaker: Denise Brennan, associate professor and chair of Anthropology, Georgetown University; author of “Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the United States”
Over 30 papers and panels will be presented, in concurrent sessions, by undergraduate and graduate students and faculty

Library Assessment Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2016

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Franklin & Marshall College, host

SparkSpace, Shadek-Fackenthal Library

2013 CPC New Faculty Workshop

Posted on October 11, 2012 by kmissild

The workshop will be held at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The conference is for 2012-13 new tenure-track and visiting faculty from Gettysburg, Dickinson, and Franklin & Marshall. Tenure-track faculty from 2011-12 and 2010-11 are also encouraged to attend this conference.

Conference theme: ”Life/Work Balance and ‘Surviving’ the First Year from the Teaching Side of Things”

Keynote speaker and facilitator: James M. Lang, Associate Professor of English, and the Director of the College Honors Program at Assumption College.

Lang is the author of Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year (Johns Hopkins UP), a memoir and guidebook based on his first year as a new faculty member.  Since 1999 he has written a regular column about life on the tenure track, “The Tenure-Track Diaries,” for The Chronicle of Higher Education.  He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in English/Philosophy; his M.A. from St. Louis University; and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  He frequently offers lectures and workshops on teaching in higher education.

For questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC, kathy.missildine@fandm.edu or 717-291-4282