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10:00 AM

Cognitive Aging

April 30, 10:00 AM11:00 AM
REM Community Center, 31 Temple Street
Waterville, ME 04901
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Dr. Jen Coane, Associate Professor of Psychology at Colby College, will discuss how and why memory changes as we age, as well as, share some recent research strategies and lifestyle factors that have been shown to improve the ability to remember. Free for all adults. Sponsored by Aging Well in Waterville

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11:30 AM

American Idealism Meets African Potential: JMG Goes Global

April 30, 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Margaret Chase Smith Library, 56 Norridgewock Avenue
Skowhegan, ME 04976
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Over the past year, speakers have talked to the Mid-Maine Global Forum about the many problems Africa faces: overpopulation and underdevelopment, starvation and strife, climate change and corruption. Yet, it remains a continent with enormous potential because of its youthful demographics. Stephany Perkins will be speaking about work she has done in Tanzania to turn […]

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4:00 PM

Clara Lemlich and the Uprising of the 20,000

April 30, 4:00 PM
Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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In 1909, Clara Lemlich, a young Jewish refugee from Russia to New York City, sparked the first great women’s strike in American history by speaking uninvited to several thousand teenaged foreign-born sweatshop workers to urge a revolt against intolerable conditions. Over the next three months, Lemlich faced beatings and arrests, but the “Uprising of 20,000” […]

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4:30 PM

An Imperial Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Japanese Occupation of the Mongolian Steppe

April 30, 4:30 PM
Miller Library, Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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In the 1930s, Imperial Japan expanded into the Mongol territories of Northeast China, where nomadic herders lived on the steppe. Japanese planners, however, did not see seasonal migration as a rational use of resources, but rather, the root of overgrazing and degradation. As a result, they sought to eliminate nomadic features of herding. Japanese experimental […]

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