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Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Allison Scardino Belzer on Nov. 10

(November 1, 2017) – In "Women in Uniform One Hundred Years Later: Rethinking World War One in Italy," Belzer chronicles the monumental transition of Italian women from hidden members of society to public representatives of Italian patriotism. This event is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin on Sept. 1

(August 16, 2017)–Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Meimei Lin, “What is the Cost to Nature to Sustain an Increasing Population?” Dr. Lin will explore the effects of agricultural intensification on U.S. farmland and how restructured government policies can minimize unintended environmental impacts. This event is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner on March 24

(March 17, 2017) – Armstrong will host a free lecture by Dr. Felicity Turner, an assistant professor of history. In “The Madness of Mary Telfair,” Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity. This event is open to the public.

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Armstrong To Host Discussion with “Mercy Street” Actor William Mark McCullough and Dr. Felicity Turner on Feb. 23

(February 21, 2017) – In “Presenting the Civil War: Women, Medicine and Hollywood on ‘Mercy Street’,” the two will discuss PBS Civil War drama, “Mercy Street,” produced by Ridley Scott. This event is free and open to the public.

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Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture on Jan. 26

(January 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Comparative Literature Assistant Professor Hapsatou Wane and History Associate Professor Allison Scardino Belzer. In a lecture titled “Women in Conflict: Constructing Identity in the Twentieth Century During Dictatorship and War,” they will draw from distinct historical moments and settings to explore how women writers respond to political and military conflict.

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Hopkins to Deliver A Moveable Feast Lecture at Massey School

(March 8, 2016) Armstrong will host A Moveable Feast faculty lecture featuring history professor Dr. June Hopkins on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at The Massey School Classroom, located at 207 East Gordon Street.

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Mark Kurlansky to Deliver Mark Finlay Memorial Lecture

(February 11, 2016) - American journalist and acclaimed author Mark Kurlansky willdeliver the second in an ongoing series of lectures in memory of late Armstrong History Professor Dr. Mark Finlay on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Kurlansky will discuss “The Technological Fallacy,” exploring the complex relationship between technology, history and society.

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Curtis Promoted to Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

(January 11, 2016) – Dr. Christopher Curtis has been appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Armstrong State University and will begin his new role July 1, 2016. Curtis is currently the Head of the Department of History at Armstrong.

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Grad Earns Coastal Museums Assoc. Individual of Excellence Award

(June 13, 2015) - The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) recently presented Armstrong graduate, Lacy Brooks, with the 2015 Coastal Museums Association Individual of Excellence Award. 

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Crisis in Ukraine Symposium, October 16 and 17

(October 1, 2014) — Armstrong State University will host a two-day Crisis in Ukraine Symposium, which will take place on Thursday, October 16 at the Ogeechee Theater at Armstrong State University and on Friday, October 17 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.