Past Events

When
March 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
Steve Benjamin, the first African-American Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, will be visiting the Batten School on March 23rd. Mayor Benjamin has been a noted leader on issues as varied as South Carolina's decision to remove its Confederate flag from its State House, flood recovery, economic development and racial and social justice.
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March 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Capitol Building
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March 16, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
The Batten School will host a moderated forum with candidates running for the Fifth Congressional seat. Students and members of the public are invited to attend.
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March 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
Co-sponsored with the Miller Center, this event will focus on the third volume of the First Year Project, which covers fiscal policy in year one of the new president. Panelists will provide forward-looking recommendations and an intellectual roadmap for how the next president and their team should approach fiscal affairs. Expert scholars include Batten Professor Raymond Scheppach, Batten Professor Guian McKee and former Darden School Dean and University Professor Robert Bruner.
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Feb. 29, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Please join us in celebrating Black History Month with great food, music and art. We look forward to celebrating with you at this fourth annual event. Caribbean food provided.
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Feb. 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m.
Top students from across the nation will be participating in a climate change simulation competition on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at eight regional host sites. Registration opens on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and NASPAA principal representatives can pre-register a student on Jan. 12.
Alicia Garza
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Feb. 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of the viral hastag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, will give this year's keynote address, co-sponsored by the Batten School. Free tickets are available now.
Social Innovation Summit
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Feb. 26, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
The Social Innovation Summit is a cross‐disciplinary gathering of students and faculty members who are passionate about entrepreneurship and social innovation. The theme of the summit is "Social Entrepreneurship in Urbanism" and the keynote is Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen.
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Feb. 25, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In recognition of Black History Month, join us for a documentary presentation and discussion co-sponsored with the UVA Law School Mortimer Caplan Public Service Center. After the screening Darryl Hunt and attorney Mark Rabil will speak about their experience. Pizza, popcorn and beverages will be provided.
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Feb. 22, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Kelly O'Brien, Associate Medical Director of the Wisconsins Women's Correctional System will speak about “Prison Health Care Problems and Initiatives.” Dr. O'Brien does clinical work at the women´s intake center and maximum security institution. She serves on the American College of Correctional Physicians board and has been a presenter for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Her talk will discuss the use evidence-based principles when treating patients.
When
Feb. 17, 2016, 3:00 a.m.

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