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Charleston, South Carolina, is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in North America. Until 1820, it was also home to the country’s largest Jewish population. So, it is entirely fitting that the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture will sit in the center of the city’s historic district at the College of Charleston, as part of the Jewish Studies Program.

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A College of Charleston alumna working in international business, and students student combining computer science and public health with international studies recently spoke to the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) Advisory Board about their experiences. The breakfast event was the idea of senior communication majors working on their capstone project.

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Famed author and environmental activist Julia Butterfly Hill will speak at the College of Charleston April 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Physicians Memorial Auditorium (3 College Way) in a free event open to the public.

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Ryan Murphy taught himself German by translating into English the German versions of the Harry Potter novels, and by listening to German gamers on YouTube.

Now, a senior at the College of Charleston, he’s earned a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) fellowship to intern in a German hospital or industrial research lab, after which, he hopes to attend medical school in the U.S. and return to Germany as a cardiologist or surgeon.

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Twenty years ago an event happened that propelled a small central African country into global consciousness in an unimaginably horrific manner. The College of Charleston African studies program will host a four-part film series documenting three months of violence in Rwanda. Because of the necessarily graphic representations of violence in the films, these films are not suitable for children.

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Expert in School Reform to Speak at the College

Posted on 20 March 2014 | 12:08 pm

On April 17, 2014, the College of Charleston will host Roslyn Mickelson, an expert in school reform. She will speak at 4:30 p.m. in room 235 of the Robert Scott Small Building (175 Calhoun St.). The event is free and open to the public.

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On Thursday, March 27, 2014 the Charleston community will be able to sample dozens of cultures from around the world without leaving the College of Charleston campus. The annual World Cultures Fair, hosted by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Stern Center Garden (rain location, Stern Center Ballroom).

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Most professors have had the experience of lecturing to students whose minds seemed to be somewhere else.

But in Gary Zola’s case, some of his students really are somewhere else.

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Twelve College of Charleston schools, departments and offices worked together to fund and coordinate a campus visit from speaker Will Allen at 7 p.m. on March 19, 2014 in the Sottile Theatre (44 George St.). This event is free and open to the public.

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West African musician Kokanko Sata Doumbia will perform at the College of Charleston’s School of the Arts recital hall on March 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in a free event open to the public. She is touring the U.S. as part of the Cradle of Jazz Project, and will perform in Charleston for the College’s Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW).

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