Cupola Now February 27, 2014

  book cover > Professor’s New Book Explores Cold War Rationality
Professor of Economics Judy Klein and her fellow authors investigate what it meant to be rational at a time when nuclear war was just a phone call away.


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If you weren’t able to make it to this year’s MLitt Thesis Festival, you can visit American Shakespeare Center’s education blog,, for the rundown.

  Freddy the Fox > MBC to Host Statewide Residence Hall Conference
The Virginia Association for College and University Residence Halls has selected Mary Baldwin as the site of its 2015 conference, which will bring together student leaders from schools across Virginia.

  Fairview Cemetery > New Website Supports Research into Local Black Cemetery
The Fairview Cemetery website includes a thorough database of historical records collected over the past decade by Associate Professor of History Amy Tillerson-Brown and her students.

  Lions Club > Lions Club to Sponsor Students in Haiti
Two Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadets have received the Aubrey Jackson/Augusta Lions Civic Leadership award and $375 to support the civic engagement trip they will take to Cherident, Haiti, next week during spring break.

  Athletics logo > Cross Country Team Earns Top GPA in Virginia Women’s D III
"I am pleased that our runners are also exceptional in the classroom. The goal setting, time management, and daily planning certainly does flow both ways for these young women," said Head Cross Country Coach and Athletic Director Sharon Spalding.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest faculty accomplishments for the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies; School of Education, Health, and Social Work; and the Adult Degree Program.

MBC in the News
  Huff Post
> The Kite Makers
Master's of education candidate and local teacher Stuart Gunter shares a personal story about teaching on the Huffington Post education blog.
  News Leader
> Screening sparks mental health discussion at MBC
The film showing was the third in three years at the college in a series called "Reel Abilities," depicting how people with different disabilities create what Bruce Dorries calls a "new normal."
> Reel Abilities Screening and Discussion on Mental Health
A mental health discussion was held at Mary Baldwin College on Tuesday night.
> A Conversation with Keiter
During WTJU’s "Listening Room" on February 19, Lise Keiter, MBC professor of music, previewed last weekend’s Waynesboro Symphony concert that featured works by women composers and highlighted the piano concerto of Florence B. Price, an important African-American composer.
Featured Event
  Broman Concert Series > February 27
Broman Concert: Amit Peled and Alon Goldstein
Award-winning cellist Amit Peled takes the stage with pianist Alon Goldstein for the Carl Broman Concert Series at Mary Baldwin College. Peled is considered one of the most exciting instrumentalists on the concert stage today, and Goldstein is similarly admired for his energetic, yet sensitive performances, as well as his dynamic personality. Featuring works of Brahms, Kopytman, Beethoven, Popper, and Tsintsadze. 8 p.m., Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center. Tickets available at the door: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students (free to MBC students, faculty, and staff).

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