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PechaKucha Presentation

What is the Spotswood Society?

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2014
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 10

When you're the steward of the oldest college building in the country and three of the oldest buildings on an historic campus, you get to hang onto a really cool set of old keys. You also get to work with amazing people along with some other various perks. So check out this presentation by Kimberly Renner on the Spotswood Society at the College of William and Mary.

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Ken and Mary's Sex Education

BY KATSUMI SAIKI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

"It seemed like a good idea at the time..."

In the PechaKucha Spirit of Valentines Day, we ask "What happens when you have two naked female and male dolls, snow on the ground, and a camera?" -- A rather risqué (and hilariously absurd) education on sexual relationships of course! (and now a book well!) Listen as Katsumi Saiki talks about his love of photography and sex from Ken and Mary's Sex Education from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 112

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

BY BARBARA HOBENS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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The Impact of Comprehensive Sex Education

BY MICKEY IRIZARRY
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Mickey Irizarry spends her days educating and discussing sex with college students. Listen as she talks about sexual education in universities and some of the interesting questions she gets from students.

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Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

BY AJ FITZWATER
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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A Different Way

BY AMANDA FABRYCKI
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 02, 2016

Being debt adverse and with college looming on the horizon, Amanda Fabrycki knew she needed to find a different way to pay for her education. By channeling her love of cars into a business she was able to find her own best path through college. She discusses how passion turned into business and how that business allowed her to achieve a goal that would not have been possible otherwise--graduating college debt free.

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

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Concept of Dimension

BY MOIRA CHAS
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 11, 2016

Moira Chas describes the life of Mary Everest and her impact on the world of math and physics. She further explores the life of her daughters and the importance of women in math and science.

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Amazing Black Women Not In Your History Book

BY RAYVEN HOLMES
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

It wasn't until Rayven Holmes was out of school that she discovered on her own that history also included amazing black women, and not just the old white guys that were in the school history books. Here is a small collection of those amazing black women, and why we need to get them included in the history books.