Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 15th

Time Event Title
11:10 amIslamic law & feminist scholar, Roshan Iqbal '00 gives lecture on marriage Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons
On Wed, Oct 15th Islamic feminist & law scholar Dr. Roshan Iqbal ('00) lectures on "Temporary Marriage in Islam - Obsolete or Cutting Edge?" Hear Roshan @ 11:10 am in Hall-Perrine as she explores Shi’a Islam's unique institution of temporary marriage, and whether it has liberating potential for women. Dr. Iqbal earned her doctorate from Georgetown University, and undergraduate degree from Cornell College. She specializes in Islamic Law, Modern Muslim Intellectuals, and Gender and Sexuality. Presently she teaches Religious Studies at Agnes Scott College.
11:15 am-12:45 pmWhat Major Should I Declare? Career & Major Exploration Workshop Cole Library
Not sure what major to declare? Thinking about changing yours? Afraid of choosing the "wrong" one? This workshop will guide you through exercises to help you gain more clarity and reduce anxiety about selecting a major or career. Grab takeout and come to this interactive workshop in the Cole Library computer lab. Geared toward sophomores but all students are welcome.
3:15 pm-4:15 pmSpiritual Autobiography& Tea with Islamic Feminist Scholar & Cornell Graduate, Dr. Roshan Iqbal '00 Allee Chapel
3:15-4:15 p.m. in Allee Chapel Everyone is welcome to attend this event as Dr. Iqbal shares her spiritual journey as a Muslim Pakistani woman, former Cornell student, Islamic law and feminist scholar, and as a Muslim women living in post 9/11 U.S. society. Dr. Iqbal earned her doctorate from Georgetown University and undergraduate degree from Cornell College ('00). She specializes in Islamic Law, Modern Muslim Intellectuals, and Gender and Sexuality. She presently teaches Religious Studies at Agnes Scott College. ~Sponsored by The Chaplain & Spiritual Life Office.
4:00 pmVisiting Poet D.A. Powell Van Etten-Lacey House
D.A. Powell will read and discuss his work. Powell earned an MA at Sonoma State University and an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first three collections of poetry, "Tea" (1998), "Lunch" (2000), and "Cocktails" (2004), are considered by some to be a trilogy on the AIDS epidemic. "Lunch" was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, and "Cocktails" was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. His next two books were "Chronic" (2009), which won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys" (2012), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.

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