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University to spotlight ‘Women in Leadership’ during March

Posted Feb 28th, 2011 by Meghan Cunningham  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

The University of Toledo will celebrate Women’s History Month with the theme “Women in Leadership.”

During March, offices, departments and student organizations have planned several events.

Highlights will include keynote addresses by an ethnic scholar, an author and playwright, and a local Congresswoman, as well as panel discussions on women’s leadership in the arts and sciences.

Listed by date, events will include:

Monday, Feb. 28
• Keynote address: “Women World Leaders: Where Are They?” 7:30 p.m., Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation Auditorium. Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, professor of history and ethnic studies, and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, will speak at this kickoff event.

Tuesday, March 1
• “My Pretty Little Pocketbook,” 7:30 p.m., Student Union Room 2591. The discussion will focus on women’s attitudes, perceptions and knowledge about the vagina.

Thursday, March 3
• Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women brown-bag seminar, “Can Ecosystem Services Be Sustained Through Participatory Research?” 12:30 p.m., Tucker Hall Room 0180. Speaker: Dr. Ann Kruse, UT assistant professor of environmental sciences.
• Panel discussion: “Women’s Leadership in the Arts,” 3 p.m., Student Union Room 2582. Participants: Debra Davis, founding dean of the UT College of Visual and Performing Arts, and professor of art; Mary Jane Erard, executive director of the UT chapter of the American Association of University Professors, who is a nationally recognized artist and a board member of the Toledo Artists Club; and Holly Monsos, UT professor and chair of theatre and film, founding associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and executive director of the Glacity Theatre Collective.

Tuesday, March 15
• “Current Ideas of Pink Think: Does Seventeen Magazine Help or Hurt Current Ideas of Feminity?” 10:30 a.m., Student Union Room 3016. Dr. Shara Crookston, UT visiting assistant professor of women’s and gender studies, will lead the discussion.
• Women’s Empowerment Summit, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Student Union Room 2582. Topics to be covered will include sexual harassment, sexual health, strengthening writing and verbal communication, woman-to-woman communication, and self-defense. RSVP by Thursday, March 10: 419.530.8574.
• “Redefining Beautiful Part II,” 7:30 p.m., Student Union Room 2591. The discussion will analyze what the media portrays as beauty.

Wednesday, March 16
• Women’s and Gender Studies Student Research Showcase, 12:30 p.m., University Hall Room 4180. Speakers: Kendra Jones, who will read a collection of poems titled “A Kiss on the Corner of a Smile,” and Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill, who will discuss her research on “Girl Power and Its Imposters: Feminist Understandings of The Princess Diaries.”

Thursday, March 17
• Multicultural Jeopardy: Women’s Issues and the Jewish Culture, noon, Student Union South Lounge. Participate in the trivia contest.
• Eberly Center for Women brown-bag seminar, “Women in Business — Opportunities and Challenges,” 12:30 p.m., Libbey Hall. Speakers: Dr. Amal Said, UT associate professor of accounting; Dr. Janell Wittmer, UTassistant professor of management; and Dr. Margaret Hopkins, UT assistant professor of management.
• Diversi-Tea, 2 to 4 p.m., Student Union Room 2500. Stop by for gourmet tea and refreshments in honor of Women’s History Month.

Friday, March 18
• Film, “Iron Jawed Angels,” 8 p.m., Student Union Room2591. See the movie that stars Hillary Swank as Alice Paul, the leader of the third generation of feminist suffragists.

Tuesday, March 22
• Women’s Programs Initiatives brown-bag seminar, “Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership Grant,” noon, Mulford Garden Café on Health Science Campus.
• Roundtable: “Stress and Over-Involvement,” 1 p.m., Student Union Room 2579. Sheila Doles, graduate assistant for the UT Commission on Diversity, the Office of the Vice Provost, will facilitate the discussion.

Wednesday, March 23
• Keynote address: “Postmodern Gender Theory,” 4 p.m., Doermann Theater. Speaker: Kate Bornstein, playwright, performance artist and author of the books, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us (1994), My Gender Workbook (1997), and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws (2006).
• “My Black Is Chic,” 7:30 p.m., Student Union Room 2591. Come to talk about fashion, self-esteem and self-expression.

Thursday, March 24
• Eberly Center for Women brown-bag seminar, “Mentoring:Is It in You?” 12:30 p.m., Tucker Hall Room 0180. Speaker: Dr. Shanda Gore, UT assistant vice president for equity and diversity.
• Panel discussion: “Beyond White Leadership,” 3 p.m., Student Union Room 2582. Panelists: Dr. AnChung Chen, associate professor of Spanish and graduate adviser in the Department of Foreign Languages; Dr. Shanda Gore, UT assistant vice president for equity and diversity; Dr. Asma Abdel Halim, UTassociate professor of women’s and gender studies; and Dr. Srinivasan Smitra, UT assistant professor of communication.

Saturday, March 26
• “Sustainable Food and Healthy Choices,” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eberly Center for Women, Tucker Hall Room 0180. Local food experts will discuss organic, antibiotic-free, cage-free, grain-fed and locally grown options. Registration is requested: 419.530.8574.

Monday, March 28
• Keynote address: “History of Women in the U.S. Congress,” 10 a.m., Student Union Auditorium. Speaker: U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio Ninth District). A reception will follow the address.

Tuesday, March 29
• Roundtable discussion: “Entrepreneurship,” 1 p.m., Student Union Room 2579. Megan Reichert-Krall, director of UT incubation, will facilitate the discussion.
• “From Girls to Women,” 7:30 p.m., Student Union Room 2591. Local women will network with girls to promote professional development, education, self-esteem and leadership skills.

Thursday, March 31
• Eberly Center for Women brown-bag seminar, “Making Sense of the Stem-Cell Controversies: A View From the Lab,” 12:30 p.m., Libbey Hall. Speaker: Dr. Nancy Collins, UT professor of medical microbiology and immunology.
• Panel discussion: “Women’s Leadership in the Sciences,” 3 p.m., Collier Building Room 1050 on Health Science Campus. Panelists: Dr. Nancy Collins, UT professor of medical microbiology and immunology; Dr. Maria Coleman, UT professor of chemical and environmental engineering, and co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Engineering Materials; and Dr. Karen Bjorkman, founding dean of the UT College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy.

Wednesday, April 20
• Outstanding Women Awards, 11:30 a.m., Savage Arena Joe Grogan Room.

For more information on these events, call the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at 419.530.8570 or the Office of Multicultural Student Services at 419.530.2261.

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