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Archive for April, 2013

WGSS Capstone May 2 at 5PM BCC 200

lectureJoin us as we celebrate our graduating seniors!

On Thursday, May 2nd at 5PM in BCC 200, WGSS Capstone students will be presenting their capstone research on “Majority/Minority: The status of Women and Sexuality Minorities on Campus.” 

We hope to see you there!

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Walk a Mile in her Shoes – a walk against violence, Apr 27

detailsbackgroundJoin the Fairfield and Bridgeport community in a walk against violence against women.

Here are the details:

Registration opens at 8:30 AM.  Please arrive no later than 8:50 AM.

Start Point is at The Fairfield Train Station (165 Unquowa Road, Fairfield).

FREE Parking is available at The Fairfield Train Station.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

The Walk will start at approximately 9:00 AM at the Fairfield Train Station

and ends at the Fairfield Town Hall on Old Post Road with a

closing ceremony and refreshments to follow.

 

Closing Ceremony Guests:

Gary MacNamara,

Police Chief of Fairfield Police Department
& White Ribbon Campaign Chairman

Debra Greenwood,

President and CEO
The Center for Women and Familiesof Eastern Fairfield County, Inc.

 

PRIZES!

Prizes will be given for; Oldest Walker, Youngest Walker, Biggest Team, Most Fundraising Money and Best Footware!

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Interesting Read: “The On-the-Ground Reality of Women Leaders”

little-8-women-300x239After celebrating Women’s History Month in March, it is wise to recognize that women are still on unequal footing in the workplace.  Women have only been allowed in the two-year MBA Program at Harvard Business School for 50 years.

A recent conference at Harvard Business School addressed the on-the-ground reality of women leaders 50 years after the first women were admitted to the School’s two-year MBA Program. And the reality is that women leaders are stuck—for example, women make up less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.  Check out Forbes for the full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2013/04/17/the-on-the-ground-reality-of-women-leaders/ .

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Standing Room Only at “In the Works” WGSS Panel

It was standing room only as Dr. Alphonso, Dr. Arendt, Dr. Lawrence and Dr. Orlando talked about their current academic projects at last week’s “In the Works” Panel discussion, part of Women’s History Month here at Fairfield University.  Attendees listened to the professors, from a range of disciplines, discuss topics ranging from Edith Wharton to roller derby.  in the works

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Question of Habit Documentary Screening Tonight!

Monday, April 08  7:30PM

Library Multimedia Room

Join Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy as she screens her award-winning documentary “A Question of Habit.” The film, narrated by Susan Sarandon, examines the depiction of Catholic nuns in contemporary U.S. popular culture. It contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current. A brief question and answer session will follow the screening. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Refreshments provided.

For more information on the film, check out http://www.questionofhabit.com/index.html habit1

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In the Works: WGS Faculty Talk about Current Projects – April 4, 6:00PM

lectureJoin WGSS for a faculty panel discussion about current research projects:

Professor Alphonso – “Family, Politics and the State”

Professor Arendt – “A Rink of One’s Own: Gender, Sport and the Alter Ego in Contemporary Roller Derby”

Professor Lawrence: “Jarena Lee’s Calling: Biography and Storytelling”

Professor Orlando: “Edith Wharton, Women and the Politics of Representation”

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served.  BCC 206

 

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Women’s Day, April 4 2013 at Fairfield University!

Women’s Day, April 4,  BCC Lower Level – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Come discover and celebrate women, past and present, who have found their identity through imagination and innovation! Enjoy table presentations from several Fairfield University clubs, arts and crafts, baked goods, a Bead-for-Life jewelry sale, performances throughout the day, and much more!

At 6:00pm, in BCC 206, be sure to check out “In the Works,” WGS Faculty Talk about their Current Projects. In honor of Women’s History Month, WGS faculty will share their current research pertaining to women, gender and sexuality. WOMEN_2013

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