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3/3/2009 —

The campus invites you to come to any of the seminars that will be offered in the coming weeks as we look into the fabric of our world through the accomplishments of women. Check back as more details on these upcoming events become available.

Upcoming events include:

Monday, March 16
“Overcoming Domestic Violence”
Karrie Bowen, Instructor in Communications
Brown Bag Lunch Campus Forum
Time and Location: 12:30-1:20 p.m., Main 205

Wednesday, March 19
"The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter"
Opened Classroom Film Screening
Julie Gallagher, Assistant Professor of History
Time and Location:
Screening #1 10:00-11:15 a.m., Vairo Library 110
Screening #2 1:00-2:15 p.m., Vairo Library 110

"Bronze Age Revisited or Bacon Beauties"
Constance Kirker, Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts
Brown Bag Lunch Campus Forum
Time and Location: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Vairo Library 129

Friday, March 20
“Women in Science: Africa”
Laura Guertin, Associate Professor of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Opened Classroom Lecture
Time and Location: Tomezsko 101, 10:30-11:20

Monday, March 23
"Women in the News: Herstory in the Making"
Karrie Bowen, Instructor in Communications
12:30 p.m.
205 Main Building

This brown bag lunch will examine the role of women in the field of journalism and celebrate the women who broke the glass ceiling in a field that was, and still is in many ways, male dominated.

Tuesday, March 24
"Shakespeare's Sister and Emerson's Aunt: The Literary Women We Never Heard Of"
Phyllis Cole, Professor of English
Opened Classroom Lecture
Time and Location: 6:10-7:00 p.m., Main 217

Thursday, March 26
Women’s Commission Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Afaf Meleis
Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
Time and Location:  11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tomezsko Lounge

Internationally known scholar and women's health advocate, Afaf I. Meleis, Ph.D., DrPS (hon), FAAN, RN, is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Meleis is also currently serving as Council General of the International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI). Dr. Meleis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alexandria in Egypt before moving to the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received a master's degree in nursing, as well as a master's degree and Ph.D. in sociology. She joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as its dean in Winter 2002 after serving more than 30 years as a Professor at the University of California at San Francisco and holding Visiting Professorships in Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Among her many honors, Dr. Meleis holds The Egyptian Presidential Honorary Award.

Friday, March 27
Sarah J. Glover, photojournalist

Philadelphia Inquirer photojournalist Sarah J. Glover will visit campus at 12:30 p.m. as part of the campus’ Voices of Innovation Seminar. In 2004, as a National Association of Black Journalists Ethel Payne fellow, Glover traveled to West Africa to photograph the orphan condition in Sierra Leone and to document Leonard Pitts Jr.’s personal West African heritage journey. A former three-term board member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Glover serves locally as president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. Her campus presentation in the Commons Building, room 203, will focus on the marriage of her work in both photojournalism and community service.

Tuesday, March 31
Mary Gergen, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies and Dr. Dana Martin, Assistant Professor of Psychology
“Social Construction of Women and Aging”
 Main 305 from 2:30-3:45 p.m.


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