Women's Studies NEWS

“Troubling" Women's Rights Convention

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer will moderate a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation, as part of the Sentiments & Declarations lecture series. The discussion, "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, in...  More >>

Bayer Named to NWHF Board

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer was recently named to the Board of Directors of the National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. "Betty will be a tremendous asset because of her extensive network and her ability to link HWS, as well as the academic and women's studies communities, with the National Women's Hall of Fame. We are already in discussions about having interns...  More >>

Students Attend PLEN Conferences

Several William Smith students recently took a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN). Each year, PLEN hosts female students from colleges and universities across the country, bringing them to Washington, D.C., to experience firsthand how public policy is shaped and implemented at the national level. Tess O'Leary '14, Cynthia Uwic...  More >>

Why Feminists Care About Funerals

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Michelle Martin-Baron will present "Why feminists care about funerals: the politics of public mourning" as the last lecture of the spring semester's Sentiments & Declarations series on Thursday, April 24. What do state funerals, AIDS activism, 300-year-old remains of former slaves, and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act have do with each other? Th...  More >>

Perini ’95 Named President, CEO

Gina M. Perini '95 has been named president and chief executive officer of SMS/800, Inc. She previously served as acting president and CEO since September 2013 and chief administrative officer and general counsel from August 2012 through September 2013. "Gina has done an exceptional job leading the company during her tenure as acting president and CEO. Based on Gina's proven ability to enhance ou...  More >>

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Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for our 40 for 40 competition!

What word or term stands out in your mind as you reflect on Women's Studies' 40th? What word best expresses to you the spirit and aims of the last 40 years? Tell us why the term earmarks the movement. Have your say on what characterizes the last forty years of Women's Studies. Forty selections will be exhibited in a webwork of Women's Studies defined and mapped by you - in words, art, poetry, or song. Submissions should be equivalent to 250 words or less (roughly one page). Winners will receive a 40th anniversary mug! Send your submission to wmst@hws.edu!


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