This summer, Kristyna Bronner '14 will have the opportunity to live and work in Washington, D.C., as a communications intern at Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG). The nonprofit group is an independent, nonpartisan, educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs. In her position, Bronner will ... More >>
This summer, three students will pursue their ambitious academic passions across the globe with the assistance of the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend Award. Founded in 2007, the annual award provides financial support to students pursing internships abroad. Annie Mandart '14, a writing and rhetoric and women's studies double major, will use her stipend to travel to Be... More >>
A recent guest editorial in the Finger Lakes Times by Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer marked significant moments in women's history and the women's movement, as well as the contrast between media images of women in power and the reality of inequality for women in today's workforce. Quoting Susan Douglas, Bayer writes, "Something's out of whack here." Bayer also points to the Steubenville... More >>
Recently, 27 HWS students spent three weeks in Thailand exploring the importance of love and compassion in Buddhist and Thai culture. The trip was the first of a new January-term program offered through the Center for Global Education. Proposed and developed by Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer, the course, "The Revolutionary Power of a Love-In with Elephants: Environmentalism, Peace and H... More >>
Ninety-seven years ago, just ten days after opening her Brooklyn-based birth control clinic, Margaret Sanger was arrested for handing out pamphlets to women lined-up around the block. At ten cents apiece, the pamphlets containing basic information about reproductive health were in violation of the law. Nearly a century later, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America ... More >>
Cecile Richards, a national leader in the field of women's health and reproductive rights, will kick off the spring President's Forum Series on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Richards oversees an organization with nearly 800 affiliate health centers nationwide. Planned Parenthood provides health care services... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!