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Students Attend PLEN Conferences

Each year, several groups of William Smith students attend seminars sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national organization that prepares college women for leadership roles in public policy and regularly brings them together at professional events held in Washington, D.C. In recent months, students had the opportunity to attend three different seminars, including the ...  More >>

Kimmel Discusses Gender Equality

Rejecting the notion that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus," noted sociologist, author and gender expert Michael Kimmel explored with the HWS community the idea that "on every measurable trait, attitude, and behavior that we have come up with, women and men are far more similar than we are different. That's the real story." In his President's Forum lecture, "Mars and Venus, or Planet E...  More >>

President's Forum: Kimmel on 21st Century Gender Issues

One of the world's leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity, Michael Kimmel will be the next guest speaker of the President's Forum Series on Tuesday, Feb. 10, when he will deliver a lecture, "Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium," at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room in Scandling Campus Center. Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender ...  More >>

Fisher Center Spring Speakers Announced

Continuing with this year's theme of "Campus War Machine: Sex and Debt," The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men resumes its series of performances, lectures and dialogue sessions in February and continues with various guest speakers throughout the spring semester. All of the speakers will add to the campus' ongoing discussion exploring the ways in which gender figures into the wars bein...  More >>

Amos '11 Joins National Women's Hall of Fame

Merrill Amos '11 was recently hired as museum curator and educator at the National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF) in Seneca Falls, N.Y. "We are delighted that Merrill Amos has joined the Hall," says Jill S. Tietjen, CEO of the NWHF. "With her experience in museum exhibit design and her passion for women's history, Merrill will be a tremendously valuable asset as we expand our exhibit and curriculum ...  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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