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WOMEN'S STUDIES NEWS

Ivanchikova Sentiments & Declarations Speaker

The spring semester presentation of the Sentiments & Declarations Series will conclude on Thursday, April 23, with the discussion, "Machinic Intimacies and Mechanical Brides: Love in the Era of New Media," by Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Alla Ivanchikova. Ivanchikova's talk tackles what makes one fall in love with a machine. The lecture will explore interfaces of ...  More >>

New Initiative for Women Leaders

A new organization, called the Leadership League of Women (LLOW), has started on campus to help foster relationships between William Smith and Geneva High School women. Founded by junior Virginia DeWees '16, the initiative is dedicated to assisting women leaders in Geneva through mentorship, collaboration, and community outreach. LLOW is sponsored by the William Smith Deans Office through the Lau...  More >>

Two Accepted to Yale School of Nursing

Amy van Loon '14 and Nora McKay '14 are heading to New Haven this fall, where they will attend Yale School of Nursing. The prestigious program is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 graduate nursing schools in the country, making van Loon and McKay future leaders in the field. Van Loon and McKay will both study in the maternity nursing and midwife specialty. "I think almost every aspect of my t...  More >>

Using Theatre to Advance Feminism

May Summer Farnsworth, associate professor and chair of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, will address how early feminist dramatists in Argentina began a tradition of using theatre to promote women's rights, and the ways this paralleled social activism that would be used by later generations of feminist theatre practitioners during the next event in the Sentiments & Declarations lecture series...  More >>

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 >>