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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Penn Humanities Forum on Sex

The University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences will be holding their annual Penn Humanities Forum starting September 16! The mission statement of the forum includes the following description:

“The Penn Humanities Forum is charged with taking a fresh look at those insights that touch on the human experience. Our goals are to demonstrate how vital the humanities are to the life of the mind and the health of society, and how the humanities are connected with many areas of inquiry in medicine, law, business, and the social sciences.

The topic for the 2015-2016 forum is sex. The public events for this series are listed below.


What Is Appropriate Behavior?
September 16, 5:00pm—8:00pm
Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Desiree Akhavan, Patricia White

The Kin Who Count, and Those in the Shadows...
October 1, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Afsaneh Najmabadi

A Place in the Middle AND Heart of the Sea
October 11, 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Living in the Era of Sexual Health
October 14, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Steven Epstein, Lance Wahlert

Sex: A History in 30 Objects
October 17—July 31
Special Exhibitions Gallery, 3rd floor, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Victorious Secret
October 20—February 15
Penn Libraries Education Commons, Franklin Field, 233 South 33rd Street
Angela Lorenz

Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women, 300 A.D.
October 21, 5:30pm—6:30pm
Kislak Center, Penn Library, 3420 Walnut Street
Angela Lorenz

Sex, Gender, and the Human Genome
October 28, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Sarah S. Richardson

The Queerness of the Drive
November 5, 6:00pm—7:30pm
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street
Teresa de Lauretis

A Quiet Inquisition
November 8, 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

The Corrupter of Boys
November 11, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Dyan H. Elliott

“No, I’m Not a Woman—I’m a Not-A-Woman”
November 18, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Terry Castle

A Very Queer Family Indeed
December 9, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Simon Goldhill

Mardistan
December 13, 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Syndromes and a Century
January 20, 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

In Treatment
January 27, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Regina Kunzel

9 Songs
February 3, 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
February 10, 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Muxes
February 14, 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

What’s So Dangerous About Black Women’s Sexuality?
February 17, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Dorothy E. Roberts

Liberating Sexuality: Starting with Black Women
February 24, 5:00pm—6:30pm
G17 Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street
Dorothy E. Roberts

Soul Food Stories
March 13, 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Blue is the Warmest Color
March 16, 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Sex and Jewelry in Cross-Cultural Mythology
March 23, 5:00pm—6:30pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Wendy Doniger

Matmos
April 13, 7:00pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut Street


For my information and to register for these events visit the forum’s events webpage here

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Check out these Upcoming Career and Professional Development Events!

CLAS Career Cafe: Leadership and Professional Development in the College 8/28 @12pm in SAC 117



Pre-Law at Villanova: A Roadmap to Success - 8/27 @12:05 in Falvey 204


And here is the full slate of September events:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2016 Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Conference at Gettysburg College

Check out this amazing opportunity to participate in a research conference! The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, December 2. Please consider participating and let us know so GWS may support you in this venture. Happy writing!


Welcome Back!

The Gender and Women's Studies Program would like to welcome students new and returning to campus for the 2015-2016 academic year! We wish you a great start to your semester.

Check back in with us soon for GWS news and the announcement of our Fall 2015 semester events! If you would like more information about the program and/or would like to get involved with our classes and events, please email GWS Graduate Assistant Jess Otterbine at gws@villanova.edu. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Congrats Class of 2015!

Congratulations to our Gender and Women's Studies Graduating Seniors! Thank you for the dedication, energy, and passion you have shown during your time with the GWS program. You will be missed! Good luck with all of your future endeavors!  
 

Class of 2015:
Jessica Flynn
Grace Kim
Sarah Milligan
Leilani Mota
Catherine Rideout
Carla Windt

Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Conference Proceedings

Thank you for everyone who participated, attended, and supported the Gender and Women's Studies Student Research Conference this year! The papers that were presented this year are now available to view on our journal proceedings page. The proceedings from 2013 and 2014 are also available. You may access the proceedings here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maria Bello Talk: May 1

Actress and Villanova graduate Maria Bello will be speaking Friday evening at 7 p.m. in the Driscoll Hall Auditorium. Maria will be discussing her career both in film and at Villanova, as well as signing her new book, Whatever … Love is Love. Questioning the labels we give ourselves.