Fall 2012 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Fall 2012

Women's Studies Program 40th Anniversary Celebration

October 19, 2012 - 9:30am - 9:00pm

Women's Studies Program

We invite you to join us for the Women’s Studies Program 40th Anniversary Celebration

9:30 a.m.


Jean Ferguson Carr, Associate Professor of English

& Director of Women’s Studies


9:45 a.m.

“Thoughts on the Early Years of Teaching

PACWC Reception for New Women Faculty & Women's Studies 40th Anniversary Launch

October 18, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Deborah Brake (Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh)

Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns & Women's Studies Program

"Getting (and Staying) in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution"

Dinner gala & book signing

October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Jesse Ramey (ACLS Fellow, Women's Studies)

Three Rivers Youth

Signing of "Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages" to benefit Three Rivers Youth.

Contact Three Rivers Youth to sign up: http://www.threeriversyouth.org/main/

Learn more about Jessie Ramey's book: http://childcareinblackandwhite.wordpress.com/

Fall Break - University Closed

October 8, 2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

People of Color Zine Project

October 4, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Women's Studies Program

View the flier here

The POC (People of Color) Zine Project is taking MEET ME AT THE RACE RIOT on the road in September of 2012. The collective is organizing DIY events in thirteen cities, beginning September 24 and ending October 7, 2012. We will also lead panel discussions at participating universities in select cities to offset the costs of this first annual tour.


Drawing from the first MMATRR event co-produced in 2011 with the Barnard Zine Library and For the Birds Collective, POC Zine Project will bring a thought provoking and visually stimulating multimedia event and panel discussion to educational spaces. These panel sessions will be during the day, while the DIY events will take place at nearby community venues in the evening.

Click here for more information

"Roses in Winter: How One Recipe Collection May Coax Us Beyond Shakespeare's Procreation Sonnets"

September 28, 2012 - 3:00pm
Rebeca Laroche (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)

Rebecca Laroche will take an ecocritical approach to Shakespeare's sonnets, speaking about the recipe archive with which she is currently working at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

Screening of Miss Representation

September 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Followed by panel discussion

Carlow University

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Carlow University’s Women’s Studies program presents
A powerful, highly praised documentary that correlates negative media stereotypes of women with low participation of women in the political process.

Followed by a discussion panel with experts from Carlow, other local universities, and nonprofit organizations who will comment on the film and invite the audience to consider how women’s and girls’ complex realities are distorted in the media.

The film, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired on the OWN:
Oprah Winfrey Network, has since generated an online community movement on women, media, voting, and political power.


More information:
Katie Hogan, PhD

Women's Studies Potluck Dinner

September 9, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Women's Studies Program invites faculty, students, and friends to a potluck dinner.  Email wstudies@pitt.edu for more information.


University Closed - Labor Day

September 3, 2012 (All day)

Fall Term Begins

August 27, 2012 (All day)

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