Women and Gender Studies Program
Posted May 18, 2015
The Women & Gender Studies Program Insight Scholarship recognizes and rewards a Sophomore or Junior major or minor in the USM Women & Gender Studies Program who works for gender equity and justice, either on campus or in larger communities. Its recipient will be continuing academic work at the University of Southern Maine.
Posted April 23, 2015
The USM WGS "Celebration of Feminist Creativity and Community” Awards Reception in the University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library from 6:30-7:30 PM on evening of April 27, 2015, following the Women & Gender Studies Student Research Symposium 5:00-6:30 PM.
Posted April 17, 2015
USM's Digital Maine initiative and research cluster in Digital Humanities announces the launch of the Portland Women’s History Trail app. The app is based on longtime research conducted by project leader Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History and her colleagues and students.
Posted April 14, 2015
Graduating senior in Women & Gender Studies, Meaghan LaSala, was selected to receive the 2015 Maine Campus Compact Student Heart and Soul Award at their 14thannual Awards Ceremony.
Posted April 9, 2015
The USM Women and Gender Studies Program (WGS) will hold our third annual “Celebration of Feminist Creativity and Community” Awards Reception in the University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library from 6:30-7:30 PM on evening of April 27, 2015, following the Women & Gender Studies Student Research Symposium 5:00-6:30 PM. Three awards will be presented.
Posted April 9, 2015
2007 USM Outstanding Graduate of Women and Gender Studies Award recipient, Lauren Webster LaFrance will begin serving a three year term on Victoria Mansion’s Board of Trustees on April 22. After graduating summa cum laude from USM in 2002 with a Women's Studies BA and a Criminology minor, Lauren went on to earn an MA in American and New England Studies in 2007.
Posted March 5, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 7:30 PM SPACE Gallery 538 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 $8.00 $6.00/Free for USM Students with a student ID
Posted March 4, 2015
Polly Welts Kaufman is a writer, teacher and above all an activist for equality. Her path to writing women’s lives began with the sound of a door closing, heavy as it was with gendered prejudice. Graduating from Brown University in 1951 with a degree in American Studies, she planned to teach high school in Providence, Rhode Island, only to be asked, “Are you married or going to be married?” Answering “Yes,” she was told to look elsewhere for employment.
Posted February 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015 5:30PM — Reception 6:30PM — Lecture Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland Campus
Posted February 4, 2015
Join us for a screening of award-winning documentary Vessel, followed by a panel discussion. Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.