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Carolyn Cunningham
Women and Gender Studies Alumni and 2011 USM Outstanding Graduate in WGS recipient, Carolyn Cunningham received the Exemplary Faculty Award at Gonzaga University this week in Spokane, Washington.
Eryn Howe presenting at TM 2013
Members of the Women and Gender Studies Program Capstone class will be presenting their thesis and internship papers at the USM Thinking Matters, a one-day, once-a-year conference, that is a capstone that reflects what's going on all year long in departments all across campus on April 25th. The WGS student presentations will be held from 12:15-4:30PM in room 201 of Payson Smith Hall on the Portland Campus.
Kate Wininger
Film: BIG MEN Monday, April 21st SPACE Gallery | 538 Congress St, Portland | (207) 828.5600 Doors open at 7:00pm | Film begins at 7:30pm Admission $8 | $6 for SPACE Members and Students w/ ID
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Roe at Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice & Motherless: A Legacy of Loss From Illegal Abortion Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 6:00pm University Events Room Glickman Library University of Southern Maine
Kelly Reichardt
“Meek’s Cutoff”: Special Screening and Roundtable Discussion of the acclaimed 2011 film by filmmaker Kelly Reichardt; moderated by Sarah Keller, Colby College assistant professor of English and Cinema Studies, and Ariel Rogers, USM assistant professor of Film Studies; 6 p.m., Friday, April 11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square; free admission with college student I.D.; all other tickets: $8/$6 PMA members; FMI:www.usm.maine.edu/cahs
Remembering the Holocaust: A Community Discussion & Reception
Thursday, March 27, 7PM 7th Floor, Glickman Library, Portland Campus With speakers: Charles Rotmil, writer, photographer, educator Anna Wrobel, poet, educator, daughter of Holocaust survivors Cast of USM's English-Language World Premiere of In the Underworld
Dr. Samar is a renowned human rights and women’s rights advocate from Afghanistan. She served in the Interim Administration of Afghanistan and established the first-ever Ministry of Women's Affairs. Since 2004, Dr. Samar has served as chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Nancy Gish performing the Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie's poem "The Queen of Sheba."
Nancy Gish, Professor of English and founding Director of the USM Women and Gender Studies Program, has just been named as an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Image: Professor Nancy Gish performing the Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie's poem "The Queen of Sheba."
Come learn about Maine NEW Leadership, a six-day, non-partisan, residential, public leadership training program, held from May 30-June 4, 2014 at the University of Maine in Orono and provided at no cost to undergraduate college women from a variety of public and private, four- and two-year institutions throughout Maine.
WGS Open House
WGS Open House on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 1-4:00PM at 94 Bedford Street, Portland Campus which will kick-off our 2014 Spring Event Programing on "Memory, Trauma, Resistance".

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