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Maine Women's Studies Consortium
The "Naming and Serving" mini-conference will take place on March 8, 2014 from 9 to 4 on the Augusta campus of UMA and will include the spring business meeting of the Maine Women's and Gender Studies Consortium in the morning, as well as time for students across our campuses to meet and exchange ideas. This conference is free and open to the public and a light lunch will be provided; donations will be accepted and pre-registration is appreciated.
Prof. Kate Wininger
Professor Kathleen Wininger, Philosophy, will be featured today, December 10, 2013 from 1-1:30 p.m. on WMPG, speaking about the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
Ariel Rogers, Women and Gender Studies Council member and Assistant Professor of Film Studies, has just published a book. Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies (Columbia University Press, 2013) examines how the experience of cinema has been conceptualized in conjunction with new technologies, including widescreen and 3D in the 1950s, digital cinema in the 1990s, and digital 3D since 2005.
Eve Raimon
Eve Raimon, USM professor of English and Women & Gender Studies Council member, will discuss the paradox in that while rightfully extolling black achievements, public memory projects may often omit or distort other uncomfortable facts about our American past on Wednesday, October 30, at 4:30 p.m. in 209 Luther Bonney.
When Students Act Administration Listens: A Panel Discussion on Student Activism
Join the GSSO and Divest UMaine on Wednesday, October 23 for tea and cookies, a panel discussion, and a dialogue regarding the path forward for USM in the face of ongoing threatened cuts to our programs. The panel will run from 7:15 to 9:30PM in the Talbot Lecture Hall located in Luther Bonney Hall on the Portland Campus.
Night Sky
Forty faculty, staff and students visited the Southworth Planetarium on the afternoon of October 8th for a panel discussion on women in the sciences. "Women, Science, and the Night Sky" was part of a larger series of events, the next being a performance of "Night Sky." This comedic drama features a female astronomer, an opera singer, and a teen foreign-language learner cooped up in a small New York apartment. Written by Susan Yankowitz and directed by Assunta Kent (USM Theater and Women & Gender Studies), "Night Sky" opens October 10 and runs through October 13. It will be performed in Russell Hall, Gorham Campus. For tickets, go to:http://usm.maine.edu/theatre/night-sky-0
Prof. Luisa Deprez
Sandy Butler is professor of social work and is the graduate program coordinator in the School of Social Work at the University of Maine. Luisa S. Deprez is professor and department chair of sociology and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine. They are members of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and their policy implications.
Women, Science and the Night Sky: A Panel Discussion October 8, 2013 2:45- 4:00pm USM Planetarium, 70 Falmouth Street, Portland Campus Panel discussion accompanied by planetarium slide show in the dome.
On August 22 the USM Women and Gender Studies Program partnered with the Maine Women's Lobby to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act.
Prof. Wendy Chapkis
In August, she presented a paper on "Popular Culture and 'Stoner' Stereotyping: Collisions of Race, Class and Gender" at the annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and a paper on "Marijuana Legalization and Medicalization " at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association. She was just elected Chair of the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Division of the American Sociological Association.

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