Women and Gender Studies Program
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, 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 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".
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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