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Women, Gender and Culture: A New Initiative

Situated at Bryn Mawr College, the Center has a special interest in women, in gender, and in the roles both have played--and should play--in science and in culture. These interests are reflected in sponsorship, co-sponsorship, and support for a variety of initiatives, of which the following are samples. Suggestions from students, staff, faculty and alumanae for possible future activities are warmly welcomed.

Recent Initiatives

Keeping Our Heads Above Water: No Buoys Allowed, a lecture by Anne Dalke, accompanying the exhibition "Building Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education," Canaday Library, November 15, 2005.

Re-presenting Parenting, an ongoing discussion initiated by several Brown Bag discussions in Fall 2005.

Past Initiatives

Beauty: A Symposium. February-March, 2004.

BMC Results: Referendum on Re-Naming the Feminist and Gender Studies Program. December, 2003.
HC Results: Referendum on Re-Naming the Feminist and Gender Studies Program. December, 2003.

Building Two-Way Bridges: A Conversation about Gender and Science.
A faculty workshop with Anne Fausto-Sterling, February 21, 2002.
Cosponsored by the Feminist and Gender Studies Program and
The Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium.

Octavia Butler, On-Campus Visit, November 4, 2002.
"A Parable: Writing Science Fiction in these Times."
Co-sponsored with The Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium.
Follow-up Discussion in a College Seminar Course.

Amber Hallibaugh, On-Campus Visit, March 5, 2001.
My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home.
Part of a series about Human Diversity: Sex and Gender.
Co-sponsored with the Feminist and Gender Studies Program.

Making Sense of Diversity: A Conversation at Bryn Mawr College, 2003-2004.
Cosponsored by the Dean's Office, the Office of Institutional Diversity,
the Center for Science in Society, the Center for Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy,
and the Feminist and Gender Studies Program. See especially:

Structures of Support: Women Negotiating the Corporate Academy.
A Faculty Workshop Sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium
with web support from Serendip, The Center for Science in Society and
The Feminist and Gender Studies Program.

Transforming Our Lives: Women on the Threshold of Change.
Workshop co-sponsored by the McBride Scholars Program and
the Admissions Office. September 28, 2002.

What Does a Feminist Curiosity Have to Offer?
Making Sense of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in an American Election Year.
A faculty workshop with Cynthia Enloe, March 31, 2004.
Cosponsored by the Feminist and Gender Studies Program and
The Greater Philadelphia Women's Studies Consortium.

Women, Education and Science Study, a research intiative , 2003/04

Women In Science, a national symposium, 2001

Work and Family Project, a joint faculty/graduate student initiative, 2003/04

A Workshop with Mary Belenky and Blythe Clinchy, April 23, 2004.
A Conversation with the authors of Women's Ways of Knowing (1986) and
"Connected and Separate Knowing: Toward a Marriage of Two Minds" in
Knowledge, Difference, and Power: Essays Inspired by Women's Ways of Knowing (1996).
Sponsored by the Graduate Group in "Explorations of Teaching and Learning."

Resources

Bridging Cultures Institute 2002: Discussion on Gender Differences and Learning Styles

Gender Differences in Cognition: A Location Investigation

The Genetics of Sex, Gender, and Mate Preference:
Final Session in the Senior Seminar in Neural and Behavioral Sciences,

"Nature, Nurture and Evolution." Spring 2002.

Mental Health: Gender and Gender Differences

Ursula K. Le Guin Bryn Mawr Commencement Address (1986)

New Courses Emerging from These and Related Center activities

Beauty: A Conversation Between Chemistry and Culture. Spring 2005

Thinking Sex: Representing Desire and Difference. Fall 2002, Fall 2003

Women Living Well Seminar. Spring 2000-Spring 2004

Women, Sport, and Film Course, jointly with Smith and Wesleyan. Spring 2002-Spring 2004




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