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Events 2006-2007

Past Events for 2006

End of the Semester Dessert Reception

Honoring Women's Studies December graduates and 2006-07 scholarship winners!
Women's Center from 6-7:15 on Tuesday, November 14.
Buffy Sainte Marie concert at 7:30 in Edwards Hall after reception.

Triota Honor Society

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The Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Lecture in Women's Studies

As part of her endowment given out of "a deep interest in, and a great passion for, matters which affect the status of women in our society," Eleanor M. Carlson provided a $15,000 endowment to the URI Women's Program. Income from the endowment is used to bring to the university distinguished lecturers whose scholarship is related to the field of Women's Studies. Carlson Lecturers thus far have been:

  • 2006: Ronnie Gilbert, Peggy Seeger, and Rosalie Sorrels "Women in Song" co-sponsored with the Honors Colloquium
  • 2005: Elizabeth Roberts and Jennifer Lawless "Women in Politics"
  • 2004: Anuradha Mittal co- sponsored with the Honors Colloquium
  • 2003: Myrth York, J.D. "Women and Politics"
  • 2000: Mairead Corrigan Maguire. "Hope for Northern Ireland and the World."
  • 1999: Le Ly Hayslip. "Vietnamese Women: Voices Unheard."
  • 1998: Kate Rushin. "Culture Not Color."
  • 1997: Susan Love, M.D. "Women's Health: The Need to Tell the Truth." This lecture was held in conjunction with the 17th annual Frederika Wild Schweers Memorial Lecture.
  • 1996: Katha Pollitt. "What's Next for Feminism?"
  • 1995: Donna Lopiano. "Strategies for the Future: The Win/Loss Record in Women's Sports." This inaugural lecture was delivered in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the URI Women's Studies Program.

Past Events for 2007

Spring 2007 Dana Shugar Colloquium Series

Tuesday, February 6
Abortion: How You Got Personal Choices and How You Could Lose Them
Galanti Lounge URI Library 5 - 6:30 PM

Mary Ann Sorrentino

Tuesday, February 13
DES and Diflucan: Pharmaceutical Marketing Choices-Why Women Should Take Heed
URI Women's Center 5:15 - 6:30 pm

Jody Lisberger

Tuesday, February 27
Sex Trafficking: Policy and Debates
Galanti Lounge URI Library 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Donna Hughes

Tuesday, March 6
The Old Folks at Home: Domesticity and Race in 19th Century Sheet Music
Galanti Lounge URI Library 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Stephanie Dunson

Tuesday, March 13 Raging Grannies
Songs and Activism
URI Women's Center 5:15 - 6:30 pm

March 27 - The 27th annual Fredrika Wild Schweers Lecture
Featuring Janet Mancini Billson, talking about her research that led to publication of her book, Female Well-Being
White Hall Auditorium 7-9 PM.

Wednesday, April 4 - Dawn Paul
Reading from Still River
URI Women's Center 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 10 Naomi Caldwell
Native American Women
URI Women's Center 5:15 - 6:30 pm