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(en)Gendered Exhibit Opening Reception

Join SBAI at Sage as we announce the winners of our 2012 annual undergraduate juried art show: (en)Gendered. In honor of our 25th anniversary, the theme for this year is "Failure is Impossible: Feminism's Past, Present, and Future." This will be your only chance to view ALL of the amazing entrants! Lynn Duggan, Professor of Art at Nazareth College and this year's guest juror, will give a gallery talk and announce this winners and honorable mentions. Enjoy refreshments and mingle with students and staff at one of our favorite events! The top art pieces this year will be exhibited at the Art and Music Library from 1/26/12 to 2/23/12.

  • Art Opening
  • Friday, January 20, 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • Location: SAGE Art Center

Failure Is Impossible Mentoring Series: Grant Writing for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty

The third segment of SBAI's mentoring series will be a lunch and talk with Debra Haring, Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts, on grant writing for junior faculty and graduate students. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by January 23.

  • Luncheon and Discussion
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Focus on the Future: SBAI Research Seminar with Mary Greitzer

The second SBAI research seminar for the 2011-2012 academic year will feature Mary Greitzer, Assistant Professor of Music Theory. Greitzer will discuss her work titlted "Shrieking the Body Electric: the Traumatized Voices of Diamanda Galas and Babbitt's Philomel." Her work deals with electro-acoustic solo vocal performances addressing sexual violence, with themes of voice, body, trauma, madness, redemption, transfiguration, and cyborg feminism in the vein of Donna Haraway. Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by 1/25/12.

  • Research Seminar
  • Friday, January 27, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Spring Research Grant Applications Due

Open to Faculty Associates and Affiliates, graduate and undergraduate students. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Applications Deadline
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 538

Susan B. Anthony Legacy Dinner

Sponsored by the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. Contact the Center by emailing aimee.bohn@rochester.edu for more information.

  • Dinner
  • Thursday, February 9, 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: May Room, Wilson Commons

Susan B. Anthony Birthday Tea

Join SBAI and Dean Raffaella Borasi as we go to place yellow roses on Susan B. Anthony's grave in honor of her birthday, and then return to Lattimore 540 to enjoy some cake and special artifacts from the Rare Books Library. If you'd like to come, please email sbai@rochester.edu! We'll meet at 3:15 to depart.

  • Celebration
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  • 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Mt. Hope Cemetery and Lattimore 540

Hearts and Stolas Annual Valentine's Day Lecture

For the Third Annual Valentine's Day lecture, sponsored by the Department of Religion and Classics and The Susan B. Anthony Institute, Krishni Burns of the University of Buffalo will give her talk "Apollo Rejected: Apollo as the Archetypal Failed Lover in Ovid's Metamorphoses." Refreshments will be provided.

  • Lecture
  • Thursday, February 16, 2012
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

Focus on the Future: SBAI Research Seminar with Takkara Brunson

Takkara Brunson, post-doctoral fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute, will present her work "Remnants of Slavery on the Eve of Independence: Afro-Cuban Women Define Freedom, 1886-1900." Please join us for lunch and discusson! RSVP by February 16 to sbai@rochester.edu.

  • Research Seminar
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Fourth Annual Two Icons Lecture with Michelle Gordon

The annual Two Icons Lecture examines the intersection of race and gender, and honors the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Michelle Gordon, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California, will give the lecture "'Baby, You Could Be Jesus in Drag': Lorraine Hansberry and Black Domestic Workers on Being The Help." This annual lecture is co-sponsored with the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. The event is free and open to the public. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Lecture
  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

Women Leaders in the Workplace: What We Can Learn from First Ladies

Ann McDaniel, Senior Vice President of The Washington Post, will talk about what women in medicine and science can learn from watching successful and powerful women in politics and business. The seminar is part of the 2011-2012 Diversity Seminar Series sponsored by the School of Medicine and Dentistry Office for Diversity and the Simon School of Business. Seminar is followed by a networking reception. To register, please contact Grace Fuller at grace_fuller@urmc.edu. Faculty, Staff, Residents, and Fellows are all welcome.

  • Seminar and Networking
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) at UR Medical Center

"!Women Art Revolution" Film Screening

Synopsis: "Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Women’s Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art. New ways of thinking about the complexities of gender, race, class, and sexuality evolved." Film series sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Little Theatre, and the Multi-Media Center. Event is free and open to the public.

  • Film Screening
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

Women's History Month Field Trip

Visit and tour the Women's Rights National Historical Park, The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Harriet Tubman House, and Woman Made Products Gift Shop. We will enjoy a lunch program in Seneca Falls, "A Dialogue on Reason, Religion, and Mrs Stanton's Bible," sponsored by the Women's Institute for Leadership and Learning and the Women's Interfaith Institute featuring Elizabeth Cady Stanton (as played by Dr. Melinda Grube) and Rev. Allison Stokes. Sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, The American Studies Program, and The Department of Religion and Classics. To join the trip and for more information, please email sbai@rochester.edu

  • Trip
  • Thursday, March 8, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Seneca Falls, NY and Auburn, NY

"Afghan Star" Film Screening and Discussion

Synopsis: "After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol has come to Afghanistan. Millions are watching the TV series ‘Afghan Star’ and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?" Film series sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Little Theatre, and the Multi-Media Center. Email sbai@rochster.edu for more information. Tickets are $5.

  • Film Screening
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY

"Mother: Caring for 7 Billion" Film Screening

Synopsis: "Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. In 2011 the world population reached 7 billion, a startling seven-fold increase since the first billion occurred 200 years ago."Mother: Caring for 7 Billion" features world-renown experts and scientists including biologist Paul Ehrlich, author of “The Population Bomb;" economist Mathis Wackernagel, the creator of the ground-breaking Footprint Network; Malcolm Potts, a pioneer in human reproductive health; and Riane Eisler, whose book “The Chalice and the Blade” has been published in 23 countries." Film series sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Little Theatre, and the Multi-Media Center. Email sbai@rochester.edu for more information. Film is free and open to the public.

  • Film Screening
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

Completed Graduate Certificate Applications Due

Graduate Certificate Applications are due in late March of each year for May graduates. Part I: Graduate Certificate Plans are due in November of each year. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 585-275-8318 with questions.

  • Application Deadline
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 538

Focus on the Future: SBAI Research Seminar with Stephanie Li

The next installment of the SBAI research seminar series for the 2011-2012 academic year will feature Stephanie Li, Assistant Professor of English. Li will present her work "Linguistic Double Counciousness in Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee." For questions and to RSVP contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318.

  • Research Seminar
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 538

"On the Past, Present, and Future of Feminism"

Nancy Cott, the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University and the Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, both also at of Harvard, will give this year's Susan B. Anthony lecture during the 19th Annual International Graduate Student Research Conference. Event is free and open to the public. Email sbai@rochester.edu for more information.

  • Keynote Lecture
  • Friday, March 23, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

The 19th Annual International Graduate Student Research Conference

In honor of SBAI's 25th Anniversary and the legacy of Susan B. Anthony, the theme of this year's conference will be " 'Failure Is Impossible': Feminism's Past, Present, and Future." This years program will feature Keynote speaker Nancy Cott, director of the Schlesginer Library and professor at Harvard University. Check the graduate page for the call for papers! A conference schedule and details can be found by visiting the Graduate Students webpage on this site. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 585-275-8318 with questions.

  • Conference
  • Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Rush Rhees Library

Women in Music Festival Opening Concert

For directions, parking and more information visit http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/.

  • Concert
  • Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Main Hall, Eastman School of Music, Gibbs Street entrance

Women in Music Festival - Performance by Publick Musick

Publick Musick will perform music by Braoque composer Isabella Leonarda. For directions, parking and more information visit http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/.

  • Concert
  • Monday, March 26, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Church of the Blessed Sacrement - Rochester, NY

Jos Truitt of feministing.com

Jos Truitt, blogger on feministing.com and speaker on feminism, reproductive health, grassroots organizing, and transgender issues will give a lecture about using a gender analysis approach to feminism by taking a critical look at how gender is often missing from feminist thought and politics. Truitt will also discuss how transgender issues are central to feminism and how transgender frames can sharpen feminist analysis. She will explore ways in which gender intersects with other identity categories, as well as the challenges and complexities of navigating both a personal experience approach and broader identity-based critique in the work for gender justice. Tickets are $4 for undergraduates and $6 for everyone else and can be purchased at the door. The lecture is open to the public and cosponsored by SBAI and Women's Caucus. For more information email slewis25@u.rochester.edu.

  • Lecture
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room, Rush Rhees Library

Women in Music Festival - Performance by TubaCOR

Sponsored by the Eastman School of Music. More information at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/.

  • Concert
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hatch Recital Hall, Easman School of Music

"Miss Representation" Film Screening and Discussion

Synopsis: "Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself." Film series sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, The Little Theatre, and the Multi-Media Center. Film followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are $5.

  • Film Screening
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • Location: The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY

Women in Music Festival - Music After 1900 Performance

Music After 1900 will perform music by Hilary Tan. Sponsored by the Eastman School of Music. For more information visit http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/.

  • Concert
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Ciminellie Formal Lounge, Eastman School of Music

Women in Music Festival - Lorraine Desmarais Open Rehearsal

Lorraine Desmarais and the New Jazz Ensemble Rehearse. Event sponsored by the Eastman School of Music. More information at http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/.

  • Concert
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Room 120, Eastman School of Music (entrance at 26 Gibbs Street)

Women in Music Festival - Lorraine Desmarais Performance

Lorraine Desmarais, jazz pianist and composer, will perform with the New Jazz Ensemble (Dave Rivello, director).

  • Concert
  • Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Kilbourne Hall, Eastman School of Music

Out in Reel Film Series Screening of "Paragraph 175"

The first screening in our Out in Reel series for LGBTQI Awareness Month at the University will be "Paragraph 175". Via tellingpictures.com: The Nazi persecution of homosexuals may be the last untold story of the Third Reich. Paragraph 175 fills a crucial gap in the historical record, and reveals the lasting consequences of this hidden chapter of 20th century history, as told through personal stories of men and women who lived through it: the half Jewish gay resistance fighter who spent the war helping refugees in Berlin; the Jewish lesbian who escaped to England with the help of a woman she had a crush on; the German Christian photographer who was arrested and imprisoned for homosexuality, then joined the army on his release because he “wanted to be with men”; the French Alsatian teenager who watched as his lover was tortured and murdered in the camps. These are stories of survivors -- sometimes bitter, but just as often filled with irony and humor; tortured by their memories, yet infused with a powerful will to endure.

  • Film Screening
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Ryan Case Methods Room (1-9576) - URMC

Summer Research Grant Applications Due

Open to Faculty Associates and Affiliates, graduate and undergraduate students. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Application Deadline
  • Thursday, April 5, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 538

Out in Reel Film Series Screening of "Brother Outsider"

Learn about the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary strategist, activist, and the unknown hero of the civil rights movement. Rustin was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era. Series Presented by SBAI, Pride Alliance, the Warner LGBTQI and Allies SIG, the Pride Network, and the Film and Media Studies Program.

  • Film Screening
  • Monday, April 9, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

Dissertation Award Applications Deadline

Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Application Deadline
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 538

First Annual Rainbow Lecture with William Eskridge, Jr.

The first annual Rainbow Lecture on LGBTQI issues will feature William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School. Eskridge has defended same-sex marriage both in the court room and as a scholar. Among his many publications, he co-authored the leading casebook on sexuality issues in law, "Sexuality, Gender, and the Law," as well as the important monograph, "Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet." Eskridge’s most recent book, "Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse?," examines gay marriage and society in Scandinavia, where gay couples have been able to marry since 1989.

  • Lecture
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sanctuary, Interfaith Chapel

Out in Reel Film Series Screening and Panel Discussion of 575 Castro Street

"575 Castro Street" is a short film by Jenni Olson that was commissioned by FilmInFocus.com to be showcased online in conjunction with the theatrical release of "Milk." The film reveals the play of light and shadow upon the walls of the Castro Camera Store set for Gus Van Sant’s film. The audio track is an edited version of the 13-minute cassette that Harvey Milk recorded in his camera shop a few weeks after his election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which made him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Labeled simply: “In-Case” the tape was to be played, “in the event of my death by assassination.” Following the screening, a panel of community members, students, faculty, and staff will address the changing nature of the LGBTQ movement what the future holds for today's young activists. Presented by SBAI, Pride Network, Pride Alliance, Warner LGBTQ & Allies SIG, and the Film and Media Studies Program.

  • Film Screening and Discussion
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium

Undergraduate Research Conference

Faculty-nominated students are chosen to share their exceptional work in gender and women's studies (including research papers, final projects, and posters). Winners of the (en)Gendered Juried Art Show, as well as those minors and majors who had an Independent Study or Internship, will also present. The keynote lecture will be given by Jane Roberts on Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

  • Conference
  • Friday, April 20, 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Location: Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

"Women, Population, and the U.N. Millenium Development Goals" Keynote Address

Jane Roberts will give her keynote talk at the Undergraduate Research Conference on Gender and Women's studies. Her talk is titled "Women, Population, and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals." Roberts is visiting New York State to address the United Nations Association of Rochester and the American Association of University Women's state convention. Roberts and her friend Lois Abraham started a grassroots movement in 2002 called "34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)" to ensure the humanity and rights of women and girls across the world. Their effort has raised over $4 million, and they were recognized in 2005 with a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In 2005, Roberts published a memoir titled 34 Million Friends (of the women of the world) about her experiences fighting for social justice with Abraham. You can learn more at her website: http://www.34millionfriends.org/

  • Keynote Lecture
  • Friday, April 20, 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
  • Location: Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library

Out in Reel Series Screening and Panel Discussion on Transgender Youth

Two short, award-winning documentaries will be screened - "No Dumb Questions" and "The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children" - followed by a panel discussion with transgender youth and young adults. Presented by SBAI, Pride Alliance, Pride Network, Warner LGBTQ & Allies SIG, and the Film and Media Studies Program.

  • Film Screening and Discussion
  • Thursday, April 26, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester

Associates and Affiliates Spring Retreat

More information to be announced. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 with questions.

  • Retreat
  • Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Interfaith Chapel

Failure is Impossible Mentoring Series: Junior Faculty Publishing Lunch

The last installment of the Failure is Impossible Mentoring Series for the 2011-2012 academic year will be a lunch and discussion on publishing for junior faculty. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Lunch and Panel Discussion
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Commencement

Join us to celebrate our graduating students, certificate winners, and award winners. Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu!

  • Commencement
  • Sunday, May 20, 2012
  • 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Welles-Brown Room

Wilson Day With the Susan B. Anthony House and SBAI

SBAI and the Susan B. Anthony House team up for a day of commmunity service with undergraduates. Wilson Day service events connect incoming freshman with the Rochester community.

  • Community Service
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012
  • Location: Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, NY

Faculty Welcome Back Tea

Faculty Associates and Affiliates are invited to come discuss their summer and our plans for the year.

  • Faculty Event
  • Friday, September 7, 2012
  • 4:00 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Undergraduate Welcome Back Dinner

Join SBAI students, faculty, and staff to have dinner with us and learn more about gender and women's studies, the Undergraduate Council for Gender and Women's Studies, our plans for the year, and how you can get involved! All undergraduates are welcome to attend! **RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by 9/6** Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available!

  • Dinner
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Graduate Student Welcome Back Lunch

Join SBAI faculty, staff, and graduate students for lunch to learn more about the department, discuss the graduate certificate, find out how you can get involved, and more! Any graduate student with and interest in gender and women's studies is welcome. **RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by September 10** Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options available.

  • Lunch
  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Ending LGBT Invisibility and Disparities in Health Care

Harvey J. Makadon, MD; Director, National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. This program will describe health disparities found among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and some of the factors that influence these disparities. Participants will learn strategies for: 1) Inquiring about and being supportive of a patient’s sexual orientation and gender identity; 2) Taking a sensitive history with LGBT people; and 3) Creating an inclusive and welcoming care environment. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity. Register by emailing grace_fuller@urmc.rochester.edu.

  • Seminar
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: URMC Auditorium K-307 (3-6408)

Personal Storytelling and the Metaphor of Belonging: A Discussion with Dr. Ezra Griffith, MD

Dr. Ezra H. Griffith, MD, will give a presentation and lead a discssion about why the metaphor of belonging is so important, and how we affect it. Dr. Griffith is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and African-American Studies and Deputy Chairman for Diversity and Organizational Ethics at Yale School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry). Event is free and open to the public. Contact 275-3571 with questions.

  • Presentation and Discussion
  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Class of '62 Auditorium, University of Rochester Medical Center

"Gender, Image, and Revolution: Angela Davis in Cuba" with Sarah Seidman, Post-doctoral Fellow, the Frederick Douglass Institute

Dr. Sarah Seidman will share her current research project on Angela Davis's time in Cuba. She recently completed her dissertation, “Venceremos Means We Shall Overcome: The African American Freedom Struggle and the Cuban Revolution, 1959-1979,” exploring transnational convergences between the African American liberation movement and the Cuban Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s. Lunch will be provided - please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by Thursday, September 20.

  • Research Seminar
  • Monday, September 24, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

SBAI Research Seminar with Nancy Chin

Nancy Chin, Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, will present her research titled “Gender Dynamics of Tobacco Use in Ladahk, India." Event is free and open to the public. A vegetarian lunch will be provided. Space is limited - reserve you spot by emailing sbai@rochester.edu by 9/21.

  • Research Seminar
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

July '64 Film Screening and Conversation with Carvin Eison and Darryl Porter

Carvin Eison, filmmaker, and Darryl Porter, Assistant to Major Richards and 1964 President of “The Matadors” street club will join the audience for a conversation after the film. About the film: "Violence erupted at a street dance on a hot July night when a routine arrest took a turn for the worse – and ended when the National Guard was called to a northern city for the first time during the civil rights era. July ’64 gives voice to the people who lived it, and tells the story of three days of conflict and unrest that altered the course of history in Rochester, New York."

  • Film Screening and Discussion
  • Friday, September 28, 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Helen Wood Hall Auditorium, URMC

Fall Research Grant Application Deadline

Open to Faculty Associates and Affiliates, graduate and undergraduate students. Visit the Grants section of our website for more information. Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 with questions.

  • Deadline
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 538

Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize Presentation and Reading with Author Amy Waldman

The Department of English and the Susan B. Anthony Institute will present author Amy Waldman with the 36th Annual Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction. Waldman will give a reading from her winning novel, The Submission, and be available for a book signing after the event. An hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the reading. Copies of The Submission will be available to purchase at the event. Among its many accolades, The Submission was named a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and Esquire‘s Book of the Year in 2011. Waldman was a reporter for The New York Times for eight years, including three as co-chief of the New Delhi bureau. She was also a national correspondent for the Atlantic . Waldman is a graduate of Yale University and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the American Academy in Berlin. This event is free and open to the public. Contact sbai@rochester.edu for more information.

  • Kafka Prize Presentation, Reading, and Reception
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester

2012 Stanton/Anthony Conversations: "Sick of It: Issues of Health Care Inequities in America"

Keynote Speaker Dr. Deborah Richter, advocate with Physicians for a National Health Program, will give the Keynote Talk during the luncheon. Following the luncheon is a free panel discussion with Dr. Richter, who will be joined by Dr. Nancy Bennett, Professor of Medicine and of Community and Preventive Medicine, the Director of the Center for Community Health and Associate Vice President at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and Attorney Sandra Fluke. Dr. Linda Chaudron, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Ob/GYN, Associate Chair for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Senior Associate Dean for Diversity at the URMC will moderate the panel. Presented by the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership. Visit the Meliora Weekend website to register: https://www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend/

  • Luncheon and Panel
  • Friday, October 12, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester

SBAI Meliora Weekend Open House

Join us for brunch to catch up with alumni, faculty, and staff and learn about what SBAI has been up to! Brunch is free and open to the public. Drop in and say hello.

  • Meliora Weekend Brunch
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Douglass Leadership House Inaugural Keynote and Reception

The Douglass Leadership House's current residents invite alumni, families, and friends of the University to a dedication reception. Learn about the mission and recent accomplishments of the newly established Douglass Leadership House and how you can get involved with the work of the house.

  • Keynote and Reception
  • Saturday, October 13, 2012
  • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Douglass Leadership House, University of Rochester Fraternity Quad

Viral Voyages, or AIDS as an Epidemic of Globalization

Lina Meruana's talk, "Viral Voyages, or AIDS as an Epidemic of Globalization," will situate the global AIDS crisis as it has been read and represented in post colonial terms in Latin America, showing that AIDS metaphors produced early on in the US travelled far and were repeated, reappropriated, and critically examined by homosexual writers from the south. Meruana is Latin American fiction writer and scholar with an interest in 20th-Century Latin American Literature (Fiction and Non-Fiction), Representations of Disease, Gender Studies and Feminisms, and Global & Local Debates in Latin American Literature. She teaches Latin American Cultures in the Liberal Studies Program and writing workshops in the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University.

  • Lecture
  • Monday, October 15, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Welles Brown Room

Craig Owens Memorial Lecture

This lecture is in memory of Craig Owens, one of the founders of the graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies, who died at age 39 from an AIDS-related illness. Speakers are chosen because of their interest in gender, feminism, sexuality, and identity. Professor Jennifer Doyle, Department of English, University of California, Riverside will give this year's lecture. Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, and SBAI.

  • Lecture
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Film Screening and Conversation with Louie E. Perego Moreno

Join the Spanish and Latino Students' Association (S.A.L.S.A.) and the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in the Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester for a screening of "Latina Confessions" (“What does it mean to be Latina in the U.S.?”) and a discussion with the filmmaker, Louie E. Perego Moreno. Featured as one of New York’s top 25 Latinos by "El Diario de la Prensa" for his community work over the last 20 years, Louis E. Perego Moreno, a/k/a TIO LOUIE is a motivational speaker and documentary filmmaker. For over 15 years he has incorporated his documentaries in presentations at colleges and universities throughout the United States. For 30 years he has been recognized nationally as a Latino multimedia-maker and educator who produces documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT.

  • Movie Screening and Discussion
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Hoyt Auditorium

"Hands on the Freedom Plow": Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

Three prominent Civil Rights Activists and former SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) members Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, and Dorothy M. Zellner will visit Rochester to share personal accounts of their experiences organizing on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. Their presentation will look at the history of the Civil Rights Movement, race and gender relations in the United States, and campus activism. They will also speak about non-violent organizing and civil/voting rights today. **Free and open to the public. Free parking at UR. Books will be available for purchase.** Contact sbai@rochester.edu or 275-8318 for more information.

  • Lecture
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Interfaith Chapel, University of Rochester

Sexual Health Advocacy Group Interest Meeting

This interest meeting concerns reviving the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) at the UR. The goal of the group is to promote a more open and comfortable campus environment in which students can discuss issues of sex and sexual health, as well as identify and promote relevant resources on campus that offer support. This is the first general interest meeting. Contact ygao15@u.rochester.edu for more information.

  • Undergraduate Interest Meeting
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Friel Lounge, University of Rochester

Third Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues - Politics of Leadership and Civil Rights

Join scholars, activists, and students for a weekend of dialogue about the Politics of Leadership and Civil Rights. Conference themes include voice, location, identity, alternative forms of leadership, and rights and freedoms. Visit http://senecafallsdialogues.com/ for more information and registration. Event sponsored by Hobart and William Smith College, Monroe Community College, SUNY Brockport, St. John Fisher College, University of Buffalo, University of Rochester, and the Women's Institute for Leadership and Learning.

  • Conference/Dialogues
  • Friday, October 19, 2012 through Sunday, October 21, 2012
  • Location: Seneca Falls, NY

HIV/AIDS and Social Justice in Black America: Reflections on Three Decades of the Epidemic

A seminar featuring David J. Malebranche, Associate Professor, Emory University; Marjorie J. Hill, CEO, Gay Men's Health Crisis; Angelique Harris, Assistant Professor, Marquett University. Co-sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies as part of the Humanities Project.

  • Seminar
  • Friday, October 19, 2012
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Hawkins-Carlson Room

Lynn D. Gordon Symposium

This scholarly symposium is in honor of Lynn Gordon. Dr.Gordon passed away on February 9, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. She was well known for her pioneering study of women in higher education at the turn of the century. She was a valued member of both the Warner School of Education, where she served as associate dean and director of graduate studies, and the Department of History, where she taught a wide range of courses on the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Lunch is provided - RSBP by Friday, October 12 to kathryn.klimek@rochester.edu.

  • Symposium
  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhee Library

A Celebration of the Life of Lynn D. Gordon

The University community comes together to celebrate Lynn D. Gordon. Dr. Gordon, professor emerita of history at the University of Rochester and a scholar of gender, education, ethnicity, and diplomacy, died Feb. 9 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 65.

  • Memorial Service and Reception
  • Sunday, October 21, 2012
  • 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Interfaith Chapel Sanctuary, University of Rochester

Feminism, Religion, and Justice: How Rebellion Came to Dwell in the House of God

Dr. Ayala Emmett, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will share her current research project, "Feminism, Religion, and Justice: How Rebellion Came to Dwell in the House of God." Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by October 20.

  • Researm Seminar
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Angela Bonavoglia Lecture: "Hear About the Real Good Catholic Girls"

Angela Bonavoglia is an author and award-winning journalist who focuses on women's issues, particularly health, religious and social issues. Her feature articles, investigative reports, op-eds, personal essays, and profiles have appeared in such outlets as Ms. (longtime contributing editor), the NY Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, The Nation, Salon.com, Redbook, Mirabella, Cosmopolitan, Newsday, The New York Times, and the National Catholic Reporter. She blogs at the Huffington Post, Ms., and the Women's Media Center online. **Event is free and open to the public**

  • Lecture
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Welles Brown Room

Jennifer Boylan: A Life in Two Genders

Professor Jennifer Boylan is the author of twelve books, including "She's Not There: a Life in Two Genders," and "I'm Looking Through You: Growing Up Haunted," both published by Random House. A novelist, memoirist, and short story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Larry King, the Today Show, the Barbara Walters Special, NPR's Marketplace and Talk of the Nation; she has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News' 48 Hours. and The History Channel. She is a regular contributor to the op/ed page of the New York Times and Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Since 1988, she has been Professor of English at Colby College in Maine; in 2010, she was the Hoyer-Updike Distinguished Writer at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She has also served on the judging committee of the Fulbright Scholars, administered by the U.S. Department of State. Email brockportsoul@gmail.com for more information.

  • Reading and Lecture
  • Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Seymore College Union Ballroom, SUNY Brockport

Mentoring Lunch: Grants and Fellowships for Undergraduates with Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships

Have questions about funding? Want to learn more about nationally competitive fellowships, scholarships, and awards? Looking to make yourself more competitive? Join Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships, for a session on fellowships and awards for undergraduate students. It's never too early to start planning! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu by November 1.

  • Mentoring Lunch
  • Monday, November 5, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Radical Craft: Exhibiting Homelands in Rochester, NY

Join us for the fourth faculty research seminar of the fall semester. Dr. Joan Saab, Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, will share her research. Dr. Saab's work explores the place of immigrant women in delineating an alternative narrative of American modernism. The paper is part of a new book project for Dr. Saab that explores the place of “craft” in the early twentieth century art world, particularly as it relates to institutions of fine art and the changing American marketplace. Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to sbai@rochester.edu by November 5.

  • Research Seminar
  • Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

My Grandmother, My Mother, and Me: Trends in the Economic Status of Black Women

Professor Cecilia Conrad, Vice President and Dean of the College at Pomona College, will give the fifth annual Two Icons Lecture on race and gender. Professor Conrad is the Stedman-Sumner Professor of Economics at Pomona College. She serves as editor of "The Review of Black Political Economy" and an associate editor of "Feminist Economics." She is a former president of the National Economic Association, and a former board member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

  • Lecture
  • Monday, November 12, 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Location: Welles-Brown Room

Graduate Certificate Plan Application Due

Graduate Certificate Plan Applications are due in November each year. Make sure to plan ahead and get connected with an advisor as necessary. Graduate Certificate Applications are due in late March. Check the Graduate pages on our website for more information and contact sbai@rochester.edu with any questions.

  • Deadline
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender and Women's Studies

Faculty-nominated undergraduate students present their outstanding research on topics related to gender and women's studies. Email sbai@rochester.edu for more information or to nominate your student. A schedule will be announced in early November.

  • Gamble Room, Rush Rhees Library
  • Friday, November 30, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

Susan B. Anthony Teaching Fellowship Application Deadline

For more information, visit the Grants, Awards, and Fellowships for Graduate Students page. Contact sbai@rochester.edu for more information.

  • Deadline
  • Monday, December 3, 2012

(en)Gendered Art Entries Due

All undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Submission forms can be picked up at Sage Art Center. Contact sbai@rochester.edu for more information.

  • Deadline
  • Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Location: Sage Art Center

Associates and Affiliates Morning Meeting

A brunch meeting for all SBAI Associates and Affiliates to discuss the semester and what's ahead. Please RSVP to sbai@rochester.edu.

  • Meeting
  • Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Lattimore 540

(en)Gendered Art Exhibit

Winners and honorable mentions from the 2012 (en)Gendered Art Competition will be displayed at the Art and Music Library.

  • Exhibit
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013 through Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Art and Music Library, University of Rochester

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