The Gender Studies Program will host an Undergraduate Research Symposium on Gender. Students are encouraged to submit a paper on any gender studies theme in order to practice delivering their research and receive feedback from faculty. The Undergraduate Research Symposium is open to all students in all departments but paper topics are constrained to gender study issues. A panel of top papers from the Gender Studies Research Symposium will be chosen to participate in the College of Liberal Arts Research Symposium that will take place on April 23rd. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Taine Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 13th, 2015.
1 Billion Rising: A Revolution
All Day, February 13th
The One Billion Rising campaign began in 2012 with the intent to spread awareness on the violence against women on a global scale. 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence throughout her lifetime—that is ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. The campaign is dedicated to creating a new sense of consciousness in which violence is resisted until it becomes unthinkable. With the success of One Billion Rising and One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign, this February will bring the Revolution, in which we hope you will join One Billion Rising in spreading awareness, dancing, and rise in defiance of the injustices against gender violence. For more information please visit www.onebillionrising.org.
What is gender? What does it mean to be a man or a woman or genderqueer? Why do some people answer these questions differently? The best way to attempt to answer such complex questions is to approach the subject from a wide range of viewpoints.
Gender studies is a multidisciplinary minor that examines the role of gender in society. It considers both the biological and cultural origins of sex and gender differences and how those differences have structured a multitude of social and political institutions. The program also considers how issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion, and sexual orientation interact with gender. Incorporating the fields of anthropology, art, biology, communication, economics, English, history, foreign languages, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology, the gender studies minor provides students with practical and theoretical tools for understanding gender relationships.
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