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Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium
Calendar of Events
Fall, 2017

Tuesday, September 5 - Friday, December 15, 2017—Gallery Hours: M-F 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Artist Mimi Smith: Protection and Other Time Considerations 

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library

Description: The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Douglass Residential College renowned feminist artist and Rutgers graduate Mimi Smith has been named the 2017-18 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist at Rutgers University. Smith will have a solo exhibition on view throughout the fall semester and will give a public lecture on October, 24, 2017 at Douglass Library. More information: http://cwah.rutgers.edu

Sponsored by: The exhibition and event is funded in part by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH), the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). Co-sponsors: Art Library-RUL; Center for Cultural Analysis, and the Department of Art History-School of Arts and Sciences; Department of Visual Arts-Mason Gross School of the Arts; Douglass Residential College-DRC; Express Newark, Rutgers-Newark; Global Village-DRC; Institute for Research on Women; Institute for Women’s Leadership; Margery Somers Foster Center-RUL; Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers-Newark; Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers-Camden.

Monday, September 11, 2017—12:30 PM
Fall 2017 Welcome Lunch

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description: Please join the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Institute for Women’s Leadership for lunch as we welcome new colleagues, celebrate our dynamic community, and launch the new academic year.

Sponsored by: The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Institute for Women’s Leadership

Monday, September 18, 2017— 6:30 PM
The Power of 100 Years: Douglass Centennial Kick-off
RAIN DATE: Monday, September 25, 2017

Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center (Jameson Complex)

Description: Take a historical tour, view memorabilia, snap a photo in our photo booth, and help create the centennial banner with alumnae, students, friends, faculty and staff. There will be food, music, games and special 100th Anniversary giveaways to kick-off our centennial celebration. Program begins at 7:15 pm with remarks from Chancellor Debasish Dutta

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Monday, September 18, 2017— 5:00 PM
Historical Walking tours

Douglass Campus

Description:  Historical Walking tours -- Red Pine Ambassadors to present a historical walking tour of Douglass landmarks and buildings.

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Wednesday, September 20, 2017—4:00 Reception, 4:30 PM Talk
Inaugural Lecture: Anne Emmanuele Berger Talk Series "Is Psychoanalysis a Theory of Gender?”
Conference room, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

Description: Feminist theorist Anne Emmanuelle Berger is Chair of Women's Studies at the University of Paris VIII, and visiting us as part of the Paris 8 exchange program. This is one in a series of four fall talks (the others will be sponsored by the French Department, the Comparative Literature Department, and the Institute for Research on Women).

Sponsored by: Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Thursday, September 28, 2017— 4:30-6:00 PM
Public Engagement Project  

Alexander Library

Description: A workshop on Twitter for academics with Mary Chayko (School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University-New Brunswick). Registration required. 

Sponsored by: The Institute for Research on Women

Sunday, October 1- Wednesday, November 15, 2017— Gallery Hours: M-F 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Exhibit: “What I Know Now, That I Wish I Knew Then”

Douglass Library

Description: Exhibit: “What I Know Now, that I Wish I Knew Then” -- Read valuable lessons that women have shared about their careers, academia, and life experiences.

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 4:00 PM Reception; 4:30 PM Lecture
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series—The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations
A Feminism for the 99%

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description: IRW Distinguished Lecture Series —The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations featuring Nancy Fraser (Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research)

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women

Friday, October 6, 2017— 5:00 PM
Douglass Project STEM Poster Presentation and Lecture

Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

Description: Meet Douglass Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students as they share intricate research projects conducted as part of the Summer Research Program.  Douglass alumna Kathy Taylor (DC’64) will discuss her life in STEM with the presentation, “Douglass and Beyond.”

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

 Monday, October 9, 2017— 7:00 PM
The Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women’s Global Health
Inaugural Lecture “Women’s Global Health and the Fight Against Poverty” by Gayle E. Smith, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign

Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

Description: Previously serving as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Obama Administration as special assistant to President Obama and President Clinton, Gayle Smith is one of the world’s leading experts on global health and international development. She is President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, a grassroots campaigning and advocacy organizational with more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Sponsored by: The Institute for Women’s Leadership and Rutgers Global (Formerly Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs)

 Thursday, October 12, 2017—12:00 PM
IRW Seminar featuring Anne-Emmanuelle Berger

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description: A lunchtime conversation with Anne-Emmanuelle Berger (Professor of Gender Studies and French Literature at the University of Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis)

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women 

Thursday, October 12, 2017—4:00 Reception, 4:30 PM Talk
Talk by David Eng, "(Gay) Panic Attack"

Conference room, Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

Description: Please join us to hear David Eng, Richard L. Fisher Professor of English and Graduate Chair at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by: Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Friday, October 13, 2017— 8:00 PM
Haunted Campus Tours

Douglass Campus

Description:  Haunted Campus Tours -- Take a tour and be captivated by Douglass campus legends.

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Monday, October 16, 2017—7:00 PM
Linda Stein Sculpture Unveiling & Global Village Plenary

Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, Jameson Complex, Douglass Campus

Description: Join us for the Linda Stein Sculpture Unveiling during the Global Village Plenary. Stein is a well-known artist-activist, addressing issues of strength, power and justice in contemporary culture. The Global Village Plenary is an opportunity for a renowned expert to bring students, alumnae, the Rutgers community and the general public together for a special lecture.
Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Thursday, October 19, 2017—2:30 PM
IRW Public Engagement Project

Location: TBD

Description: A workshop on community organizing for students and faculty who wish to learn how to organize local campaigns with Benn Marine.

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women and the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (Part of the Rutgers Public Engagement Project)

Friday, October 20, 2017—12:00 PM
PLEN Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Luncheon
 
Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, Jameson Complex, Douglass Campus

Description: Come hear young women pursuing public policy careers discuss their experiences with PLEN Seminars in Washington, D.C., and Trenton Summer Internship programs, as we celebrate the past, present, and future of the PLEN program.
Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College
Monday, October 23, 2017—6:30 PM
Refugee and Displaced Women – Progress, Setbacks, and Challenges Ahead
Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, Jameson Complex, Douglass Campus

Description: Join Douglass alumna Susan Martin for a discussion on immigration and refugee policy in the United. States. Dr. Martin is the 2017-2018 Blanche, Edith and Irving Laurie New Jersey Chair, which was created to bring cutting-edge scholars and practitioners in women's studies to campus to conduct their research and interact with students.
Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 5:00 PM
Exhibition Reception and Public Lecture by Mimi Smith

Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library

Description: The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce that in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Douglass Residential College renowned feminist artist and Rutgers graduate Mimi Smith has been named the 2017-18 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist at Rutgers University. Join us for a reception at 5pm and lecture by the artist from 5:30-6:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Smith will have a solo exhibition on view throughout the fall semester at Douglass Library. More information: http://cwah.rutgers.edu

Sponsored by: The exhibition and event is funded in part by the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (CWAH), the Estelle Lebowitz Memorial Fund and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series is a program of CWAH in partnership with Rutgers University Libraries (RUL). Co-sponsors: Art Library-RUL; Center for Cultural Analysis, and the Department of Art History-School of Arts and Sciences; Department of Visual Arts-Mason Gross School of the Arts; Douglass Residential College-DRC; Express Newark, Rutgers-Newark; Global Village-DRC; Institute for Research on Women; Institute for Women’s Leadership; Margery Somers Foster Center-RUL; Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers-Newark; Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers-Camden.

Saturday, October 28, 2017—10:00 AM
BOLD Conversations – The Douglass Career Conference- Heather Cabot – Geek Girl Rising -

Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center (Jameson Complex)

Description: Heather Cabot is an award-winning journalist, former ABC News Correspondent, and anchor of World News Now/World News This Morning. Cabot’s new book Geek Girl Rising is a call to action for women to “think big and act bold”. Cabot will be the Keynote Speaker at the BOLD Conversations - Douglass Career Conference, a day-long conference specifically designed to prepare students to successfully transition into graduate school or the professional world.  The Exhibit, “What I Know Now, That I Wish I Knew Then” will run from October 1-November 15, 2017 in the Douglass Library. This Exhibit will explore the valuable lessons women have learned in their careers and lives.

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Thursday, November 2, 2017— 4:00 PM Reception; 4:30 PM Lecture
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series—The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations
Organizing, Resisting, Surviving

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room
Description: IRW Distinguished Lecture Series —The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations featuring Kenyon Farrow (activist, writer), L.A. Kauffman (author, organizer), and Robyn Rodriguez (University of California, Davis)
Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women

Poetries—Politics: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium
 
Rutgers Academic Building

Description: Students in this 1.5 credit colloquium will prepare a multilingual poetry exhibition for the Rutgers Academic Building, to accompany an international, interdisciplinary conference in November 2017 on the theme of poetry's relations to politics.  Students will research political poems from all time periods, representing as many languages spoken at RU as possible. Works will be chosen by student-curators in conjunction with graduate student and faculty advisors. More information: http://cwah.rutgers.edu

Sponsored by: The Department of French in collaboration with the Departments of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures; Asian Languages and Cultures; Comparative Literature; English; and Spanish and Portuguese; the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities; the Center for African Studies; Mason Gross School of the Arts; the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum; and Rutgers University Libraries

Monday, November 13, 2017— 2:30 PM
IRW Professional Development Panel: “Job Market Basics”

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description: A panel discussion providing strategic advice for graduate students contemplating the academic job market

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women and SciWomen

Monday, November 13, 2017—6:00 PM
From Ideas to Action:  Women Entrepreneurs Leading Change

Location: Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus

Description: A dynamic panel conversation and networking event with NJ women leaders who have broken ground in making creative careers for themselves as entrepreneurs in various sectors. 
Sponsored by: The Rutgers Center for Entrepreneurship, The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), and the Institute for Women’s Leadership.

Thursday, November 16, 2017— 4:00 PM Reception; 4:30 PM Lecture
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series—The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations
Truth, Power, and the Media

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description:IRW Distinguished Lecture Series —The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations featuring Jessie Daniels (Sociology, Hunter College), Sarah Leonard (editor, The Nation), and Bilge Yesil (College of Staten Island)

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women

Thursday, November 16, 2017—7:00 PM
Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women's Political Leadership
April Ryan, White House Correspondent and CNN Political Analyst
The Presidency in Black and White:  My Up-Close View of the White House and Race in America
Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
Description: April Ryan is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN Political Analyst.  Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era.   She is the author of the award winning book, The Presidency in Black and White, and her latest book, At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. Register now at cawp.rutgers.edu
Sponsored by: The Center for American Women and Politics

Sunday, December 3, 2017— 4:45 PM
Yule Log program and Voorhees Concert

Voorhees Chapel, Followed by reception at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

Description: Join us for the annual Yule Log celebration, which has grown to embrace and reflect the diversity of the Douglass Community. Students will hold candles, sing songs, and read passages that honor the seasonal celebrations of many cultures, religions and traditions.

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College
 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 4:00 PM Reception; 4:30 PM Lecture
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series—The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations
Discursive Dispossessions: Gender as a Resource for the Construction of Authoritarian Us/Them Dichotomies

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Description: IRW Distinguished Lecture Series —The Perils of Populism: Feminist Conversations featuring Sabine Hark (Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies, Technical University of Berlin).
Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women and SciWomen

 Thursday, December 14, 2017—2:30 PM Reception; 3:00 PM Event
IRW Undergraduate Learning Community Final Project Presentations

Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Conference Room

Sponsored by: Institute for Research on Women 

 

WOMEN & HEALTH INITIATIVE
The Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium conducts the IWL Consortium Initiative on Women & Health. This initiative recognizes that women’s health around the world is shaped as much by social, economic, political and environmental forces as by biology. The IWL Initiative on Women & Health features a two-year series of courses, activities, and programs designed to stimulate university-wide engagement around this topic.

WOMEN, MEDIA & TECH INITIATIVE
The Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium and the School of Communication & Information are collaborating on the new Women, Media & Tech Initiative to examine the ways media, including information technology and digital media, are reshaping culture and power relations in the world. The initiative features a series of programs, events and educational opportunities to examine the relationships of media technologies to democracy, social change, gender/racial equality, and public policy.

 

FOR EVENT DIRECTIONS:
To the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building: http://maps.rutgers.edu/building.aspx?id=72
For other Rutgers locations: http://maps.rutgers.edu/buildings search.aspx

  For registration and event information, contact the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium Members.

 The Institute for Women’s Leadership is a nine-member consortium within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, dedicated to the study of women and gender, advocacy on behalf of gender equity and to women’s leadership for a just world. Founded in 1991, the consortium examines leadership issues and advances women’s leadership in education, research, the arts, sciences, politics and government, the workplace and the world.

Contact Information:
162 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Phone: 848-932-1463
Email: iwl@rci.rutgers.edu 
http://iwl.rutgers.edu  
Lisa Hetfield, Interim Director

 

Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium Members:

 

Douglass Residential College (Founded 1918)
125 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-2900
Email: dcdean@rci.rutgers.edu  
http://douglass.rutgers.edu  
Jacquelyn Litt, Dean of the College

Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (1970)
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
162 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-9331
Email: womenst@rci.rutgers.edu  
http://womens-studies.rutgers.edu  
Mary K. Trigg, Chair

Center for American Women and Politics (1971)
Eagleton Institute of Politics
191 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732-932-9384
Email: CAWP@rci.rutgers.edu  
www.cawp.rutgers.edu  
Debbie Walsh, Director

Institute for Research on Women (1974)
160 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Phone: 848-932-9072
Email: irw@rci.rutgers.edu  
http://irw.rutgers.edu  
Arlene Stein, Director

Center for Women’s Global Leadership (1990)
160 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-8782
Email: cwgl@rci.rutgers.edu  
www.cwgl.rutgers.edu  
Krishanti Dharmaraj, Executive Director
Radhika Balakrishnan, Faculty Director

The Center for Women and Work (1993)
94 Rockafeller Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-4614
Email: cww@rci.rutgers.edu  
www.cww.rutgers.edu  
Dana Britton, Director

Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities (2006)
640 Bartholomew Rd. #125A Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 848-932-3726
Email: womenart@cwah.rutgers.edu   
http://cwah.rutgers.edu   
Connie Tell, Director

Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SciWomen) (2007)
640 Bartholomew Road Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-445-1244
Email: sciwomen@rci.rutgers.edu  
http://sciwomen.rutgers.edu  
Natalie Batmanian, Director

Center on Violence Against Women and Children, School of Social Work (2007)
536 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-4367
Email: vawc@ssw.rutgers.edu  
http://vawc.rutgers.edu  
Judy Postmus, Director

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