Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Rebecca Traister to talk about women, anger, political change 

Women, anger and political change are topics of an April 2 lecture by award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister at the University of Maine.  The free, public lecture “Good and Mad: Rebecca Traister on Women, Anger, and Political Change” begins at 4:30 p.m. in Hutchins Concert Hall at the Collins Center for the Arts.  Traister is a […]

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2020 Maryann Hartman Awards announced

The 2020 Maryann Hartman Awards recognizing the inspirational achievements of Maine women will be presented to retired director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center Sharon Barker of Bangor, Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana of Old Town and executive director of Maine Hospice Council Kandyce Powell of Wiscasset. The women will be honored in […]

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Two students awarded George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship to study in Ireland

University of Maine students Madison Riley and Bailey West have been awarded the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship for the 2019–2020 academic year and will study in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student […]

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WVII speaks with Ferrini-Mundy, Gardner in reports on women in leadership

WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, and Susan Gardner, professor of higher education and director of UMaine’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program and the Rising Tide Center, for the two-part report “Breaking Barriers: Women in Leadership.” “The glass ceiling, at least […]

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Clothesline Project, Denim Day raise awareness of sexual assault, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine is recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month through the Clothesline Project and Denim Day. The Clothesline Project, an installation on the Mall, features shirts with unique, handmade designs made by survivors that depict stories of violence and the struggles to overcome abuse, WABI reported. The project is a […]

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities at UMaine

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, the University of Maine will host two outdoor events — The Clothesline Project April 22–25 and Denim Day April 24, both to be held in the area between Fogler Library and Memorial Union. The free public events are in addition to the “Against My Will UMaine” exhibit on […]

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Alumna Curran to discuss ‘Lawyers’ Roles in Social Change’ April 17

Sally Curran ’02 will discuss “Advocating for Justice: Lawyers’ Roles in Social Change,” at 4 p.m. April 17 in Room 100 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building. A 3:30 p.m. reception will precede the talk by the 2019 John M. Rezendes Visiting Scholar In Ethics. Curran, an attorney, is executive director of the Volunteer […]

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Gardner quoted in WVII, WABI reports on ‘Against My Will UMaine’ exhibit

Susan Gardner, director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Maine, was quoted in WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) reports on the “Against My Will UMaine” art exhibit recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Created by artist and activist Traci Molloy, the exhibit consists of banners along the Mall on […]

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Artist returns to UMaine during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Artist and education activist Traci Molloy will return to the University of Maine to facilitate a panel discussion and public conversation April 3 as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event at 5:30 p.m. in Barrows Hall, “Against My Will: An Interactive Discussion on Rape Culture and Trauma,” will complement an outdoor public installation […]

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