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Past Events Year Two

( blue indicates off-campus, non-URI events)


Fall 2004



1-3 IDP Course Planning Workshops: Getting Students Involved, Testing & Grading, Meeting the First Class. To register, email
10 ADVANCE Leadership Team Meeting, 10-12 pm, ADVANCE REsource Center
10 ADVANCE New Faculty Lunch Reception, 12-2 pm
15 South County Women’s Networking Social;4:15-6:15 pm, Caylily’s, Wakefield. RSVP (401)789-8062
22 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: ADVANCE One Year Later. 12:00 UClub. RSVP 874-9422 or
30 Women in Science Lunch: Bring Your Graduate Student to Lunch Day. UClub, 12:00. RSVP 874-2288 or
30 ADVANCE Negotiation Workshop for Faculty. 2:30-5:00 UClub. RSVP 874-9422




15 ADVANCE Mentor Training Workshop. 2-4 pm, UClub. RSVP 874-9422
17 Rose Weaver: Menopause Mama! 2:00 pm, Memorial Union. Panel discussion on Aging in America to follow. Call 874-9422 for complimentary ticket info
22 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: Discussion of Virginia Valian’s “Why So Slow: The Advancement of Women” 12:00 UClub. RSVP 874-9422 or
27 Women in Science Lunch: Saran Twombly speaks about her time at NSF. UClub, 12:00. RSVP 874-2288 or




3 South County Women’s Networking Social;5-7 pm, Amalfi’s, Narragansett. RSVP (401)789-8062
5 Virginia Valian visits URI. 2 pm, Galanti Lounge. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
5 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: Lunch with Virginia Valian. 12:00 UClub. RSVP 874-9422
15 Women in Science Lunch: Helen Mederer speaks about family & career issues. UClub, 12:00. RSVP 874-2288 or
18 Creating the Business Model, featuring Cheryl Watkins Snead. UClub 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.,reception to follow. RSVP:




3 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: What the New Family Leave Policy Means to URI. 12:00 UClub. RSVP 874-9422 or
8 President’s Commission on Women Holiday Party for all URI women – faculty and staff. 4:30-5:30 – UClub
10 The Quest for Peace and Justice: Dr. King’s World House Vision. A public reading of King’s Nobel lecture by Dr. Dorothy Cotton
14 Women in Science Lunch: Follow up discussion on family and career issues. UClub, 12:00. RSVP 874-2288 or
17 Holiday Lunch celebration at the ADVANCE Resource Center. 12:00. RSVP 874-9422 or


Spring 2005



1 Dana Shugar Women’s Studies Spring Colloquium: Oppression Embodied: Women, Ethnicity, Class & HIV/AIDS. A presentation by Lisa Bowleg, Assoc. Prof. of Psychology. 5:00-6:30 pm. Galanti Lounge, URI Library.
3-5 The Vagina Monologues, Memorial Union Ballroom, 7:30 pm. Call 874-9293 for tickets or purchase at the door.
15 Women in Transportation: Scholarship Opportunities and Career Paths. Seminar sponsored by WTS and the URI Transportation Center. Memorial Union Gallery, 5:30 – 8:00.
17 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: Publishing a Paper – Secrets Revealed! 12:00 noon UClub. RSVP to 874-9422 or
23 Search Workshop: Best Practices in Recruiting. Sponsored by AAEOD office. RSVP to 874-2442
23 “Take Heart! True Stories of Life, Love, Laughter”, Rudy Wilson Galdonik’s debut essay collection. 12-1pm. CCE, Room 261, Providence Campus. Contact CCE: 277-5000
24 Dana Shugar Women’s Studies Spring Colloquium: The Spaces Between: Transforming Hereonormativity with the Indigo Girls. A presentation by Kathleen Torrens, Ass’t Prof. of Communication Studies. 5:00-6:30 pm. Women’s Center, Upper College Rd.
28 Women in Science Lunch. Lynn Pasquerella: “Promoting Research Ethics.” 12:00 noon UClub. RSVP 874-2288 or




2 “Women Building Peace”, presented by Pam Steager of the Providence Phoenix. 12-1pm. CCE, Room 261, Providence Campus. For more info contact: 277-5000
15 Search Workshop: Best Practices in Recruiting. Sponsored by AAEOD office. To register, call 874-2442
16 Channel 36, Rhode Island’s Amazing Women: Women in Science – Why Not? featuring women in STEM from URI. 7:30 – 8:00 pm. Tune in!
21 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: Dual Career Couples at URI: Navigating the System and Policy Update. 12:00 noon UClub. RSVP to or 874-9422
21 ENRE Seminar Series: Presentation by Dawn Parker. Implications for Organic Farming Landscapes 3:30pm, Kirk Auditorium, Coastal Institute, Kingston. contact: 874-2471
23 25th Annual Fredrika Schweers Memorial Lecture on Women & Health, featuring Judy Norsigian of “Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Media & Women’s Health: Sorting Fact from Fiction”. 7:30pm, White Hall Auditorium, Kingston Campus.
31 Women in Science Lunch. 12:00 noon, UClub. RSVP to 874-2288 or




11 Dana Shugar Women’s Studies Spring Colloquium: Shameful People, Shameful Punishments: Law & the Production of Disgust. A presentation by Valerie Karno, Ass’t Prof. of English. 5:00-6:30 pm. Women’s Center, Upper College Rd
13 Society of Women Engineers sponsors: Earthquakes & Tsunamis, presented by Michele Fitzpatrick. Wed. April 13, 6:30 – 9:00; Women at Work Museum, Attleboro, MA. or 508-222-4430
16 Women’s Studies Department 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner. 4:30 Women’s Center, then UClub. RSVP to
19 Women in Science Lunch. Lisa Harlow, Psychology: Multivariate Methods. 12:00 noon, UClub. RSVP to 874-2288 or
19 17th Annual Women of Color Conference: Design of the Decades, The Progress of Women of Color in the Past 50 Years. 5:30pm, URI Memorial Union Ballroom. Free for URI students, donations accepted.
20 MadCat Women’s International Film Festival. 4:00 PM Chafee, Room 271. Titled “The Truth of the Matter”, the program features artists from Germany, Japan, and the U.S. who challenge their governments actions and policies.
22 ADVANCE Topical Lunch: Women of Wisdom: Strategies for Senior Faculty. 12:00 noon UClub. RSVP to or 874-9422
26 Diversity Award Announcements for Students, Faculty, & Staff.6:30-8:30 pm. Memorial Union Ballroom, URI. Free and open to the public.




12 ADVANCE & RESEARCH OFFICE WORKSHOP: Securing Funding. 9:30-noon. Call 4-5576 or email
19-20 National ADVANCE PI Meeting. NSF, Arlington,VA
19 ADVANCE & RESEARCH OFFICE WORKSHOP: Collaborative Proposals. 9:30-noon. Call 4-5576 or email
20 APAW Woman of the Year Celebration Honoring Grace Frenzel, 3-5 pm, UClub. (Click on date for RSVP info)


Summer 2005



23-24 AWIS National Conference, Smith College. Keynote Speakers: Rita Colwell & Shirley Ann Jackson. For information and to register:
28 WRITING WORKSHOP for Women Faculty in STEM with writing consultant Lisa Tener, 9:30am-2:30pm, UClub




14-16 UMBC-ADVANCE Faculty Horizons Workshop. 2-day workshop for aspiring STEM faculty. U. Maryland, Baltimore. Funds are available.
28-29 UW-ADVANCE Summer Leadership Workshop. 2-day professional development workshop for science and engineering department chairs. Seattle, Washington.

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