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Women's and Gender Studies Events

Upcoming Events

  • For a printable list of the Center's events for the year, click here.

"Defining and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"

A presentation by Sean Weaver
Friday, March 20, 2015
4:00 p.m.
553 College Hall

Violence and Embodiment

Duquesne Women in Philosophy 2015 Conference
Keynote speaker: Ann Murphy, University of New Mexico
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Thomas J. Murrin Room (Rockwell Hall 505)

Women's History Month Keynote Speaker - Robert Ellsberg

"Blessed Among All Women: The Subversive Power of Female Saints"

Robert Ellsberg is Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Orbis Books

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom
Reception to follow.

The history of Christianity is marked by the stories of countless holy women who struggled hard to assert their full humanity and to follow where God was calling them, even when this challenged the prevailing options of the time. While the church has recognized many women saints, their stories--almost always written by men-have tended to emphasize "feminine virtues" of purity, humble service, obedience, or patient endurance. Seldom have women been recognized for questioning authority; for defying restrictive codes and models of behavior; for audacity and wit in surmounting the obstacles placed in their paths. Yet these are qualities that mark the lives of so many holy women. Robert Ellsberg, author of "Blessed Among All Women," will share the stories of some of these women and reflect on their challenge for the church and the world today.

Faculty and Graduate Student Social

Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Red Ring

WGS Spring Reception

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
643 College Hall
Refreshments will be served.