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Sat Oct 1, 2016

AWIS-ND Women in Science Conference

Location: Jordan Hall of Science and Hilton Garden Inn/Inn at St. Mary's 

The Reilly Center is please to cosponsor the inaugural AWIS conference at Notre Dame.

With an increase of graduating PhD students and a declining academic job market, current PhD students face a more challenging process of locating a position within their field. Women especially have a hard time expanding their career in STEM. The Association for Women in Science, Notre Dame Chapter’s (AWIS-ND) vison in hosting the first ever RegionalWomen in Science conference is to provide the career development and networking opportunitiesfor female graduate students to succeed.…

Sun Oct 2, 2016

Mon Oct 3, 2016

Keynote Address - Dorothy Roberts: “Gender, Race, and Dangerous Mothers in the Old and New Bioscience”


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium

Keynote Address of the 6th meeting of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS)

“Gender, Race, and Dangerous Mothers in the Old and New Bioscience”

Dorothy Roberts
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology
Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
University of Pennsylvania

Tue Oct 4, 2016

Thu Oct 13, 2016

HPS Colloquium - Vassiliki (Betty) Smocovitis


Location: 120 DeBartolo Hall

Dr. Smocovitis studies the history, philosophy and social study of the twentieth century biological sciences, especially evolutionary biology, systematics, ecology and genetics. She also studies the history of the botanical sciences in America.

"Sons of Synthesis? E. O. Wilson, the Critique of the Adaptationist Program, and Sociobiology (1959-1979)"

Tue Oct 25, 2016

Provost's Distinguished Women's Lecturer: Professor Helen King - "Traveling Inside the Body: Organs, Fluids, and Representation"


Location: Eck Visitor's Center Auditorium

King Public Poster Premedsm

How did people in the past think about the insides of their bodies?
This illustrated lecture will take us from the ancient Greeks to the twenty-first century. We will explore the role of dissection in changing professional medical views, but also the assumptions ordinary people made by using images of the body taken from their daily lives – whether that was thinking of the body as a kitchen, a garden, a factory, or a battlefield. We’ll investigate the shift from focusing on the body as a collection of fluids, to concentrating on the organs.

Thu Oct 27, 2016

Provost's Distinguished Women's Lecturer: Professor Helen King - "Gender and sexuality in history: did the eighteenth century change everything?"


Location: 318 DeBartolo Hall

Thomas Laqueur’s 1990 book, Making Sex, argued for an eighteenth-century watershed in changing our understandings of the body, gender, and sexuality. Looking at classical, medieval and early modern materials, this lecture will both challenge that view and explore why it has been so powerful. We will think about what happens when we consider more than just the sexual organs in defining sex, and why it is so important to take genre into account when studying the history of the body.

Everyone is welcome.