In honor of International Women’s Health Day different groups at the University of Pittsburgh such as P.O.M.S. (premed organization for minority students), Student Leaders in International Medicine and The Campus Woman’s Organization held an event to spread awareness to students and faculty of women’s health issues throughout the world. This health panel consisted of four speakers that were experienced in women’s health and they all ranged in areas of expertise.
This past Sunday I was watching a new episode of AMC's Mad Men that just started its fifth season. As I was watching the episode I could not get over how many topics were relating to what we've learned this semester in our Intro to Women's Studies class and I wanted to share it with you. I found a great article that talks about how the female characters play such a crucial role in the message of the episode.
There has never been much attention given to gays and lesbians in the American film industry and when writers attempt to document their contributions to film they must rely on assumptions and second-hand gossip. So because there is a lack of evidence when it comes to homosexuality in film, Anthony Slide is taking it upon himself to confirm what is actually true in “The Silent Closet”.
Hi everyone! My name is Megan Reffert (I think I’ll be known as the “Meg” of the three Megans). I am currently a senior Biology major here at Pitt and I’m excited yet sad to be finishing up my last semester here. After graduation I will be attending graduate school for public health with a focus on environmental health. I applied to a lot of schools spread out across the country so it will be interesting to see which city I end up in next year. I think I’m ready for a change of scenery and especially weather (after all this snow) since I’ve been in Pittsburgh my whole life.