Spring 2011 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

Spring 2011

Spring Recess

March 6, 2011 - 8:30pm - March 13, 2011 - 5:00pm

University Closed Friday, March 11

An Evening with Video Artist Monica Enriquez-Enriquez

March 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Humanities Center

Film screening and Director's talk

Director's Talk flier

Film Series flier

Wilma Subra

March 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
World renowned green chemist & environmental activist; winner of the MacArthur Genius Award

Carlow’s Humanities Division, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Rachel Carson Institute of Chatham University, the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Studies Program, and the East End Food Co-op

  • Learn about Subra’s work researching the environmental impact of the Gulf Coast oil spill, the natural gas drilling in Marcellas Shale, and other harmful environmental pollutants
  • View clips from the influential documentary, Gasland
  • Hear about her recent appearance on CNN’s special report series, Toxic America, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Introduction by Terrence J. Collins, Teresa Heinz Professor of green chemistry and director, Institute for Green Science, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

Free and open to the public.

More information:
Katie Hogan, PhD
412.578.6391
kjhogan@carlow.edu

Event flier

"Syphilis and Sodomy in Argentina and the United States, 1870-1940"

February 23, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Julien Comte, Doctoral student, History, University of Pittsburgh

Women's Studies Program

Until the 1940s, Argentine and American syphilologists silenced same-sex acts, thus privileging a heteronormative vision of the disease.

A survey of the medical literature reveals that Argentine and American doctors knew that syphilis could spread via anal and oral sex, just as they knew that, by extension, this placed men who had sex with men at risk. Yet, none of the medical propaganda aimed at the general public warned of the dangers of anal and oral sex, even though doctors recognized that some men turned to anal and oral sex thinking that these practices were safer.

Vagina Monologues

February 17, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
February 18, 2011 - 7:30pm
February 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Campus Women's Organization

The Campus Women's Organization invites you to this year's annual production of the Vagina Monologues!

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for Pitt students ($5 suggested donation), $7 for Pitt faculty and staff, and $10 general admission.

Please join us to support the International V-Day Organization's efforts to stop violence against women and girls (http://www.vday.org/home). This year, 90% of our proceeds will go to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and 10% will go to this year's V-Day spotlight: Women in Haiti.

Vagina Monologues

February 17, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
February 18, 2011 - 7:30pm
February 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Campus Women's Organization

The Campus Women's Organization invites you to this year's annual production of the Vagina Monologues!

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for Pitt students ($5 suggested donation), $7 for Pitt faculty and staff, and $10 general admission.

Please join us to support the International V-Day Organization's efforts to stop violence against women and girls (http://www.vday.org/home). This year, 90% of our proceeds will go to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and 10% will go to this year's V-Day spotlight: Women in Haiti.

Vagina Monologues

February 17, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
February 18, 2011 - 7:30pm
February 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

Campus Women's Organization

The Campus Women's Organization invites you to this year's annual production of the Vagina Monologues!

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is free for Pitt students ($5 suggested donation), $7 for Pitt faculty and staff, and $10 general admission.

Please join us to support the International V-Day Organization's efforts to stop violence against women and girls (http://www.vday.org/home). This year, 90% of our proceeds will go to the Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and 10% will go to this year's V-Day spotlight: Women in Haiti.

"Happy Together"- Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series

February 16, 2011 - 7:45pm - 9:15pm

Women's Studies Program

FREE

All screenings and events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information: publicqueercinema@gmail.com.

Event flier

"Fire"- Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series

February 9, 2011 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm

Women's Studies Program

FREE

All screenings and events are wheelchair accessible.  For more information: publicqueercinema@gmail.com.

Event flier

“Italian Saints Against Bohemian Heretics: Heterodoxy, Witchcraft, and Mysticism c.1500”

February 8, 2011 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Tamar Herzig (Department of History, Tel Aviv University)

Department of French and Italian, the Humanities Center, the Women’s Studies Program, and the Department of Religious Studies

This paper explores the propagation of the fame of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) and her late-fifteenth century female Dominican emulators—four Italian sante vive (living saints) who were famous for their paramystical experiences—in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

At the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, reports of the Italian women’s miraculous experiences spread north of the Alps thanks to the endeavors of Dominican inquisitors and polemicists involved in the campaign against the heterodox sect of the Bohemian Brethren (Unitas Fratrum). I propose that these friars revived an earlier Dominican tradition of employing the physically manifest sanctity of female mystics in confutation of heretical contentions.

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