fall 2012 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

fall 2012

University Closed

December 24, 2012 (All day) - January 1, 2013 (All day)

University Closed

November 22, 2012 (All day) - November 23, 2012 (All day)

"Made in India" - A film by Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha

November 19, 2012 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Directors Vasali Sinha and Rebecca Haimowitz will introduce the film and take questions afterward.

The Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Film Studies Program and Department of English

This documentary shows the journey of infertile American couople, and Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together.  Made in India has been shown on four continents and on PBS.  It won best documentary award at the Florida, Magnolia, and San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festivals.  

Women's Studies Undergraduate Information Expo

November 14, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Meet prospective internship providers.

Explore the possibilities of graduate school.

Investigate career options.

Refreshments will be served.

"Drone Warfare"

November 8, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Medea Benjamin (Codepink)

Women's Studies Program & Campus Women's Organization

Medea Benjamin will be discussion her book, Drone Warfare (OR Books, 2012), which is a comprehensive look at the growing menace of drone warfare, with an extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who are "piloting" these unmanned planes, who are the victims and what are the legal and moral implications. But this book is also a call to action, with a look at what activists, lawyers and scientists are doing to rein in the drones, and ways to move forward. She will also talk about the most recent CODEPINK Peace delegation to Pakistan.


Bottomhood is Powerful: Asian American Sexual Positionings

November 1, 2012 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Nguyen Tan Hoang (Assistant Professor of English & Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College)

Join Nguyen Tan Hoang (Bryn Mawr) for a Humanities Center Colloquium titled "Bottomhood is Powerful: Asian American Sexual Positionings," with responses by Mark Lynn Anderson (English) and Naomi Paik (Early Career Fellow). Two short videos, K.I.P. (4 minutes) and Forever Bottom! (4 minutes), by Nguyen Tan Hoang will also be shown at the beginning of the colloquium.

Faculty and graduate students in Pitt Humanities departments can access colloquium papers two weeks before the event by logging in to <my.pitt.edu>, clicking on the tab “My Resources,” clicking on “Humanities Center,” and then clicking on “Colloquium Series” where there is a link to the pdf file. Anyone else wishing to access the readings may request the reading at humctr@pitt.edu. All other concerns please contact: Colleen Jankovic caj18@pitt.edu

Screening of short films by video artist Nguyen Tan Hoang

October 30, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Nguyen Tan Hoang (is Assistant Professor of English & Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College)

Video screening presented as part of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater's My People queer of color film series.  Stay after the video for a video Q&A with the video artist Nguyen Tan Hoang.  See www.kelly-strayhorn.org for a full schedule of the film series.

"Science in the Mirror of Enlightenment Europe: Francesco Algarotti and the Remaking of a Cosmopolitan Book"

October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Paula Findlen (Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Stanford)

U. Pitt Press, History & Philosophy of Science, World History Center

Reception to follow in cloisters

A. W. Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the History of Science

"Writing A Scientific Bestseller: The Making of 'Newtonianism for Ladies'"

October 24, 2012 - 5:00pm - October 25, 2012 - 6:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Paula Findlen (Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Stanford)

U. Pitt Press, History & Philosophy of Science, World History Center

A. W. Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the History of Science

"Newton's Prisms: Why Francesco Algarotti Became and Experimental Philosopher"

October 22, 2012 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Paula Findlen (Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Stanford)

U. Pitt Press, History & Philosophy of Science, World History Center

A. W. Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the History of Science

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