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Incoming Women Students: Join the "Women Lead Living Learning Community" this fall

The Women Lead Living Learning Community (LLC) partners with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program to provide a focus on leadership, activism and community building. Within this collective environment, students discuss and examine their experiences, achievements and positions as women in higher education and society. Students residing in the Women Lead LLC enroll in GSWS 001: Women and Leadership, a one (1) credit experiential course in the fall 2015 semester on Tuesdays 6–6:50 p.m.

Gender-Inclusive Writing Guidelines

The GSWS Steering Committee recently approved a document with guidelines for gender-inclusive student writing, now available here:

GSWS Conference: "Doing the Body in the 21st Century"

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program invites abstracts for a transdisciplinary conference:

Doing the Body in the 21st Century

Check out the Undergraduate Sexuality Studies Symposium Schedule - Happening April 16th-17th!

To view the full schedule, click here.

Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:00-5:00

Symposium Panels 1-4

Location: 402 Cathedral of Learning


GSWS is offering three courses this summer: Intro To GSWS, Feminist Theory, and Sex/Race/Pop Culture. For more info see:

The David C. Frederick Scholarship - $10,000 in tuition support for rising juniors and seniors

NEW $10,000 David C. Scholarship

Deadline: Wednesday, March 18th

April 6th: “Fracking is a Feminist Issue: Women Confronting Fossil Fuels and Petrochemicals in an Age of Climate Emergency”

Monday, April 6, 7–8:30 p.m. William Pitt Union, Assembly Room Speaker: Sandra Steingraber, ecologist and author This lecture will explore the role of women in the construction of knowledge about the risks of extreme fossil fuel extraction, gender disparities in the distribution of economic costs and benefits, the disproportionate burden of harm that women experience when their communities become targeted for oil and gas extraction, and the rise of women leaders in the antifracking movement.

Conference on Reproductive Health, Rights, Access and Action

Friday, March 20th, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm, University Club, Ballroom A

Hosted by the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2015 Events Calendar

Check out our exciting events for spring term 2015. Please join us for another series of events in gender studies!

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