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CROW Past Events 2010

2010

January  20, 2010     12:00 pm

Ed Frank, associate professor, University Libraries, and head of Special Collections, will present “Documenting ’68: The Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike Collection,” on the fourth floor of the Ned R. McWherter Library near the Special Collections area. The program is free and open to the public. For more information contact Tom Mendina, 901-678-4310.

February 4, 2010     10:00am

Meet and Greet with Dr. Mary Burgan. Before heading over to the Fogelman Executive Center for Dr. Burgan's lecture entitled, "A Perfect Union: Shared Governance in Higher Education" stop by Clement Hall room 339 for a meet and greet with Dr. Burgan.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contactJennifer Gooch,  678-2642.

February 4, 2010      7:00 pm

2009-2010 Marcus Orr Faculty Senate Lecture. Members of the university community are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Mary Burgan, author ofWhat Ever Happened to the Faculty? Drift and Decision in Higher Education. Dr. Burgen, who is professor emerita at Indiana University and former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, will discuss issues of shared governance and faculty involvement in university decisions in a talk entitled, "A Perfect Union: Shared Governance in Higher Education."  This event is free and open to the public and will be held in room 123 of the Fogelman Executive Conference Center.  A reception will follow and Dr. Burgan will be available to sign copies of her book. For more information contact the office of the Faculty Senate at 901-678-2512.

February 5, 2010     10:00 am

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Friday, February 5th, 2010 the Community Life Center (located at 1472 Mississippi Blvd, Memphs, TN, 38106) will be hosting the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 10am to 10pm.  There will be food, entertainment and a vast array of STD testing, including HIV/AIDS, for participants.For more information click here and here or contact Sharron Moore Edwards atthesaintdcs3@earthlink.net or LaRonia Hurd-Sawyer at hurdsawy@yahoo.com or Ernest Donelson at blackaidsmemphis@yahoo.com

February 6, 2010     1:30 pm

Run Women Run is a non-partisan training and networking event dedicated to helping women achieve the goal of running for political office, with training on developing your campaign message and financing your campaign. Cost is $20 if registered by February 2nd and $25 the day-of.  This training will be held at Rhodes College in Buckman Hall, 200 North Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38112.  For more information click here. To register please contact Debra Clubb at dclubb@memphiswomen.org

February 10, 2010     3:00 pm

Athlete or Diva? Photographic Preference of College and Adolescent Female Athletes. Sally Ross, assistant professor of Sport and Leisure Management at the University of Memphis, will present her findings on media images of female athletes. Please join us in Clement Hall, room 409.This event is free and open to the public.  Reception to follow in Clement Hall, room 339 at 4pm. Please contact Jennifer Gooch for more information, 678-2642.

February 17, 2010     7:00 pm

The Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis presents Civil Rights and Social Justice: Past, Present and the Future The Lecture Series. This lecture features D'Ann Penner, Ph.D., winner of the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust Leadership in Journalism Award for Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond. The lecture will be held in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the University of Memphis campus.  For more information contact the Hooks Institute at 678-3974.

February 19, 2010     4:00 pm

Nobel Laureate, Dr. Shirin Ebadi. A native of Iran, Dr. Ebadi became the first female judge in Iran in 1969 at the tender age of 22.  Ten years later, during the Islamic Revolution, all female judges were dismissed from their posts and given clerical jobs.  Outraged by this, and the continued loss of rights for women in her country, Dr. Ebadi set up practice as a lawyer and became one of the most well-known lawyers in Iran.  She focuses her practice on cases involving the unfair treatment of women and children and  was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 2003 for her efforts for peace and women's rights in Iran and across the Middle East.  Dr. Ebadi will recount her life story Friday, February 19th at 4:00pm in the Rose Theatre. For more information contact the Student Activities Council at 901-678-8679.

February 24, 2010     4:00 pm

Women's Academic Network provides female faculty and administrators at the University of Memphis with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia. Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38117.  To RSVP contact Lornette Stokes or for more information call 678-2770.

Wed, March 17, 2010     12:00 pm

Tennessee Women: Readings in the Rotunda. Interpretive readings and music featuring women from Beverly Bond’s edited volume, Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times. Performances will showcase five women from the book, including: Phoebe Omlie, Wilma Dykeman, Mary Church-Terrell, Francis Wright, and the music of Alberta Hunter.  Readings in the Rotunda will include a musical performance by Memphis blues singer Joyce Cobb, accompanied by J.T. Page.  Theatrical interpretive readings will be performed by students and faculty from the College of Communications and Fine Arts, including Brandon Riley, Sarah Brown, Moira Logan, and Kimberly Johnson.  Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women; University of Memphis Libraries; Department of History; Department of Theatre and Dance; Women’s and Gender Studies Program; African and African-American Studies; and the College of Communication and Fine Arts.  For more information contact Jennifer Gooch.

Thurs, March 18, 2010     6:00 pm

Join us for the screening of the documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed.  This documentary follows Brooklyn Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, and her campaign to become the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1972. Screening will be held in Mitchell Auditorium and will be followed by discussion and light refreshments. Sponsored by the University of Memphis VOX chapter; Center for Research on Women; and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. For more information contact Jennifer Gooch.

(please note: location changed from Johnson Auditorium to Mitchell Auditorium)

Thurs, March 25, 2010     11:30 am

Women's and Gender Studies Symposium and Luncheon. Dr. Mignon Moore, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles, will present her research, Invisible Families: A Mixed-Methods Study of Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women, for the fourth annual Women's History Month Symposium by Women's and Gender Studies. Luncheon will be held at the Fogelman Executive Center Dining room. Event co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, African and African American Studies, and the Department of Sociology. For more information or to RSVP for the luncheon call 678-5945. 

Fri,  March 26, 2010    

Professional Assertive United Sisters of Excellence (P.A.U.S.E.) will be hosting its annual Women's Conference Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th, 2010.  The conference's theme, "Listening to the Woman in You," will be incorporated in to the many topics that women face daily.  Workshops will focus on finances, self-worth, men's perceptions of women, relationships and self-defense.  For more information contact Brittany Ellis.

Wed,  March 31, 2010     12:00pm

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring authors from U of M Associate Professor of History Beverly bond's edited volume, Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times.

Beverly Bond will present on Milly Swan Price; U of M Professor of History Janann Sherman will present on Phoeve Fairgrave Omlie; U of M Associate Professor of History Aram Goudsouzian will present on Wilma Rudolph; Rhodes College Associate Professor of History Gail Murray will present on Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, Laura Helper-Ferris will present on Bettye Berger; and Arkansas State University Associate professor of History Sarah Wilkerson Freeman will present on Charl Ormond Williams.  Several of the women featured in the book will be on hand for the panel.

Discussion will be held in McWherter Library room 225.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jennifer Gooch. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women; University of Memphis Libraries; Department of History; and the Women's and Gender Studies program. 

Wed.,  April 7, 2010   3pm

Women's Research Forum.  Please join the Center for Research on Women for a research presentation by Dr. Sage Graham, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Memphis.  Dr. Graham will present her research, entitled Is there any House in the Doctor? : Politeness, Gender and the Negotiation of Care in Medical Care Giver Teams.Dr. Graham's study is an exploration of power and politeness strategies used by various members of caregiving teams to negotiate patient care decisions as they try to provide the best care possible.  Presentation will be in Clement Hall, room 409.  Light refreshments to follow in Clement Hall, room 337.  For more information clickhere or contact Jennifer Gooch, 678-2642.

Wed., April  28, 2010     4:00 pm

Women's Academic Network provides female faculty and administrators at the University of Memphis with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia. The Home of Joan Thomas, 4366 West Cherry Place., Memphis, TN, 38117.  RSVP by Monday, April 26th by emailing Lornette Stokes, or calling  678-2770.

Sat.,  April 24, 2010   8am

March for Babies.  Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. The Center for Research on Women is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. Take a moment to stop by our team page and join us in our efforts to eradicate infant mortality!  It's easy: just click the join this team button once you get to our team page.

If you can't walk with us, please help by donating to our team. You can do so right on our team page. Or if you want to start your own team go to the March for Babieswebsite and sign up!  This years March for Babies will be at Shelby Farms, 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, TN 38134.  Registration begins at 8am and the walk begins at 9am.

Thank you for helping us give all babies a healthy start!

 Month of June.  Check Dates below.

June registration is now open for the Melissa McFerrin Hoops School at the U of M. Memphis head coach Melissa McFerrin and her staff will hold the four camps this month. The Middle School Elite Camp is on June 11, the High School Elite Camp runs June 12-13, the Day Camp is June 21-24 and the High School Team Camp is June 25-26. Spots are still open for all camps. Visit coachmcferrin.com for more info and to register.

Wed.,  June 9, 2010    12:00-1:30 pm

Healing the Community: The Impact of Women in Healthcare.  The University Libraries, University of Memphis, with the support of the Friends of the University Libraries and in collaboration with the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, presents an insightful panel discussion that highlights the impact of women in healthcare in our community.  The discussion will take place in the Ned R. McWherter Library, Second Floor Study at the University of Memphis.

Panelists include: Dr. Marcia Bowden, Owner, Bowden Internal Medicine, PLLC, Memphis; Dr. Deepa Bhojwani, Assistant Member, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Dr. Carolyn Speros, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Memphis; Dr. Linda Lazar, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Dr. Angela Watson, Internal Medicine, Complete Healthcare Center, Memphis; Michaelia G. Sturdivant, Director of Integrated health, Church Health Center, Memphis; Dr. Pat Speck, Assistant Professor & Public Health Nursing Option Coordinator, University of Tennessee Health Science Center CoN.  Anita Vaughn, Administrator and CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women will moderate this event.

For more information please contact Tom Mendina, U of M University Libraries at 901.678.4310 or Lisa Hume, Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis at 901.578.9346.

Other partners include the U of M's Center for Research on Women, the Lowenberg School of Nursing, the City of Memphis and the Memphis Public Library.

This program is in concert with Changing The Face of Medicine: Celebrating America's Women Physicians on exhibit at the Memphis Public Library May 29-July 9, 2010.

Thur., August 26, 2010  4pm

Celebration reception commemorating the 90th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment! Hosted by a bipartisan consortium of women's organizations and Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.   Event will be held at the Hall of Mayors, Memphis City Hall, 125 North Main Street.  Suggested parking: Mud Island Garage on Front St. 

Wed., September 1st 6--8pm

Film screening and discussion of Frantz Fanon: His Life, His Struggle, His Work. Featuring Wanda Rushing (Sociology), Shelby Crosby (English), and Matthew Lexow (Philosophy).  The University of Memphis, University Center Bluff Room (304).  Reception at 6pm.  Free and open to the public.  For more information contact The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. 

Tue., September 21, 2010  4:00pm

UCLA Professor Will Discuss "Masterpiece of Radical Feminism". Dr. Debora Shuger, Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, will present the inaugural Shaheen Memorial Lecture.  Shuger’s topic will be “The Girls of Little Gidding: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Radical Feminism.”

The Little Gidding community was an extended family of about 30 people, mostly young, who purchased and renovated a dilapidated manor in 1625. For the next three decades they adopted a semi-monastic lifestyle that included a regular cycle of worship and charity work, teaching the Psalter to local children, fashioning magnificently illustrated Gospel harmonies, and establishing the Little Academy, where members of the community discussed theology, ethics, and history. 

This event will be held in the River Room of the University Center of the University of Memphis. Sponsored by the English Department, the event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Dr. Joshua Phillips at 901.678.5283.

Wed., September 22, 2010  11:30am--1:30pm

CROW Welcome Back Faculty Affiliate Luncheon. Junior League of Memphis, 3475 Central Ave. Please RSVP by Monday, September 20th.  To RSVP contact Lornette Stokes or for more information call 678-2770.

Thur., September 23, 2010 1:00pm

Documentary: ICYIZERE: hope. Please join filmmaker Patrick Mureithi for a screening of his film about "the power, and need for, forgiveness in the aftermath of the Rwandian genocide." The screening will be held in the University Center Theatre, Room 145.  For more information click here.

Mon.,  October 4, 2010   3:30pm

Women's Research Forum Panel Discussion.  Please join Janann Sherman, Ph.D. University of Memphis Department of History, Jean O’Barr, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Duke University, and Judy Touchton, Ph.D.CEO, Touchton Partners, LLC. for the panel discussion, Women in Higher Education: What Have We Learned? Discussion will be held in 409 Clement Hall, with a reception following the panel discussion at 4:30pm in 337 Clement Hall.  For more information click here or contact Jennifer Gooch, 678-2642.

Thur.,  October 7, 2010   5:30pm

Changing the Conversation: An Evening With Wand Rushing. Have you ever wondered why Memphis is the way it is--in reference to its identity, place, race, growth, economic wealth, class and gender?  With conversations looming about next generation planning, Memphis Urban League & Memphis Urban League Young Professionals invite you to hear from Dr. Wanda Rushing as she "Changes the Conversation" about the iconic southern city most of us call home--Memphis. National Civil Rights Museum Auditorium, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103.  To RSVP contact Lori Spicer at lori.spicer@gmail.com.

Mon.,  October 11, 2010   6pm

Informance on "Love in a Time of War" with playwright Catherine Ladnier.  College of Communications and Fine Art Lobby.  Reception to follow. For more information contact The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. 

Wed.,  October 13, 2010   4pm

Women's Academic Network provides female faculty and administrators at the University of Memphis with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia. Grove Grill, 4550 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN, 38117. To RSVP contact Lornette Stokes or for more information call 678-2770.

Sun.,  October 17, 2010    

2010 Economic Summit for Women.  The Women's Economic Council Foundation and the Tennessee Economic Council on Women present this premiere networking and educational experience, featuring dynamic speakers, inspiring stories and exceptional opportunities.  Early registration for this two-day summit ends October 11, 2010.  Summit to be held at the Franklin Marriott in Cool Springs, TN.  For more information, or to register, visit http://www.womenseconomicfoundation.org.

October 29-30, 2010   

Ida B. Wells Philosophical Conference.  Please join the University of Memphis Philosophy Department for this 4th annual conference organized by and the Ida B. Wells Association.  The Ida B. Wells Association, founded by University of Memphis graduate students, was formed to promote discussion of philosophical issues arising from the African American experience. This conference will be held in the University of Memphis Rose Theatre Entertainment Lobby, begining Friday, October 30th from 3pm to 5pm, and continuing through Saturday, October 31st from 10am to  5pm.  For more information click here.

Wed.,  November 3, 2010   3pm

Women's Research Forum.  Please join the Center for Research on Women for a research presentation by Lisbeth A. Berbary, Ph.D., CTRS. An Educational Psychology and Research Faculty Associate Professor with the University of Memphi,. Dr. Berbary will present her research entitled Subject to Sorority: Feminist Ethnography and Creative Analytic Screenplay. Presentation will be in Clement Hall, room 409.  Light refreshments to follow in Clement Hall, room 337.  For more information contactJennifer Gooch, 678-2642.

Thur.,  November 11, 2011   7:30pm

The Memphis Area Women's Council is helping to spread the word about a screening of the movie Fair Game, a Valerie Plame film, in Cordova, TN. Through a collaboration between the White House Project and the film promoters 200 free seats have been reserved, but you must RSVP! To RSVP visit http://tnfairgame.eventbrite.com.  For more information click here.

Wed.,  December 1, 2010   4pm

Women's Academic Network (WAN) provides female faculty and administrators at the University of Memphis with an informal opportunity to meet new colleagues, socialize, and discuss topics of interest and relevance to women in academia. The next WAN will be held at Bosco's in Midtown, 2120 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 38104.  RSVP by Monday, November 29th by emailing Lornette Stokes, or calling  678-2770.

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