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Relationship Expert Pepper Schwartz Will Speak at U of M March 17

For release: March 9, 2011
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Pepper Schwartz
Pepper Schwartz
The University of Memphis will welcome one of the nation’s leading relationship experts for a lecture during Women’s History Month.  Dr. Pepper Schwartz will discuss “Sexuality Throughout the Life Cycle” on Thursday, March 17, at 1 p.m. in the University Center, Room 300 (River Room). The talk is free and open to the public.

Schwartz is a professor of sociology at the University of Washington. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Yale University. She has received many awards, including the Matrix Award for Achievement in Education, the American Sociological Association’s Public Understanding of Sociology Award, and the International Women’s Forum Award in Career Achievement in Washington State.

Schwartz is the author of 16 books, including the popular titles The Great Sex Weekend, The Lifetime Love and Sex Quiz Book, Everything You Know About Love and Sex is Wrong, and Ten Talks Parents Must Have With Their Children About Sex and Character with Dominic Cappello.

She lectures nationally and internationally on relationship topics, sexuality, women’s issues, parent and child issues, communication between men and women in intimate and work relationships, and maintaining personal and family well-being in today’s world.

Paid parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage, adjacent to the University Center.

The event is sponsored by the U of M’s Center for Research on Women, Department of Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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