Events Archive 2001-2002
On September 20-21 the WFF hosted a Tercentennial conference, Gender Matters (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view), which featured some of Yale's very distinguished alumnae. Videos of the conference panels can be downloaded here.
On October 4 the WFF and the Women's Table at Yale organized a reception to welcome new women faculty to Yale and to help them get to know colleagues from across the University.
On October 17 the WFF held the first in a series of seminars exploring the topic, Science: Sex and Gender. Our discussion leaders, Kim Bottomly, Professor of Immunobiology, Marianne LaFrance, Professor of Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies, Carolyn Mazure, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Women's Health Research Program, and Karen Wynn, Professor of Psychology, began an exploratory conversation about the relevance of sex and gender to their work. The issues that were explored included: what is meant by the words sex and gender in the context of different areas of science? When does a scholar and researcher consider herself or himself as doing work to which either sex or gender is relevant?
On November 14 the WFF held the second in the series of seminars exploring the topic, Science: Sex and Gender. Hosted by Master Janet Henrich in Trumbull College, the discussion leader was Anne Fausto-Sterling, Professor of Biology and Women's Studies at Brown University, and author of the recent book, Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.
On December 12 the WFF held the third in the series of programs exploring the topic, Science: Sex and Gender. Susan Silbey, Professor of Anthropology at MIT, led the discussion with her presentation entitled, Athena on the Charles.
On January 30 the WFF held the first in a series of seminars entitled, Instituting Gender. Jean O’Barr, University Distinguished Service Professor at Duke University and the founder of the Duke Women’s Studies Program gave the presentation. After many internal discussions about the future role of the Women Faculty Forum, the group developed this seminar series to explore how research institutes and programs related to women function at other universities. In this seminar, Jean O’Barr discussed how Duke has institutionalized gender issues, how it is incorporated intellectually and how the university supports women students, faculty, alumnae, and staff.
On March 1 the WFF held the second in a series of seminars on Instituting Gender. The speakers were Barbara Lee, Dean of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers; Ruth Mandel, Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers; Barbara Shailor, Director of the Beinecke Library at Yale; and Elizabeth Weed, Professor of Modern Culture and Director of the Pembroke Center at Brown.