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“Women of the UA” - A Lecture in Celebration of Women's History Month

Myra Dinnerstein (left) & Sally Stevens
Myra Dinnerstein (left) & Sally Stevens

Date: March 1, 2011

Times: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location:   Main Library

Contact: Rebecca Blakiston

Cost: Free


Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month on Tuesday March 1st in the Main Library from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sally Stevens, the current executive director of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW), will join Myra Dinnerstein, the founding director of the UA Women’s Studies Department, in presenting a discussion on the evolution of women’s studies in general and on campus, with a Q&A to follow.


Light refreshments will be served.


This lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibit Women of the UA: Our History is Our Strength, on display in the Main Library through March 17th. Women of the UA recognizes influential women from the University of Arizona’s history, including the first woman graduate, librarian, and professor. The history of women in sports is highlighted, as well as the historical role of sororities in supporting female students. The exhibit also looks at UA women in the music, art and science fields, and includes a look at the Women’s Studies Department, as well as historic and current women’s studies-related research produced by the Southwest Institute for Research on Women.


This event is free and open to the public. Parking information can be found at: www.library.arizona.edu/about/locations/parking.html


Related coverage:

Buckmaster Show (audio, minute 17) | Interview, "Women of the UA: Our History is Our Strength"
UANews | New Exhibit Celebrates Women of the UA