The University Record, March 12, 1996

March is Women's History Month; U-M units schedule activities

Stewart to speak on current issues

In honor of Women's History Month, Abigail J. Stewart, professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, will speak at a brown bag at noon today (March 12) i n the Michigan Room, Michigan League.

Stewart, who has been a pioneer in the field of women's studies, will discuss the development of the field over the past 25 years as well as the Institute's current research agenda and mission. She also will take questions on issues of current co ncern to women on campus.

The Institute, which is becoming a major force for collaborative projects and interdisciplinary research on women and gender, was established last fall.

At that time, President James J. Duderstadt noted that, "With the establishment of the Institute, we are moving ahead according to the stratregic plan outlined in the Michigan Agenda for Women and toward our goal of making the University the leading institution in the United States for the study of women and women's issues."

The program is sponsored by the Academic Women's Caucus, the Commission for Women and the Women of Color Task Force.

CEW schedules Women's Resource Forum

The Center for the Education of Women is sponsoring the Women's Resource Forum 10 a.m.2 p.m. March 21 at the Michigan League. Information tables and literature from more than 20 University organ izations will be on display, and representatives will be available to answer questions about their groups.

"This is the first time anything like this has been organized on this campus," says Lynne Dumas, program associate for the Center for the Education of Women. "It will give everyone an opportunity to see the many organizations here that deal with issues that specifically affect women."

At 12:10 p.m., an interdisciplinary performance of Sophie's Sisters will be given. Sophie's Sisters is a work created for women's chorus that joins music, text and photography together to dramatically explore the world of older women.

Those attending the free forum will also receive a copy of the Michigan Women's Resource Handbook.

For more information, call 998-7080.

U-M-Flint celebrates with a variety of events featuring performances, readings and lectures

The U-M-Flint is recognizing Women's History Month with a schedule of events that explores the role of women in history.

"We hope that our observance this year will open possibilities for replacing the absence of women in the traditional telling of history," says Jan Worth, coordinator of the Women and Adult Resource Center at the U-M-Flint.

The schedule:

Friday (March 15) "Butterfly's Origins," noon and 7 p.m. in the Harding Mott University Center Kiva. Amy Ling uses a combination of slides and lecture to trace the history of "Madame Butterfly."

March 18 Noon, Irish poet and playwright Paula Meehan will read from her work at noon in the University Center Ontario Room.

7:30 p.m., "Sophie's Sisters," University Center Kiva, performed by Marjan Helms and the Lansing Women's Choir.

March 22 1:30­2:30 p.m., University Center Room 223, Creative Spirit, a workshop with artist and poet Julietta Salrin will explore the creative process of writing using different media.

March 26 11:30 a.m., University Center Happenings Room, "Selling Smoke to Women and Girls," luncheon topic discussed by Ken Warner. He will speak on how the tobacco industry is targeting women and girls. Call (810) 257 -3817 for reservations.

March 27 Noon, University Pavilion North Lounge. Jill Abramson, co-author of Strange Justice, will speak about the controversy surrounding the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as United States Supreme Court Justice.

March 28 2:30­4 p.m., University Pavilion North Lounge, Lawndale Academy Science Fair. University students worked with Lawndale fifth graders to explore the sciences and their resulting projects will be on display.