Monday, February 9, 2015

Women's History Month 2015

Celebrate National Women’s History Month 2015!

The Susan B. Anthony Writing Awards and Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, February 11, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 301
Join the student winners of the contest as they present their papers, learn about the work of Susan B. Anthony and others for women’s rights, and enjoy some cake in celebration of Anthony’s birthday.

Coni Minnechi, Art Historian
“A to Z: An Historical Survey of Women Artists”
Castellani Art Museum, Main Gallery
Wednesday, March 18, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m Coni Minneci takes you on a journey through the lives of 26 women artists, both well-known and under-recognized. Minecci’s talk (with imagery for each woman’s work) gives a glimpse into the histories for each of the inspirations for her traditional still-life paintings, revealing each female artist with interesting insight and humor. This program is co-sponsored by the Castellani Art Museum.

Half the Sky Book Discussion
Thursday, March 19, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 301, Niagara University Library
RSVP: Sharon Green at
Employees and faculty members are invited to sponsor a student and join in this book discussion. For more information, contact Sharon Green at

Gamergate: Gender and Video Games
Monday, March 23, from 2:30-3:50 p.m.
Dunleavy Hall, Room 121
Speaker’s Panel includes Dr. Doug Tewksbury and Dr. Carrie Teresa (both from Communication Studies), and Dr. Yonghong Tong (Computer Science) and student gamers.

Imam Daayiee Abdullah
“Gender and Islam in America”
Thursday, March 26, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
Washington, D.C.-based Imam Daayiee Abdullah will visit campus on March 25-26, 2015 as part of women's history month. He will address a number of classrooms on these two days as well as the larger university community on March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at 127 Dunleavy Hall on the topic of "Gender and Islam." Abdullah trained as a lawyer and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the David A. Clark School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia. He is a scholar in Shariah sciences and Quranic interpretation and lectures nationally and internationally on progressive Muslim concepts, intra-faith and interfaith networking, and the development of inclusive and progressive revisions of Islamic theological thought and Islamic law. He is the executive director of the MECCA Institute (Museum Education Center for Creative Academics). 
            Sponsors for Imam Abdullah’s presentation include Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages, History, Office of International Relations, English, NUSGA (Student Government) and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs.

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