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Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Center for Research on Gender and Women
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  • Fall 2014 Lecturer Positions Announced
    GWS 420: Women in Cross-Societal Perspective
    GWS 533: Special Topics in Women and Health
    Applications due April 15th

  • Health by Motorbike Spring Gala
    Saturday, April, 5, 2014, 6:30-10 pm
    Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

  • Announcing GWS 103 Online: Women and Their Bodies in Health & Disease
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    Caroline VanSickle, who is completing her PhD in biological anthropology at the University of Michigan, has been selected as the inaugural Wittig Postdoctoral Fellow in Feminist Biology. VanSickle studies female hominins by investigating changes in pelvis shape – and therefore childbirth anatomy – over the course of human evolution. Her upcoming research will focus on South African australopithecine species dating from 1.5 to 3 million years ago. She joins the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies in September and will teach a course on gender and biology each semester, with the rest of her time devoted to research and absorbing knowledge from the Department.

  • Study challenges claims of single-sex schooling benefits As many American public school districts adopt single-sex classrooms and even entire schools, a new study finds scant evidence that they offer educational or social benefits. The study was the largest and most thorough effort to examine the issue to date, says Janet Hyde, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Ethelene Whitmire's received one of our Feminist Scholar awards to take time to finish the book Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian which has been released. "Ethelene Whitmire's new biography offers the first full-length portrait of Andrews' activism, engagement with the arts of the Harlem Renaissance, and work with the NYPL."

  • CRGW Bulletin of gender-related events and opportunities


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