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Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Huddleston Ballroom


The State of the Humanities/The Humanities and the State: Chief Judge Diane P. Wood
Diane P. Wood is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Chief Judge Wood attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her B.A. in 1971 (highest honors), and her J.D. in 1975 (Order of the Coif). After graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1975-76), and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court (1976-77). She then spent a brief period at the Office of the Legal Adviser in the U.S. Department of State. In 1980, she began her career as a legal academic at Georgetown University Law Center.


Tues, Feb 24, 2015
MUB Theater II
For the Love of Nancy - film screening followed by discussion on Eating Concerns Awareness Week. The film highlights the impact of eating disorders on college students .  Event sponsored by Health Services
Wed, Feb 25
Strafford Rm

Physics for Rockstars with Christine McKinley, author and host of History Channel's Decoded.  Christine presents science as performance art, she shows us how to use physics to perform fancy microphone throws, escape


Fri/Sat, Feb 27 and 28th
MUB Strafford Rm

The Vagina Monologues at UNH
The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Performed and directed by UNH students. Event is sponsored by SHARPP and UNH Women’s Studies Program


Thursday, March 5
 MUB Theater I

Writers Series: Jean Valentine.  Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break the Glass (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). Her new book, Shirt in Heaven, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2015. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia. She lives in New York City.


Fri, March 6
MUB, Strafford Rm
International Women's Day Luncheon, sponsored by Office of International Students and Scholars and the MUB.  All are welcome to attend.  Use this link to register for the lunch.
Tuesday, March 10
MUB Theater I
Ideas for Good - Working Together Toward a Sustainable Society,

Join us for a discussion on the value of connecting business, NGOs, and government leaders to address environmental and social issues. Guest speakers: Margaret Morey-Reuner, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development and Values Marketing, Timberland; Alex Freid, UNH Alum, Founder and Executive Director, PLAN.  Moderated by Fiona Wilson, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability, PAUL College.  For information contact Amy Cunningham.  Program part of the Discovery Dialogue Series.

Tuesday, March 12
MUB 302

Clothesline Project.  All members of the UNH community are invited to attend a t-shirt making workshop. No registration required. SHARPP provides all materials.  

The Clothesline Project is a national awareness initiative that was started by a group of women in the 1990s who wanted to give survivors and their friends and family members a voice about their abuse. Event sponsored by SHARPP.  Learn more about the history here.


Wed, March 25
MUB, Strafford Rm
Women's Commission Annual Luncheon: Telling Our Stories
Be our guest for an Indian Cuisine lunch and hear keynote Maggie Fogarty,  Co-Director of the American Friends Service Committee NH, share stories of advocacy for NH residents facing barriers to affordable housing and fair wages for women.  Maggie will also provide her insights for making positive changes.   This year we will also honor two UNH faculty who are retiring from teaching, Professor Kate Hanson and Mary Moynihan.
Wed, March 25
MUB, Strafford Rm

ESPN sportscenter anchor and author Linda Cohn "A No-holds Barred Account of Breaking into the Boys Club".   Linda will talk candidly about her own successes and missteps, and reveals her humorous, rewarding, and frightening interviews with sports personalities.  Brought to you by the MUB, SHARPP, and Panhellenic Council. 


Tuesday, March 31
3:00pm to 6:00pm
MUB Theater II

Sidore Lecture Series: We Still Live Here
Linda Coombs who will be speaking about indigenous language politics and the Language Reclamation Project.  Her talk will be preceded by a screening of the film We Still Live Here

Wed, April 8
MUB 334/336
How to Negotiate Salary like a Boss,  Panel discussion will be moderated by Krystal

Hicks, Associate Director of Career Support and Employer Outreach. Panelist include:

Eric Marx - VP of Probity IT (Durham/North Andover, MA)Eric’s team focuses primarily on IT staffing.  They will be recruiting student workers to help with sourcing.

Karen VanWormer – Director of HR for Community Partners (Dover)

Alden Flagg – Branch Manager for Robert Half / Accountemps /OfficeTeam (Portsmouth). Alden focuses primarily on accounting, finance, and administrative staffing and also sits on the Seacoast HR Association’s college relations committee.

Tuesday, April 14
MUB Theater I
6:00 PM   

 Film: It Was Rape In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood.  Event sponsored by SHARPP



Tuesday, April 14
MUB Theater I
Kidder Fund Guest Lecture  Transgender Rights Progress and Pushback.  Mara Keisling, Co-founder and Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, will discuss the significance of advocating for the "T" in our LGBTQA+ community at UNH and beyond.   Program sponsored by the Kidder Fund, and the GLBT Commission.
Wed, April 15
MUB Strafford Rm
Glee Star Lauren Potter.  An inspiration to all, Lauren has proven herself a young woman of strength and character.  She's overcome bullying and the challenges of living with a disability.  She currently plays "Becky" on the TV show Glee.   Event sponsored by MUB, Health Services, Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities and the Institute on Disability.


Friday, April 24
MUB Rm 332

Panel Discussion Feminism in Action: Women's Studies Interns Working for Social Justice
topics include: Transgender Richts, Ending Violence Against Women, Economic and Food Justice, and Body Image.  Panel moderator; Dr. Joelle R. Ryan, Panelist include: Shannon Alper, Doug Marino, Shayla Riggs, Jen Turner, and Alexa Wheeler.


Other Group and Programs

Women's Studies events and programs

SHARPP events and programs

Being Fierce and Fabulous

The goal of the group is to provide women a safe space to explore who they are in order to live lives that are fulfilling emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. The group will teach you about the practices of meditation, journaling, assertive communication, affirmations, laughter, community, and creative arts as ways to take care of yourself and continue growing. For more info on the Spring 2015 group

The Body Project: 4 week group for students

4 Week Group for UNH Students 

  • Friday, February 13, 2015 and meets for 4 weeks ending on Friday, March 6, 2015.
  • 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Health Services Center Conference Rooms (2nd Floor)
  • Registration is required and you MUST attend all four sessions. Group is limited to 12 participants. Sessions build upon one another so attendance is very important for the groups efficacy and confidentiality.  To register for program and more information

The Body Project uses discussion and activities to  explore the pressures to be thin, body image in the media, and how to decrease body negativity and increase body confidence. The group is facilitated by Maria Caplan, Nutrition Educator/Counselor

Social Justice Educator Training (SJE)

SJE is a professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff and graduate students to further diversity awareness, knowledge and skill sets. We will explore “social justice” via personal and institutional lenses to analyze: power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice, inclusion and equity through the multiple social identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, nationality, ethnicity, ability (physical and mental), religion, etc. This process will include open and honest discussions, readings, and interactive/experiential activities in a respectful environment. The eight-hour training which is divided into two days is facilitated in a small-group setting. For more information and to register for session