Center for Women serving up cerebral lunchtime seminars

September 17, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Emily Hickey

Domestic violence on college campuses, women in political power, obesity, and women writers of the Black Arts Movement — these will be a few of the topics to be discussed this fall during the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women’s brown-bag seminars.

The seminars take place on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the center, which is located in Tucker Hall Room 0180, unless otherwise noted.

Listed by date, topics and speakers will be:

• Sept. 17 — “‘Yes Means Yes’ Is the Key to ‘No Means No’” with Mary Krueger, director of the Bowling Green State University Center for Women.

• Sept. 24 — “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” with Selina Griswold, UT associate professor of business technology.

• Oct. 1 — “The Impact of the Recession on the Greater Toledo Community — An Ethnographic Study” with Dr. Willie McKether, UT assistant professor of anthropology, Dr. Patricia Case, UT associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Lea McChesney, UT instructor of sociology.

• Oct. 8 — “Domestic Violence on College Campuses” with Lynn Jacquot, director of the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter.

• Oct. 15 — “The Family Business: A Good Choice in Tough Times” with Debbe Skutch, director of the UT Center for Family Business.

• Oct. 22 — “Through the Looking Glass and What I Found There: Reflections on Peace Corps Service in China” with Cynthia Ingham, UT assistant professor of history.

• Oct. 29 — “Art and Practice” with Debra A. Davis, UT professor and chair of art.

• Nov. 5 — “Women and Fair Trade” with Dianne Westhovan and Joanie Kimble, owners of Georgette’s Grounds and Gifts. Items from the store will be available for purchase after the seminar.

• Nov. 12 — “Women and Heart Disease: There Is a Difference” with Dr. Donna Woodson, UT professor of family medicine and director of the Women’s Health Center, This seminar will be held in the Mulford Library Café on Health Science Campus.

• Nov. 19 — “Obesity in Women: Genetics or Diet” with Dr. Sonia Najjar, UT professor of physiology and pharmacology and director of the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research. This talk will be held in the Mulford Library Café on Health Science Campus.

• Dec. 3 — “Performative Politics in Chicago: Women Writers of the Black Arts Movement” with Dr. Carmen Phelps, UT assistant professor of English.

For more information on these talks, contact the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at 419.530.8570 or visit

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