WGSS Newsletter, Fall 2018

Message from the director | The journey to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

What began in 1979 as an interdisciplinary program offering undergraduate certificates in Women's Studies now houses a major and four certificates.

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You’re invited: WGSS Reunion and Roundtables at Homecoming, Oct. 19

Join us for the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies’ fourth annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming 2018 on Friday, Oct. 19, from 1 - 6 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel. Panels will touch on reproductive health, gender and development, and women in law: reflections on #metoo.

The keynote speaker is alumna Ashley Senary Dahlberg, AB, MA '07, a senior associate with the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
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Online graduate certificate offered in Gender, Sexualities and Health

The new three-course online graduate certificate can help those in health care, social work, education and other professions better address the needs of women, LGBTQ persons and survivors of violence.

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Faculty news

Ng authors article on 'LGBT Advocacy and Transnational Funding in Singapore and Malaysia'

Dr. Eve Ng’s article “discusses LGBT advocacy as involving an expanded range of issues that go beyond a traditional focus on HIV/AIDS prevention.”

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Perez Sheldon advising on Smithsonian eExhibit on 'Science and Religion in American History'

Dr. Myrna Perez Sheldon explains, “the National Museum of American History is interested in doing an exhibit that will feature the role of both science and religion and their role in American history, broadly conceived.”

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Burgess named OHIO’s 2018 Distinguished Professor

Dr. Susan Burgess, professor of political science and WGSS affiliated faculty, was named Ohio University’s 2018 Distinguished Professor at the 2018 Graduate Commencement.

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Planton featured in Bright Young Librarians series

Isabel Planton, BA '06, who is the public services librarian at the Lilly Library at Indiana University, says, “I went to one of those sessions for English majors titled something like 'What do I do with this English degree?' and one of the options presented was librarianship.”

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NY Times hires Griffith to cover Silicon Valley startups

The New York Times announced Ohio University alumna Erin Griffith, BSJ '05, will be its new startup and venture capital reporter, to be based in San Francisco.

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Seth Jasovsky passes away at 44


Seth Jasovsky BA '00, who earned a bachelor's in political science and a Women's Studies Certificate, passed away Nov. 25.
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Student news

Internships | Frank walked in and asked if they needed summer help

Billie Frank, BA '18, added an internship to her summer schedule by walking into the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Athens County and asking if they needed summer help.
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Upcoming events

Stop by the A&S Homecoming tent on Oct. 20

Find College of Arts & Sciences faculty, staff and alumni at Homecoming 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tailgreat Park. Sample food grown at the OHIO Student Farm and prepared by Food Studies theme students. Register to win a two-night stay at the Ohio University Inn.
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Save the Date | Arts & Sciences Student-Alumni Networking, Jan. 31

Mark your calendars for the college’s third annual Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Jan. 31, 2019. You have valuable experiences to share about career choices, graduate school and internships. Come back to Athens to help fellow Bobcats get a jump on their careers.
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There are many ways to be involved, including networking, one-on-one conversations, resume review, or employer tables. Learn more and RSVP. Or contact Lisa Cohen, director of external relations, at cohenl@ohio.edu.
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The Bobcat alumni network is incredibly productive in giving OHIO students a great start on successful career paths. If you could benefit from access to Bobcat career services – or if you know of internship opportunities – or if you want to help your department support students, there are many ways to get involved, both in Athens and from afar. If you’re interested in connecting with a department, educational enrichment, networking, or coming to campus, contact Lisa Cohen.

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