Events – 2016

WGS presents the McMillan-Stewart Lecturer Miriam Cooke’s “The Arab War Against Rape as a Weapon of War”

October 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Biannual McMillan-Stewart Lecture on Women in the Developing World in Women’s and Gender Studies has invited Miriam Cooke, Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, to be the fall speaker.

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies (Starr Forum)

October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The rise of artificial intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate on the impact of technology on employment. This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy. This book shows that many debates over new technologies are framed in the context of risks to moral values, human health, and environmental safety.

A Chance to Dress: screening and discussion

October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. John Southard, a world renown and respected geologist and Professor Emeritus in Course 12, is an open cross-dresser.   The film A Chance to Dress explores the various dimensions of identity and the diversity of gender expression.  A Chance To Dress follows Dr. Southard’s challenges and difficulties in coming out to his friends, neighbors and colleagues, but also his exuberance and sense of liberation after a lifetime of secrecy.