- Orientation for the Gender, Leadership and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program
All students admitted to the GLPP Program will attend orientation for information about the program, alumni panels, and networking opportunities.
- Save the Date! Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy 20th Anniversary
The theme for the 20th Anniversary celebration is Building the Political Pipeline for Women’s Leadership: Looking Forward to the Next 20 Years.
- Ramona Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) Speaks at UMass Boston
Ramona Peters, the Tribal Preservation Officer & NAGPRA director at Mashpee, spoke about her work
- Economists Call for Greater Investment in Paid Caregivers at CWPPP Forum at State House
Leading economists and policy experts called for increased investment in the tens of thousands of mostly women eldercare and childcare workers at a forum organized by CWPPP at the State House on April 6, speaking to a standing room only, panelist argue that workers are undervalued and underpaid
- Soap, Jeans, and Feminist Futures: “Corporate Social Responsibility” and Women’s Empowerment
Join the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights for this lecture & Q&A with Elisabeth Prügl. A consortium seminar and refreshments follow at 4:30.
- Women in Science Club Brings UMass Boston Students to IBM
On Friday, approximately 100 UMass Boston students visited IBM’s Cambridge offices to hear about careers in research, technology and business.
- Breaking the Glass Ceiling Panel
Join the ladies of the Sigma Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the UMass Boston Chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls. for a discussion with prominent women leaders in various fields.
- LatinasRepresent Boston
This event will connect Latinas interested in pursuing elected and appointed office and their allies to resources and mentors who can help make their aspirations a reality.
- The Unfinished Agenda: New England Women’s Policy Conference
This action-oriented conference will chart a new policy agenda to ensure economic security for all women and their families.
- Women’s and Gender Studies 40th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the past, present and future of one of the best and brightest hubs of feminist thinking and doing in New England!
- Chemistry Professor Wins Prestigious Fellowship
Marietta Schwartz, associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, will join the Executive Leadership In Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE) program this fall. The part-time fellowship allows female senior faculty members in STEM to learn skills they need to advance their careers.
- The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights Presents: “Women, Peace, and Security”
Policy's Skewed Focus on Sexual Violence: The Failure of a "Successful" Feminist Intervention?
- Paradoxes of American Indian Race and Rights: From Pocahontas to Baby Veronica
Professor Bethany Berger will address indigenous peoples’ challenges to dominant ideas of “race,” belonging, and citizenship in the U.S.
- Paternalism & Women’s Political Participation in Sri Lanka
The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights presents a free lecture with Malathi de Alwis, a consultant socio-cultural anthropologist.
- Mogul, Mom & Maid: A Panel Discussion
Liz O’Donnell, author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman, will speak at this Center for Collaborative Leadership event about choices women are making.
- Guest Speaker Series: Violence Against Women Act & Implications for Native American Women
Prof. Sarah Deer (Muscogee Nation) speaks on Nov. 4
- Guest Lecture Series: Representations of Indigenous Women on Stage
The Women's and Gender Studies Department's lecture series, Indigenous Women: Sustaining Nationhood, is bringing Madeline Sayet to campus to speak about how indigenous women are represented on stage.
- Lecture: Malalai Joya: Have Afghan Women Been Liberated?
Malalai Joya has spoken out against former warlords and war criminals and has survived six assassination attempts. She is on a tour sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC).
- New Feminist Agenda: Former VT Governor Calls for Revolution in Work, Family Structures
Promoting her new book, Madeleine Kunin notes that “gender equality remains an elusive goal.”
- Against All Odds: Nega Women’s Work to Build Peace during Seven Decades of Naga-India Conflict
The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights invites you to this lecture by Singmila Shimrah.
- Women Leaders in Native New England: Providing Strength for the People
The Institute for New England Native American Studies invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month by joining an informal discussion with seven Native New England women leaders.
- Women and Hunger: Putting Food on the Table
Center for Women in Politics and Center for Social Policy support event at Simmons College featuring Professor Randy Albelda as guest speaker.
- Evolving Strategies for the Reintegration of Women and Girls in the Aftermath of Sex Slavery
Elizabeth Goldberg will explore the problems of poverty, political instability, and ongoing gender injustice that inform sex trafficking. Sponsored by the Center on Gender, Security and Human Rights.
- Clearing the Path
Claudia Torres of the Network against Repression & for Solidarity addresses repression in Mexico
- An Evening with Ambassador Madeleine Kunin: The New Feminist Agenda
Join us for this event sponsored by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.
- Sisters Rising
Asian American Women Leaders in the Community; Trailblazers share stories of their experiences as community leaders.
- Women’s Volleyball Team Receives 2011 Championship Rings
For the third year in a row, the University of Massachusetts Boston women's volleyball team received championship rings for its efforts.
- Maternal Protest in Argentina: Transforming the Global Human Rights Landscape
The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights celebrates the life and work of Rita Arditti.
- Gendering the Arab Spring: Egyptian Women & (Counter) Revolutionary Processes
The Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights presents Nadje Al-Ali, professor of gender studies, School of Oriental and African Studies University of London.
- The Political Leadership of Women of Color: What’s Research Got to Do with It?
Join in a conversation with community leaders engaged in research about the advancement of women of color in politics.
- The Political Leadership of Women of Color: What’s Research Got to Do with It?
The Center for Women in Politics amd Public Policy’s Spring Women’s Research Forum
- Lessons Learned from Aceh: Women, Peace Processes & the Prospects for Sustainable Peace
Shadia Marhaban, president of the Aceh Women's League, will reflect on her experiences and the current gendered realities of peace negotiations.
- Women Making a Difference in Worcester
Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy program celebrates city's political and community leaders
- Pink at the Rink Brings in Record Amount of Donations
UMass Boston’s men’s and women’s ice hockey teams collected a record $700 at Saturday’s fifth annual Pink at the Rink fundraiser at the Clark Athletic Center.
- Hardy-Fanta Interviews America Ferrera at Women’s Leadership Initiative Event
Award-winning actress discusses how race and class have affected her career and level of success
- Dialogue & Discussion Series: Cultural Mythbusters
Is our impression of cultural oppression accurate? Listen to first-hand experiences followed by facilitated discussion. The Women's Leadership Initiative is sponsoring this event.
- Dialogue & Discussion Series: Motherhood: A Balancing Act
The Women's Leadership Initiative is sponsoring a facilitated discussion aimed at de-stigmatizing motherhood on the college campus.
- Dialogue & Discussion Series: Women’s Leadership Symposium
The Women's Leadership Initiative is sponsoring a symposium featuring speakers discussing women and empowerment.
- Dialogue & Discussion Series: Women & Media
The Women's Leadership Initiative, part of the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement, is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Miss Representation.
- Women’s Leadership Initiative Kick off Featuring America Ferrera
Join Ugly Betty star America Ferrera as she discusses how race and class have affected her career and level of success.
- “The Help” Film Screening
Join the Women's Studies and American Studies Departments for a screening of the popular film "The Help" and discussion afterward.
- Between Gender and Ethnicity: Women’s Rights and Identity Politics in the Andes
The Center on Gender, Security, and Human Rights presents a talk
- UMass Boston Volleyball Team Wins Third Little East Championship
UMass Boston's women’s volleyball team will face Polytechnic Institute of New York University in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
- Lillian Glickman Receives Frank J. Manning Leadership Award
The Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, Inc. will be honoring Lillian Glickman, co-director of the Gerontology Management of Aging Services Program at their Annual Meeting on October 21st with the Frank J. Manning Leadership Award.
- Victoria Reggie Kennedy Speaks on Influencing Public Policy: The Role of Midlife and Older Women
Guest lecture at the JFK Library sponsored by McCormack Graduate School's Gerontology Institute and the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of OWL (Older Women's League).
- Professor Julie Nelson Delivers Talk in China
Professor Julie Nelson delivers invited talk in China
- National Council for Research on Women Honors the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy
The National Council for Research on Women has presented its 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award to the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy.
- UMass Boston Study Takes In-Depth Look at Midwifery Workforce in Massachusetts
A Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy report shows the number of nurse-midwife-attended births more than doubled between 1990 and 2008 in Massachusetts.
- Women’s Volleyball Team Receives 2010 Championship Rings
The UMass Boston women's volleyball team capped off their best season in university history at their 2010 championship ring ceremony.
- Chancellor J. Keith Motley Honored with a Good Guys Award
UMass Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley was honored at the Tenth Annual Good Guys Awards Luncheon, held by the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus.
- UMass Boston Women’s Volleyball Captures Second Consecutive LEC Championship
The UMass Boston women’s volleyball team defeated Keene State College, 3-1, to capture the 2010 Little East Conference Championship.