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PCSW Women’s Research Colloquium Set For April 13

Published: April 1, 2011

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women will host its signature event, the Women’s Research Colloquium, at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid on Wednesday, April 13, from 5-7:30 p.m. The evening will highlight CSULB scholars who contribute to our understanding of issues related to women and activists who advance causes important to the well-being of women.

The colloquium will feature two presentations, the first by Hiromi Masunaga, assistant chair and associate professor of Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling. Her presentation is titled “How Does Gender Interact with Professors’ Perceptions of Teaching” and she will discuss her research which analyzes the difficulties female professors in medical settings face during their development as teachers.

The second presentation by Liz Philipose, an associate professor in the International Studies Program, is titled “Women Movements, Planetary Paradigms and the Politics of Transformation.” She will discuss a variety of women-led movements for peaceful social transformation, including women in war zones who organize against wars, Muslim women’s organizations which explore their relationship to Islam and Islamic texts through the lens of social justice and the lives of women, and women in the U.S. who are organizing for a peaceful U.S. presence in the world.

In addition, the colloquium will be venue for the presentation of the 2011 Advancement of Women Awards and of a new award called Honoring Community Organizations and Their Collaborations.

Reservations for the colloquium, which includes dinner, should be sent to Cynthia Angiuli via e-mail or made by phone by calling 562/985-1688. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 6. The cost is $20. After the RSVP, payment may be made in advance or at the door.