Month: May 2013

NWWS Reading: 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner Karen Joy Fowler

[ May 2, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_18165" align="alignright" width="128"] Karen Joy Fowler / photo by Brett Hall Jones[/caption]

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th & Olive)
Eugene, OR
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Karen Joy Fowler —the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award winner for fiction—will read from her work at Eugene Downtown Public Library, which will be open for the first Friday Art Walk. This event is free […]

“Racial Representations” — Symposium Highlights

Racial Representations panelists / photo by Chelsea Bullock.
Students, faculty and community members enjoyed a full day of literary readings and commentary on race at the University of Oregon on April 26, 2013, when a group of innovative scholars who specialize in African American literature gathered to share and discuss their research. “Racial Representations: African American […]

“Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse”—Jason Lindo | CSWS Research Matters

Jason Lindo
“Gender-Specific Measures of Economic Conditions and Child Abuse,” the Spring 2013 issue of CSWS Research Matters, examines data collected from California counties, with stark results. Written by Jason Lindo, assistant professor, University of Oregon Department of Economics, the paper takes a different tack than previous studies. Lindo writes that “by focusing on aggregate measures […]

Kerns awarded grant examining architecture of women’s health centers | Department of Architecture

Source: Kerns awarded grant examining architecture of women’s health centers | Department of Architecture
Wednesday, May 1, 2013—Architecture Adjunct Instructor Jolie Kerns has been awarded a $6,000 research grant from the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society for her project “Interrogating Public Space: Architecture of Women’s Health Centers.”
The project explores “the relationship between […]

NWWS Panel “Cheek by Jowl: Re-Writing the Human-Animal Relationship”

[ May 1, 2014; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Gerlinger Lounge
1468 University St.
UO campus
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Free & open to the public

The third annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Thursday May 1, 2014 through Saturday May 3 and will will open with a a conversation about how humans relate to nonhuman beings—whether family members, research subjects, trained workers, zoo dwellers, or free beings—what […]

Study: Women altering menstruation cycles in large numbers | AroundtheO

Study: Women altering menstruation cycles in large numbers | AroundtheO.
A research team headed by Christopher Minson, a human physiology professor at UO and a CSWS faculty affiliate, shows that “a surprisingly large number of women 18 or older choose to delay or skip monthly menstruation by deviating from the instructions of birth-control pills and other […]