Friday February 7th - Sunday, February 9th
at Rice University
Friday, February 7
2-3:30 p.m. Introduction to the computer
Mudd 104 Espanol
Mudd 105 English
Never used a computer? This is your chance!
This introductory course will be offered in Spanish and English. It will cover the basics of computing including email, the internet and more. NO CHARGE.
Women's Resource Center Anniversary- Farnsworth Pavilion, RMC
Celebrate our success and the seventh anniversary of the opening of the Rice Women's Resource Center. Meet the 2003 Impact Award Winners.
Conference Registration and Reception
Anne and Charles Duncan Hall
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Student-led small groups will discuss topical issues, providing the first of several opportunities for conference participants to interact.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Anne and Charles Duncan Hall
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Session I
"Moving with Ease: An Introduction to Alexander Technique"
Developed by F.M. Alexander, the Alexander Technique is a dynamic study that enables us to become more aware of ourselves -- to notice and then free ourselves of unnecessary patterns of tension that may cause pain, discomfort or simply make us ill at ease. Alexander's work brings into our awareness tensions previously unnoticed and can help us differentiate between necessary and unneeded effort.
Surges, Yams, and HRT: Making Sense of Midlife and
Cohen, M.Ed., LMSW-ACP
This session will provide information on the recent findings of the Women's Health Initiative study and implications for treatment and management. Traditional and alternative therapies will be discussed along with the psychological implications of menopause.
"Passages: Transitions in Work Life"
Emily Dexter Page - student to working professional
Sue Deigaard - working professional to mother
Darlene Walker - professional in one field to
professional in another (career switch)
Barbara Eudey - professional to retiree
Panelists will speak on a series of common transitions of women: from student to young alum; from childless professional to mother; from unpaid worker to returning to paid worker; from professional in one field to professional in another; and from paid worker to retiree.
"It's a Man's World: Women Succeeding in Traditionally Male Fields"
M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.
Four women in engineering, management, research, and science will share their experiences working in traditionally male-dominated fields. This session can help you learn how to deal with isolation, build alliances with other women and with male colleagues, deal with inappropriate comments or resistance to women in management, and how not only to survive but to excel in a difficult environment.
"Women Changing the World"
Moderator: Anne Dayton
Explore with us the different forms of women's activism.
10:45 a.m. - noon KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Introduction: Dr. Alan Grob, Professor Emeritus, English
Le Anne Schreiber '67
"The Curiosity Path: Women Preparing for the Unpredictable" -
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch-Duncan Hall
Here is the opportunity to continue Friday evening's conversation with your group.
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Session 2
Fear: Personal Risk Reduction
Are you aware of your potential risks from sexual assault or harassment? What recourses do you have to defend yourself? This panel will delve into these issues and provide you with viable ideas for maintaining your safety and well-being. Male, female, student and non-student perspectives will be shared.
"Women, Family and Careers: The Balancing Act" Who can do it all? Why should we? Let's share our experiences.
"The Business of Benevolence: Women and Philanthropy and Women Philanthropists"
This panel on women's philanthropy addresses the history and significance of women's charitable giving and considers the varieties of women's philanthropy today.
"Low Pay and Long Hours: Women in the Global Assembly Line"
This session will feature diverse perspectives on women factory workers producing for global markets. Speakers will consider policy, activist, and consumer responses oriented towards improving these women's lives.
"Creating a Healthier America One Woman at a Time!"
Salwa Shenaq, M.D., M.BA.
Join in the discussions on cutting edge healthcare issues affecting women today. Come hear how to age gracefully in the 21st century. What's the global economic impact of the U.S. healthcare system and how does it stack up to that of Canada, England, Holland and other countries? Learn about the changing faces of HIV/AIDS and the staggering growth of infection within the African American and Hispanic communities.
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Session 3
"To Thine Own Self Be True: Building a Life Without Dying to Self"
Careers, academics, family our lives are increasingly busy as we strive to succeed in these and other areas. What's the cost? Workshop participants will look at ways to remain true to themselves and create lives they love.
"Looking Forward, Moving Ahead: Current Student Research in Women's Studies"
Senior majors in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender present their capstone research on subjects as diverse as the representation of race on Lifetime television, Victorian women in India, sexual imagery in contemporary art, the relation of young women to feminism, and strategies for anti-racist activism.
"The Costs and Benefits of Progress: Women's Athletics since Title IX"
This panel will discuss the costs and benefits of the progress of women's Athletics in educational settings since the advent of Title IX.
"Reel Bodies, Reel Beauty: Recent Works by Women Filmmakers on Body Image"
Laura Baker - moderator
Your Name in Cellulite (Gail Noonan, 1995; 6 minutes).
Mirror Mirror (Jan Krawitz, 1990; 17 minutes).
Woman Being (Wen-Jie Qin, 1997; 20 minutes).
This session features three short films that explore through satire, media criticism, and documentary the relationship between women's self-images and ideals of femininity. Discussion to follow.
"Debt to Society: Women and Incarceration"
160,000 women are in prison today. More are in jail. Join us for a panel discussion by women whose personal, professional or academic lives are actively involved with the incarcerated population. What are the social demographics of this rarely discussed population? How did they get there? What can be done to change the future?
4:30 - 6 p.m. Free Time
Rice Women's Basketball - Autry Court. Buy tickets at the door. $7 regular, $4 students/seniors.
6:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner, James A. Baker III Hall
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Rice Women in the Performing Arts, Baker Hall
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Brunch
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management Dining Room, 1st Floor
10 - 11:00 a.m. Spirit and Wonder of Women
Rice Memorial Chapel
Dr. Leonora Montgomery
If you have any questions, please contact:
Kathleen Minadeo Johnson