Events in March 2015
March 3, 2015
Public talk by Dr. Marianne Cooper, author of Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times
Marianne Cooper, Ph.D. is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and an affiliate at the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. She was the lead researcher for Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg and is a contributor to LeanIn.org.
Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times makes an important and original contribution to the national conversation about inequality and risk in American society. Set against the backdrop of rising economic insecurity and rolled-up safety nets, Marianne Cooper’s probing analysis explores what keeps Americans up at night. Through poignant case studies, she reveals what families are concerned about, how they manage their anxiety, whose job it is to worry, and how social class shapes all of these dynamics, including what is even worth worrying about in the first place. This powerful study is packed with intriguing discoveries ranging from the surprising anxieties of the rich to the critical role of women in keeping struggling families afloat. Through tales of stalwart stoicism, heart-wrenching worry, marital angst, and religious conviction, Cut Adrift deepens our understanding of how families are coping in a go-it-alone age—and how the different strategies on which affluent, middle-class, and poor families rely upon not only reflect inequality, but fuel it.
March 5, 2015
Public lecture by Dr. Katherine Turk
Lecture: “No Longer ‘His Girl Friday’: Women’s Workplace Activism and Notions of Equality in the 1970s”
This talk will examine women’s campaigns for workplace equality in the 1970s, exploring the legal and political forces that supported and delimited their efforts and their struggles. Dr. Turk is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
March 6, 2015
Joint Purdue Calumet/Purdue North Central Women’s Studies Faculty Luncheon
March 17, 2015
An Event with That Takes Ovaries (TTO)
TTO is a unique initiative that mixes the arts with activism for women and girls’ empowerment. We do this with our best-selling book, multicultural play, highly-participatory events and trainings. Our latest offering, an event titled “Leading a Bold Life: Recognizing the Risk-Taker in All of Us” is geared equally to a mixed-gender audience.
March 25, 2015
Dean’s Reading Circle, Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie
Through family interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that had been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith reveals the Marie Curie behind the myth—an all-too-human woman struggling to balance a spectacular scientific career, a demanding family, the prejudice of society, and her own passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a dazzling portrait of Curie, her amazing scientific success, and the price she paid for fame.Obsessive Genius is New York Times Bestseller.
March 26, 2015
Repeat Sessions of Dean’s Reading Circle
Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith
March 31, 2015
Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Stories of Success from Purdue Calumet Alumnae
Panel discussion from an alumna from each Purdue Calumet college.