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The following list is an archive of events The Women's Place sponsored or cosponsored. In addition, some events may have video recordings of the event and/or documents associated with the event posted in the listing. Check back frequently, as we add video recordings as they become available, which is sometimes months after the event. We will note new recordings below in red at the top of each event.


Video of the Gilda Barabino lecture described below is available — see links following the lecture description.

To help create and strengthen connections between Ohio State women and expand development opportunities, The Women’s Place (TWP) is sponsoring the 2011-12 Women of Color Conversations Series. TWP will present an ethnically and professionally diverse group of thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Our dialogues will be open to the campus community and will converge around topics that are particularly relevant to women. Regional Campus conversations may be open to surrounding communities as well.

Portrait of Gilda BarabinoApril 9, 2012
Science Identity for Women of Color in the Academy
Gilda Barabino, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering
Sponsors: The Women's Place, Project CEOS, Multicultural Center
Monday, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Multicultural Center, Ohio Union, 1st Floor, Suite 1000
Fee: Free

Named Georgia Tech's first vice provost for Academic Diversity, Gilda Barabino is a professor and associate chair for Graduate Studies in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.

As the vice provost for Academic Diversity, Barabino served on the president's cabinet, and assessed, defined, and directed the institute's growing diversity efforts, increasing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations in both the student body and faculty. She is an advocate for mentoring and her scholarship includes various publications on sickle cell disease and on the “leaky pipeline” in the sciences for women and minorities.

Barabino's lab research focuses on vascular biology and tissue engineering, specifically sickle cell disease, cartilage tissue engineering and bioreactors. She earned her doctorate from Rice University in 1986 and her bachelor of science from Xavier University in 1978. In 2007 she was named a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Video of the lecture described below is available — see links following the panelists' biographies to view each panelist's contribution separately and links at the end of the event information to view the whole lecture.

March 30, 2012
"I’m retired and can say whatever I want": Senior Women Leaders Discuss OSU
Sponsor: The Women's Place
Friday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl
Fee: Free

The Women's Place celebrates Women’s History Month with a candid panel discussion featuring recently retired OSU women administrators. The panelists will share their open and honest perspectives about their experiences at OSU, what they believe still needs to happen to create a truly equitable environment for OSU women, and … well, you’ll have to attend to find out! The panel will be followed by an optional lunch, during which panelists will host small table discussions, allowing guests to ask questions and discuss issues in an intimate setting.

Panelists include: 

Mabel Freeman, Ph.D., retired as Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience. Freeman previously served as Director of the OSU University Honors and Scholars Center and on the Board of Trustees of The College Board. Freeman is a member of the Board of Directors of I KNOW I CAN; a member of the Board of Directors of the Bexley Education Foundation; and a trustee of the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society Foundation Board.

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Greta Russell, MT, CPA, CGFM, retired as the Controller for The Ohio State University. She was also the former Comptroller for the Ohio State Treasurer’s Office. Currently, some of the organizations Greta serves are: The Accountancy Board of Ohio, Columbus Community Shelter Board, Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority, the Columbus Mayor’s Accountability Committee, and Columbus City Schools’ Audit and Accountability Committee. She is National Vice President of Circle-Lets and served two terms as national president of the National Association of Black Accountants.

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Joan Leitzel, Ph.D., was a professor of mathematics at Ohio State for 25 years and moved into administration as Associate Provost for Curriculum and Instruction. Later, she assumed the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 1996 she became President of the University of New Hampshire. Leitzel served on the board of directors of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU) and chaired the board of the American Association for Higher Education.

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Deborah Ballam, J.D., Ph.D., faculty emerita, Fisher College of Business and program director, Project CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State), played a major role in the creation of the women’s grassroots network, which became an informal network of several thousand faculty and staff women and a pressure point for change. She also was part of the initial group that developed the concept for The Women’s Place; served as chair of the Council on Academic Excellence for Women in the mid-1990s; and became director of The Women’s Place from 2004-2009.

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Marquetta Peavy, MA, spent the last 15 years of her career as the Associate Director of the Educational Development and Resources Department at the medical center. During her 30-year tenure at Ohio State, she has shared her knowledge and passion for diversity and equity work through various human resources presentations and trainings. Peavy is a trained facilitator and member of the OSU National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) campus affiliate. She received the “Distinguished Staff Award” in 1994.

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Karen Bell, Ph.D., was a dance professor, Chair of the Department of Dance, Dean of the College of the Arts, and Associate Vice President for Arts Outreach during her 30-year tenure at Ohio State. Bell’s leadership was noted for connecting the university and city through performing arts programming in downtown Columbus and spearheading the creation of the Urban Arts Space. A passionate advocate for the arts, Bell serves on the boards of the Ohio Arts Council, Greater Columbus Arts Council where she is Chair Elect, and is a former board member for BalletMet, Columbus Museum of Art, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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March 29-30, 2012
"Humanistic Foundations: Historical, Philosophical and Sociocultural Studies of Sport" a Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport
Sponsors: The Women's Place, the School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, and the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male
Thursday, 7 pm (Welcome and Gathering) and Friday 7:30 am - 6:15 pm (Sessions) and 7 pm (Banquet)
Location: Barbie Tootle Room, The Ohio Union

This conference is a collaborative effort designed to promote scholarship in the historical, philosophical and sociocultural study of sport. A student-led initiative of Ohio State University, Penn State University and the University of Western Ontario, the annual gathering aims to strengthen academic community and foster intellectual development in sport studies.

For more information, email Andrew Linden or view the Conference Program.


Video of the Betty Shamieh lecture described below is available — see links following the lecture description.

Women of Color Conversations Series graphic

To help create and strengthen connections between Ohio State women and expand development opportunities, The Women’s Place (TWP) is sponsoring the 2011-12 Women of Color Conversations Series. TWP will present an ethnically and professionally diverse group of thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Our dialogues will be open to the campus community and will converge around topics that are particularly relevant to women. Regional Campus conversations may be open to surrounding communities as well.

If you have a suggestion of a speaker to lead a Women of Color conversation in spring 2012, especially a Latina speaker, please contact us: womensplace@osu.edu.

Close up of Betty Shamieh
February 28, 2012
Women of Color Conversations Series
Betty Shamieh
Female Representations in Popular Culture: An Arab American Perspective
Sponsor: The Women's Place
Tuesday, noon
Location: Stillman Hall, McMillin Room (115), 1947 College Rd
Fee: free

As part of The Women's Place 2011-12 Women of Color Series, which includes bell hooks and Egyptian economics scholar Dr. Karima Korayem, Betty Shamieh, Palestinian-American playwright, author, screenwriter, actor, and professor at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, will visit Ohio State.

As a playwright, her off-Broadway premieres are The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop) and Roar (The New Group), which was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick and is currently being taught at universities throughout the United States. The author of fifteen plays and a novel, Shamieh is known for addressing women's issues and "the struggle with being good Arab girls" in her work. She stresses the importance of raising the profile of Arab Americans with more positive representations in pop culture, which she believes can have an impact on everything from foreign policy to the rise of hate crimes.

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Miss Representation movie posterFebruary 26-27, 2012
Miss Representation, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Sponsors: The Department of Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies, The Women’s Place, The Office of University Outreach & Engagement, The Girls Circle Project at OSU, and King Avenue United Methodist Church
Sunday, 4 - 6:30 pm
Monday, 6 pm
Location: Sunday, Gateway Film Center; Monday, Wexner Center for the Arts
Fee: Free

Miss Representation addresses the media's limited and often negative portrayals of women and girls and how this contributes to the challenges women face in attaining positions of power, influence and leadership. The documentary premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network in October. We are excited to help bring the film to Columbus for its first local showing.

The Sunday, 2/26 screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Barbara Riley, former director of the Ohio Department of Aging; Mary Jo Hudson, former director of the Ohio Department of Insurance and Columbus City Council member; and Ohio Senator Charleta B. Tavares.

The Monday 2/27 screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Shari Savage from the OSU Department of Art Education and Victoria Genetin from the Department of Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies.

More information is available in the Department of Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies' event posting and at the film's website.


Love Dixon's Same Gender Loving And Loving It book coverPortrait of Love DixonFebruary 24, 2012
The 2011-2012 Authors, Conversation and Soul Food Luncheon Series
BYOB Brown Bag Luncheon
Love Dixon, author of Same Gender Loving And Loving It
Sponsors: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, The Moritz College of Law, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Women's Place, The Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, and The African American Faculty, Staff, Student and Community Coalition
Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm
Location: The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Avenue
Fee: All events are free and open to the public. However, reservations are required to reserve seating and/or lunch.

Same Gender Loving And Loving It: A guide for addressing the unique issues experienced by Black Lesbians is a riveting account of Black lesbians in America living out their hopes, dreams, and fears of "It". It is a guide that includes information, stories, facts, and genuine emotions about Black lesbians by Black lesbians. Women open up and share their experiences about "It", coming out, shame, religion, family dynamics, relationships, children, teen issue, and their relationships with each other.

Love Dixon, Author, Activist has been on a motivational crusade since the release of Same Gender Loving and Loving It. She is currently working on her second book Lifeline which addresses childhood trauma. As a writer, activist, community organizer, and social change agent, she has been instrumental in developing key programs for school systems and agencies that deal with trauma, self esteem, bullying, and healthy relationships. Love has more than 10 years of experience in speaking, writing, and creating programs. She has appeared on local and national television and radio news programs. Love's inspiring message can be empowering for groups all over the world.

For additional information, see the luncheon series flyer or call: 614-292-0074 or e-mail Lee Smith (Smith.35@osu.edu) or LaShalle Harvey Johnson (Harvey.129@osu.edu) or Wanda White (White.4@osu.edu).


Dr. Janet Reid's The Phoenix Principles book coverPortrait of Dr. Janet ReidJanuary 27, 2012
The 2011-2012 Authors, Conversation and Soul Food Luncheon Series
BYOB Brown Bag Luncheon
Dr. Janet Reid, author of The Phoenix Principles
Sponsors: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, The Moritz College of Law, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, The Women's Place, The Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus, and The African American Faculty, Staff, Student and Community Coalition
Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm
Location: The Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Avenue
Fee: All events are free and open to the public. However, reservations are required to reserve seating and/or lunch.

The Phoenix Principles was written to give other business leaders an in-depth understanding of how corporate initiatives are introduced and successfully accomplished. The book’s message is that inclusion is a business imperative. Today’s marketplace is a multicultural business environment and those who don’t take advantage of the variety of talents and perspective already present in their workforce do not understand the impact current demographics are having in our global economy. It is written for those who want to start or revive an inclusion team to increase profits for their organizations or anyone who is interested in making a team into a result oriented, high performance team.

Dr. Janet B. Reid, OSU Board of Trustees, is a Managing Partner and Director of Global Novations, an international management consulting firm specializing in leadership development, talent management and market expansion. Dr. Reid’s professional experience includes ten years at Procter & Gamble where she began as a research chemist, later advancing to brand manager. Prior to P&G, she taught chemistry at Virginia Union University. Dr. Reid was the first woman and first person of color to chair the board of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the first board chair for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

For additional information, see the luncheon series flyer or call: 614-292-0074 or e-mail Lee Smith (Smith.35@osu.edu) or LaShalle Harvey Johnson (Harvey.129@osu.edu) or Wanda White (White.4@osu.edu).


Women of Color Conversations Series graphic

To help create and strengthen connections between Ohio State women and expand development opportunities, The Women’s Place (TWP) is sponsoring the 2011-12 Women of Color Conversations Series. TWP will present an ethnically and professionally diverse group of thought leaders, experts, and innovators. Our dialogues will be open to the campus community and will converge around topics that are particularly relevant to women. Regional Campus conversations may be open to surrounding communities as well.

Karima Korayem speaking on a panelJanuary 10, 2012
Women of Color Conversations Series
Dr. Karima Korayem
Equal Opportunity or Gender Discrimination in Egypt: A Personal Perspective and Experience
Sponsor: The Women's Place; cosponsors: The Mershon Center, College of Law, Near Eastern Languages & Culture, and Middle East Studies Center
Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 pm
Location: Hagerty Hall, Room 306, 1775 College Road
Fee: free

As part of The Women's Place 2011-12 Women of Color Series, which includes bell hooks and Betty Shamieh, The Women's Place presents Dr. Karima Korayem, a distinguished scholar in Economics and professor at Alazhar University in Egypt.

Dr. Korayem plans to discuss such issues as:

  • Social Class and Gender Discrimination: Are social classes alike in their perspective and application of gender discrimination?
  • Women's Status in Work and in Society: Does primary responsibility for gender discrimination in the workplace fall on women themselves or on society?
  • Youth Revolution and Women: Did women affect, and/or have they been affected by the revolution?

Dr. Korayem worked as a consultant to several international, regional, and national organizations, including the World Food Programme of Poverty (WFP), a number of United Nations programs such as the Economic Commission for Africa and the Department for Economic and Social Affairs, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), the League of Arab States, the Minister of Finance (Egypt), and the National Bank of Egypt. She has also contributed to more than 60 international and national publications on development issues such as poverty, income distribution, globalization, and economic policies. Her books include Structural Adjustment, Stabilization Policies, and the Poor in Egypt" (American University in Cairo Press), and Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Mediterranean (CROP Publications, with Maria Petmesidou).


Portrait of Sheryl WuDunnNovember 14, 2011
"Half the Sky: A National Perspective"
Barbara K. Fergus Women In Leadership Lecture Series Featuring Sheryl WuDunn
Sponsor: John Glenn School of Public Affairs; Media Co-sponsor: The Women's Place
Monday, 4 p.m.
Location: Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 1739 N High St, Columbus
Fee: Free, registration required

Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs for an enlightening conversation on why the education and empowerment of women around the globe has a profound impact on our own nation. Sheryl WuDunn, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a best-selling author, business executive, and lecturer.


November 10, 2011
ASFW Wisdom Circle Discussion: Revisiting Anita Hill
Sponsors: Co-sponsored by ASFW and The Women's Place
Thursday, noon - 1 p.m.
Location: The Women's Place, 400 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Rd
Fee: Free, no registration required

During this discussion, using a Wisdom Circle format, participants will be invited to explore common ground, as well as consider differences, during a focused conversation around a recent Newsweek article revisiting Anita Hill 20 years after she testified about Clarence Thomas in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

After she testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her when they worked together at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, senators holding the hearings "interrogated Hill with a ferocity that shocked even political veterans, impugning everything from her competence to her sanity to her sexuality," according to the Newsweek story.

From the article: "...the demonization of Anita Hill illustrated all too clearly how women could be victimized if they reported sexual harassment by men in positions of authority. ... Women's-rights advocates initially viewed the whole debacle as a disastrous setback for the nation as well."

"When Hill was not believed, the feeling was that this would cause fewer people to report sexual harassment," says Gloria Steinem. "But what happened was the reverse, because she had opened up the subject. Women began to talk to each other and discovered that this had happened to many other women, so it turned out to be a huge national teach-in on sexual harassment."

Participants are asked to read the article before joining the conversation. The article is available online here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/02/anita-hill-discusses-clarence-thomas-twenty-years-later.html, or download a copy.

This Wisdom Circle is free, and no advance registration is required. Participants should feel free to bring their lunch. This event is co-sponsored by ASFW and The Women's Place.


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