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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.


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bell hooks giving a lectureOctober 5, 2012
Women of Color Conversations Series
bell hooks: Implications of Medical Apartheid
Sponsor: The Women's Place; cosponsors: Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Friday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: 160 Meiling Hall, 370 W 9th Ave
Fee: free; Invitation only

As part of The Women's Place 2012-13 Women of Color Series bell hooks will discuss Henrietta Lacks and the implications of medical apartheid, the subject and namesake of a book by Harriet Washington. Dr. hooks is an internationally acclaimed cultural critic and feminist scholar who has written 35 books and numerous articles on popular culture, love, Black feminist scholarship, race theory and other topics. Her work is taught around the world.

Read an excerpt from Medical Apartheid.

Lunch will be provided. This is an invitation only event. RSVP required by October 1.

Don't miss this dynamic conversation!


Gioia De Cari, performance author, lying on a classroom deskOctober 4, 2012
Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze
Solo show written and performed by Gioia De Cari
Sponsors: College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Research, Project CEOS/ADVANCE, The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Women's Place
Thursday, 7 pm performance followed by Q&A
Location: Thurber Theatre in the Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive
Fee: Free for students with Buck ID (two per ID); $5 for all others, details below

Created as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers' now infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences, Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze is a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field.

Performed barefoot on a bare stage with only a chair and small table, writer/performer and "recovering mathematician" Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a hilarious and deeply touching performance that has earned raves from critics and stirred audiences to standing ovations.

Truth Values is an ideal conversation starter about issues concerning women in math and science. An impressive collection of academic luminaries has been attracted to participate in talk-backs held thus far, including Michael Sipser, department chair, mathematics, M.I.T.; Nancy Hopkins, professor of biology, M.I.T.; Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of physics, Harvard; Margaret Geller, senior scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; Abigail Stewart, professor of psychology and women's studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and Virginia Valian, professor of psychology, Hunter College, and author of Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women.

Tickets are available from Drake Performance & Event Center Box Office: http://theatre.osu.edu/boxoffice.

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October 1, 2012
Thinking Beyond Race with bell hooks
Sponsor: Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; cosponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Women’s Place
Monday, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: US Bank Theater, Ohio Union
Fee: free

Dr. hooks is an internationally acclaimed cultural critic and feminist scholar who has written 35 books and numerous articles on popular culture, love, Black feminist scholarship, race theory and other topics. Her work is taught around the world.

The event includes a lecture followed by a reception.

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Advertising graphic for the conferenceMay 9-11, 2012
2012 Hiphop Literacies: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture
Sponsors: College of Education and Human Ecology, The Women's Place, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Humanities Council
Wednesday - Friday
Location: various locations on Columbus OSU main campus
Fee: free, registration required at http://osuhiphopliteraciesconference.eventbrite.com/

The 2012 Hiphop Literacies Conference: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture is designed to bring together scholars, educators, artists, students, and community members to explore Hiphop.

Hiphop and Black popular culture are central to global youth culture. An artistic, social, and cultural movement, it is diverse and reflects the local histories, cultures and concerns of its worldwide practitioners, while adhering to Hiphop's ideological and aesthetic imperatives. Global Hiphop has emerged from the "collision and collusion between two powerful globally pervasive forces: transnational media and capital and African American popular culture that remains steeped in Africanist expressive modes."

A major goal of "Hiphop Literacies" is to promote interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach around Hiphop, to stimulate ongoing dialogue and outreach across various disciplines in the academy and in the community. In addition to scheduled talks and workshops by renowned Hiphop scholars, artists and educators, the conference will host presentations and performances by scholars, students, and community members. The conference will also feature a lecture and headline performance by a nationally recognized Hiphop artist.

More information, including schedule of events, locations, and keynote speakers


Portrait of Jan AllenMay 2, 2012
ASFW 8th Annual Ballam Women's Symposium: "Igniting an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Light YOUR Path"
Keynote Speaker: Jan Allen, Life Strategist and Executive Coach
Sponsors: The Women's Place and Association of Staff and Faculty Women
Wednesday, 8 am - noon
Location: The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd
Fee: member $30, guest $40

Jan Allen is a Life Strategist and Executive Coach, and Women on Fire National Membership Chair. A diplomat and bridge between the worlds of mainstream professional life at the highest levels of corporations, universities, government, non-profit organizations and the media, and of mind, body, spirit, belief and emotion, Jan weaves together her careers as lawyer, social worker, public relations professional, and veteran of government and politics to coach leaders and emerging leaders.

Her first-hand experience in creating and running businesses, leading others and advising leaders allows her to connect to and understand her clients’ desires, dreams and real-life challenges in the professional world.  She has partnered her coaching clients to create new businesses, become more resonant leaders, reconnect to long-hidden passions, develop new skills and spark greater creativity.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations and no-shows.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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