From the Director
Welcome to the Providence College Women's Studies Program. We hope that you will find these pages useful to learn more about the community of PC students and faculty who share an interest in studying the lives and experiences of women. Although there are many differences among programs at different institutions, we share an excitement about what we can learn by putting women at the center of our questions.
At Providence College, the Women's Studies Program offers a major and a minor in Women's Studies, 10-15 courses per semester offered to any interested student, the Women's Studies Resource Center, and a variety of informal events offered to the College community.
Spring 2014 Women's Studies Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events:
Monday, March 17th, Ruane LL05, 3:30 p.m.
Writing and Researching the Holocaust: Dr. Patrick Hicks reads from The Commandant of Lubizec.
Patrick Hicks is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Finding the Gossamer and This London. He has won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award and been nominated severn times for the Puchcart Prize. He is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana College. His first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec, from which he will read, has been described as "fiction at its highest register....brave and unflinching...a stunning literary debut." Sponsored by the American Studies Program. Co-sponsored by Liberal Arts Honors, Women's Studies Program, History, DWC, and Sdtudent Multicultural Activities.
Wednesday, March 19th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ruane 206
God's Little Acre, How Africans Lived, Worked and Worshipped in the 18th Century Newport. A presentation by Mr. Keith Stokes, Vice President of the 1696 Heritage Group. Sponsored by the Secondary Education Program, the History Department, The Black Studies Program, and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
Thursday, March 20th, Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Closing Reception, Secret of Photo 51
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Film Screening and Panel - Guzman Hall 250
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Closing Reception for Surprising Realities in Hunt Cavanagh Gallery
Film Screening, Secret of Photo 51, a film by Gary Glassman, followed by a Discussion with Brenda Maddox, author of Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA.
We hope you can join us for this exciting and unique opportunity to view an excellent documentary film, and hear from the critically acclaimed journalist and author, Brenda Maddox, wherein the shared focus is illuminating the little known, yet instrumental, role that scientist Rosalind Franklin played in the watershed discovery of the Double Helix DNA structure. Sponsored by the Art and Art History Department. Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Engineering-Physics-Systems.
Thursday, April 24th, 4:30 PM, ’64 Hall
“The Meaning of (Gay) Marriage,” A Lecture by Dr. John Corvino, Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University, with a response by Dr. Dana Dillon, Assistant Professor of Theology, at Providence College.
Dr. Corvino is the Chair of Philosphy at Wayne State University, where his foci are ethics, applied ethics, and early modern philosophy. Dr. Corvino has lectured extensively on the subject of gay rights.
Please also stay tuned for more up-coming student organized events, including Women Will organized events such as Take Back the Night, and Love Your Body Week! Specific announcements about these events and others will be coming soon.