Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy for Women: AAC&U Annual Meeting
AAC&U’s 2011 Annual Meeting, “Global Positioning: Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees,” will occur on January 26–29 in San Francisco, California. At the meeting, AAC&U will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its Program on the Status and Education of Women under a yearlong theme: Beyond Limits. Celebrations will be threaded through the Annual Meeting, including at the popular Networking Breakfast for Women Faculty and Administrators on Thursday, January 27. The meeting will also convene a panel of experts to discuss how to eliminate more barriers in the coming four decades, and AAC&U affiliate Campus Women Lead will present an interactive session. In addition to the meeting events, AAC&U is establishing a Beyond Limits fund and a registry for members to share their work eliminating barriers for women. For more information, visit http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/index.cfm.
Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute
The Kaleidoscope Leadership Institutes provides a forum for women of color aspiring to postsecondary leadership to explore issues in higher education and learn from the experiences of successful women-of-color administrators. Hosted by Coastline Community College, the 2010 institute will take place on December 1–5 in Costa Mesa, California. The registration deadline is November 29, 2010. Read about the institute in the spring 2009 issue of On Campus with Women, or download registration forms at http://www.coastline.edu/divisions/president/kaleidoscope/.
National Women’s Studies Association Conference
The National Women’s Studies Association will hold its annual conference in Denver, Colorado, on November 11–14, 2010. This year’s event will extend the 2009 conference’s theme of Difficult Dialogues, building on the work of Johnnella Butler to “explore a range of concepts and issues that remain undertheorized and underexamined in the field of women’s studies” (from the website). Plenary speakers will include M. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. To learn more about the conference, visit http://www.nwsa.org/conference.
Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Middle Tennessee State University will host its ninth biennial conference on March 24–26, 2011 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The conference will explore “feminist perspectives that foreground the influence of global forces on women’s and/or gendered existence and in examining connections between local/national and global issues that relate to women’s and/or gendered existence” (from the website). Somaly Mam, activist against human trafficking, will deliver the keynote address. To learn more, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/conference/.
AAUW Grant Opportunities
AAUW offers a number of grant opportunities to individual women seeking to further their careers and to groups working to advance women and girls. Upcoming application deadlines include: International Fellowships (December 15), Career Development Grants (December 15), Selected Professions Grants (January 10), Community Action Grants (January 15), and Breaking Through Barriers Awards (February 15). To learn more about these and other opportunities, visit http://aauw.org/about/deadlines.cfm.