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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Stony Brook

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Stony Brook University is recognizing Women’s History Month with a series of events on campus throughout the month.

Saturday, March 4: Women in Science Symposium Saturday, March 4: Women in Science Symposium
Girl Power in STEM
The Brookhaven Women in Science Symposium — “Girl Power in STEM: Be Bold for Change!” — celebrates the accomplishments of women in STEM fields. The day-long symposium will be held at the Center for Global Studies and Human Development from 9 am to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but does require online registration.

Monday, March 6: Diversity Film Series Presents Miss Representation
The Media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and womens’ value lies in their beauty, not in being a leader, while boys learn that their success is tied to power and aggression. View the film and take part in a discussion afterward at the Tabler Center Black Box Theatre, 8 pm.

Wednesday, March 8: “Tech Ladies at the Top”
The Department of Computer Science and Women in Computer Science celebrate present Laurie Carey, Founder and Executive Director of We Connect the Dots, in the New Computer Science Building, Room 120; meet and greet at 1 pm and talk at 2:30 pm. All are welcome.

Wednesday, March 8: She Started It Film Screening
Watch She Started It, a documentary film empowering the next generation of women tech founders, followed by an expert panel discussion and a reception. The event will be held in the Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium at 5 pm. All are welcome, and admission is free. Sponsored by the Graduate Career Association, Office of Economic Development, Graduate Student Organization, and Women in Science and Engineering.

Wednesday, March 8: Rock Yo’ Body!
This program focuses on women’s history through the lens of body image. Swallow This will be performing as well as helping to conduct the program in Wagner Lounge at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Thursday, March 9: Women’s History Jeopardy
Learn about groundbreaking women in science, entertainment, and other sorts by playing a rousing game of jeopardy. Snacks will be served, and the winner will receive a mystery prize in Sanger Classroom, 8 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Thursday, March 9: That’s What She Said
This program will take a historical spin on a modern phrase to show the influences and contributions of women that have been overshadowed throughout time; Dreiser Classroom, 8 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Friday, March 10: “Challenges for AI in Computational Sustainability”
The final Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Professor Carla Gomes from Cornell University. The talk, co-hosted by Women in Computer Science, will be held in the New Computer Science Building, Room 120 at 2:30 pm.

Friday, March 24: This is What a Feminist Looks Like
womens historyJoin a discussion on the definition of feminism — our own definition, society’s definition and the media’s definition. Then watch She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a film about the liberation movement of the 1960s, in Greeley Main Lounge at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Saturday, March 25: Social Justice Knitting
Learn how to knit hats that look like cat ears, worn by many at the Women’s March on Washington in January, and discuss the Women’s March, women’s history and women’s rights in the U.S.; Toscanini Classroom, 5 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, March 29: Empowering Women in Science
Join renowned astrophysicist Heidi Newberg, biomedical engineer Lilianne Mujica-Parodi and other inspiring Stony Brook professors as they recount the influence of the mentors that empowered them. After these presentations and Q&A panel discussion, both students and faculty will get the chance to talk over dessert; LDS Center, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and Department of Residential Programs. For more information, click here.

Stony Brook University Libraries Women’s History Month Series
Tuesday, March 7: Literary Karaoke
Read a page or two from your favorite text written by a woman, or dealing with women’s and gender studies. This event honoring women will be held from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Melville Library, Center for Scholarly Communication, North Reading Room (second floor); register here.

Thursday, March 9: Managing Power and Load: A Primer for Working Women
Patricia Aceves, Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment and Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy, will present a lecture from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Melville Library, Special Collections Seminar Room (second floor); register here. Patricia Aceves, Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment and Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy, will present a lecture from 1 pm to 2 pm in the Melville Library, Special Collections Seminar Room (second floor); register here.

Tuesday, March 21: The Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture Film Screening
The movie The Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture will be shown from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Melville Library, Center for Scholarly Communication, North Reading Room (second floor); register here.

Tuesday, March 28: Women in STEM: Past, Present and Future
Distinguished Professor Nancy Tomes, Department of History, will give a presentation from 1 pm to 2:30 pm in the Melville Library, Special Collections Seminar Room (second floor); register here.

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