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Panel Discussion:  Faculty Women: Salary, Status, and Retention–and Why Everyone Should Care

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Anne Queen Faculty Commons, Campus Y

Speakers:

  • G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, Clinical Professor of Nursing; Chairperson for the University’s Community and Diversity Committee
  • Nancy DeMore, MD, Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, UNC Department of Surgery
  • Jan Boxill, PhD, Chair of the Faculty, Director, Parr Center for Ethics. Master Lecturer, Philosophy.
  • Moderator: Christi Hurt, Director of Carolina Women’s Center

Brown Bag Lunch:  Title IX at UNC: Our Crisis, Our Community, and What We Learned

Speaker:  Christi Hurt, Chair of the Title IX Task Force and Director of Carolina Women’s Center

March 21, 2014 at 12:15 – 1:15 pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.
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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy.  In the decades since the Amendment passed, the federal government continues to develop guidance about how schools can meet the essential elements of Title IX, including the specific provisions regarding campus safety and the prevention of and response to sexual harassment and violence.  Last year, the UNC community firmly requested another look at our efforts on campus to eliminate sexual harassment and better serve those who are impacted by it in all of its forms.  The Title IX Task Force was appointed to address all related conduct, maintain compliance with these regulations, and determine how UNC could move forward.

To register for the event, please go to http://tinyurl.com/qcqo6nn.

Holiday Reception, 2013

Here’s the invitation from our December 2013 holiday reception featuring Chancellor Carol Folt.  A wonderful event!

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Spring Luncheon, 2013

AWFPSpringInvite2013imageThis elegant event is open to all AWFP members and friends. We have fellowship, a speaker, a delicious Carolina Inn buffet lunch (always vegetarian-friendly!), and a (short) business meeting to elect our officers for the coming year. We will also honor the recipient of this year’s Mary Turner Lane Award.
When/Where: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM; Old Well Room, Carolina Inn
Speaker: Kimberly Strom-Gottfried, “Ethical Action in Trying Times”
Kimberly Strom-Gottfried is this year’s AWFP President and School of Social Work Smith B. Theimann Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Professional Practice
Register by: April 25, 2013
Cost: $25 for 2012-13 paid AWFP members / $30 for non-members. Or, SPECIAL: $55 covers discounted lunch AND $30 for next year’s (2013-14) AWFP annual membership.

 

Will Women Leaders Ask New Questions About Education?

Catherine Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, UNC School of Education
Winner, AWFP Mary Turner Lane Award, 2012

March 4, 2013
4 to 5-PM
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Register here! (Registration is free, but this helps us plan accordingly.)

 

“Who needs Feminism?”

Rachel Seidman, PhD November 7, 2012 – 3:30-4:30 PM Toy Lounge – Dey Hall

Photo Courtesy: whoneedsfeminism.tumblr.com

Dr Seidman is Associate Director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC.
Last spring, students in Rachel Seidman’s course Women in the Public Sphere: History, Theory and Practice, decided to fulfill the requirements for a final project by asking their peers on campus, “Who Needs Feminism?” To their surprise, the world answered them. The project’s Tumblr blog has received more than 100,000 visits from 144 countries, and over  17,000 people have “liked” their Facebook page. For more information, see Seidman’s op ed on the project in the Christian Science Monitor http://is.gd/n1I1cn

Please register: http://tinyurl.com/9y4ycph

Annual AWFP Annual Holiday Gathering

December 6, 2012 Time: 4:30-6:30PM Carolina Inn: Chancellor’s Ballroom East

Join us for beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Door prizes too!

Fall Reception 2012

Our Fall Reception for all women faculty & professionals will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 5:00-6:30 pm in the Anne Queen Faculty Commons at the Campus Y!  Come, enjoy food and fellowship, bring a friend, and join AWFP!

Full event details here.

Spring Luncheon, 2012

AWFP invites you to our annual meeting and spring luncheon!  This elegant event is open to all AWFP members and friends.  We have fellowship, a speaker, a delicious Carolina Inn buffet lunch (always vegetarian-friendly!), and a (short) business meeting to elect our officers for the coming year.

We will also honor the recipient of this year’s Mary Turner Lane Award, Dr. Catherine Marshall, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, UNC School of Education.

Please join us, and bring a colleague!

Details:

When/Where:  Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM; Old Well Room, Carolina Inn

Speaker:  Jackie Overton, Chair, UNC Employee Forum and winner, C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award

Register by:  April 25, 2012

Cost:  $25 for 2011-12 paid AWFP members / $30 for non-members.  Or, SPECIAL:  $55 covers discounted lunch AND $30 for next year’s (2012-13) AWFP annual membership.

To register:

As of 4/27, 2012:  REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR’S LUNCHEON IS NOW CLOSED.  Please join us for other events this fall!

 

Spring 2012 AWFP Discussion Series

AWFP is hosting a series of lunch discussions this spring that will offer an opportunity for learning and discussion about issues important to professional women on our campus.  You are invited to bring your lunch and join us!  Beverages and cookies will be provided.  The events are free, but please register at the links below.

January 19, 2012

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaker:  Maxine Eichner, Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topic:  The implications of the proposed constitutional amendment regarding marriage that will appear on the North Carolina ballot later this spring.
See Prof. Eichner’s web page, with information and talking points about the amendment issue.

February 20, 2012

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaker:  Brenda Malone, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topic:  TBA

March 21, 2012

12:30 to 1:30 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaker:  Laurie McNeil,  Professor of Physics and chair of Provost’s Salary Equity Task Force
Topic:  Findings of the Salary Equity Task Force

 

2011 Holiday Reception

Please join the Association for Women Faculty and Professionals for our Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 8, from 4-6 pm in the Carolina Inn, Chancellor’s Ballroom East.

Mingle and meet colleagues from across campus! You do not have to be a member to attend.

Join us for a glass of hot cider or wine and hors d’oeuvres. The reception and non-alcoholic beverages are free. A cash bar will be available.

AWFP members get one free glass of wine, and you can sign up at the event, or learn more about member benefits below. Dues are just $30 this year.

Spread the word! Post this invitation and send it to your friends.

Back by popular demand this year, drawings for door prizes!

Annual Fall Reception, with special talk by Sara Laschever:  “Ask for it! Women and the Power of Negotiation,” September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Talk:  4:00-5:00 p.m., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Foundation Auditorium, Michael Hooker Research Center, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

Reception: 5:00-6:30 p.m. , Hooker Research Center Atrium

Both events are free, but registration is requested:  http://cfe.unc.edu/events.html

Sara Laschever is coauthor of Women Don’t Ask:  The High Cost of Negotiation and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotation to Get What They Really Want.  

Please see the event flyer for more information.


Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

Thursday, April 28, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Carolina Inn, Old Well Room
Speaker: Trudier Harris, J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor Emerita

AWFP’s 2011 Mary Turner Lane Award was presented to Dr. Adaora Adimora.


2010 Annual Holiday Reception

December 8, 2010
4 to 6 p.m.
Carolina Inn, North Parlor

Wine or hot cider, tasty appetizers, and plenty of holiday cheer. AWFP friends and colleagues mingled and saw the Carolina Inn’s beautiful seasonal decorations.


“The Role of Women in Politics”

Presented by Betty Winfield
November 10, 2010
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Freedom Forum Conference Center in Carroll Hall

BETTY HOUCHIN WINFIELD, PhD, is a specialist in political communication and mass media history. She is a visiting professor in the UNC School of Mass Communication and Journalism this year, and has been a member of the Missouri School of Journalism faculty since 1990. She also holds appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Winfield is the recipient of many prestigious awards for her teaching and scholarship. Among Winfield’s publications are Journalism, 1908: Birth of a Profession (University of Missouri Press, 2008) and the award-winning FDR and the News Media (University of Illinois Press, 1990, and Columbia University Press, 1994). Winfield has given numerous scholarly lectures and competitive papers on mass media history and White House communication. Among them are analyses of the free expression conflicts with the Commander-in-Chief role of the President, the models of attorneys general during wartime, and first lady relationships with the public and the media. Her current vein of research involves how journalists use history in their stories.


2010 Annual fall reception

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library

Refreshments, door prizes and conversation


 AWFP Annual Spring Luncheon

Thursday, April 29, 2010
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Carolina Inn, Hill Ballroom

Speaker: Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD
Topic: What good are positive emotions?

Dr. Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (a.k.a. PEP Lab) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science and positive psychology. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Her scientific contributions have influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide, in disciplines ranging from education to business and beyond. Fredrickson has been featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, CNN, PBS, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Oprah Magazine and elsewhere, and she received the American Psychological Association’s Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology in 2000. She writes a blog for Psychology Today, wrote a book titled Positivity, and regularly accepts invitations to give keynotes nationally and internationally.

In addition to the lunch and featured speaker, there will be poster presentations, a book sale, the annual presentation of the Mary Turner Lane Award, and a presentation of the slate of AWFP board members for next year.


Women, Work, and Family:
Prospects for Gender Equality in a Challenging Economy

A talk featuring Dr. Maxine Eichner, UNC School of Law

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library

Claims that gender equality has been achieved now abound. “It’s a Woman’s Nation and that changes everything,” Maria Shriver recently declared. Women now constitute more than half of the American work force, and the vast majority of women contribute income to the family economy. Indeed, the recession is accelerating this trend as women attempt to mitigate job losses mostly experienced by men. But has the gender playing field really been leveled?

This talk will examine the status of gender equality and explore the continuing dynamics among work, gender, and families. It will compare, as well, the United States’ approach to these issues with those of other countries. Please feel free to bring your lunch.


Winter program
Taking Care of Yourself: Balancing Work and Wellness

Susan Gaylord and Joanne Marshall made presentations on mindfulness and yoga with easy, hands-on instructions for integrating health into every day. Following the program there was a wine and cheese reception.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia St.


2009 Holiday reception

Thursday, December 10 (Reading Day)
4 to 6 p.m.

Carolina INN
North Parlor

Networking, great conversation, hors d’oeuvres, hot cider and a cash bar. AWFP provided the first glass of wine for the first 40 AWFP members to attend!


2009 Annual fall reception

Thursday, September 17, 2009
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Faculty lounge, Campus ‘Y’

Refreshments, door prizes and conversation


2009 Annual spring meeting and luncheon

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Carolina Club, Alumni Center (near Kenan Stadium)

Speaker: Marianne Gingher, assistant professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at UNC.


2009 Women’s week seminar
“Career Transitions: Enhancing the Purpose, Passion & Meaning in Your Life”

March 24, 2009, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Room 0001, Michael Hooker Research Center

With practical tips drawn from her own career and experience as an advisor to numerous nonprofits, facilitator Marci Thomas guided participants through a process of self-discovery to identify what is important to them and how to create opportunities to find work that expresses their values. Thomas is a clinical assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.


2008 Annual holiday reception!

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
Reading Day
4 to 6 p.m.

Carolina INN
North Parlor

Networking opportunities, wine or hot cider, and holiday cheer were in abundance!


Panel discussion: Caring for Aging Family Members

Friday, November 21, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Pleasants Family Room in Wilson Library

The University community was invited.

The program featured several community- and university-based professionals who helped participants think about planning for and caring for aging parents or other aging relatives, a burden that often falls disproportionately upon women. Panelists offered practical advice on strategies, resources and services. They reviewed a continuum of issues from preventing functional decline, assisting with relatives’ medical needs, and overcoming impediments to intergenerational communication to identifying resources in the community, planning for in-home care or long-term care (assisted living, nursing home), and undertaking advocacy.

Panelists:

  • Kate Barrett, MSW, LCSW, Director, Transitions Program, Orange County Department on Aging
  • Sue Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG Associate Professor, UNC Division of Occupational Science
  • Laura Hanson, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • Jill Passmore, Region J Lead Long Term Care Ombudsman, Triangle J Area Agency on Aging

2008 AWFP Fall Reception

Thursday, September 18, 2008
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Campus Y
Refreshments, door prizes and conversation


2008 Annual meeting and spring luncheon

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CAROLINA CLUB
Speaker: Jane Brown


2008 Women’s Week Program

Friday, March 28, 2008
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Room 143, Carroll Hall

Financial planning advice for the unique needs of women.
Hosted by Tanya M. Barrera, a financial planning specialist with Citi Smith Barney.
Topics included socially responsible investing, planning for retirement, long-term care, and applying for/refinancing a mortgage.


2007 Holiday social hour

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 (Reading Day)
4 – 6 p.m.
Carolina Inn
Hill Ballroom South

AWFP provided hors d’oeuvres, hot cider and a cash bar, plus the first drink for AWFP members.


Leadership Challenges: Styles and Strategies for Productive Interactions

A hands-on seminar for members, led by:

  • Dr. Patricia Parker, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, who specializes in organizational leadership and communication
  • Dr. Jane Thrailkill, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English and Comparative Literature

Friday, November 30, 2007, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Carroll Hall, room 143


2007 Fall Reception

September 20, 2007, 5-7 p.m.
Campus Y


2007 Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

Wednesday, May 2, 2007, 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Carolina Inn, Old Well Room
Speaker bio (Jaki Shelton Green)
Printed program (PDF)
Photographs

Newscoverage:
College of Arts and Sciences Web site


Networking group

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 9 a.m.
Carolina Women’s Center
Tea and light refreshments

Chimi Boyd, Associate Director of the center spoke about events at the center, its mission, its programs and services, and she gave us a tour.


2007 Women’s Week Program
“Supporting Each Other Through Mentoring”

Friday, March 30, 2007, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Carroll Hall, Freedom Forum Conference Center

An informal Women’s Week panel discussion sponsored by the Association of Women Faculty and Professionals and the Carolina Women’s Center. Pairs of mentors and mentees discussing their experiences were:

  • Joy Kasson, Professor and Director of American Studies
  • Jennifer Ho, Asst. Professor of English and Comparative Literature
  • Carla White Harris, Clinical Asst. Professor in the School of Pharmacy
  • Chichi Okafor, fourth year PharmD candidate, School of Pharmacy

Kasson and White Harris received the University’s first Carolina Women’s Leadership Council Mentoring Awards in 2006.


Networking group

Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Carolina Club Grill
Tea and lightrefreshments


Communications Seminar

January 23, 2007


2006 Holiday Gathering

Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Carolina Inn
Cider and snacks were provided.


A Conversation with Bernadette Gray-Little, UNC Chapel Hill Provost
“Women and Academic Leadership”

Friday, November 3, 2006, 12 – 2 p.m.
Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
Brown Bag Lunch


2006 Fall Reception

Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 5 – 7 p.m.
Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Remarks by new Carolina women leaders:

  • Donna M. Bickford, Director, Carolina Women’s Center
  • Jean Folkerts, Dean and Distinguished Alumni Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication