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First Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Set

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its first symposium on gender and sexuality April 9, 2010, in IUP’s Hadley Union Building. Students, faculty, and staff from any discipline are invited to submit proposals for presentations for the symposium by February 15.

Possible topics include but are not limited to gender studies, women’s studies, men and masculinities, human sexuality, sexual orientation, gender and sexual rights, gender and sexual minorities, advocacy, media representation, social science, applied sciences, sexual health and well-being, fine and applied arts, sex and gender in the workplace, politics, literature, queer theory, identities, relationships, and intersections.

Proposals can be presented by poster, research paper, panels of three or more speakers, instructional workshops, or live entertainment.

Symposium organizers are also offering a poster contest for area high school students. The theme is “healthy relationships.” Two winning posters will be named.

Beverly Greene

Dr. Beverly Greene, a faculty member at St. John’s University, New York City, will present the symposium keynote address.

Greene has served on the editorial boards of many scholarly journals and is the author of nearly one hundred publications in psychological literature. Nine of these publications have received national awards.

She is also the founding coeditor of the American Psychological Association book series Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues.

For more information about presentation proposals, the poster contest, or the symposium, visit the Symposium on Gender and Sexuality website.

The symposium planning committee is led by Marlen Harrison, Andrea Harms, and Pamela June, and the symposium is cosponsored by the LGBT Commission, Pride Alliance, Psychology Department, English Department, Graduate Programs in Composition and TESOL, Graduate Programs in Literature and Criticism, and Women’s Studies Programs.