In general, the Women's Caucus is non-hierarchical. There
are no officers and decisions are made by consensus. However,
there are individuals who serve as the primary contacts for
individual projects. If you would like the Caucus's
assistance with any other program, please contact any of us.
Potluck Supper Series/Lunchtime Discussions
About once a month, the Caucus invites interested participants
to discuss an issue affecting women on campus over a
Participants are asked to contribute a dish to pass, or bring $3
toward the "Pizza Fund." This fund is used to purchase
something from a local restaurant. This ensures you don't
need to be a good cook, or a good planner, to come. The
Women's Caucus is the proud holder of a set of handcrafted
puppets that your children are welcome to use during the
program. For more information about any potluck supper,
contact Heather Engelman
Women in Scientific & Environmental Professions Seminar & Speaker
The seminar allows participants to discuss issues faced by women
in science and environmental professions, such as mentoring and productivity, and to
introduce the campus community to prominent women in these fields.
The slate of speakers
is intended to represent the broad range of interests
of ESF's eight faculty units. Please
send speaker suggestions (name, affiliation, field of expertise, why she would be a good
speaker) to Heather Engelman,
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work
This national event was launched in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation
,as a response to studies by
Harvard University, American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the
Minnesota Women's Fund, which indicate that a girl's self esteem and
confidence in intellectual development plummet as they advance
toward adolescence. The program was expanded in 2003 to include boys.
encourages confidence, inquisitiveness, and resilience in children aged 9-11
through participation in activities that introduce them to a broad range of
science-, environmental-, and engineering-based careers fostered at ESF. The
National Take Our Daughters and
Sons to Work
Day is the fourth Thursday in April, but
our date is usually based on access to laboratories.
Contact: Heather Engelman
Herstory Happened Here Field Trip, tba To mark Women's
History Month, the Caucus coordinates a trip to visit local historical sites
celebrating women, usually on the last Saturday of March. This trip
often includes stops at the National Women's Hall of Fame
and Women's Rights National Historical Park
in Seneca Falls. For the
2005 trip, we focused on women's contributions to the abolitionist movement,
Harriet Tubman. Contact:
Ruth Yanai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
manages the listserv. If the directions on the listserv page do
not work, she can manually add, remove, or change your address
on the list.
Let us know your availability, and what programs you'd like
be a man: male
involvement in violence prevention. Goldstein Auditorium, Schine
Center, Th Oct 11, 8 pm Free tix at Schine Box office
G. Sears Lecture; Mary Margaret Jones, Hargreaves Associates, Mon, Oct
15, 5:15 - 6:15 pm, 146 Baker Lab
Adaptive Peaks. Rebecca Rundell, Gastropod Biogeography, Th
Oct 18, 4pm, Illick 5.
Parent University Kickoff Summit, Sat. Oct 20, 2012, OCC.
Lunchtime Learning. Sonya Pevzner, Euro-trip. M, Oct. 22,
noon. Nifkin Lounge.
JCC & CBS-CS Sisterhood Symposium:
Not Enough to go Around: the Ethics of Increasing Organ Donations,
Wed, Oct 24, 6:30 pm, JCC, Thompson Rd, Syracuse.
Queer Leadership Panel, M Oct 29, 6 pm, Nifkin Lounge.
Adaptive Peaks & Exemplary Researcher Award. Kim Schultz, Th
Nov 15, Illick 5.
Lunchtime Learning. Tiffany Steinwart, Dean Hendricks
Chapel, Moving from diversity to pluralism: exploring our religious
landscapes. T Nov 6, noon, Nifkin Lounge.
Adaptive Peaks. Holly Gaff, Old Dominion U, Modeling the
ecology of ticks and tick-borne diseases. Th, Dec 6, 4 pm, Illick 5
Peaks is sponsored by the Dept of Environmental and Forest Biology; Lunchtime
Learning Seminars are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural