2012-2013

WFF Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: “Knowing” (open to the public)

This year, WFF launched a new interdisciplinary lecture series loosely modeled after the Darwin lectures in Cambridge, in which diverse scholars reflect on a single theme throughout the year. Our chosen theme this year is “Knowing.”

November 7, 2012: Karen Wynn, Yale Professor of Psychology, presents “What Do Babies Know About Right and Wrong?” LC 102, Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm

December 5, 2012: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Philosopher and Novelist, presents “Appealing to Intuitions” LC 102, Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm

January 23, 2013: Dean Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of History of Art and Dean of Yale College, presents “What We Can Know About the Beinecke Map of 1565: Gender, Authority, and Memory” Luce Hall 101, Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm

February 27, 2013: Beatrice Gruendler, Yale Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, presents “The Unnamed Agents of the Arabic Book Revolution” Luce Hall 101, Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm

April 3, 2013 (resheduled from March 27): Jo Handelsman, Yale Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, presents “The Double Bind: Bias and Belief Systems in Science” Sudler Hall 201 (William Harness Hall), Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm in WLH 309

April 24, 2013: Laura Wexler, Yale Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, presents “ ’In Order to Form a More Perfect Likeness:’ Frederick Douglass, Photography, and the Image of the Nation.” Luce Hall 101, Lecture at 4 pm and Reception at 5 pm

Women in Science At Yale (WISAY) and WFF Wine and Cheese Mixer (open to the public) 

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, 5:30-7pm

Kline Biology Tower’s 1st floor lobby

Women in Science At Yale (WISAY) and the Yale Women’s Faculty Forum will be co-hosting a wine and cheese mixer on Wednesday, February the 13th, to encourage interaction and networking among women science students, post-docs and faculty.

Building Diversity at Yale (open to the public)

Monday, February 4, 2013, 7-8 p.m. 

Linsly-Chittenden Hall Room 101

The Yale Daily News and the Yale College Council with support from the Yale Women Faculty Forum present a panel discussion on gender and diversity among faculty at Yale. How diverse is the faculty at Yale? What were the findings of the WFF report “The View from 2012: Men, Women and Yale University”? What is the university doing to increase gender equity and faculty diversity? And why is diversity important?

Panel participants include: President-Elect Peter Salovey, Yale College Dean Mary Miller, Yale Deputy Provost Frances Rosenbluth, WFF Chair and Yale Astronomy Professor Priya Natarajan, Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Paul Turner, Chair of Anthropology Richard Bribiescas, and former WFF postdoctoral associate and report author Allison Tait. 

WFF Faculty Lunch Series (open to all women faculty) 

Fall 2012: Wednesday, October 10; Wednesday, November 7; Wednesday, December 5 

Spring 2013: Thursday, January 17; Tuesday, February 12; Thursday March 28; Tuesday, April 23

Saybrook College Dining Hall Fellows Room, 12:00-1:30pm.

All women faculty of all ranks from across the University are invited to attend! We hope that this regular WFF event will allow for informal networking, interdisciplinary discussion, and community building. Come enjoy lunch in the beautiful Saybrook Fellows Room. Lunch is provided for all faculty who teach (with faculty ID) or available for purchase at the standard rate ($10.25) for non-teaching research faculty. You may choose to bring a brown bag lunch. Cosponsored by Saybrook College.

WFF Fall Workshop: Act Like a Leader: Improvisation in Real Life, led by leadership coach Shana Ross (sign-ups only)

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 9am – 12pm

Steinbach Lounge, Steinbach Hall, 52 Hillhouse Ave

Monday, November 12, 2012 from 9am – 12pm

General Motors (GM) Room, 55 Hillhouse Ave

WFF Spring Workshop: Act Like A Leader: Training Your Creative Impulses, led by leadership

coach Shana Ross (sign-ups only)

Monday, April 15, Steinbach from  9am – 12pm

Steinbach Lounge, Steinbach Hall, 52 Hillhouse Ave

Women and the Politics of Representation (special invite required)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Yale Club of New York City

Opening Remarks by Linda Lorimer, Yale Vice-President

Introductions by Nancy Stratford Vice Chair, YaleWomen and Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics; Chair, Yale Women Faculty Forum

Carol Armstrong Professor, History of Art. “The Politics of Flowers: On the Sexual Politics of Women Artists and their Art-Subjects “

Judith Resnik  Arthur Liman Professor, Yale Law School. “Justice, Identity, and Rights: Women and the Politics of Representation,” drawing on Judith Resnik and Dennis E. Curtis, Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms (Yale University Press, 2011) 

Liena Vayzman  2010-2012 Gender Equity and Policy Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Women Faculty Forum. “Yale’s First Women PhDs, 1894: Photographic Traces and Recovered Histories of Pioneering Scholars and Scientists”

Discussants: Linda Greenhouse  Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer, Yale Law School; Laura Wexler Professor of American Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Co-Sponsored by Yale Women Faculty Forum, Astronomy Department, English Department, History Department, History of Art Department, Spanish and Portuguese Department and Yale Law Women

WFF Talk: “Addressing Unconscious Bias: Steps toward an inclusive academic climate”

(open to the public) 

November 27, 2012, 4:00 pm 

Luce Hall 101 

Talk delivered by Professor Abigail Stewart, the Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Stewart’s current research examines educated women’s lives and personalities; women’s movement activism both in the US and globally; gender, science and technology among graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty; and institutional change in the academy. She is also the director of the UM ADVANCE Program, which is the benchmark for innovative interventions on leveling the playing field for women in science and technology within the academy.

WFF Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship (year-long fellowship)

The Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship at Yale is an opportunity for 19 women and minority men scholars to work intensively for a year to increase their influence and contribution as thought leaders whose ideas impact not only academia, but also the important issues of our time. The program consists of four interactive seminars (either one or two days long per quarter) that are designed to expand thinking, amplify expertise, and generate concrete results. Fellows are assigned individual mentors and have the opportunity to work with top journalists and access a national network of editor-mentors and high-level media experts in making sure their scholarship and expertise contribute to the public sphere.The program is conducted by the leaders of the OpEd Project. The Public Voices Thought Fellowship Program at Yale is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and is part of WFF’s ongoing public thought leadership, mentorship, and professional development efforts.