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Thursday, January 9

Special events celebrating CEW's 50th Anniversary

The Center for the Education of Women opened nearly fifty years ago as a new unit dedicated to assisting women in continuing their education and investigating career possibilities. Throughout 2014, CEW will be recognizing its 50th Anniversary through a mix of events that honor the past, celebrate accomplishments, and envision the future. 

Join us for these events, and look for additional events on our website www.cew.umich.edu

CEW Celebrates:  Women and Film: The Annual CEW Mullin Welch Program
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, Michigan Theatre
, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Special Guest: Cynthia Wade, Director - Mondays at Racine
CEW’s 50th anniversary will kick off with a free program of specially selected short films by and about women, along with birthday festivities. Oscar winning film director Cynthia Wade will discuss her documentary, "Mondays at Racine." Community partners committed to women’s causes will celebrate their work alongside CEW.  This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested at http://tinyurl.com/CEWCelebrates-Women-Film

CEW extends special thanks to TIAA-CREF, our Premier Anniversary Sponsor for their generous support of all of our 50th Anniversary events. 

We thank our Event Contributing Sponsors:  Ford Motor Company Fund;  Barbara Eichmuller, Reinhart Realtors; Retirement Income Solutions, and, in-kind sponsor, Biggby Coffee. We also thank the Jackson family for their continuing support of the Mullin Welch programs.

Please Note: A special workshop entitled "Risks and Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking" with Cynthia Wade has been added to this event and is free and open to the public. The workshop is on January 14th, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. More information and registration at http://tinyurl.com/WadeAfternoon-Workshop

Third Annual Shirley Verrett Award Presentation
Thursday, January 30, 2014,  4:30 - 6:30pm
Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Drama Center
The Women of Color in the Academy Project is proud to announce that this year award will be presented to Charles Oyamo Gordon, Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Theatre and Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

This award recognizes a U-M faculty member whose work has supported the success of women in creative fields who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds and advances diversity as part of the University's educational mission.  A reception will precede the event.

The award ceremony will include performances by acclaimed opera singer Marcia Porter (cousin and student of Shirley Verrett) and Daniel Washington, U-M's Associate Dean for Faculty and Multi-Cultural Affairs and Professor of Voice in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  

There will also be a tribute to Lester Monts, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 
and Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, for his unwavering support and advocacy for WOCAP, and his vision for establishing the 
Shirley Verrett Award as a way of keeping her legacy alive at U-M. 

The event is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/Verrett-Award


WINTER 2014 - Save the Date for these upcoming CEW special events!!

2014 Career Conference: "Transforming the Face of Leadership"
Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:30 am - Hill Auditorium
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA astronaut

The Women of Color Task Force will host its 32nd annual career conference on March 7, 2014. Attendees may select from 30 workshop sessions designed to support their professional and personal development. This event is open to all U-M personnel (staff, faculty, and students) and to the general public. General information is available on the WCTF website and registration will open in January. Registration fees: $125-150 (Special discount available for U-M departments that send 3 or more people to the conference).

CEW extends special thanks to TIAA-CREF, our Premier Anniversary Sponsor for their generous support of the Women of Color Task Force Conference in addition to CEW's 50th Anniversary events.

Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice Conference
May 14 -16, 2014, Rackham Graduate School
Keynote speaker: Sheryl WuDunn, author

This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome.

The Wednesday night keynote lecture by Sheryl WuDunn will be open to the public. WuDunn is a Pulitzer Prize winning co-author (with husband Nicholas Kristof) of Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
This conference is also made possible by Rackham Graduate School, and the Michigan Meetings conferences in cooperation with the National Council on Research for Women.  We also thank our Event Contributing Sponsor, Ford Motor Company Fund.   

Registration for the conference will open Friday January 10th 2014. More information is available at http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/women-and-economic-security-changing-policy-and-practice-conference-sheryl-wudunn-keynote

For additional information about CEW professional development programs and its other services, please visit our main website: www.cew.umich.edu