March 1, 2004 — The “Student Conference on Gender, Diversity, and Identity: An International and Interdisciplinary Women’s Forum” will be held this Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the University of Utah’s Olpin Union Saltair Room. The event’s keynote speaker will be Michele Moody-Adams, Hutchinson Professor of Ethics and Public Life at Cornell University. The conference will open with remarks by Barbara Snyder, University vice president for Student Affairs. The conference is sponsored by numerous University administrators, colleges, departments and programs on the U campus as well as Utah Valley State College’s Center for Ethics. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, call 801-581-8705 or go to http://www.hum.utah.edu/philosophy/news/conferences/women_conf/index.html
The conference offers University of Utah students the opportunity to make linkages on common issues with students living and working in other regions of the United States and the world, notes University Associate Professor of Philosophy Deen Chatterjee.
“This promises to be a significant conference that will benefit our students,” notes Robert Newman, Dean of the College of Humanities, one of the sponsors of the conference. “Gender, diversity and identity are key interrelated terms that now propel study in the Humanities. Understanding each term and its relationship to the others will help make our students better critical thinkers and citizens.”