Past 2018-2019 Events

Summer 2018

Summer Session 1

May 29 – July 6

July 9 – August 17

September 2018

First Day of Fall 2018 Classes

Monday, August 27, 2018
Fall 2018 courses begin. Regular check-in begins for waitlist and holdfile; check-in daily to remain on list. For a list of Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, and Black Women’s Studies courses currently being offered, please visit our courses page. Need assistance with advising, enrolling in courses, or other concerns? Make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor, JV Sapinoso, at http://ter.ps/meetJV

Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 3, 2018
Campus is closed.

Department of Women’s Studies Undergraduate Town Hall

Monday, September 10, 2018, 4-6pm, 2101 Woods Hall. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
This event is an opportunity for undergraduate students across all programs in the Department of Women’s Studies (major in Women’s Studies, minor or certificate in LGBT Studies, certificate in Women’s Studies, and minor in Black Women’s Studies) to come together and discuss their ideas/needs/desires for undergraduate programming by the Department. This meeting will be facilitated by Dr. Sydney Lewis and Dr. Jessica Mathiason who will be implementing undergraduate programming throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Please come and share your ideas – we are eager to hear from you!

Last Day of Schedule Adjustment for Undergraduates

Monday, September 10, 2018
This is the deadline for students to add/drop classes for the fall semester. For a list of Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, and Black Women’s Studies courses currently being offered, please visit our courses page. Need assistance with advising, enrolling in courses, or other concerns? Make an appointment to meet with the undergraduate advisor, JV Sapinoso, at http://ter.ps/meetJV

College of Arts and Humanities Annual Convocation

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:30pm, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
All members of the ARHU community are invited to attend the college’s annual convocation. Please join us to welcome new students and faculty, to acknowledge faculty who received tenure and/or promotion and to look back on highlights from the past academic year.

Christina León, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University
Lecture, “Source Material: The Echoing Caves of Ana Mendieta”

Monday, September 24, 2018, 4-6:30pm, 0330 Tawes Hall
A Latinx Heritage Month event sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies, U.S. Latina/o Studies Program and Department of American Studies

Ana Mendieta positions ephemeral matter at the origin of the Cuban nation through her Esculturas Rupestres, a series of 10 figures carved into limestone cave walls in Jaruco, Cuba during the summer of 1981. These sculptures cite Taíno goddess effigies, functioning as an iterative genealogical mythology that use matter and place to tell a deep history of colonial contact—a history that registers both ephemerally and materially. Mining the caves for resonance, this talk considers Mendieta’s choice of source material and considers the ethico-political charges of such an aesthetic intervention.

Christina A. León is Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University. She has research and teaching interests in hemispheric American literature with a focus on Latina/o, Caribbean, and diasporic studies, in addition to critical engagements with feminist theory, queer theory, and performance studies. In Fall 2016, she was a member of the “Queer Hemisphere: América Queer” Residential Research group at the University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine. Christina is currently at work on her first monograph tentatlively titled, Opacities: Queer Latinidades and the Ethics of Relation. She is also a co-editor of a special issue of Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory entitled “Lingering in Latinidad: Aesthetics, Theory, and Performance. She has published articles in Sargasso: a Journal of Caribbean Language, Literature & Culture and ASAP/Journal, as well as translations in the forthcoming Havana Reader (Duke University Press).

Undergraduate Awards to Participate in the National Women’s Studies Association Conference

[Extended] Deadline Friday, September 28, 2018, 12pm (noon) 
Are you a UMD undergraduate student in good standing who has completed 12 credits of WMST and/or LGBT courses? If so, you are eligible to apply to participate in the 2018 National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-11. The conference will attract women/gender/sexuality studies scholars and students from across the country presenting workshops and panels on a wide range of issues addressing the conference theme, “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of freedom, dream making and he radical politics of future.”

The award will cover transportation, hotel, conference registration, and food.

For more information about applying, visit http://ter.ps/NWSAaward

Y2GAY: Quelcome 2018
Sponsored by the LGBT Equity Center and the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA)

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5-7pm, Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Quelcome (“Queer Welcome”) is UMD’s campus-wide welcome event for all LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Attendees will have the opportunity to gather in community with food, live entertainment, and an LGBTQ+ focused resource fair! There will even be networking opportunities for those interested in the LGBT Staff-Faculty Association and a graduate student meet-up. This year’s Quelcome marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 founding of UMD’s LGBT Equity Center, so get ready for a #ThrowbackThursday like none other! Find more information on the Facebook event page.