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TRIOTA (Women’s Studies) Honor Society Spring 2016 Induction

Congratulations to TRIOTA’s newest members: Katie Dallimore, Samantha Fleischer, Rachel Greenberg, Cooper Kidd, and Cosette Zacarias!

TRIOTA is a national honor society that strives to maintain feminist values while promoting student research and activism in socio-political issues that effect all minority groups. Membership is open to all UMD students, regardless of major, who have completed at least one Women’s Studies or LGBT Studies course and have at least a 3.0 GPA in Women’s Studies/LGBT Studies courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7. (View additional photos from the induction ceremony.) Learn more about TRIOTA

Group photo at Triota Induction Spring 2016

TRIOTA (Women’s Studies) Honor Society Fall 2015 Induction

Congratulations to TRIOTA’s newest members: Daniel McLaughlin, Carly Wilbur, Charlotte Sheffield, Saskia Matthews, Brittany Hamson, Areesha Khan, Aubrey Sneesby, and Ciera Richardson! (View additional photos from the induction ceremony.)

Group photo of Triota members Fall 2015

Read the latest Fall 2015 news from our Graduate Director:

#transformDH, Friday-Saturday, October 2-3, 2015, University of Maryland

transformDH stitched logo

Logo designed and crafted by Melissa Rogers, photographed by Reed Bonnet

This interdisciplinary gathered explored the uses of digital technologies for transformative social justice through research, pedagogy, and creative practice both within and beyond academia.

Read news about the TransformDH conference:

From Amanda Licastro, at Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy:
http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/this-week-transformdh/

And from Daphne Pellegrino, a current undergraduate certificate student in Women’s Studies:
http://umdwritersbloc.com/2015/10/07/scholars-and-students-alike-connect-during-the-transformdh-conference/

Honoring Dr. A. Lynn Bolles and Dr. Deborah Rosenfelt

Collage of Bolles/Rosenfelt retirements 2015
To see more photos from their retirement celebrations, visit ter.ps/ALB and ter.ps/DSR

After both having come to campus in 1989, Drs. Bolles and Rosenfelt are leaving together as well. It is with much appreciation that we celebrate their 26 years of service to the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland. Their research and pedagogical contributions have served to transform Women’s Studies as a field of study, and have had far-reaching and long-lasting effects. They have touched countless lives, here at UMD and beyond. We will miss them deeply, but wish them both the best in retirement.

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Graduates

In May 2015 the Department of Women’s Studies proudly celebrated 48 graduates from its various programs. We look forward to keeping in touch about your endeavors in the future. Visit flickr to see additional commencement photos.

Collage of Spring 2015 Commencement photos

TRIOTA Induction Ceremony Spring 2015

Group photo of Triota members

Triota Induction Spring 2015 – visit Flickr for more photos

Iota, Iota, Iota (TRIOTA), the Women’s Studies Honor Society held an induction ceremony on April 27, 2015 and welcomed: Juanita Artis, Yoga Dasari, Nicole Ezeh, Charlotte Francoeur, Asma Neblett, Kailissa Santangelo, Swathi Siva Srinivas, and Autumn Stasulli. Congratulations to all the new undergraduate members!

Congratulations to the Winter 2014 Graduates

Photo of 2014 Winter Commencement Program listing graduates

We celebrate you all, and were glad to share in the celebrations of those who were able to attend the commencement ceremony.

Collage of photos from 2014 Winter Commencement ceremony

Photo of Feminist Studies covers

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TRIOTA Induction Ceremony Fall 2014

Iota, Iota, Iota (TRIOTA), the Women’s Studies Honor Society held an induction ceremony on November 3, 2014 and welcomed: Alexis Jenkins, Asia Lamar, Avid Antonelli, Caroline Melo Sales, Leslie Davis, Ilana Falick, and Alexandra Seymour. Congratulations to all the new undergraduate members!

TRIOTA membership is open all University of Maryland students, regardless of major, who have completed at least two Women’s Studies courses and have a Women’s Studies and cumulative GPA of 3.0. Learn more about TRIOTA.

Read the latest Fall 2014 news from our Graduate Director:

Women’s Studies is the new home of the LGBT Studies Program

After twelve years as part of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program is now part of the Department of Women’s Studies, in the College of Arts and Humanities. LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies at Maryland have a long history of collaboration, and the teaching and research interests of the two units are closely allied. Having them together administratively makes new synergies possible by combining a range of approaches to the study of sex, sexuality, and normativity on campus. Read more about this move.