Related Events

Throughout the year, additional events and exhibitions celebrating women at Kenyon will take place on campus.

August 30 - December 15

"Hue, Saturation, Value: The Archer Paintings," on display at the Gund Gallery
This new body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Meg Cranston ‘82 continue her investigation into color theory and its cultural ramifications, the legacy of modernism, individual and shared experience, and highlight her idiosyncratic approach to art-making. The paintings were created to present students at the Archer School for Girls with an array of color choices and allow them to vote for their favorites as an experiment to see if they would select colors similar to those dictated by the industrial color industry or make different choices. View the Kenyon calendar.

August 30 - May 31

"Alumnae: 50 Years," on display at the Gund Gallery
The Gund Gallery’s first-ever associate-curated alumnae artist series celebrates five decades of women’s impact on Kenyon. This series explores the interaction between bodies and the environments they inhabit, ranging from the body as an industrial being in the natural environment to a woman’s body as a commodity in the political arena. "50 Years" sparks an awareness of our roles as active participants in an ever-changing system, whether that be Kenyon or beyond. The fall artist schedule includes Mia Halton '73 (Aug. 30 - Sept. 27), Mallory Cremin '84 and Cynthia Brinich-Langlois '04 (Oct. 4 - Nov. 1) and Mitra Fabian '96 and Erica Rosenfeld '97 (Nov. 8 - Dec. 6). View the Kenyon calendar.

September 13 - 15

Celebration Weekend
The year-long celebration of coeducation kicks off Sept. 13 in Gambier and includes performances, art exhibits, networking receptions and engaging panel discussions. View the weekend schedule. Register to attend.

September 16

Talk by Helene Shapiro '75 at 3:10 p.m. in Hayes Hall 109
Helene Shapiro '75 graduated Kenyon with a B.A. in mathematics, and she is from one of the first coed classes to graduate. She just retired from Swarthmore Department of Mathematics. View the Kenyon calendar.

Talk by Lydia Villa-Komaroff at 7 p.m. in the Community Foundation Theater 
In a talk titled "Intersections of Science, Business and Diversity," Lydia Villa-Komaroff will describe her life as a scientist and her experience learning the unwritten rules of academia. She’ll discuss her entry into the business side of science and her current focus on increasing diversity in science, math, engineering and medicine. She is interested in how the mental processes that underlie decision-making can interfere with increasing diversity in American research and educational institutions. Villa-Komaroff will also participated in a lunch panel on Sept. 17 at 11:10 a.m. View the Kenyon calendar.

September 27

Q&A with Michelle Alexander at 7:30 p.m. in Rosse Hall 
In the keynote event for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union titled "Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander will explores the cultural biases that still exist within the American legal system and how segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration. A reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. View the Kenyon calendar.

October 23

Talk by Claude Steele at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Foundation Theater
In a talk titled "Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community," Claude Steele will discuss diverse learning communities: why they are important, what is critical to their success and what research reveals about how to achieve that success. He will identify features of diverse learning communities that, while good for all students, are especially helpful for women in STEM fields and for minority students. View the Kenyon calendar.

November 11

Talk by Katharine Jefferts Schori at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Foundation Theater
In a talk titled "Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling: Women's Religious Leadership Around the Globe," the Rt. Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first female presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will speak to her experience breaking the "stained-glass" ceiling in the church and her experiences meeting women in diverse religious leadership positions throughout the world. Jefferts Schori will also participate in a panel discussion about religious women on Nov. 12 at 11:10 a.m. in Brandi Recital Hall. View the Kenyon calendar.

February 12

Talk by Emily Nagoski at 7 p.m. in Higley Hall Auditorium
In a talk titled "The Science of Sex Positivity," award-winning author Emily Nagoski will share her expertise on the subjects of women's sexual wellbeing, health relationships and the prevention of sexual violence and harassment. View the Kenyon calendar.