Department of Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies

4/20/2013: Women's Conference: Diocese of Springfield, MA

2/22-24/2013 Women's Weekend Retreat: Westfield, MA

Westfield: "From Fear to Faith," A Weekend Retreat for Women, will be held Feb. 22-24 at Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center. The retreat will address underlying issues beneath fear, doubt and insecurity and will be led by Betty Hill Crowson,a licensed social worker, life coach and experienced retreat director.

(past event) 4/12/2012 Catholic Women's Conference

Jesuit Father James Martin, author of Between Heaven and Mirth speaks on joy in the spiritual life and Ignatian spirituality. Also! Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Johnson, author of Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice. The conference is at Bellamy School in Chicopee.  To register call 413-452-0812, or fill out the registration form (pdf), or visit

Educating women saves lives

Submitted by Maudlyn O. Obi on Thursday, 9/30/2010, at 7:52 AM

The New York Times published this article on 09/16/10 about this study.

Women earn more doctoral degrees than men in the US

Submitted by Maudlyn O. Obi on Thursday, 9/30/2010, at 7:47 AM

...for the first time in US history, according to Emma Craig of the New York Times.

Wikipedia Watchdogs

By Emily Gold Boutilier