PACWC Events

Upcoming Events

New Women Faculty Welcome Reception and Lecture

Oct. 24, 2023

Featuring Dr. Adriana Helbig
Associate Professor, Department of Music
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and CGS
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Lecture: Women's Resilience and Resistance during Russia's Ware in Ukraine


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Earlier Events

PACWC 40th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, the Provost is hosting an event, aligned with the Year of Emotional Well-Being, focused on the well-being of our women faculty, staff, and students at Pitt. Learn more about the day's program.

A Celebration of Newly Promoted Women Faculty

An event for women faculty in support of your newly promoted women faculty.

Annual Event to Welcome New Women Faculty

PACWC and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program co-sponsor the Annual Lecture and Reception Welcoming New Women Faculty. Featured speakers have included:

  • Laura Lovett, Professor of History and Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, gave a lecture entitled “Making Black Women’s Political Activism Visible” at the 2022 event.  
  • Melanie Hughes, Professor of Sociology, gave a lecture entitled "The Persistence of Gender Inequalities in Politics:  A Global Perspective" at the 2019 event.
  • Sara Goodkind, Associate Professor of Social Work, gave a lecture entitled "Redefining Resilience and Reframing Resistance: Girls' Empowerment in the #MeToo Era" at the 2018 event.
  • Amanda Godley, Professor of English Education and Language, Literacy & Culture, gave a lecture entitled "Gender, Intersectionality, and Equity in U.S. Schools" at the 2017 event.
  • Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Distinguished Professor of French, gave a lecture entitled "Medieval Holy Women as Political Strategists" at the 2016 event.
  • Lisa S. Parker, Professor of Human Genetics and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Bioethics, gave a lecture entitled "Gender, Genes, and Justice" at the 2015 event.
  • Lara E. Putnam, Professor and Chair, Department of History, gave a lecture entitled “Can We Worry about Children without Pathologizing Parents? Evidence from Transnational Black History” at the 2014 event.
  • Kathleen DeWalt (Musante), Professor of Anthropology, gave a lecture entitled “Are We Developed Yet? Gender and Development 20 Years after Beijing" at the 2013 event.
  • Debra Brake, Professor of Law, gave a lecture entitled “Telling Tales of Migrant Workers: Religion, Activism, and Women’s Life Scripts” at the 2012 event.
  • Dr. Jane Cauley, Professor of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, gave a lecture entitled “Vitamin D, Falls and Bone Health: Just the Facts” at the 2011 event.
  • Dr. Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Arts and Sciences, gave a lecture entitled “Telling Tales of Migrant Workers: Religion, Activism, and Women’s Life Scripts.” at the 2010 event.
  • Dr. Nancy Davidson, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers, gave a lecture entitled “Breast Cancer in the Molecular Era” at the 2009 event. 
  • Dr. Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of Film Studies and the Director of the Film Studies Program, gave a lecture entitled “Seeing Stars: Bette Davis as Screen Actress in the 1930s” at the 2008 event. 
  • Dr. Lise Vesterlund, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Economics, gave a lecture titled "How Costly is Diversity? Affirmative Action in Light of Gender Differences in Competitive Attitudes" at the 2007 event. 
  • Ms. Toi Derricotte, Professor of English, presented a reading titled "Beginning Dialogues: Mother & Daughter" at the 2006 event. 
  • Dr. Katherine Wisner, Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology, and Women’s Studies, gave a lecture titled “From Fever Flowed Fame: A Psychiatric Evaluation of Florence Nightingale” at the 2005 event. 
  • Dr. Donna Gabaccia, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History, gave a lecture titled “Nations of Immigrants” at the 2004 event. 


See a listing of past PACWC events at PACWC Historical Archive.