Stonehill’s Prof. Patricia Leavy to Headline Women's Creativity Conference
February 09, 2012
by Meghan Speranzo
Patricia Leavy, associate professor of sociology at Stonehill College, will be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual "Celebrating Women's Creativity" Conference on Saturday, April 14, in Clarice L. Buckman Theater at Quinnipiac University. The event runs from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Leavy, a feminist sociologist, will discuss "Low Fat Relationships: Fiction and Women's Identities." She will discuss her latest book, "Low Fat Love," a novel about why people settle for less than satisfying relationships in their lives. In addition to this book, Leavy has published dozens of nonfiction textbooks and primers.
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the event features a variety of speakers who will discuss how to maintain healthy relationships at every age.
Five workshops will be offered throughout the day.
During the morning session from 9:30-10:45 a.m., three workshops will be offered simultaneously: "Creating Safe Environments to Prevent Injuries in the Home and Community Across the Lifespan," will feature Tracy Van Oss, assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac. "Painting From the Heart," will be conducted by Jane Gross, art therapist, artist, and licensed social worker. "Feminism and Fashion: (Re)claiming Empowerment?" will be hosted by Hillary Haldane, assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac, and Maureen Lopriore, who is studying sociology and health sciences at the university.
The conference will conclude with the choice of one of two simultaneous workshops from 1:30- 2:45 p.m. "The Principles of Dynamic Gentle Yoga and its Power to Transform our Body," will be hosted by Maureen McGuire, an adjunct instructor in Athletics and Recreation at Quinnipiac. "Women Writing Relationships: A Conversation About Imagination, Authorship, and the Everyday," will be conducted by Rene Tursi, associate professor of English, and Suzanne Palmieri, visiting instructor of sociology, both of Quinnipiac.
All students, faculty and members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Lunch will be available. Fees are $35 for those who register in advance ($40 at the door), $30 for seniors in advance ($35 at the door), $15 for non-Quinnipiac students (student ID required). Attendees purchasing advance tickets may qualify for a "Twofer Discount," in which $60 admits two people ($55 for seniors).
This event is free for all Quinnipiac students and faculty. To register or for more information, please contact Betsy Delaney at Betsy.Delaney@quinnipiac.edu or 203-582-8954.
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