Upcoming Events


ASCE Women Water Series Flyer.

6th short session in the series:

TUESDAY, JULY 14  - 11:00 AM EST

To register for the event: https://tinyurl.com/yc7vnymw


In addition, there will be one final session in this series.

July 30:   Sociotechnical modeling for security and sustainability of water infrastructure.  

Upcoming for the Fall: 
Sept 1 – 4:   SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater
Sept 14-17:  Resource Recovery in Water Systems

Further details will be provided closer to the dates.

Office of Inclusive Excellence Series:


A Call to Action: Town Hall with the Provost and Unit Diversity Officers at UB

Wednesday, July 15  - 3:00-4:30 pm

Submit your questions before or during the event by texting realtalk to 88202 followed by your question

Click to Attend the Livestream

Fall Preview

Lisa Downing Lecture "On Selfish Women"

12 p.m. EST     Zoom Webinar

Book cover image featuring the text "Selfish Women" and "Lisa Downing" over an image of a woman in a futuristic silver suit curved against a silver globe.

In this lecture, Lisa Downing will discuss the key themes of her book, Selfish Women. The book offers a provocative rejoinder to many dominant ideas in mainstream culture, as well as in much feminist thinking, about the ethical character of women and the female proclivity to care, to be for the other. Selfish Women asks why difficult, unpalatable — selfish — women are treated with such ambivalent fascination and demonization. Focusing on controversial and influential figures who have espoused philosophies and politics of selfishness, including Ayn Rand and Margaret Thatcher, it asks whether their ideas of self-interest might, counterintuitively and used against the grain, lend something valuable to feminist politics — and, more broadly, whether progressive politics might be missing a trick in rejecting the notion of "self-interest."

Register here: https://bit.ly/LisaDowningWebinar

Registrants will be sent the Zoom link prior to the event.

Image of Lisa Downing. A woman with blue eyes and black hair styled in a bob.

Lisa Downing is Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a specialist in interdisciplinary sexuality and gender studies, critical theory, and the history of cultural concepts, focusing especially on questions of exceptionality, difficulty, and (ab)normality. Recent books include: The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer (2013); Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money’s Diagnostic Concepts (co-authored with Iain Morland and Nikki Sullivan, 2015); and After Foucault (as editor, 2018), as well as Selfish Women. Her next book project will be a short monograph-manifesto entitled Against Affect.

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Joseph Conte.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Zoom Platform

To register to receive a link, please go to: 




Joseph M. Conte


Conversation on hit series, "Mrs America"

with Carrie Bramen and Karen King

Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 PM 
Zoom Platform

Carrie Bramen.

Carrie Bramen, UB Director of Gender Institute, Professor, Department of English

Karen King.

Karen King, Commissioner of Public Advocacy for Erie County and the Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.

Join us for a conversation on the new Hulu hit series, "Mrs. America."

To register and receive a link, please go to:



Wednesday, November 11, 2020
4:30 pm 
Zoom Platform

 - Set up a Wikipediia account

 - Edit existing pages

 - Use reliable sources and digital archives

No experience necessary!     Bring your laptops!

Cosponsored by the Women in STEM Cooperative

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/STEM-GENDER

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Laina Bay Cheng.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Zoom Platform

To register to receive a link, please go to: 




Laina Bay-Cheng

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development
School of Social Work.