Lecture Series to Feature Talks By UB Female Scholars

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: October 15, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The final two lectures of the "Women at the End of the 20th Century: Problems and Solutions" fall series presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo will feature talks by two distinguished UB female scholars.

"We planned this series to showcase the work of distinguished UB women and to stimulate discussion at the university and in the broader community," said Margaret Acara, UB professor of pharmacology and toxicology and co-director of IREWG.

The first lecture will be presented by Lois Weis, professor of educational leadership and policy in the UB Graduate School of Education, at 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 in 330 Student Union on the North (Amherst) Campus.

Weis will discuss her recent book, "The Unknown City: The Lives of Poor and Working Class Young Adults" (Beacon Press, 1998). The book, co-authored with Michelle Fine, a professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, reports the results of a major study, funded by the Spencer Foundation, that assessed the effects of deindustrialization and two decades of welfare reform on the young urban poor.

As part of that larger study, Weis and Fine found that white, working-class women in relatively stable families live lives "saturated with serious domestic violence."

The second IREWG lecture will be given by Brenda Miller, professor of social work and director of the UB Center for Research on Urban Social Work Practice, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 in 105 Harriman Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus.

Miller's lecture is titled "Women Who Abuse Drugs and Alcohol: How They Punish and How They Protect Their Children."

Miller is nationally known for her extensive research on women and addiction.

For more information on the lectures, call IREWG at 829-3451.