Ludwig to Discuss "Genderlect" In "UB At Sunrise" Program

By Arthur Page

Release Date: November 2, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The difference between women's and men's use of language will be the focus of a "UB at Sunrise" breakfast program to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 19 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

Jeanette M. Ludwig, Ph.D., UB associate professor of modern languages and literatures, will discuss "Genderlect: Women's and Men's Language."

Ludwig's witty, perceptive analysis of how men and women use languge differently will suggest there are ways to communicate more effectively across the gender gap.

A UB faculty member since 1977, Ludwig is director of graduate studies for the French Program and director of the Language and Linguistics Program offered jointly by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics. She is the recipient of a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

A graduate of Drake University, Ludwig earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. She is a resident of Snyder.

The cost of the "UB at Sunrise" lecture, which includes a full breakfast, is $10 for UB Alumni Association members and $12 for the general public. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 16.

"UB at Sunrise" is supported by UB's Office of University Development, Office of News Services, Office of Publications and Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Urban Affairs.

For further information, or to make reservations, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 829-2608.