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Allison was quoted several times regarding the New Times article on "FIU College Republican Leader Quits Over Disgusting Hate in group Texts".

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Lerna Ekmekcioglu is a historian of the modern Middle East and an affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Program. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, she joined the CWGS and SIPA to deliver a talk about Armenians in post-genocide Turkey. Many faculty, staff, and students came out for this interdisciplinary event so that they could understand how gender and class affects coexistence and conflict in modern Turkey.

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The FIU Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED) seeks an intern for SPRING 2018. AWED develops and manages a wide range of programs to promote faculty equity, diversity, and inclusion, including workshops and trainings to improve faculty hiring and promotion processes, faculty mentoring, and interdisciplinary networking.

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Our Center's graduate student Allison Sardinas and Sandy Skelaney joined the Florida Working Group to End Child Marriage at a Senate Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee to support Senator Benaquisto’s bill SB 140, banning marriage for people under 18 in Florida! #PantherPride #EndChildMarriage

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Congratulations to Dr. Yesim Darici, the director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, and our affiliated faculty, Professors Laurie Shrage, Nadja Schreiber Compo, Joyce Fine, Jennifer Rehage, Elisa Trucco, Jennifer Richards. Cynthia Chinelly, Yuk-Ching Tse-Dinh, Paige Telan, Phillip Carter, and Caroline Simpson for being awarded the CASE Awards for Engagement, Research, Service, and Teaching!

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Congratulations to Professors Phillip M. Carter and Rachel A. Ritchie, two of our affiliated faculty members, for being awarded for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Gateway Teaching!

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The Center for Women's and Gender Studies Director, Dr. Yesim Darici was a recipient of the FIU Patent/Inventor's Award on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Kenneth G. Furton, Provost and Executive Vice President & Andrés G. Gil, Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dean of the University Graduate School, hosted a prestigious reception for the inventors.

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Yesim Darici, director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies was featured in the Fall 2017 Association for Women in Science Magazine.

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Because of Zahra Hazari, Yesim Darici and Natasha Blanch's efforts and others like them, the days of women being under-represented in STEM careers could come to an end.

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Dr. Michaela Moura-Kocoglu, postdoctoral associate for the Center for the Women's and Gender Studies, has had her article published by the Oxford University Press under Contemporary Women's Writing.

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