NJIT Women's History Month
Features Advice, Art, Music, and Conferences
NEWARK, Feb. 22- Fox 5 television news reporter
Cheryl Washington kicks off the Women's History Month celebrations at
New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 Martin Luther King Boulevard,
Newark. Career, the workplace, and inspiring woman will number among
the discussion topics March 5, 11:30 a.m., Hazell Center Ballroom. Free.
More Women's History Month events, which ends March 28,
include the following:
- Come in from the cold and partake of "The Soup of Life,"
an exhibit of oil paintings by Montclair painter Vivian McDuffie.
The exhibit opens March 8, 5-8 p.m. in the Hazell Center Gallery with
a reception for McDuffie. The paintings, which depict cosmic and microscopic
life, can be viewed through March 28.Free.
- To fight or not to fight? Make up your own mind after learning self-defense
techniques from Sergeant Carol A. Ellis, of the NJIT Department of
Public Safety, in a workshop, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hazell
Center Lounge. Free.
- Wannabe beauty queen Mona Hibbard (Minnie Driver) discovers the
secret of beauty in the free film Beautiful to be shown 10 a.m., 1
p.m., and 4 p.m. at the Hazell Center Lounge, March 20. Free.
- Area health educators explore women's health issues March 21, 2:30
p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Hazell Center Lounge. Free.
- Outstanding women high school students in science will be recognized
at NJIT's Murray Center for Women in Technology annual Women in Technology
Leadership awards banquet March 26, 5 p.m., in the Hazell Center Ballroom.
The annual event also showcases NJIT research to high school women.
By invitation only.
- Social scientists and computer scientists join forces at an international
conference March 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Guttenberg Information Technologies
Center, 3rd Floor. Dr. Anne Balsamo, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center,
Calif., is the keynote speaker. Registration by March 19. Call 973-642-4671.
- Emotional conflicts endured by women are depicted by the NJIT-Rutgers
Theater Arts Group in "A Stranger's Song: 2001," a selection
of poetry, prose and play excerpts March 28, 2:30 p.m., Hazell Center
For more information, contact Talina Knox, program coordinator,
NJIT Murray Center for Women in Technology (973-642-4671).
NJIT is a public research
university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students
in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering,
New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts,
the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research
initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation,
computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and
science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo!
Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired
public university for three consecutive years.