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Speaker: David Novack Presents Urquhart Term Professorship Inaugural Lecture

October 18, 2012

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

Jinky Garrett

On Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium David Novack will give the Abigail Grigsby Urquhart Term Professorship Inaugural Lecture.

The title of the lecture is "Can W & L Women Have It All: Conflicted Selves." Women at W & L typically believe they, as well as men, can have it all: marriage, children, and careers. This lecture draws on survey data collected from W & L students and examines the importance of gender prescriptions in conjunction with the impact of cultural lenses of gender in creating potential internal conflicts. A key element of these conflicts is the role of a cultural lag manifested through traditional cultural messages that stand in opposition to new messages and opportunities.