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Bergren Forum to trace 30 years of women’s studies on campus

Kerry Kautzman, associate professor of Spanish at Alfred University (AU), will present “30 Years of Women’s Studies at Alfred University,” along with a panel of faculty members as part of Alfred University’s ongoing Bergren Forum series. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Kautzman and the faculty members will discuss the character and development of the Women’s Studies Program at AU. With its rich history rooted in the concepts of equal rights and education for all, Alfred University prides itself on its deeply seeded passion for women’s rights and equal standing in society; this is reflected in its Women’s Studies Program.

Kautzman earned a bachelor of arts degree in International Studies from Gannon University. Erie, PA. She then continued her education to receive a master of arts degree and Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Cincinnati. She has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including the 2004 AU Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Alfred University International Fellowship for Faculty Development Grant. Her work has been published in periodicals such as the Hispanic Journal and the Beatriz Viterbo Editoras.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.