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2021 Events

Why Men? Taking Up the Cause of Gender Equity
THURSDAY, MARCH 4 / 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM / ZOOM


Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this Inclusive Excellence Academy workshop examines the role that men play in advancing gender equity and how men can play an active role in creating more equitable work environments at UD. Facilitated by members of the UD Men for Gender Equity Advocates, we will explore some of the most pressing issues pertaining to gender inequality on campus, how men can recognize their own biases and gender privilege, and the ways men can actively take up the cause of gender equity in their own work environments. While focused on male-identified employees, this workshop is open to all. 

Emerging Leaders Instagram Live


This Women's History Month, we celebrate emerging women leaders here on our campus. Join the Women’s Center for three interviews with phenomenal students and learn how their leadership impacts our community. Watch the Instagram live on our account, @UDWomensCenter.

“9 to 5: The Story of a Movement”


In the early 1970s, a group of female Boston secretaries began organizing labor unions to fight for better wages, advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment in the workplace. Their fight for equality galvanized a nationwide movement called 9 to 5.

Join us in celebrating International Women's Day with a screening of the new documentary film by Oscar-winning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, which explores the movement's history and parallels the continued struggle for women's rights today. 

This event is sponsored by the UD Human Rights Center, Human Rights Studies Program, Women's Center, Women and Gender Studies Program, and Political Science department. Register here.

Gender, Science and Human Rights: A Series of Roundtables


In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to host a series of conversations that address some of our most pressing global problems. With sharply rising social inequalities and recent challenges to the legitimacy of science, we are in desperate need of measured dialogue. 

These conversations on violence, health, sustainability and peace spotlight insights from experts and activists who are doing innovative work to make the world a better place. View the full schedule of events and speakers here

This event is sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Human Rights Center, Women’s Center, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. 

March 4: Violence   Register here

March 11: Health   Register here 

March 18: Sustainability  Register here

March 25: Peace  Register here

Women of UD Virtual Celebration
FRIDAY, MARCH 19 / 9:00 - 10:00 AM / ZOOM SEE BELOW


The UD community is invited to join our virtual Women of UD Celebration, with remarks delivered by President Eric Spina, Provost Paul Benson, Dr. Larry Burnley, and Dr. Lisa Borello, celebrating this year's honorees.The annual Women of UD Exhibit recognizes women at the University of Dayton, both past and present, who are making a contribution to our campus and/or their respective communities, in small and large ways. This moment - marked by the pandemic, economic uncertainty and social unrest - calls us to consider the countless individuals who have displayed resilience, drive, character, and courage in the face of adversity, who are contributing their talents from the frontlines and from the margins, and whose tenacity, intelligence and grace exemplify and reimagine our institutional values. From those leading the university's pandemic response and those adapting their teaching, work and research under these conditions, to those challenging communities to confront systemic racism and those providing relief and care on our campus and in their local communities,  this moment is full of extraordinary individuals and we want to honor those who are making history during unprecedented times.

ZOOM Details:

  • Login into Zoom with your UD account
  • Join meeting ID 835 3933 5604
  • Use the meeting password 2021
Miryam Award Prayer Service


Laura Bistrek, Executive Director of Diversity in the Engineering Center, is this year's recipient of the University of Dayton Miryam Award. Sponsored by Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern, the annual award is given to an individual (student, faculty, or staff) or a group (student organizations, committees, programs, etc.) on the UD campus whose actions: enhance the climate for and support the advancement of women on the UD campus; go beyond one’s normal UD duties in advancing the campus community for women; and reflect the mission of the University. Join the CSC for a virtual ceremony to honor Laura. Details will be announced at a later date.

Equal Pay Day Smart Start Workshop
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 / TIME 1:00 - 2:30 PM / ZOOM


Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day that raises awareness about the gender pay gap, which is the inequality in what men and women are paid nationally. This date represents how far into the year women have to work to earn as much as men earned during the previous year. In recognition of Equal Pay Day and the gender wage gap, the Women’s Center will host a salary negotiation workshop for all students. The Start Smart Workshop is designed for students about to enter the job market to learn strategies and skills to negotiate their starting salaries. Visit 1850 to register.

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0322