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The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies Investiture Ceremony
May 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Stevenson Event Center | Free
The Humanities Division and Feminist Studies department are very excited to announce the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. This endowed chair was recently established with a $500,000 gift from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation and matching funds from the UC Regents. Bettina Aptheker, Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies, is the inaugural chair holder. The endowed chair will help fund research and teaching as well as graduate fellowships in feminist studies.
Event Photos: by Steve Kurtz
Join us for the Investiture Ceremony, May 8, 2017 at 2pm to be held at the Stevenson Event Center. Reception to follow.
Complimentary parking will be available in the Barn Theater parking lot. Parking permits will be on sale for $4. Continuous shuttle service to Stevenson Event Center will be available from 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Barn Theater.
About Bettina Aptheker
Bettina Aptheker is a nationally recognized historian and a scholar of feminist studies. She received her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz and became the first ladder-rank faculty member of the Feminist Studies Department, then known as Women’s Studies, in 1987. For nearly three decades Bettina has taught one of the country’s largest and most influential introductory feminist studies courses, exposing more than 10,000 students to her deeply compelling teaching. Bettina works extensively with graduate students in Feminist Studies, and other departments, and teaches graduate seminars, including Feminist Pedagogy and Black Feminist Reconstruction. She has received numerous awards over the years, and in June will be presented with the Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities.
About the The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation currently focuses on improving the lives of women and girls and ensuring equal access to education for all community members. UC Santa Cruz and the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation have been partnering on advancing innovative and impactful scholarship for many years. The foundation has funded the Baskin Feminist Scholars Program and the Baskin Scholars Program in Engineering that enable community college students to transfer to UC Santa Cruz, underwritten fellowships to women doctoral students in engineering, offered scholarships to women transfer students, and funded the summer Girls in Engineering program for middle-school girls since its inception. With this new Presidential Chair, the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is leading the way in support of teaching and research in feminist studies at UC Santa Cruz.