looks at impact of technology on media and equality
series of discussions on "The Changing Face of Technology,"
coordinated by the Women's
Center and Hereford College, will look at the effects of technology
on reshaping the media, the classroom and power relations, particularly
in terms of gender, class and race. Events will be held this spring
and fall 2001.
Guest speakers will include women leaders such as Allison Abraham,
a 1988 Darden graduate who was chief operations officer at iVillage
Inc., and currently heads LifeMinders, Inc.; and Pat Mitchell,
who recently became the first woman CEO and president of PBS.
first panel discussion, on "Technology in Teaching: The Digital
Classroom, Today and Tomorrow," will take place Feb. 8 at
8 p.m. in the Green Room of Hereford College. It will examine
how technology is reshaping the humanities. Moderated by computer
scientist Anita Jones, chair of the Virginia 2020 Science and
Technology Commission, the panel will include Will Thomas, director
of the Center
for Digital History; Alan Howard, director of the American
studies program; Benjamin Ray, religious studies professor; Kay
Cutler, Curry School information services librarian; and Paula
Wilson, an award-winning fourth-grade teacher from Red Hill Elementary.
series is co-sponsored by the media studies program, the Office
of Student Affairs' cultural programming board and the Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities.