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Graduate Program Deadline: December 15, 2009

Best wishes to all who applied!

Sun, Nov 15, 2009

The deadline for the WGS Masters Programs has passed. The admissions committee will meet in January and February. We hope to have admission decisions out by mid-March 2010. If you are still interested in applying, the next deadline will be December 15, 2010 for the Fall 2011 cohort.


Pharmacy Researcher Receives $841,000 Challenge Grant from National Institutes of Health for Neuroendocrine Study

Dr. Gore is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Women's & Gender Studies

Mon, Nov 2, 2009


Jessie Beal was just elected to the National Honor Society: Phi Beta Kappa.

Sun, Nov 1, 2009

She is graduating from the BA program in Women's & Gender Studies this December.



See Baby Discriminate, Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color. What's a parent to do?

Tue, Oct 13, 2009

CWGS Affiliate, Dr. Rebecca Bigler cited in article in Newsweek Magazine



Alissa Sherry

Educational Psychology Professor Named Associate Director of Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Tue, Sep 8, 2009

Alissa Sherry, Ph.D has been appointed associate director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS). Dr. Sherry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. She teaches primarily in the doctoral counseling psychology program. Her areas of interest are in identity development, particularly LGBT identity and intersections between sexuality and other aspects of diversity (race, SES, religion, etc).


Dr. Susan Heinzelman appointed as new director for CWGS

Mon, Sep 7, 2009

Susan Heinzelman, Associate Professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (CWGS). Building the center’s teaching and research strengths has been a high priority for Heinzelman, who served as the center’s interim director last year. During the next four years, she will help the center remain competitive with the best women’s and gender studies programs in the nation by pursuing a range of funding opportunities. “Under the visionary leadership of past directors, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies has become an essential part of the university's research and teaching mission,” Heinzelman said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to build on the work of these talented women and to advance the center's reputation for academic excellence.”


Principal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is the first recipient of The Richards Scholars Endowment Fund for Leadership Texas 2009

Empowering Women. Supporting Educators. Changing Texas.

Mon, Jun 15, 2009

What is the Richards Scholars Endowment Fund? Women's Resources continues to pursue its vision of providing valuable education and travel/study opportunities to Texas women leaders who seek to improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of the diverse issues, dynamics and cultures that impact the State of Texas through the Leadership Texas program. In keeping with our vision and purpose, the Richards Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to fund scholarships for educators from public and private schools and community colleges to participate in Leadership Texas.


CWGS on Facebook: Become a Fan!

Tue, May 12, 2009

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies will publish news, event reminders, and status updates through our Facebook Fan Page. Be sure to add us in order to receive all of our latest information on your homepage newsfeeds.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi to visit UT

Part of the Global Feminisms Annual Theme Events

Mon, Mar 9, 2009

Public Events for Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi

April 27-April 29 Presented by The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the Humanities Institute. Please contact Nancy Ewert for more information about Shirin Ebadi's visit.


Dual Degree program with WGS and LBJ School of Public Affairs is approved !

Master of Arts/Master of Public Affairs

Mon, Feb 9, 2009

This degree program is offered by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and the LBJ School (LBJ) at the University of Texas at Austin. The Dual Degree Program responds to an increased need in the public, nonprofit and private sectors for specialists who have advanced training in policy analysis and leadership and management skills, as well a comprehensive understanding of women's and gender issues. Applicants for the Dual Degree Program must meet the general admission criteria of the Graduate School and the admission criteria for both the LBJ School and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.


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