Women of Rice photo exhibit highlights Rice womens legacies

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected]‘Women of Rice’ photo exhibit highlights Rice women’s legaciesHOUSTON – (Dec. 1, 2014) – As part of the ongoing “Women of Rice” project launched in spring 2014, a second photo exhibit titled “Our Present/Their Future” is now on display at Rice University to document the history of women’s contributions to the university. The exhibit will be on display through March 31 in the main first-floor hallway of the university’s Fondren Library, 6100 Main St.“Our Present/Their Future” features the portraits and stories of 13 prominent and influential Rice women, including former trustees, faculty and staff, such as Oveta Culp Hobby, Alice Dean, Hally Poindexter, Katherine Drew, Mary Wheeler and Josephine Abercrombie. According to the exhibit’s organizers, these women steered the university toward a future vision of Rice, one “abundant with opportunities” that Rice women now enjoy in the present. Because this installation features “only a few of the scores of women whose labor and imagination have shaped the university,” organizers expect coming installations to reveal more stories about the pioneering women of Rice.On March 12, Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality will host a reception to highlight the exhibit and will also present a Women’s History Month lecture by Margaret Jacobs, the Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, titled “If Everyone Cared: Transnational Indigenous Women’s Activism and Child Welfare, 1960-1980.”The exhibit is free and open to the public. For a Rice University map and parking information, visit rice.edu/parking. For Fondren Library hours, visit http://library.rice.edu/about/hours.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews. AddThislast_img

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