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The Adele Ramos Salzer ’40 Lecture and Reading Series: Nancy S. Niemi

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus

The Commons (43 Newcomb Place)

Diboll Gallery, on the third floor

Photo of Nancy Niemi in blue frame with oak leaves and the words Fridays at Newcomb

Disequilibrium: Gender and Higher Education in an Angry America

Nancy S. Niemi’s commitment to social equity through education is evidenced in her work with universities across the country and in her research throughout her career. She proudly serves as the President of Framingham State University. Her experience in education includes positions as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Professor and Chair of Education at the University of New Haven, and as an elected public school board member. 

Niemi has published widely on social equity and on curriculum and instruction. Most recently, she co-authored Course Design and Assessment (2022), and co-edited the Handbook of Gender Equity in Higher Education (2020). Her book, Degrees of Difference: Women, Men, and the Value of Higher Education (2017) explored the relationship between women’s dominance in college degree completion and U.S. socio-cultural gender equity. 

This annual lecture series is dedicated to Adele Ramos Salzer (NC ’40) and her lifelong interest in academic programs focusing on women’s experiences. Her donation endowing the series has been generously strengthened through gifts in her memory from her family, friends, and classmates. 

Fridays at Newcomb: Carole Frances Lung

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus

The Commons (43 Newcomb Place)

Diboll Gallery, on the third floor

photo of Carole Lung in blue frame with white outline. Graphic also features green oak leaves and the words "Fridays at Newcomb"

Carole Frances Lung (they/them) is the Executive Director of Antenna. Antenna is a 501(c)(3) non-profit multidisciplinary cultural institution presenting exhibitions, public programs, publishing, and regranting located in New Orleans. They provide financial, curatorial, professional, and residential support for cultural contributors and cultural bearers who produce visual and performance art; digitally printed book arts; participatory and socially engaged projects in public space at the intersection of Gender and Identity, the Environment, Equity, Renewable Resources, Abolition, Restorative Justice, and the histories of the Gulf South. 

Carole is an organizer, artist, and soft-power activist, who has lived in New York, Chicago, Lancaster, PA, Weimar, Germany, anBeforeeach, and Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the Antenna/Paper Machine team, Carole was a bridal gown designer and production manager for Janell Berte; an education director for the Huntington Beach Art Center, HB CA, and the Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; and a Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials in the Department of Art, at California State University Los Angeles. In their role as Professor, Carole developed a unique interdisciplinary theory and practice-based critical craft, design, textiles, and apparel curriculum, served on numerous department, college, and university committees, and managed student workers and lecturers while maintaining a rigorous creative/scholarly practice.