Gender http://wunc.org en Meet Michele Tracy Berger http://wunc.org/post/meet-michele-tracy-berger <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); line-height: 16px; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When <a href="http://micheleberger.wordpress.com/">Michele Tracy Berger</a> was a young girl, her mother gave her a gift: a walk-in closet. Looking back, she thinks of this space as her first portal to creativity. Creativity served as a survival tool for her during a difficult childhood involving abuse and poverty. Today, she's a <a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/about_us">creativity coach</a><a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/home"> </a>and professor of women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:19:03 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33375 at http://wunc.org Meet Michele Tracy Berger "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor http://wunc.org/post/honor-diaries-explores-violence-name-honor <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary </span><a href="http://www.honordiaries.com/home" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">"Honor Diaries"</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:42:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32330 at http://wunc.org "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally http://wunc.org/post/new-rti-center-studies-gender-and-imbalances-power-globally <p>RTI International has recently created a <a href="http://www.rti.org/page.cfm/Gender_Center">Global Gender Center</a> to study and find solutions for imbalances of power against women around the world.<br /><br /><br />Wendee Wechsberg directs the new organization and is doing field work in South Africa. She said many universities have researchers who study individual communities but the Global Gender Center will work to connect those experts. Priority issues include HIV, domestic violence and economic development.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31677 at http://wunc.org New RTI Center Studies Gender And Imbalances Of Power Globally UNC Governors' Board Says 'No' To Gender-Neutral Housing http://wunc.org/post/unc-governors-board-says-no-gender-neutral-housing <p></p><p><a href="http://www.northcarolina.edu/bog/members.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">UNC Board of Governors members</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> voted unanimously to cancel a policy allowing men and women to live together on the Chapel Hill campus.&nbsp; The vote nullified the </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel Hill trustee board's endorsement of gender neutral housing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some male and female students were going to live together in 32 living spaces set aside in two dorms starting this month.&nbsp; But the board of governors said that arrangement would be inappropriate.&nbsp; Chairman Peter Hans says their consideration of the policy included the unfavorable opinions of some state lawmakers.</span><br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:24:26 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20519 at http://wunc.org UNC Governors' Board Says 'No' To Gender-Neutral Housing What Makes Us Smile? http://wunc.org/post/what-makes-us-smile <p>Sure, it's more or less a given that we smile when we're happy and we smile when our picture is taken. &nbsp;But do we also smile automatically throughout the day when we make eye contact with strangers? &nbsp;How often do we smile in conversation?&nbsp; Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:51:26 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 19876 at http://wunc.org What Makes Us Smile? Poet Explores How Childlike "Boyishness" Exists Where You'd Least Expect It http://wunc.org/post/poet-explores-how-childlike-boyishness-exists-where-youd-least-expect-it-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://boyishly-tanya.blogspot.com/">Tanya Olson</a> will tell you that being an eight-year-old child in the world allows you a lot of room to be whoever and whatever you want. You can be a whale, a man, a spaceship, and few will tell you otherwise. After that age though, the feeling doesn't necessarily go away. She explores that desire to transform in her first book of poems, <a href="http://yesyesbooks.com">"Boyishly" (YesYes Books, 2013)</a>. Tanya Olson is a poet and an English professor at Vance-Granville Community College. Tue, 21 May 2013 16:07:04 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 15720 at http://wunc.org Poet Explores How Childlike "Boyishness" Exists Where You'd Least Expect It Why Comic Books Don’t Have Heroic Female Characters http://wunc.org/post/why-comic-books-don-t-have-heroic-female-characters <p>Comic book fans know the pleasure of becoming absorbed in an alternate world. One where weirdos and freaks reign supreme as superheroes and saviors. It’s the perfect escape for somebody that doesn’t feel as though they quite fit in. For Jeremy Whitley, comics were engrossing, so much so that he wanted to make his own. But then he had a daughter.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:38:24 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 14681 at http://wunc.org Why Comic Books Don’t Have Heroic Female Characters What's the Status Of North Carolina Women? http://wunc.org/post/whats-status-north-carolina-women <p>Women in North Carolina vote more and have higher levels of education than men, but a new report shows there are still major struggles.<br><br>Numbers from the latest “Status of Women in North Carolina” report were presented yesterday in a Nursing Assistants clinical lab at Wake Tech, where most of the students are women.&nbsp; This is Hope Marr’s second week in the program. The 24-year-old single mom was in Business Management at NC-State, but had to drop out.<br> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2588 at http://wunc.org