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Campus Event Highlights

Sexual abuse panel on March 2 

On Feb. 27, two long-awaited reports were made public regarding the  clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Church - the first prepared by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the second from the National Review Board.

The John Jay Report focused on the nature and scope of sexual abuse cases by Catholic clergy.  The Review Board's report will outline the Church's response to incidents of sexual abuse by priests and religious.

On Tuesday, March 2, from noon - 1:30 p.m., in Mayer Theater, the University will host a panel to discuss these reports.  The panel will include: Thomas Smolich, S.J., Jesuit Provincial; Thomas Plante, professor of psychology; and Victoria Brown, Assistant District Attorney for Santa Clara County.  Bishop P.J. McGrath of the Diocese of San Jose is scheduled to attend.

Women's History Month

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender, in cooperation with other campus groups, began a calendar of events in honor of women's history last week. The events are continuing this week. Here are some of the highlights.

Monday, March 1
BASIC TRAINING: WORKING WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, 3:30-5 p.m. Sobrato Commons
Lisa Millora, Office of Student Life
An overview of SCU's sexual assault protocol, the judicial process, and the relationship with local law enforcement will be presented.
Tuesday, March 2
VAGINA DIALOGUES: A PRESENTATION ON WOMEN'S SEXUAL HEALTH, 6-7 p.m. , Casa Italiana Commons
Learn and ask questions about women's sexual health.
Discussion Facilitators: Jeanne Zeamba, health educator and psychologist and Michele Helms, nurse
practitioner and physicians assistant
Wednesday, March 3
MEET THE AUTHORS: SCU FEMALE FACULTY SHOWCASE THEIR WORK, 3:30-5 p.m. Boland Room, Orradre Library
A display and presentation of current work by SCU women faculty, co-sponsored by the Women Faculty Group and Orradre Library.
Thursday, March 4
WOMEN OF COLOR NETWORK RECEPTION
3:30-5 p.m. Parlors D & E, Benson Center
Join fellow students, faculty and staff for food, friendship and conversation
Monday, March 8
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: CELEBRATING WOMEN IN POLITICS, noon -1 p.m., Sobrato Commons
Keynote Speaker: Former Santa Clara Mayor Judy Nadler, a Markkula Center senior fellow, with responsibility for programs in government ethics and ethical leadership. RSVP by Thursday, March 4.
Through March 30
The Program for the Study of Women and Gender has an exhibit in Orradre Library Foyer through March 30.

Meditation courses scheduled

The Religious Studies Department is hosting sessions on the basics of meditation, led by Christopher Tompkins, lecturer, who has created and co-coordinated a course famous at the UC Berkeley known as "Meditation, Mysticism, and the Mind."

The first session will be: "The Meditation Experience: an Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and Meditation." Tuesday, March 2, 4-6 p.m., Daly Science 207

 
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