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2011.04.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkldahl@unomaha.edu

Proulx to be Honored at Annual Women's and Gender Studies Spring Luncheon

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women's and Gender Studies Program will host its annual spring luncheon Friday, April 29. At the event, Professor Patrice Proulx will receive the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's and Gender Studies.

The Mary Ann Lamanna Award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program for involvement with teaching, research/creative activity or service.

"Mary Ann Lamanna, professor emeritus of sociology, made outstanding contributions to Women's and Gender Studies," said Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Women's and Gender Studies Program director. "It gives the program great pleasure to honor her each year through the selection of an individual to receive this award."

Proulx, a UNO faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages who teaches French, has a long and distinguished record of involvement with women's and gender studies. She has served on the program’s steering committee, provided outstanding teaching and her research contributions are even more noteworthy. As one nominator wrote: "Dr. Proulx is a renowned scholar, with numerous books, articles, and book chapters to her credit. Her scholarly emphasis on Francophone literature has a substantive focus on feminist theory and women writers."

The event starts at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. Tickets are $10 for faculty and staff and $5 for students. RSVPs are due by April 26 to Mary Dunn, 275 Arts and Sciences Hall, with checks payable to UNO Women’s and Gender Studies. Luncheon choices include vegetarian focaccia or chicken salad. For more information, contact Falconer Al-Hindi at (402) 554-3834 or kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu.

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