DR. KRISTEN WATERS TO
CNR’S ANNUAL DOWELL
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, March 11, 2008 –In honor of Women’s
History Month, The College of New Rochelle (CNR) will host its
annual Elvira M. Dowell ’36
Lecture featuring noted author and editor Dr. Kristin Waters. This year’s
lecture, "Crying Out For Liberty": Freedom and Equality in Early
will take place on Monday, March 31, 2008, from 7 – 9 p.m., in Romita
Auditorium on CNR’s Main Campus in New Rochelle. A reception and book
signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the
The Dowell Lecture series, sponsored by the Women’s
Studies Department, School of Arts & Sciences, and presented
annually by CNR, was endowed by Dr. George B. Dowell in memory of his
sister, Elvira M. Dowell, a
1936 graduate of the School of Arts & Sciences at the College.
Dr. Kristin Waters, a professor of Philosophy at
Worcester State College in Massachusetts, is the editor of Women and
Men Political Theorists: Enlightened Conversations, a collection
essays that according to one review “restores women and minorities to
the arena of political theory and debate” and co-editor of Black
Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds, which
the 2007 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association
of Black Women Historians. Dr. Waters has published in the areas of
social and political philosophy, feminist ethics and epistemology, and
the history of ideas.
For information, contact Dr. Roblyn Rawlins, Chair,
Women’s Studies Program 914-654-5386.
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The first Catholic
college for women in New York State, The College of New Rochelle was
founded in 1904 by the Ursuline Order. Today, it comprises the
all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and three schools which admit
women and men: the School of New Resources
(for adult learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate
School. The main campus of the College is located in lower
Westchester County, 16 miles north of New York City. The College
maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit the
College’s website at www.cnr.edu.