2013-2014 Mather Salon Series:
Dialogue and Discourse for 20th-Century Women

About the Salon Series: Organized and supported through the generosity and efforts of the Community Advisory Board, this successful series featuring women faculty from CWRU is held in community homes and establishments and centers on issues of interest to the wider Cleveland community.



Salon 1: Interrupting the Program: Transitioning from Academic Scholarship to Fiction Writing

Catherine Scallen

Tuesday, January 14th, 9:30-11:30am

Home of Diane Schwartz:
2699 Wicklow Road Shaker Heights

Arranged by Kathryn Karipides


Session facilitated by Professor Marie Lathers

Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Humanities and French, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, CWRU


Dr. Lathers received her Ph.D. from Brown University.  She is the author of three books:  The Aesthetics of Artifice: Villiers' L'Eve Future (1996); Bodies of Art:  French Literary Realism and the Artist's Model (2001); and Space Oddities:  Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 (2010).  She has also translated Gilbert Doho's People Theater and Grassroots Empowerment in Cameroon (2006).  She is the author of articles in reviews including The Romanic Review, Feminist Studies, Woman's Art Journal, Frontiers: A Journal of Woman Studies, French Civilization, and Mosaic.  


Dr.  Lathers teaches all levels of French language and literature and SAGES seminars on women in outer space, space travel in film and literature, and the planet Mars in film and literature.  She leads the French spring study abroad service program in Montreal, and is the coordinator for the Mars Research Group at CWRU 


Dr.  Lathers has received the NEH Fellowship, Summer Stipend, and Summer Seminar Grant (for The American Academy in Rome); a Fulbright Teaching and Research Award (Cameroon) and a Camargo Foundation Fellowship (Cassis, France).  At CWRU, she has received the Mortar-Board Top Prof Award and the Women of Achievement Award in 2012.


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Salon 2: Academic Leaders Panel Discussion: What I wish I'd known when I began my career as a woman chair in STEMM

Wednesday, February 19th, 9:30-11:30am
Home of Lin Emmons, 16800 South Woodland Road, Shaker Heights, 44120


Mary D. Barkley

M. Roger Clapp University Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry

Kathleen Kash

Professor and Chair, Department of Physics

Daniela Calvetti

James Wood Williamson Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics


Dorothy C. Miller, D.S.W.,

Former Director, Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, CWRU &
Former Chair of the Women's Studies Department, Wichita State University


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Salon 3: Solving the Puzzle of Autism:
An Innovative Cleveland Academic and Medical Collaboration

A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 26th, 9:30-11:30am
Home of Lin Emmons: 16800 South Woodland Road, Shaker Heights, 44120



Moderator: Lynn T. Singer

Deputy Provost and Vice President
Academic Affairs and
Professor, Departments of Environmental Health Services,
Pediatrics, and Psychiatry

Anastasia Dimitropoulos

Associate Professor,
Department of Psychological Sciences

Nancy Roizen

Nancy Roizen, M.D.

Professor & Division Chief of
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatrics.

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Salon 4: Grandmothers, Caregiving, Families, and Transitions

Wednesday, April 23rd, 9:30-11:30am

Home of Sue Berlin: 13900 Shaker Blvd., #1210, Cleveland, OH
Arranged by Dianne Hunt


Session facilitated by Professor Carol M. Musil Carol Musi

Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing


Dr. Musil's research focuses on stress, health, and caregiving. For the past 17 years, Dr. Musil has studied, longitudinally, the physical and psychological health of grandmothers, especially those raising grandchildren, and how factors such as resourcefulness and support affect the grandmother's health and family well-being especially during times of strain and transitions. She takes a multigenerational view of families, and has included grandmothers and their grandchildren in her research.


Her research has been funded by the American Nurses' Foundation, and by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institute of Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Musil has received the Hartford/Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Award for Leadership in Geriatric Nursing and the Senior Scientist Award from MNRS. She is recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in the Gerontological Society of America. On campus,


Dr. Musil has been very involved in faculty governance, and has chaired the Faculty Senate Committee on Research, and she chaired the CWRU Faculty Senate in 2009-2010.


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