Academic women’s societies hold dinner

The Academic Women’s Network from the Medical Campus and the Association of Women Faculty from the Hilltop Campus will hold their annual spring dinner April 30 at the Central Institute for the Deaf.

This year marks the first time the two groups have jointly held the dinner, which starts at 7 p.m. Cocktails and awards will be at 6 p.m.

The keynote address, scheduled for 8 p.m., will be given by Joan C. Williams, J.D., professor of law and director of the Program on Gender, Work and Family at American University’s Washington College of Law.

The topic of her presentation is “It’s Just Not Working: Work/Family Conflict in Academic Careers.”

Williams is the author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What To Do About It (1999).

She has also contributed chapters and articles to several other books, collective works and magazines, as well as having papers published in numerous law reviews and other journals.

She has presented papers at Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities and the University of Virginia, and at the annual conferences of the Organization of American Historians, the American Philosopher’s Association, the Modern Language Association, the American Political Science Association and other conferences.

Cost for the dinner is $25. For more information, e-mail Abby Hollander at