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Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations

Women’s History Month

March presents the Quinnipiac community with the opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of women at our university and throughout our society.

We hope you will participate in our month-long series of events.

Women’s History Month Events

International Women’s Day Teach In

March 8, 2021

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)

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Panhellenic’s Women’s History Month Educational Series

March 8, 2021

9:30 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)

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'Knock Down the House' Screening

March 11, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

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'We Should All Be Feminists' Screening

March 16, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (ET)

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Our Community in Action

Kristin Tompkins ’00 works in a lab.

Research scientist worked on Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

After earning her BS in clinical lab science, Kristin (Kourie) Tompkins ’00 donned a lab coat at Pfizer and went right to work as an assistant researcher. Twenty years later, she is a senior research scientist and part of the team that worked on the COVID-19 vaccine in Pfizer’s research and development group at its Pearl River, New York, facility.

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Headshot of  Khalilah Brown-Dean

Professor’s radio show explores equity and race

Khalilah Brown-Dean has been a coveted radio guest for years. So when Connecticut Public Radio asked her to host a new show about social disruption in America, Brown-Dean saw a chance to effect change from a bully pulpit. Or at least, a bully microphone.

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Kimberly DiGiovanni speaks to crowd

Professor named chair of an Urban Waters Initiative for Connecticut DEEP

Kimberly DiGiovanni, assistant teaching professor of civil engineering at Quinnipiac, has been named chair of an Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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Girl sitting and listening at 2021 spring speaker event

People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announces spring speaker series

The People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship announced its annual Speaker Series, which kicks off on March 10. The series features corporate innovators, entrepreneurs, Quinnipiac alumni, public and private sector support organizations and experts who focus on financing entrepreneurial startups.

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Antoinette (Toni) Bush and Elicia Pegues Spearman headshot

Successful leaders stress open-minded, eclectic mindset as keys to success

Long before she became a lawyer, Antoinette Bush was a kid from Illinois whose father, a state’s attorney, showed her the impact that law could have on society. As executive vice president and global head of government affairs for News Corp., Bush is making her own impact.

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