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Oregon State University will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, recognizing achievements by women within Oregon State and globally, and highlighting continuing efforts to ensure gender equality throughout higher education, the workplace and society.

President Jayathi Y. Murthy and Provost Edward Feser will co-host a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m., March 8, in the Memorial Union Lounge.

The event will include guest speakers, OSU Distinguished Professor Margaret Burnett, founder of The GenderMag Project, and Andrea Ballinger, vice provost for university information and technology. Both will provide comments related to the United Nations 2023 theme for International Women’s Day: “DigitAll: Innovation and technology for gender equality.”

A celebration station recognizing International Women’s Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 in the Student Experience Center Plaza, hosted by ASOSU Women & Gender and International and Cultural Coordinators. The event includes games, a hot cocoa bar and donuts, tables with Oregon State resources advancing the causes of women on campus, in the U.S. and around the world, and a space for envisioning feminist futures.  

The International Women’s Day webpage provides additional details and a list of events being held throughout the year at OSU recognizing women and their achievements.

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About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

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