Rock and roll women, boomerang children

On Tuesday, March 26: UNMC employees and students are invited to a special presentation of "Rock and Roll Night School - Women Who Rock: Exploration and Exhibition."

"Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" is the first exhibit of its kind to explore the history of women in rock and roll. This Rock and Roll Night School will provide an overview of the exhibit and introduce key issues concerning the history of women in rock and roll.

Jason Hanley, Ph.D., director of education, and Dr. Kathryn Metz, Ph.D., education instructor at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will present the program.

Topics will include: What roles have women played in the music industry, and how have these roles changed throughout the history of rock and roll? How have women artists pushed the boundaries of what was considered an "acceptable" musical sound in their performances? How do the lyrics of rock and roll frequently objectify women, or conversely allow for a space to exercise a new voice and political action? How do women choose to visually represent themselves through fashion and image?

And finally, how does the way that rock and roll history is typically told shape our understanding of women's contributions throughout the 20th century?

This program is offered through the Time Travelers partnership, which provides free museum admission for medical center employees, students, and their immediate family with a valid identification badge, while also offering lectures, workshops and other events on the medical center campus.

Employees are encouraged to bring their lunch to the presntation, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on March 26 at College of Nursing Room 2017.

On Thursday, March 21: Gail Olson, Ph. D. will discuss "boomerang children," adult children returning to live in their parents' homes. Questions are welcome, so bring your lunch and be ready to learn.

Dr. Olson will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Durham Research Center Auditorium (room 1002).