Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women


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2120 Campus Road Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Mail Stop: 502

Phone:  419.530.8570

Fax:  419.530.8575

Lunch with a Purpose

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women is excited to present its new series, Lunch with a Purpose. This series allows individuals to present their outstanding research to colleagues on campus, while fostering interdisciplinary discussions. Lunch with a Purpose occurs at the Eberly Center and guests are encouraged to bring their lunches while listening to the presentations. Please call 419.530.8570 to register, space is limited!

Introducing UT's Center for Muslim Women

Tuesday, FEb. 19 | 12:00 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Asma Abdel HalimDr. Asma Abdel Halim, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Dr. Asma Abdel Halim has been a human rights activist for the past 35 years and recently co-founded UT’s Center for Muslim Women. She currently researches Sudanese laws from a feminist perspective, especially laws that directly affect women’s rights such as Personal Status Laws (Ahwal Shakhsiyya) and criminal laws.


Spirits of blood, spirits of breath: the twinned cosmos of indigenous America

Tuesday, March 19 | 12:00 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Barbara MannDr. Barbara Mann, Professor of Humanities

The philosophy of Turtle Island (Native North America) forms a collaborative binary, viewed as a Twinship of Blood (earth) and Breath (sky). Neither half can exist without its Twin, so that both halves are necessary and good. The Cosmos requires the halves to function in dynamic balance, endlessly spinning out in fractals, each replicating the Twinship. Practical results of the philosophy include female/male parallelism, halved-whole iconography, and the gift economy.


current research from dr. bina joe

Tuesday, April 23| 12:00 – 1 p.m. | Eberly Center

Monita MungoDr. Bina Joe, Distinguished University Professor & Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Dr. Bina Joe, Ph.D., FAHA, FAPS (CVS) is a founding Director of the Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine, UT College of Medicine. Dr. Joe's research on the genetics of hypertension has been funded from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute since 2004. She is an accomplished scientist in the field of hypertension, a multi-factorial disease and a leading cause of death. Her laboratory developed ways to identify genetic components of blood pressure regulation using rats as model organisms and systems biology approaches. The studies led to the identification of new genes regulating blood pressure in rat models, some of which are also genetically associated with human essential hypertension. Her lab also studies the link between host genomic interactions with microbiota in hypertension.


Presentation Proposals
If you are interested in having your research considered for part of the Lunch with a Purpose Series, please email

All proposals will be reviewed by the Eberly Center Faculty Advisory Board for consideration. Individuals submitting proposals will be notified of the decision within 30 days of their submission
Last Updated: 1/15/19