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Symposium planned to explore
causes of violence against women
September 21, 1998

The School of Family Studies' Violence Initiative will present a symposium "What Causes Men's Violence Against Women? Faculty presentations, Critiques, and Dialogues with Students" Sept. 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center's Konover Auditorium.

The symposium is based on a book that conceptualizes the causes of men's violence against women, co-edited by James O'Neill, a professor of family studies, and Michele Harway of the Phillips Graduate Institute. Three faculty members and three doctoral students from the School of Family Studies and other leading scholars in the field are contributing chapters to the book, which will be published in March 1999.

The violence initiative is a group of faculty and students who meet regularly to discuss how to better educate students, faculty and the state about the problems of family violence in Connecticut.