Dr. Nancy Folbre to Speak for Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture at Mary Baldwin

March 21, 2001

Dr. Nancy Folbre will lecture as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium, Monday, April 2, at 8 p.m. The topic of the lecture is “The Care Penalty: Meeting Needs for Elder Care, Healthcare, and Child Care.”

Folbre is professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining the faculty in 1984, she taught at the New School for Social Research and Bowdoin College. She authored works including, Who Pays for Kids?, Gender and the Structures of Constraint, The Ultimate Field Guide to the U.S. Economy, War on the Poor: A Defense Manual, De la Difference des Sexes en Economie Politique, as well as two forthcoming books; The Invisible Heart: Feminism and Family Value, and Greed and Lust: A History of Economic Ideas. She is an associate editor of The Journal of Feminist Economics and a staff person for the Center of Popular Economics. Folbre was quoted in the March 19 issue of U.S. News & World Report in an article about economics of motherhood.

This event is sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Lambda of Virginia Chapter.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.