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Le Moyne College Hosts Talk on "Hooking Up On Campus"

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a talk by Rebecca F. Plante on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. The talk is titled “Hooking Up on Campus: Sex in the Little City.” <br /> <br /> In her talk, Plante, assistant professor of sociology at Ithaca College, will discuss undergraduate students’ experiences with dating and other kinds of sexual relationships, common sexual practices, and the value and meaning these practices have to students. She will address a number of questions including: Does “hooking up” accompany a double standard for men and women? Are women more interested in relationships than men? What is the role of feelings in these encounters? <br /> <br /> Plante has published widely on sexualities and gender and has extensive training and certification as a sexuality educator and HIV/AIDS program evaluator. Her books include “Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective” (Westview, 2006) and “Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society,” co-edited with Michael S. Kimmel (Oxford, 2004). Rough Guides/Penguin will publish her wide-ranging book on dating in 2009. <br /> <br /> The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the gender and women’s studies program. For more information, contact (315) 445-4390.</p>
posted on: 3/19/2008