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MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Missouri to Host Internationally Renowned Gender Violence Activist

Nov. 30, 2016

WHAT: In recognition of the White Ribbon Campaign, the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center at the University of Missouri will hold a week of events to raise awareness of men’s role in antiviolence activism, featuring keynote lecturer Jackson Katz. The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement seeking to promote healthy relationships, gender equity […]  Full Story

President John F. Kennedy and the Masculine Mystique

In his new book, MU scholar suggests JFK’s popularity was rooted in his carefully cultivated masculine image

Nov. 28, 2016

President John F. Kennedy was in the White House less than three years—a presidency marked on the international stage by the rise of Fidel Castro’s regime and the Cuban missile crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion and a failed summit with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev. Yet, Kennedy is revered as one of the most popular presidents of the past century. Steven Watts, professor of history in the College of Arts & Science at the University of Missouri, says that JFK’s careful cultivation of his masculine image was the key to success with the American public.  Full Story
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