Graduate Research Symposium on Women in Higher Education

UA News Services
Feb. 5, 2004

Women in Higher Education: Changing the Workplace is the theme of a graduate research symposium that will be held Friday, March 26, from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Kiva Auditorium of the College of Education.

Virginia Valian, author of "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women," will open the symposium with the keynote address. Valian is a professor in the psychology department at Hunter College and scholar of gender inequity in the professions. Valian is the recent recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award, which is partially funding the Gender Equity Project.

Students will present research from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a reception and poster session from 4 to 6 p.m. Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for consideration for the paper presentations or the poster session. Faculty are invited to submit proposals for the poster session.

The Association for Women Faculty, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and the Office of the Provost are sponsoring the symposium. The symposium was developed to mentor graduate students and encourage networking between faculty and students in different disciplines.

Faculty and students are asked to make reservations by Friday, March 12. The event is free and open to everyone.


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