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February 1, 2006
Michelle Cale, Institute for Research on Women and Gender: (650) 725-0371, email@example.com
A year ago, comments by Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers on gender ignited a national debate on the ability of women to become leading scientists and mathematicians. Londa Schiebinger, director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, says that in response to Summers' remarks, many universities carried out reviews and created structures to counter lingering and subtle discrimination against women. But what has been women's experience in math, and what within the culture of mathematics makes their presence so rare in elite circles? Schiebinger asks.
To discuss these issues, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender is hosting panel discussions titled "Proof and Prejudice: Women in Mathematics," from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Room 426 of Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460). At 7 p.m., the Golden Globe-nominated film Proof will be screened in Cubberley Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
The events are co-sponsored by the departments of Drama, English, History and Mathematics and the Feminist Studies Program.Program
Londa Schiebinger, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, (650) 723-1994, ext. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
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