Advancement for Women & Minorities * Focus of Visiting Scholar

Exciting upcoming events at UAF which will examine systemic barriers to opportunity and advancement for women. 

Professor Sharon Bird will be a visiting scholar at UAF during the week of September 24. Dr. Bird is a sociologist whose most recent research focuses on women and minorities in the academic STEM disciplines.

Students are invited to a lunch event where they can drop in to meet Dr. Bird. Women and minority students who are in the STEM disciplines and social sciences might be especially interested in chatting with her. The lunch with students will be on Monday, September 24, noon-1:00 in the conference room on 7th floor Gruening. The lunch is hosted by Kara Dillard and Janet Schichnes, and is supported by the CLA Dean's Office, the Women's & Gender Studies Program, and a generous grant from the Midwest Sociological Society.
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Dr. Bird will give a talk that is open to the community on the evening of Monday, September 24 at 5:30 in Schaible Auditorium. Her talk for the community is entitled, "Navigating Barriers: Why the Personal Strategies Women and Minorities Use to Navigate Careers in Academia Don't Always Advance Collective Goals." A reception to honor the Women's & Gender Studies Program's 25th anniversary will follow Dr. Bird's community lecture at 7:30PM in Alumni Lounge.
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Bird is the keynote speaker for the annual Women Faculty Luncheon on September 25. Her talk entitled, "Unsettling Systemic Barriers to the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Academic Science and Engineering" is guaranteed to be energizing and engaging. Women faculty are encouraged to RSVP right away to reserve your seat at the Women Faculty Luncheon. Reserve online @ 
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