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NSF Advance IT-Catalyst Seminar Event

“Advancing Women Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”
Dr. Virginia Valian

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Hunter College

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Dr. Virgina Valian Photo

Virginia Valian is professor of psychology and linguistics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

She is a cognitive scientist whose research focuses on language acquisition in two-year-olds, second language acquisition and sex differences in cognition. Dr. Valian is author of Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women.

Thursday, March 22, 2012
3:00 — 4:30 pm Hollings Library Program Room — Public Event
The lecture will focus on exploring ways to remedy the “leaky pipeline,” the attrition of women who pursue tenure-track or leadership positions in the sciences and engineering. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 23, 2012
Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Thomas Cooper Library, 5th level
Workshops for Faculty and Leadership in STEM Fields
8:30 am — 10:00 am College and Department leaders in the STEM disciplines
10:30 am — 12:00 pm Women Faculty in the STEM disciplines (Columbia campus)
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm Women Faculty in the STEM disciplines (Regional campuses)

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This event is sponsored by a NSF ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award, the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Computing.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost at 803-777-2808 or

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