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College to Host National Conference on Succeeding as Women in Higher Education

09/04/2009 

SUNY Cortland’s Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies will hold a conference titled “Succeeding as Women in Higher Education” from Friday, Oct. 23-Sunday, Oct. 25, at the College.

Keynote speaker Sarah Fenstermaker, a professor in the Sociology Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, has written extensively about gender inequality. She will speak at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Conference speakers will explore, through presentations, workshops, and artistic presentations, essential questions concerning the reasons women are not in leadership positions in higher education in general. They will discuss the institutional practices that exist to support, enhance, and cultivate gender equity in higher education; the values that impede or promote women in leadership positions; and the attributes or credentials that are required for women in leadership positions.

Philosophy Professor Mechthild Nagel, who chairs the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), organized the conference.

Admission is $125 for those who pre-register by Sept. 30 and $140 after that date.

The full schedule, registration form and a complete list of sponsors, is available on the conference Web site at www.cortland.edu/swhe. For more information, contact the conference at gender@cortland.edu or the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at (607) 753-5784.