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Saint Xavier panel to discuss women's under-representation in the sciences

"Why Not Me: Women in the Sciences" to be held Nov. 16

CHICAGO (Nov. 4, 2004) – A panel featuring three Saint Xavier professors will examine women’s under-representation in the science professions in a panel discussion to be held 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16 in the Fourth Floor Board Room of the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St. The panel, sponsored by Saint Xavier’s Women and Gender Studies program will examine two issues: why the sciences have been represented as a “for-men-only” field; and why nursing is not considered a science.

The panelists are:
· Saint Xavier School of Nursing Dean Anne Bavier, Ph.D.;
· Saint Xavier Chemistry Department Chair Frances Crean, RSM, Ph.D.;
· Saint Xavier Biology Department Chair Nancy Goodfellow, Ed.D.
· Allison Criss, Ph.D., microbiology post-doctorate candidate (Northwestern University Hospital)

Each panelist will offer brief remarks that touch upon their field’s approach to either of the two issues. The floor will then be opened to questions and discussion with the audience.

This program is free and open to the public. 	

For more information on this program or the Women and Gender Studies program, please call (773) 298-3598 or e-mail rossetti@sxu.edu.