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Continuing the Conversation: Success Strategies

Continuing the Conversation: Success Strategies

May 2, 2016
SAU - Clark A
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This event is a follow-up to a session hosted by CREW in December: Success Strategies for Research Focused Junior Faculty Women at RIT. Findings from this session will be discussed. Our moderator, Priya Natarajan, will lead a round table discussion about actions RIT can take to support research focused women faculty.

Priyamvada Natarajan, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. She is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. Her research involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies. In particular, she has focused on making dark matter maps of clusters of galaxies, the largest known repositories of dark matter. Priya was the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Astronomy at Yale during the academic years 2009-2010 and 2007-2008 and was the Director for Graduate Studies for Admissions in 2011-2012. Priya was the chair of the Womens Faculty Forum (WFF) from 2011 - 2013 at Yale. She is deeply interested in Institutional Change with regard to Gender Parity in the Academy. Along with Judith Resnik and Reva Siegel at the Yale Law School, she has co-organized two Gruber conferences titled Parity as Practice: The Politics of Equality held from 30 - 31 March, 2012 and the second one titled Contesting Gender Inequalities" from 25 - 28 April, 2013 at the Law School. Priya is on the Board of the Swiss Edge Certified Foundation that works toward gender equality in the workplace.

Please RSVP to advancewomen@rit.edu by April 28th. Please request interpreting services.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.