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Academic Career Development Symposium Friday

PULLMAN, Wash. — An academic career development symposium showcasing the careers of successful women in the life sciences is scheduled from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Friday in T-101 of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building on Washington State University’s Pullman campus.

“While women have made great strides in the life sciences over the past few decades, they are greatly under represented in the ranks of tenure track faculty at WSU,” said Laura Corley, assistant professor of entomology.

Scheduled speakers include Jill Bystydzienski, director of the Women’s Studies Program, Iowa State University; Lynn Riddiford, professor of biology, University of Washington; Sandra Ristow, associate director of the WSU Agricultural Research Center; Kim Kidwell, associate professor of crop and soil sciences; Ekaterini Riga, assistant plant pathologist; and Corley. An open discussion will follow.

A reception is scheduled at 6 p.m. in 405 Lighty.

The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Contact Anke Schirp at schirp@wsu.edu or (509) 335-6258, ext. 8 for more information.

The symposium is being funded by a grant from the Associated Students of Washington State University, the Center for Integrated Biotechnology, the Women in Life Sciences and private donors.

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