For release: September 24, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
A panel of three prominent women scholars will discuss the role of women in higher
education during the Women’s Research Forum Monday, Oct. 4, at the University of Memphis.
“Women in Higher Education: What Have We Learned?” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Clement
Hall, Room 409. Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, it is free and open
to the public.
The presenters will be Janann Sherman, professor and chair of the Department of History
at the U of M; Jean O’Barr, a political scientist and professor emeritus at Duke University;
and Judy Touchton, president of Touchton Partners and founder of WomenLeadersMove.com.
Women have gained increasing visibility in higher education as opportunities have
expanded and more women have sought advanced degrees and academic careers. Despite
these advances, significant challenges remain. The presenters will briefly discuss
the early history of women in higher education, current trends, barriers to advancement,
and international perspectives. A panel discussion with the audience will follow.
Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage.
For more information about the forum, call 901-678-2642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about programs of the Center for Research on Women is available online