A Panel Discussion: “Academia through the Eyes of Women of Color”
March 3, 2009 Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
Please join the University of Maryland and moderator Ellin Scholnick, Associate
Provost for Faculty Affairs, for a panel discussion, “Academia through the Eyes
of Women of Color,” featuring Ritu Agarwal, Dean’s Chair of Information Systems
at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, on Tuesday, March 3 (Noon – 2 p.m., Charles
Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union).
Dr. Agarwal is the founder and director of the Center for Health Information
and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Smith School. She has published more than 75
papers on information technology. Her research focuses on the role and impacts of
information technology healthcare practice and delivery, how organizations derive
value from information technology through adoption, diffusion and creative use,
and the design and structuring of IT activities to maximize business innovation.
For the panel discussion, Dr. Agarwal is joined by four other University of Maryland
professors from across the disciplines. Together they will discuss the experiences
of being a woman and a person of color in individual departments as well as in academia
To RSVP and for additional information please
contact Isis Semaj.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Education, the Department of Sociology
and the Robert H. Smith School of Business.