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A Panel Discussion: “Academia through the Eyes of Women of Color”

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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).

Ritu AgarwalDr. 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 generally.

Featured Panelists:

  • Ritu Agarwal, Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Kandice Chuh, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English
  • Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Carol Sheffey Parham, Chair of the President's Commission on Women's Issues and Interim Associate Chair of the Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education
  • Ruth Zambrana, Graduate Director of the Women's Studies Department and Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity

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.

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