|Public Affairs - Press Release|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Lecture series encourages women to attend graduate school
COLUMBUS, Miss. – A distinguished lecture program at Mississippi University for Women will focus on empowering women to seek graduate studies in computer science and technology.
Made possible through the Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), the Distinguished Lecture Series is set for Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday, Feb. 2
Panelists will include Dr. Pat Selinger, IBM Fellow and vice president of Area Strategy-Information and Interaction, Research, and Dr. Julia Hodges, head of Mississippi State University’s Computer Science and Engineering Department.
They will discuss their reasons for choosing to attend graduate school and briefly explain their research before inviting questions from the audience.
The Distinguished Lecture Series actively recruits members of underrepresented groups by sending faculty and industry researchers to college campuses to meet with undergraduate students and incite interest in graduate education.
Dinner and the panel discussion start at 5:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room on Feb. 1.
For more information, please contact Carla Lowery, MUW management information systems instructor, at (662) 329-7197 or (662) 329-7152.
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