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Date: April 30, 2014

Time: 12:00 p.m. -

Location: Carl Fields Center Room 105

Joan A. Steitz, the Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, will speak on “Breaking the Barriers for Diversity in Science” at noon Wednesday, April 30, at the Fields Center, Room 105. Her talk is the inaugural lecture in the Graduate School’s new Women in Science Seminar Series. RSVP by emailing Jennifer Loessy at to attend the event.

The major focus of the presentation will be a review of the 2006 report from the National Academy of Sciences entitled “Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering.” This will be supplemented with data derived from subsequent reports on the subject of women in STEM fields and a consideration of issues that still need to be addressed.