Symposium on ADVANCEing STEM Faculty at #UCDavis 4/25 1-4 PM

UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research •
UC Davis Advance Program
Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series

ADVANCEing STEM Faculty at UC Davis

A public symposium about the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program

Welcome by Provost Ralph Hexter Keynote by Chancellor Linda Katehi

Thursday April 25, 2013

1-4pm, with reception to follow ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis

For the past 20 years, the Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series has showcased the work of top-ranking women scientists and explored the challenges facing women in STEM disciplines. This year the CWR is proud to partner with the UC Davis ADVANCE Program to present the 2013 Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series in the form of a half-day symposium, “ADVANCEing STEM Faculty
at UC Davis.” The symposium will convene faculty, administrators, and students to discuss the national imperative for a diverse STEM faculty, the role the NSF ADVANCE Program plays in meeting that challenge, and the specific aims of the recently-established UC Davis ADVANCE Program lead by Chancellor Linda Katehi. Please join us to learn more about these issues and to welcome the ADVANCE effort to our campus.

Panel 1. “NSF ADVANCE: Goals, Impact, and Future”

  • Abigail Stewart, Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, and Director of University of Michigan ADVANCE
  • Susan Carlson, UC Office of the President Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, Professor of English at UC Davis, PI of the NSF ADVANCE grant “Meeting the California Challenge”
  • Ruth Zambrana, Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, College Park

Panel 2. “ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at UC Davis”

  • Kim Shauman, Professor of Sociology, Co-PI and Faculty Director of UC Davis ADVANCE
  • Adela de la Torre, Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Professor of Chicana/o Studies,
  • Director of the Center for Transnational Health at UC Davis, and Co-PI of UC Davis ADVANCE
  • Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor of Evolution and Ecology, and Co-PI of UC Davis ADVANCE


Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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