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Publish Date: 03/28/14
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Best-Practices Scholar to Present to UC, College of Medicine

UC LEAF will host its next best-practices scholar, psychologist Diane Halpern, for a series of events targeting different audiences April 3 and 4.

April 3, 2014
  • On Thursday, April 3, Halpern will give a general audience talk for all UC faculty, staff and students. She’ll present "Gender Differences in Cognition and Their Implications for Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Education,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Tangeman University Center (TUC), Room 220. This talk is co-sponsored by UC LEAF AND Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • At 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Halpern will host a session for senior faculty in the College of Medicine in CARE/Crawley Building, Room 7870. The session will focus on work-life integration as well as changing departmental climate. Halpern will discuss problems that arise within departments that may be difficult for senior faculty to communicate about explicitly. 
April 4, 2014
  • A breakfast meeting for women medicine faculty will be held Friday, April 4, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in CARE/Crawley Building, Room 7870. This meeting is designed to for women faculty to interact more intensively with Halpern around issues of climate within their department, as well as around challenges in work-life integration. 
  • At 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in CARE/Crawley Building, Room 7870, Halpern will sit down for an informal discussion with women graduate students to talk about her own research as well as students’ personal experiences and concerns with work-life integration and departmental climate.   
Halpern is a psychologist and past-president of the American Psychological Association. She is the McElwee Family Professor of Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. Her work is considered groundbreaking and pivotal, especially with respect to critical thinking, gender differences in cognition, and balancing work and family. She is a prolific author and editor with over 20 books and hundreds of book chapters and other scholarly publications.

UC LEAF launched in April 2013 and is designed to promote Leadership, Empowerment, and Advancement for women STEM Faculty. The program is powered by a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program. The grant supports the university’s efforts to increase diversity, specifically as it relates to women in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines.

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