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Lecture Series Focus on Women This Month, Throughout Semester

The women’s studies program’s Ernst & Young Lecture Series and the Science Today Lecture Series focused on women in STEM careers will continue to draw top speakers in March, Women’s History Month.

The weekly Ernst & Young series focuses on women and work with topics that include “Stereotypes of Women in STEM Education” and “Women Crossing Boundaries,” a talk by Pakistani filmmaker Ayesha Khan. This month alumna Nancy Salisbury ’93 will present on “Creating Equity in the Workplace” March 22.

A member of the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors and partner at Ernst & Young, Salisbury said class visits are a great experience.

“It’s great getting to come back (to campus) for my role on the board and I love to be involved in that way,” Salisbury said. “But it’s even better when I can get in front of the students and interact with them. You really get a feeling for the vibe on campus.”

Robert Feinberg ’78 and his wife, Robbi, endowed the lecture series on women and work in 2003, with a matching gift from his employer, global accounting and business advisory firm Ernst & Young. The series is a complement to the “Women, the Workplace and the Law” course, which is part of Oswego’s Women’s Studies program.

The annual series of presentations will take place 6 to 7:30 p.m. most Thursdays through April 26 in the Campus Center.

Similarly, the Science Today Lecture Series will draw speakers from universities such as Harvard and Yale, Spellman and Illinois — as well as the local campus — on women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions.

The lectures in the Science Today series will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesdays, in Sheldon Hall. The free public lectures will include refreshments at 3:45 p.m.

⎯ Shane M. Liebler

PHOTO CAPTION: Nancy Salisbury ’93, pictured at left with scholarship winner Lindsay Forte ’12 in 2010, is one of the Ernst & Young Lecture Series speakers who will visit campus during Women’s History Month and throughout the semester.

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