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CROW Forum series at UNI to kick off Oct. 7

October 2, 2013

Catherine MacGillivray, director and associate professor, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 319-273-7102,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Augustina Naami, assistant professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "The Impact of Unemployment on Women with Physical Disabilities: A Comparison of Tamale, Ghana and Salt Lake City, UT," at noon, Monday, Oct. 7, as part of the Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum. The forum will be held in the Center for Multicultural Education.

Other CROW Forum presentations scheduled for this fall include:

Nov. 4: Dawn Del Carlo, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Tori Quist, a senior majoring in chemistry, will present "Female Scientists' Sense of Self and Stereotypes: Black Sheep or Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?"

Dec. 2: Jennifer Waldron, associate professor, health, physical education and leisure services and graduate coordinator for Women's and Gender Studies, will present "Is Hazing Fun or Is It Violent? A Post-Structuralist Perspective."

CROW Forums not only build community among people interested in women's and gender issues, but also allow UNI faculty to share their research with campus and the wider community.

Presentations are held at noon the first Monday of each month, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A. All events are free and open to the public. For additional information or a complete list of events, visit or contact Catherine MacGillivray, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNI, at 319-273-7102 or