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Restrictions on women in science will be topic for CROW Forum lecture

October 27, 2003

Cynthia Goatley, director, Graduate Program in Women's Studies, (319) 273-6270
Leslie Sandra Jones, UNI assistant professor of biology, (319) 273-7153
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 'What is it About the Culture of Science? The Persistent Under-representation of All Women,' will be the topic of the next CROW Forum lecture at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in Baker Hall, Room 161, on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

The lecture will be given by Leslie Sandra Jones, UNI assistant professor of biology. The scientific community celebrates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA this year. According to Jones, although not widely known, the discovery would not have been made without the contribution of Dr. Rosalind Franklin.

Jones will explain research that shows while male scientists believe science has become a meritocracy, the experiences of their female colleagues document a culture that is based on an inequitable sexual power structure.

The CROW (Current Research on Women) Forum series is sponsored by UNI's Graduate Program in Women's Studies. Admission is free and open to the public.