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UNI professor to present lecture on university diversity policies

January 24, 2013

Catherine MacGillivray, interim director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 319-273-7102, catherine.macgillivray

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- University of Northern Iowa assistant professor of sociology, Ruth Chananie-Hill, will present her lecture, "Effects of Social Movement and Institutional Networks on University Diversity Policies, Initiatives and Culture," from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A.

"One of my main research interests is in social movements, and I was curious as to whether and how students' actions would result in any significant changes in terms of supporting diversity initiatives here at UNI," said Chananie-Hill. "I have a vested interest in seeing our campus become not only more diverse, but in its becoming a truly welcoming, inclusive space for everyone."

Chananie-Hill has published numerous works on topics such as social movements, race, and gender and sexuality. Her lecture is a part of the Current Research on Women and Gender Forum, a lecture series sponsored by UNI's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact, Catherine MacGillivray, interim director, UNI Women's and Gender Studies, at 319-273-7102 or