NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN FOUNDER VISITS CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

Tom Hutton, 262-3439

October

11, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tom Hutton, 262-3439

Margo Baker, 262-3832

Editor’s note: A photo of Sheila Tobias is available upon request.

NATIONAL

ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN FOUNDER VISITS CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

COLORADO

SPRINGS, COLO — Sheila Tobias, a founding member of the National Organization

for Women (NOW), will lecture on feminism in America and science education

during a two-day event Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the University of Colorado

at Colorado Springs. Tobias will give a feminist perspective of women

in the U.S. workforce and discuss the future of feminism in America.

She will also talk about science education and second tier students

— those who enjoy or perform successfully in science in high school

but do not choose to continue with science in college.

Tobias is the organizer

of the first large lecture course on women’s studies in the country,

an early contributor to Ms. Magazine, and currently vice president of

“Veteran Feminists of America.”

She is also a noted author on science education, gender and science,

and math anxiety. Her most recent books include “Faces of Feminism:

An Activist’s Reflections on the Womens’ Movement”

(Boulder, Westview Press, 1997) and “The Hidden Curriculum: Faculty-made

Tests in College Science” with Jacqueline Raphael, (New York:

Plenum Press, 1997). More information about Tobias is on her website

at http://www.sheilatobias.com.

Educated in history

and literature at Harvard University, she earned a master’s degree

in history and a master’s in philosophy at Columbia University

and eight honorary doctorates.

All events will

take place in the Science Building auditorium, room 221. The events

are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

From 4:30 –

5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 Tobias will present “Rosie the Riveter and Beyond:

A Feminist Perspective of Women in the U.S. Workforce.”

From 10:50 a.m.

– 12:05 p.m. Nov. 1, Tobias will present “Science Education

and the Second Tier Students.”

From 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 1, Tobias will conclude with a presentation on “The Future

of Feminism in America: Lessons from Our Past.”

Parking is free

if visitors park in regular spaces in Lots #3 and #4, which are located

at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. For more information, contact Phyllis

Shiba, 262-3479.

The University of

Colorado Global Change and Environmental Quality Initiative and the

Pikes Peak Chapter of Sigma Xi (the Scientific Research Society) are

cosponsors of the events.

CU-Colorado Springs,

located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the

fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing

universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees,

17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls more than 7,400

students annually.

 

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