This Friday and Saturday (March 3 and 4), feminist biologist Professor Anne Fausto-Sterling will visit the University of Iowa to participate in Iowa City's celebration of Darwin Day. Fausto-Sterling will give two talks, a professional talk about her current research on gender and development on Friday at 3 pm in the Kollros Auditorium (Biology Building East) and a public lecture on gender, science and public policy on Saturday at 12:00 pm. She will also participate in a roundtable discussion at the DeLTA Center (Friday 9:00 am, S204 Lindquist) and a lunchtime discussion with faculty and students from the social sciences and humanities (Friday 12:00-1:00 pm in 704 Jefferson Building).
Professor Fausto-Sterling is the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University, and founder and former director of the Science & Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books that are referenced widely in feminist and scientific inquiry and over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received grants and fellowships in both the sciences and the humanities.
Iowa City's Darwin Day events are organized in part by the "Crossing the Social/Biological Divide," an Obermann Working Group. Events are sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Pentacrest Museums, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the Public Policy Center, the Iowa City Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, POROI, the University of Iowa Community Credit Union, the University of Iowa Libraries, the DeLTA Center, the Council on the Status of Women, the Division of General Internal Medicine, Women in Science and Engineering, Linda and Rick Maxson, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics and the University of Iowa Departments of Biology, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Gender Women’s & Sexuality Studies, Rhetoric, and American Studies. All events are free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Deirdre Egan in advance at 335-0188.