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Panel Discussion to Celebrate Female Scientists

By Maryland Today Staff

The School of Public Health will host a Women's History Month event at 3:30 p.m. Thursday about a 2020 documentary that chronicles the groundswell of contributions from female researchers, despite experiencing everything from subtle slights to overt sexual harassment.

Kinesiology Assistant Professor Sushant Ranadive and Associate Professor Shannon Jette will co-moderate a virtual conversation with Assistant Professor Jennifer Roberts in kinesiology and Professor Amy Sapkota in applied environmental health about “Picture a Scientist” and share their insights on how we might move toward gender equity in science.

Watch the movie before the panel discussion via UMD Libraries by clicking on “View Now” after logging in through your UMD account.

This event is the 2021 installment of the Joan S. Hult Lecture Series, an annual Women's History Month event named for a professor emerita in the Department of Kinesiology. Hult is one of the foremost historians on American women in athletics and was influential in the implementation of federal Title IX legislation (1972), which expanded opportunities for women and girls to participate in sports. She also wrote the book “A Century of Women’s Basketball: From Frailty to Final Four.”

The Joan S. Hult Women's History Month event is supported by the University Libraries. Register and get the Zoom link on this page.

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