Sexual Harassment in Science

By Elizabeth Walker | August 16 2018

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm |  Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Ampitheater (4th Floor)

Sexual Harassment in the Academy 2018 Panel Discussion Series

Welcome by Chris Poulsen, Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, U-M

- Elizabeth L. Hillman,* President of Mills College
- Kathryn Clancy,* Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois
- Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education, U-M

In 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled a committee to conduct a study on the impact of sexual harassment in academia on the career advancement of women in the scientific, technical, and medical workforce. The committee published a comprehensive report titled, "Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine," in June 2018. The report identifies key findings on the causes and impacts of sexual harassment, and recommendations for institutional policies, strategies, and practices to address and prevent it.

The panel will include a summary of the report, discussion from the report’s co-authors, commentary from disciplinary experts, and Q&A with the audience. It will offer broad discussion of use to any member of the university community or the public interested in sexual harassment in academia. A reception will follow.

The Sexual Harassment in the Academy Panel Discussion Series is presented by IRWG and the Office of Research, with co-sponsorship from: ADVANCE, The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, the College of Literature Sciences, and the Arts, and the College of Engineering

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