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Penn Forum for Women Faculty

November 9, 2010, Volume 57, No. 11

Do Babies Matter in the Academy?, a lecture by Mary Ann Mason, will be presented by the Penn Forum for Women Faculty on Thursday, November 18, at 3:30 p.m. in Auditorium A4, at David Rittenhouse Labs, 33rd & Walnut Streets.

Professor Mason is co-director of the Center for Economics and Family Security, University of California at Berkeley School of Law. Her scholarship spans children and family law, policy and history. Recent works have focused on working families, in particular the issues faced by the surging numbers of professional women in law, medicine, science and the academic world. Her research findings and advocacy have been central to groundbreaking policy initiatives and the nationwide “Nine Presidents” summit on gender equity at major research universities. Professor Mason is a national expert on child custody issues and family law and policy, frequently addressing national and international media, conferences and workshops on children and family issues.

The Penn Forum for Women Faculty was created by women faculty for women faculty. Their mission is to build a community of women scholars that enriches the University of Pennsylvania. See www.upenn.edu/provost/pfwf.

Almanac - November 9, 2010, Volume 57, No. 11