National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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September 18, 2006

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Eliminating gender bias in universities requires immediate overarching reform, as well as decisive action by university administrators, professional societies, government agencies, and Congress, says a new report from the National Academies. Women face barriers to hiring and promotion in research universities in many fields of science and engineering a situation that deprives the United States of an important source of talent.



Speakers:
DONNA SHALALA (committee chair), president, University of Miami, and former secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ANA MARI CAUCE, executive vice provost, Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle MARIA ZUBER, head of the department of Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge