"Mind the Gap: Increasing the Participation of Women in Science at Princeton"
May 6 2015 -
8:00am to 9:30am
Please note this seminar is full. The seminar will be webcast live to the campus community. You can view the webcast via: http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/
A lecture by Shirley M. Tilghman,
President of the University, Emeritus
The 2nd Annual Women in Science Seminar Series
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room
58 Prospect Avenue
Open to Princeton University graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows and staff only. Lunch will be served. Space is limited, and registration is required to attend.
Professor Tilghman will speak about her time as President, the status of women in science at Princeton before and after her tenure, and what she thinks still needs to be done in the academic community.
A native of Canada, Shirley M. Tilghman arrived in Princeton in 1986 as the Howard A. Prior Professor in the Life Sciences. In 1988 she was appointed an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in 1998 was named the founding director of Princeton’s multidisciplinary Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. In 2001 Tilghman was elected Princeton University’s 19th president. During her tenure the university expanded its undergraduate and graduate student bodies, and instituted a four-year college system. She oversaw the creation of major new academic programs, including the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment and the Lewis Center for the Arts. Upon the completion of her term in June of 2013, she returned to the faculty. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Developmental Biology, the Genetics Society of America Medal, and the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, The National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine , the Royal Society of London and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. She serves as a Trustee of Amherst College, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the Institute for Advanced Study, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and is a director of Google Inc.
Women in STEM Graduate Student Council and the Graduate School