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Plenary Event – “Examining the Roles of Women at Pitt”
April 7, 2004
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Assembly Room, William Pitt Union



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The April 7 Senate plenary session, “Examining the Roles of Women at Pitt,” focused on existing programs to encourage full participation of women at Pitt as well as ideas for new initiatives.  Joan Reede, M.D., who is the Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School, was the keynote speaker at the event.  Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Provost James V. Maher offered opening remarks.  Professor Josephine Olson, Senate Secretary, introduced the speaker.  The program included a panel chaired by Professor Audrey Murrell on “Creating and Sustaining the Success of Pitt Women.”  Panelists were Senior Vice Chancellor Arthur Levine, Dean Carolyn Ban and Associate Vice Chancellor Jane Thompson.   Elizabeth Baranger was honored by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns (PACWC).   Fran Czak was also recognized with flowers for her hard work. Professor Irene Hanson Frieze, Senate Vice President, chaired the Plenary and the Planning Committee.  

The event was organized by the members of the planning committee.  The committee was concerned with developing a set of short- and long-term recommendations for changes that build on some of the positive actions already taken at Pitt. 

As a result of a unanimous vote by the faculty assembly, the activities of the planning committee will continue as the Senate ad hoc Committee for the Support and Advancement of Women at Pitt. 

Please contact Professor Frieze at or 412/624-4336 if you would like further information or would be interested in joining the ad hoc committee.



last updated 04/12/2007
Elisabeth Reynolds