CU Women Succeeding Symposium offers information, career development

Seventh annual event set for Feb. 26 at Anschutz Medical Campus
By Staff

The 2010 CU Women Succeeding Symposium is set for Feb. 26 at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The day of recognition, information, career development, support and more is aimed at members of the University of Colorado community at all career levels.

Keynote speaker during the free event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Research Center 2, will be Kathleen Bollard, associate vice president of academic affairs. Her topic: "Of Budgets and Branding: New Realities for Higher Ed in Colorado."

Joanne Belknap, professor of sociology at CU-Boulder, will be honored with the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding university faculty for their efforts to advance women in academia.

Belknap will present her research on feminist criminology. She has devoted the past 25 years to understanding female offenders, and the victimization of women and girls. She authored the book "The Invisible Woman: Gender, Crime, and Justice," a study on women and girls as offenders, victims and professionals in the criminal justice system.

Topics of long sessions at the symposium:

  • Being an effective mentor
  • Creativity in uncertain times: teaching, learning, scholarship and leadership in academia
  • CU women succeeding with social networks
  • Self-defense in the classroom: strategies for preventing, confronting and prevailing against uncivil student behavior
  • Workplace bullying among females

To register for the seventh annual event, click here.