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  April 16, 2001

Wasserman to Speak on Women in Science

An experienced professional in science, law and university administration will discuss women in science during a special lecture sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on April 25. Elga Wasserman will speak on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Myths and Realities for Women Scientists." The talk will begin at noon, in South Campus, Building A, room 124-125.

Wasserman is author of the book, The Door in the Dream: Conversations with Eminent Women in Science (Joseph Henry Press, 2000), described by Chemical and Engineering News as "an intimate glimpse into the lives of successful women scientists."

She also wrote Women in Academia: Evolving Policies Toward Equal Opportunities (1975).

From 1962 to 1968, she served as assistant dean of the Yale Graduate School and later became special assistant to the president at Yale. She oversaw the admission of the first classes of undergraduat e women to Yale College.

From 1977 to 1994, she practiced family law.

She is now conducting research on eminent women in science.

Wasserman earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Harvard University in 1949 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1976.

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