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Oct. 8-10, UAB to host conference on diversity, gender equity in education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Education will host the Research on Women and Education 35th annual fall conference Oct. 8-10 at the Courtyard By Marriott, 1820 Fifth Ave. South. College and university faculty, K-12 teachers, education students and teacher educators are invited to attend. To register, visit the Web site at

The conference will present the latest research on issues related to equity and diversity. Shirley Malcom, Ph.D., director of education and human resources for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will deliver the keynote speech at noon Friday, Oct. 9. Malcom is a nationally renowned expert on education and science literacy.

Other speakers will include author and lecturer David Sadker, Ed.D., a nationally renowned expert on gender equity in the classroom and co-author of the book, Failing at Fairness. He will present an interactive workshop for K-12 teachers and teacher educators and discuss findings from his most recent publication, Still Failing at Fairness.

The conference speakers also will include Dolores Grayson, Ph.D., executive director of GrayMill Consulting, which is dedicated to promoting education and the equitable treatment of students. The UAB School of Education will assist teachers seeking CEU credit for their participation in this session.


Research on Women and Education (RWE) is a special-interest group of the American Educational Research Association. UAB Professor Gypsy Abbott, Ph.D., is the 2009 chair of RWE and the conference organizer. For more information about the RWE, visit the Web site

About UAB

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama's largest employer. For more information, please visit


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