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Time flies!

The 2013-14 academic year has come to a close, and with it the FRI event season.  Check back in the early part of of the Fall 2014 semester for more information on the schedule of lectures, presentations, and opportunities for the new year.


7/18/14 - Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

(Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times, "The Upshot")  "One of the reasons so few women work in tech is that few choose to study computer science or engineering. Only 18 percent of computer science graduates in the United States are women, down from 37 percent in 1985. At a few top college programs, though, that appears to be changing."

6/30/14 - How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Limit Access to Birth Control

[Aaron E. Carroll, The New York Times]  "The Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case raises at least two questions: How will it affect access to contraception, and what do the drugs and devices the company objected to on religious grounds actually do?"

6/23/14 - Mormon Church Excommunicates Kate Kelly, Women's Rights Advocates

[Colleen Curry, ABC News] "Mormon women's rights activist Kate Kelly was excommunicated by the church Monday.  Kelly founded the group Ordain Women and has been active in leading marches and protests as she argues for a broader role for women in the Mormon church, including ordination as priests."