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Team of Wellesley College faculty, researchers, and student to lead discussion

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The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) at Wellesley College will kick off its biannual Lunchtime Seminar Series on Thursday, March 1, with, “It’s March -- But Is It Madness? An Exploration of NCAA Women’s Basketball.” The program will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 413 of the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College.

This upbeat presentation will explore the fascinating experience of NCAA Women's Basketball in the midst of March Madness -- including aspects such as predictability, logic, policy, analysis, history, and significant milestones. The talk will be led by a knowledgeable group of NCAA Women's Basketball fans:

  • Georgia Hall, Ph.D., associate director of WCW and director of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), a program of WCW
  • Laura Pappano, inaugural writer-in-residence at WCW and an experienced journalist who has written extensively about gender equity issues in sports
  • Bridget Belgiovine, M.Ed., director of athletics and chair of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at Wellesley College
  • Lisette DeSouza, Ph.D., postdoctoral research scientist working with scholars at NIOST and WCW
  • Laura McGeary '19, research intern at NIOST and member of the Wellesley College basketball team

The Lunchtime Seminar Series is free and open to the public. Most programs are held Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Centers’ Cheever House location (828 Washington St, Wellesley), though this program will be held in the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, and WCW will provide tea and coffee. For accessibility questions, contact Disability Services at Wellesley College at disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2434. The Lunchtime Seminar Series schedule is subject to change. To confirm program lineup and location, call 781.283.2500 or visit wcwonline.org/calendar.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the program will be streamed live on the Wellesley Centers for Women Facebook page (@wcwonline). Recordings from past seminars are posted online at wcwonline.org/video.

The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) is the largest academic, women-and gender-focused, social-change-driven, research-and-action institute in the United States, located at Wellesley College. Scholars at WCW advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs. Areas of work include: Education, Economic Security, Mental Health, Youth and Adolescent Development, and Gender-Based Violence.

February 12, 2018

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