Deanís Lecture Series at RIT Discusses Women and the Culture of Computing




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B. Thomas Golisano College hosts talk by Lenore Blum from Carnegie Mellon University

What will it take to get more women interested in the computer science field? That issue will be considered during the latest installment of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technologyís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Lenore Blum, Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will be the featured speaker. Her talk, ďTransforming the Culture of Computing: Women in CS,Ē takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, in the B. Thomas Golisano College auditorium on RITís Henrietta campus. A reception will immediately follow.

Blum joined the faculty of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. Her responsibilities include serving as co-director of ALADDIN, a center for algorithm, adaptation, dissemination and integration. She is also faculty advisor to Women@SCS at CMU.

NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and information technology and an undergraduate program in software engineering. The college is home to the Laboratory for Applied Computing, which partners with industry in the development of innovative applications of emerging information technologies.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls 15,500 students in more than 340 undergraduate and graduate programs.