Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A Conference for Title IX

As a part of a continuing commemoration of Title IX, the SHARP Center for Girls and Women at the University of Michigan is hosting a three day conference in Ann Arbor with a mission to “co-create an agenda for future research intended to fulfill the promise of this important legislation.”

The “Title IX at 40: Progress and Equity for All” conference begins today at 5pm (ET) with a keynote by Laila Ali, President of the Women’s Sports Foundation and will continue through Friday afternoon with panels, poster presentations, round table sessions and lectures. The conference will welcome athletes, coaches, administrators, policy makers and educators for a transdisciplinary discussion about the law and its impact on sports.

Among them is Marie Hardin, Associate Director of Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, who has been invited to participate on the Journalists, Media, and Title IX panel. Her talk titled “Women Covering Sports: Why it Matters” will be held on Friday, May 11, at 11:15am.

Earlier on Friday, another Penn State researcher, John Cheslock from the Center for the Study of Higher Education, will be addressing participation trends and financial challenges in intercollegiate athletics.

You can find the detailed program here.

The Curley Center will provide daily recaps from the conference on this blog. To follow the conference “live,” check out the Center’s Twitter account: @CurleyCenter #TitleIXConference

-- Dunja Antunovic

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