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Women’s Research Colloquium Set

Professors Nancy Briggs of Communication Studies and Xin Li of Teacher Education will be featured speakers at the Spring Women’s Research Colloquium at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid.

The event is presented by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, with additional sponsorship by the Women’s Resource Center and the Office of University Research. Dinner begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by presentations at 5:45 p.m.

Briggs will speak on “40 Years of Research: From Rhetoric to Great Ape Communication.” She is a noted expert on orangutans and will share her research into ape behaviors and how her research in storytelling relates to ape communication studies co-authored with both researchers Jane Goodall and Birute Galdikas.

Li will discuss “Immigrant Women’s Cross-Cultural Life Stories.” Her research focuses on narrative inquiry in curriculum studies. Her presentation will explore stories of Chinese women who immigrated to North America in the 1990s as pioneers in their families, including her own experiences.

Tickets are $20 per guest, and faculty are encouraged to sponsor a student. Reservations may be made by Wednesday, April 16, by contacting Cynthia Angiuli in the President’s Office,, 562/985-1688.