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Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, kicks off CSE 2012 Distinguished Lecture Series

Maria Klawe, renowned computer scientist and President of Harvey Mudd College, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Microsoft Atrium of the UW’s Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering. Her talk, “The Harvey Mudd Story: From 10 percent to 40 percent female in computer science in three years,” will explore how her institution began an effort in 2006 that quadrupled its female representation in computer science majors to 40 percent – the same percentage as the Harvey Mudd student body.

Maria will be followed in the 2012 CSE Distinguished Lecture Series by Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, on October 30; Susan Athey, Stanford superstar digital economist, on November 13; and Regina Barzilay, a leader in natural language processing from MIT CSAIL, on January 8.

UW News article on Klawe’s talk here.  UW CSE Distinguished Lecture announcement here.  Information on all of this year’s UW CSE Distinguished Lecture Series talks here.

Bruce Hemingway photographs of Maria’s CSE Distinguished Lecture here.