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Monday, April 30, 2012
"Truth Values" Performance
May 8 in the Kelsey Theater at 7pm
as a response to former Harvard President Lawrence Summers' now
infamous suggestion that women are less represented than men in the
sciences because of innate gender differences, TruthValues: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze is
a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful and
ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional
woman in a male-dominated field. Performed barefoot on a bare stage with
only a chair and small table, writer/performer and "recovering
mathematician" Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a
hilarious and deeply touching performance that has earned raves from
critics and stirred audiences to standing ovations. http://www.unexpectedtheatre.org/
A panel discussion (with Professors Taipale and
Willcoxon from St. Olaf, Prof. Karen Saxe from Macalester, and the
artist) about women in science and mathematics will follow the show. This show is a "must see" for all persons who are a part of the math/science community.
St. Olaf students, faculty, and staff may pick up one free ticket for the show from Donna Brakke in Regents Math 307. The general public may purchase tickets from the theatre box office.