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Women’s Sports Pioneers to Attend Inaugural Colloquium at Brown
Well-known sports figures Julie Foudy, Mary Carillo and Donna de Varona will take part in Brown University’s inaugural Sports in Society Colloquium, “Changing the Landscape of Women’s Athletics,” on Friday, May 5, 2006. The night before the Colloquium, there will be special screening of Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. Both events are open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Olympic soccer star Julie Foudy, veteran sports broadcaster Mary Carillo, and gold-medalist swimmer Donna de Varona will lead a discussion on “Changing the Landscape of Women’s Athletics” during Brown University’s inaugural Sports in Society Colloquium on Friday, May 5, 2006. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 101. Doors open at 3:15 p.m.
“Athletics plays an important role at Brown, in the Ivy League, and in our larger society,” said David Greene, vice president of Campus Life and Student Services. “The Colloquium will allow for a regular and careful examination of the social and economic impact of athletics. We are delighted to launch this series with such a distinguished group of pioneering athletes whose efforts have led to innumerable opportunities for women in sports.”
The panelists are:
Also taking part in the Colloquium will be Ross Greenburg, a 1977 Brown graduate and president of HBO Sports, and Brown senior Sarah Hayes, the 2006 Ivy League Player of the Year in basketball.
A special screening of the HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team will be shown the night before the Colloquium, on Thursday, May 5, 2006. Greenberg will introduce the film, which begins at 7 p.m. in List Art Center, located at 64 College St.
Both events are sponsored by Campus Life and Student Services, the Department of Athletics, the Brown Sports Foundation, and the President’s Advisory Council on Athletics.
For more information, contact (401) 863-9447.