Faculty Forum: Marion Fass
Date: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Time: 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Mathers A & B, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: VPAA: 608-363-2667
Contact: Sheila Gustafson
Understanding Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality in Beloit: Bringing the Liberal Arts into Practice
Marion Field Fass, Professor of Biology, co-chair Health and Society
For the past 6 years I’ve been involved with community residents and state agencies on projects that address disparities in rates of infant mortality between babies born to African American and White mothers in Beloit. In this talk I will frame the interdisciplinary and complex problem of racial disparities in infant mortality using national and local level data. I will discuss ways that this issue connects across the curriculum, giving students an opportunity to experience the “liberal arts in practice” as they analyze data, explore theories and assist community agencies in finding and using data and resources to write grants.
Hot buffet lunch will be available for $3.00 beginning at 12:00 noon. To assure a proper count, please RSVP to this email address by Friday, September 7.
This event is open to Beloit College faculty and staff only.