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Collin Students Showcase Research

Collin Students Showcase Research

April 13, 2007 - Collin College will showcase student research at Cultivating Scholars: Research Across the Disciplines on Friday, April 27, at the Preston Ridge Campus at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

Collin students will present original research projects in a variety of academic disciplines from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Learning Resources Center. Following the student presentations, special guest Rachel Simmons will speak from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Event Center.

Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestseller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, the first book to explore the phenomenon of bullying between girls.

Simmons graduated from Vassar College, where she double majored in Women's Studies and Political Science. After graduating, she worked for Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in New York's City Hall as an Urban Fellow. Simmons won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1997. She worked for New York's Senior Senator Charles E. Schumer as deputy finance director for his US Senate campaign in 1998, and after the election attended Oxford University, where she began studying female aggression.

She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, Dateline NBC and NPR's Diane Rehm Show and Talk of the Nation. Her work has been profiled in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

Simmons is the Founding Director of The Girls' Leadership Institute and a consultant to schools all over the country.

Cultivating Scholars is an initiative to encourage and celebrate student research. For more information, call 972.881.5800.

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