USF students to host ‘Lean In’ researcher

0214Marianne Cooper The lead researcher for the best-seller “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” will discuss her research and experience with the book at the University of St. Francis (USF) on March 20.

Researcher Marianne Cooper is a sociologist at the Clayman Institute for Gender Studies at Stanford University. She is a core team member of the institute’s Voice & Influence program. She earned her doctorate degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Cooper has also discuss her own forthcoming book, “Cut Adrift: Families in Insecure Times,” which examines how families are coping in an insecure age.

Cooper’s presentation is part of USF’s Women’s History Month celebration and is made possible in cooperation with ExxonMobil.

The presentation will begin at 3 p.m. in the Presidents Room, Tower Hall. Reservations are required. Please call 815/740-5045 or e-mail The presentation is free, but attendees are asked by USF’s Women’s History Month Committee to bring an item for donation to the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Joliet. Suggested donation items include diapers, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, shower gel, socks and underwear and sweatpants.

The University of St. Francis, at 500 Wilcox St. in Joliet, serves 45,000 alumni and 3,400 students nationwide. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs are offered in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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