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Bearded Lady Project – Film, exhibit explore work of female paleontologists


“According to paleontologist Ellen Currano, a woman working in a male-dominated field, some days would be easier if she had a beard.

The bearded ladies of UC Berkeley (@source)

On one of those days a few years ago, Currano blew off her professional stress by joking about the concept with friend and filmmaker Lexi Jamieson Marsh. The joke sparked a serious idea, though, which is making its world premiere tonight at the University of Wyoming.

Currano, a UW assistant professor in the Department of Botany, teamed with Marsh and photographer Kelsey Vance to create a documentary film and photography project exploring the work of female paleontologists and the challenges they face called “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science.”

The film is set to screen at 6:30 p.m. today in Classroom Building Room 133. A question-and-answer session with the cast and crew will follow.

An opening reception for the photography exhibit is set for 7:30-9 p.m. at the Geological Museum. The exhibit will be on display through May 16.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund to support field work for female paleontology students.” (…) READ MORE

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