"No Belles" play at Dominican celebrates role of women in science

The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Dominican is hosting “No Belles,” a dramatic play by Portal Theater actors, in Angelico Concert Hall on Friday, October 12, starting at 3:30 p.m.

The event, open to the public, is co-sponsored by Dominican, Mills College, the California Section of the American Chemical Society and the AAUW. It is a dramatic production about women scientists -- such as two-time Nobel Laureate Marie Curie -- and the Nobel Prize. The play will feature Portal Theater actors portraying the lives of women scientists who have won Nobel Prizes and some who did not.

“I invite all of you in the Dominican Community to join me at our performance of `No Belles,’” said Dr. Kenneth Frost, chair of the NSM department. “This play celebrates the role of women in exploring scientific frontiers.  I hope all who come to see the play leave with a new sense of the crucial role of women in science. I also hope it will inspire both women and men to aspire to STEM careers.”

Dr. Frost estimates that about 80 percent of NSM students are women. Students will have an opportunity at the "No Belles" production to meet and network with Bay Area scientists and participate in a survey.

Admission is $15, $8 for students and the unemployed.

For more information, email [email protected], call 510-351-9922, or register here.

To purchase a ticket, visit www.calacs.org.

October 3, 2018