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Saturday is 40th anniversary of Title IX; U of M expert available to discuss landmark legislation

June 22, 2012

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the watershed legislation that forever changed the face of intercollegiate athletics.

Signed into law on June 23, 1972, within the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, Title IX states, in part, that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity.”

A University of Minnesota expert who can discuss the passage, implementation and impact of Title IX is:

Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

Dr. Kane is the first recipient of an Endowed Chair related to women in sport and in 2007 was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute of International Sport.

The Tucker Center is the first and only university-based institute for research on girls and women in sport in the nation.

To schedule an interview with Kane, please contact Matt Hodson, (612) 625-0552 or email

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