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recognizing and appreciating a wide range of cultural and global perspectives

Engaging Students and Making Classrooms Fair and Inclusive: Cross-Disciplinary Tools, Insights, and Strategies to Promote Student Success

Teaching diverse populations of students requires instructors to construct learning environments that are inclusive and equitable. Research in psychology and other disciplines suggests that how students personally experience learning environments strongly influences engagement, motivation, sense of belonging, and conceptual learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will share a common experience as the basis for discussing how students may experience classroom environments differently from one another.

Maximizing Learning by Moving Towards Active Learning in 1-, 5-, or 20-minutes

In this interactive workshop, participants will experience multiple examples of how active learning can work in undergraduate courses, with a particular emphasis on biology and chemistry. Attendees will experience examples of how to integrate active learning in 1-minute, 5-minutes, 10-minutes, and 20-minutes that highlight common teaching strategies. In addition, participants will explore how student work produced during active learning can be systematically analyzed quickly to guide teaching decisions.

National Interventions to Create Gender Equity in Academic STEM Cultures (U.K. Athena SWAN and U.S. NSF ADVANCE): What Have We Learned to Impact Future Initiatives?

On Friday, February 8, 2019, The Lancet, a weekly, peer-reviewed general medical journal, one of the oldest and best known, is publishing a special theme issue on women in science, medicine, and global health. To commemorate its publication, WISE Ventures and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity in the School of Medicine Dean's Office at Stanford are hosting this WISE Research Roundtable with Dr. Sue V. Rosser.

#metoo: Navigating Sexual Harassment, Power Differentials, and Gender Inequity in Academic Medicine

This 90-minute talk and discussion will provide information on the historical evolution of women’s participation in the medical profession and evidence suggesting dysfunction in the pipeline to leadership in academic medicine. Dr. Jagsi will review research that she and others have led to investigate the nature and causes of gender inequities, including unconscious biases, gendered expectations of society, and overt discrimination and harassment.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

The landscape of information is rapidly shifting as new imperatives and demands push to the fore increasing investment in digital technologies. Yet, critical information scholars continue to demonstrate how digital technology and its narratives are shaped by and infused with values that are not impartial, disembodied, or lacking positionality. Technologies consist of a set of social practices, situated within the dynamics of race, gender, class, and politics, and in the service of something - a position, a profit motive, a means to an end.

Science and Spirituality in Conversation

According to recent polls, most Americans are supportive of science and also identify as religious or spiritual. However, some scientists are uncertain about how to foster dialogue about science or their specific research interests with individuals who hold religious perspectives and faith-informed worldviews. This winter, please join us for a conversation between Dr. Willis Jenkins and Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, moderated by Stanford Earth Dean Stephan Graham, on developing discourse between researchers and religious publics.  Dr.

Angles on Art: Do Ho Suh's Spaces Between

Do Ho Suh (South Korea, b. 1962), Screen, 2005. ABS and stainless steel. © Do Ho Suh. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.

Stanford graduate students Kelly Filreis (Art History), Russel Burge (History), and Alisha Cherian (Anthropology) discuss the Cantor’s current installation of Do Ho Suh’s The Spaces Between from their unique disciplinary perspectives. 

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