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Valuing diverse experiences & perspectives

Engineering for Change: Virtual Reality and Racial Equity in STEM Education

Professor Coley is a bioengineer and social justice scholar. In her work, she hopes to push the bounds of traditionally heteronormative engineering environments through transdisciplinary approaches. Intrigued by the intersections of engineering education, mental health, and social justice, Coley's primary research interest focuses on virtual reality as a tool for developing empathetic and inclusive mindsets. She is also interested in the lived experience of hidden populations in engineering education and innovations for more inclusive pedagogies. 

CBD2020: Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias:Contemplative practice to deepen respect & inclusion

In this session, we will explore everyday implicit, or unconscious, biases in the workplace: how to identify bias, how to address bias, and ultimately, how to make our unconscious biases conscious. We will cover the literature on bias and inclusion in education, academic medicine specifically, and the workplace more generally as we work together to building a more inclusive culture in our own spaces.

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

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Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

How Change Comes: Knowledge + Justice in 2020 | Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

"Conquest? Collapse and Rise of Ancien Régime in 16th Century Spanish America and the Role of Paper Archives"Lecture by Jorge Cañizares-EsguerraAlice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin

How can distinctive, original scholarship encourage the pursuit of justice in society or the academy? In this new speaker series, scholars who have made indelible statements in both areas discuss the conditions of their work and how their political and intellectual investments inform each other.

Clayman Conversation Presents: Debate Me!

Write anything, post anything as a woman on the internet, and they will gather: the Debate Me Bros. They are owed more arguments, further justification. They are experts, and they aren’t sure you are. In the first of our Clayman Conversations Online, journalist Nhi Le and scholar Moira Weigel will discuss online debate culture from a feminist perspective. Is the demand for free and open debate online really as neutral as it often presents itself? How are dominant power structures replicated or challenged in online debate culture?

Polarization and Contentious Politics in the Age of Covid

This is Episode 3 in CASBS's webcast series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Watch videos of previous episodes and learn more about them here.Previous episodes in this series explored the strains on governments’ ability to get things done in response to crises. The Covid pandemic has revealed, and indeed amplified, both weaknesses in state capacity and inequities in implementation. In the United States, the upsurge in public protest against police violence and racism is one response.

Webinar: The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Power of Protest

Join Associate Professor Allyson Hobbs as she discusses the historic protests ignited by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. This webinar will put recent events into historical context and explain what makes these protests different from those that happened in the past. She will also discuss the importance of understanding American history to address systemic racism and what we can do to raise our voices and fight for racial justice. Free; registration required.

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