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Diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Delaware
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Women of Promise

Allison Burris Castellanos encourages women faculty, students to become advocates

| photo by Amber Alexander Payne

The University of Delaware honored over 100 students at this year’s Women of Promise dinner on March 15. Allison Burris Castellanos, educator and member of the UD Board of Trustees, provided the keynote address.
 
This annual event promotes positive faculty and student mentoring relationships, with women faculty members selecting exceptional women undergraduate and graduate students to accompany them to the dinner.
 
Also recognized at the event was the 2017 recipient of the E. Arthur Trabant Award for Women’s Equity: Heather Doty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering; the 2017 recipient of the Mae Carter Award: Pallavi Mathur, an honors senior from Hockessin, Delaware, majoring in electrical engineering; and the 2017 recipient of the Bessie Collins Award: Zhuolun Fu, a graduate student who is pursuing her master’s degree in statistics.

 

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CHIEF DIVERSITY ADVOCATE

This month’s featured diversity advocates, Paula Germack, Joy Jordan-Williams and Dr. Soma Chakrabarti,  are all members of the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

To read about this month's advocates, please click here. For a list of Chief Diversity Advocates please click here.
Visiting scholar Fo Wilson delivers Jones Lecture

The creator of the imaginative "Eliza's Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities," Chicago artist and professor Fo Wilson, visited the University of Delaware recently to talk about that piece and her other work, to deliver a lecture on racial issues and representations of blackness and to lead a workshop in material culture. Read more

weneeddiversebooks.org

 
We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization of children's book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.

For more information visit here.

SUMMER FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES

UD is offering a pair of summer faculty development opportunities:  a workshop for mid-career faculty to be held on campus and three weekend write-ins to be held at Easton's Nook in northern New Jersey.

For more information, please click here

 

What is human dignity? What sorts of perils does a society evoke when it (collectively) renounces or dismisses the concept of human dignity? What activities constitute a violation of human rights and to what extent are individuals and societies ethically bound to defend them?  The objective of this symposium is to foster a dialogue between the public, the University community, and scholars whose work deals with the issue of human rights through the ages from a variety of perspectives.  For more information click here.
 
The University of Delaware is a proud institutional member of several key organizations concerned with diversity on college campuses. Please visit their websites for valuable resources and information.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)


UPCOMING EVENTS


April is Celebrate Diversity Month and Autism Awareness Month

Thursday, March 16 to April 28
HIGH-POTENTIAL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP FORUM

Thursday, April 6th, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Spring Brown Bag - Jessica, Joe Bozzo, and Lyndsay Hepler
Center for the Study of Diversity
116 Pearson (Faculty Commons)

Friday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Gospelrama ft. Jonathan Nelson
Center for Black Culture
Mitchell Hall

Monday, April 10, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
IMPLICIT BIAS EVENT with TONY GREENWALD
Gore Recital Hall

Tuesday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.
PUBLIC FORUM for CAMPUS CLIMATE PRESENTATION
Center for the Study of Diversity
Rodney Room Perkins Student Center

Monday, April 24th, 7:30 p.m.
A READING OF GREENWOOD: AN AMERICAN DREAM DESTROYED
Thompson Theater



 
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