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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Events

 ‘Creating a Queer-Inclusive AS&E’ workshop

In the first part of the two-part “Creating a Queer Inclusive AS&E” workshop for AS&E faculty and staff, participants will learn basic information about LGBTQ culture including current language and terms. This will allow participants to immediately begin the journey of creating more inclusive spaces in their work. In part two, participants will begin to gain an understanding of cissexism and heterosexism in higher education. They will then explore how these themes manifest in their work and grapple with strategies to shift these norms on an individual and school-wide level.

Staff sessions take place Tuesday, October 12, and Tuesday, October 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. Register here for both staff sessions.

Faculty sessions take place virtually Friday, November 5, and Friday, November 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. EDT. Register here for both faculty sessions.

‘Creating a Queer-Inclusive AS&E’ two-part staff workshop

Due to the interest in this new workshop series, a second staff option is being offered this semester on Wednesday, December 1 and 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. EST. Registration is required.

In part one, participants will learn some basic information about LGBTQ culture including current language and terms. This will allow participants to immediately begin the journey of creating more inclusive spaces in their work. In part two, participants will begin to gain an understanding of cissexism and heterosexism in higher education. They will then explore how these themes manifest in their work and grapple with strategies to shift these norms on an individual and school-wide level. Participation in part one is required. If you previously participated in part one in person, register to receive the link. Contact Col Raimond with questions.

Lecture on graduate communication

Join Alexandria Lockett, an assistant professor of English at Spelman College, for “Race, Place, and Writing Centers: A Conversation on Graduate Communication” on Friday, November 12, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. EST via Zoom. Learn more and register here to attend. Send questions via email to Mary Jane Curry.

LGBTQ+ safe space sessions

Faculty and staff can now register for one of five opportunities to take the 90-minute course “LGBTQ+ Safe Space Part 1: Gaining Knowledge” between October 8 and December 15 in MyPath. Following the completion of Safe Space Part 1, employees can then register to complete “Part 2: Creating Safety,” which enables employees to then become University-certified LGBTQ+ safe space providers. Classes are free and virtual. Questions can be directed to Scott.Fearing@Rochester.edu

 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Special Event

Hispanic Heritage Month Panel Discussion 

"Sharing Perspectives and Fostering Success of Hispanics in STEM."

Friday, October 15, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)
Computer Studies Building 601

 

 

 

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Black History Month Panel Discussion: "Experiences and Accomplishments of African Americans in Academia, Industry, and Research."

Friday, February 26, 2021
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

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Women is STEM – Making a Difference

Friday, March 19, 2021
1 p.m.–2 p.m.

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History & Challenges of Asian/Pacific Americans in STEM Fields

Friday, May 7, 2021
10 a.m.–11 a.m.

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