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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Events

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

Lorri L. Jean and Darrel Cummings LGBTQ Leadership Lecture Series

Paul Kawata, executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council, will discuss his work in addressing difficult questions about the impact that race has on ending the HIV epidemic in America, coupled with the impact and response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The lecture takes place Thursday, October 14, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT in the Feldman Ballroom and via live stream. Register here to attend.

Industry panel series on advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion

Attend an industry-focused panel discussion on the work to further equity, diversity, and inclusion by the Simon Business School—ranked number one in U.S. News & World Report as the most diverse MBA program—and the takeaways for your organization. The virtual event takes place Monday, October 18, at noon EDT. Advanced registration is required.

Moderated by Simon School Dean Sevin Yeltekin, the panel will feature industry leaders who will discuss the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the future of global business—from business education to the workplace to the bottom line. Attendees will learn effective strategies to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in their own organizations, given the challenges unique to their industry sector. 

‘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.

 

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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