Sexual Harassment in the Academy: From Science to Solutions

Lilia Cortina

Presented by Lilia Cortina, Ph.D., University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan.

Academia should lead and inspire change in other industries. Instead, we have the highest rate of sexual harassment outside the military. But what does sexual harassment mean? What actions Continue Reading »

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): An Entrepreneur’s View

David Tarver

Presented by David Tarver, a lecturer in the Michigan Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and founder and board president of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Examining corporate and academic circles’ views on DEI efforts, David Tarver will share his perspective as he’s witnessed the evolution of DEI up close and personal as a tech entrepreneur.

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The State of Science and the need for STEM Advocacy

Dr. Jayshree Seth

Presented by Dr. Jayshree Seth, a Corporate Scientist at 3M working on development of sustainable industrial products.

The future success of businesses, economies, and humanity hinges on the continued advancement of science, and the development of sustainable innovations. This, in turn, is dependent on the inclusion of diverse perspectives inside our organizations and in our Continue Reading »

Truth Be Told, DEI Needs to D-I-E

Dr. James Holly Jr.

Presented by Dr. James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and core faculty member within the Engineering Education Research program at the University of Michigan.

In the field of engineering, the rhetoric regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion has operated to advance progress without changing underlying factors that continue to perpetuate inequities within engineering. During

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Ready, Set, Action: Improving Equity & Inclusion in Our Departments

Amy Moreno Sherwood, M.Ed.

Presented by Amy Moreno Sherwood, M.Ed., Director of The Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center within the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Amy Moreno Sherwood will provide various practices and reflection exercises that encourage students, staff and faculty to be active DEI champions.

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Whole Health and You

Zinobia Bennefield

Presented by Dr. Zinobia Bennefield, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.

How do we maintain good mental health in the face of a global pandemic, climate change, political unrest, and economic insecurity? Dr. Bennefield suggests that the answer is a Whole Health strategy. Whole Health Continue Reading »

Listening with the Intent to Engage: A Panel on Anti-Asian Racism

AAPI Panel

Moderated by U-M Professor Melissa Borja. Panelists include Heeryung Choi, Heeryung Choi, a Ph.D. student in the School of Information Science, Fatema Haque, Academic Program Manager & LEO Adjunct Lecturer in Barger Leadership Institute, Ian Shin, Assistant Professor of History and American Culture and core faculty member in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Continue Reading »

Stereotyping, Implicit Bias, and the Experiences of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

Denise Sekaquaptewa Headshot

Presented by U-M Professor Denise Sekaquaptewa.

Learning to recognize and prevent our bias from having negative impacts is a lifelong practice. Stereotype threat is the risk of confirming negative stereotypes about an individual’s racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural group, which can create a high cognitive load and reduce academic focus and performance.

Experimental research on Continue Reading »