Building Allyship Toward a Gender-Inclusive Campus Community

Nicholas Henrickson

Presented by Nicholas Henriksen, Associate Professor (Romance Languages and Literatures & Linguistics, LSA) and ADVANCE Faculty Fellow.

During this lecture, Nicholas Henriksen will examine cisgenderism within the U-M community and present national and institutional data that will serve as a call to action to advocate for a more gender-inclusive campus. 

This lecture will also explore 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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Enhancing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Campus Climate: A discussion of impactful practices

Will Sherry

Presented by Will Sherry (he/him/his), Director of Spectrum Center, U-M.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in May, the University of Michigan Spectrum Center was established in 1971 as the first center in higher education to support LGBTQ+ students on campus.

In this session, the Center’s director, Will Sherry, will examine impactful practices at individual, Continue Reading »

My Journey to QuantCrit: How the Scientist Met The Fugitive In The Borderlands

Paulette Vincent-Ruz

Presented by U-M postdoctoral fellow Paulette Vincent-Ruz, Chemistry Education at the University of Michigan, LSA.

Why do we study how to become better educators? Historically, the methods used to do this research can perpetuate racial bias. As such, research produced by these faulty methods fails to provide insight that could dismantle unjust systems in STEM Continue Reading »