More Events of Interest

March 30-31, 2018
African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference

Upcoming Events

The following events are supported through Faculty Diversity Grants aimed at promoting and contributing to a university-wide conversation on issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This series is sponsored by the Chief Diversity Officer, Provost, and Deans of Arts and Sciences, Heller, and IBS.

January 25, 2018, 12-1:30 p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
How do Culture and Race Impact the Brain, Body, and Behavior?
Faculty grant recipients: Angela Gutchess and Jennifer Gutsell (Psychology)
Featuring a talk by Dr. Valerie Purdie Greenaway, Director for the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind (LIRSM). In 2013, Dr. Purdie Greenaway was awarded the Columbia University RISE (Research Initiative in Science and Engineering) award for most innovative research proposal titled, “'Cells to Society' Approach to Reducing Racial Achievement Gaps: Neuro-physiologic Pathways Involved in Stereotype Threat and Social Psychological Interventions." 

And featuring a talk by Dr. Jiyoung Park, Director of the Culture and Affective Neuroscience Lab (CANLab) at the University of Dallas, TX. In 2016, The National Science Foundation funded Dr. Park's research proposal titled, "How Past Collective Trauma of Suffering and Perpetrating Intergroup Violence Can Facilitate or Prevent Intergroup Violence in the Present." 

February 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Intercultural Center, Swig Lounge
About Face: Solving Issues of Diversity Through Self-Awareness
Faculty grant recipients: Patt Steiner and Jim La Creta (Rabb)
Presenters: Patt Steiner, Business Adviser at VentureSphere and Adjunct Professor at the Rabb School of Continuing Studies & Mark Frazier, Co-Founder of PositiveOne and CEO of the On My Genius Campaign.

February 14, 2018

Diversity Dialogues: A Podcast Series Curated by "This Anthro Life"
Faculty grant recipients: Anita Hannig, Ryan Collins, and Adam Gamwell (Anthropology)
“Anthropology’s job is to make the world a safe place for human differences.” ~ Ruth Benedict, American cultural anthropologist.

Click here to listen to the excellent and thorough first installment of the Diversity + Inclusion in Higher Education series. This diversity discussion lifts up voices from our multi-cultural, intellectual community and explores diversity in academic settings and universities.

Episodes are available for download on: January 10th, February 14th, and March 14th.  Each episode, spanning 20-25 minutes, will be available on thisanthrolife.comour Brandeis Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website, and through the Apple Podcasts app.