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Diversity Brown Bags

Postdoctoral Research Associate Rebecca Covarrubias delivers her fall 2013 brown bag talk

The Center continues our Diversity Brown Bag series in Fall 2016. These sessions provide a forum for faculty, grad students, and other affiliates of the Center to exchange ideas and updates about diversity research topics, approaches, data, and concepts as part of our motto "Scholarship that drives diversity practice".

All are invited to these informal talks that take place on select Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 pm in the Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall.

September 29, 2016 - Emily Davis, Associate Professor of English "The Revised Multicultural Requirement at UD and the Ongoing Work of Transforming the Classroom"

November 10, 2016 - Marisa Kofke, doctoral student in the School of Education "Undergraduate Student Perspectives of Disability: Implications for Postsecondary Pedagogy"

December 8, 2016 - Katrina Anderson, doctoral student in History "Traveling the British Atlantic World: Free Women of African Descent and Emancipation in the Black Atlantic, 1770-1865"

Fall 2016 and beyond

For the 2016-17 academic year, our focus will be on the theme of Campus Climate. We will continue to partner with the Vice Provost for Diversity and the remainder of the Diversity Network as well as other units on campus, including UD-ADVANCE and Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Our fall speakers are:

Angela Duckworth - "Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance".

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:00-5:30 pm in Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts (reception and book signing following)

Grit can be predictive of achievement, especially in challenging contexts in which stamina is key. For instance, gritty cadets are more likely to persist at West Point Military Academy, gritty students in the Chicago Public Schools are more likely to graduate, and gritty competitors are more likely to advance to the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Angela Duckworth's book Grit has spent more than 15 weeks on the New York Times Non-fiction Bestseller List. She brings her scholarship to UD - be sure to join us for this important research. RSVP here. Download a flyer here or read the UDaily article here.

Bryant Marks - "Achievement vs. Opportunity Gap"

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm in 103 Gore Hall

Bryant Marks, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Morehouse Male Initiative at Morehouse College will speak in a public lecture. Details will follow; RSVP requested here.

Scholarship that drives diversity practice