iDEI: Talks at the Intersection of Information, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

North Quad, Space 2435

UMSI, in conjunction with the University of Michigan Diversity Summit (Nov 6-10), is planning a Ted-style talk event, iDEI: Talks at the Intersection of Information, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. This event is designed to amplify efforts that connect with diversity, equity & inclusion - and information - across scholarship, teaching and learning, service and administration. 

We hope to stimulate ideas, conversation, collaboration, and action. We seek presentation proposals from UMSI faculty, staff, and students on research, class projects, community engagement, and/or programs or initiatives. UMSI’s diversity statement says we aim to include DEI in the fabric of everything we do as a school, and this is an opportunity to share some of the ways that is happening. There will be 5-6 speakers presenting for 5 minutes each, followed by mingling for continued conversation. Lunch provided.

Speakers include: 
Joyojeet Pal: "Machiavelli and the Tree"
Marissa Taylor and Devon Keen: "Valuing Transfer Students"
Tawfiq Ammari: "From Mr. Mom to r/Daddit: Social Media, Parenting & Gender Equality"
Patricia Garcia: "Expressive Electronics: STEM Participation & Identity Exploration"
Tamy Guberek: "Technology, Risk & Privacy Among Undocumented Immigrants"
Alissa Talley-Pixley: "UMSI Service Week & DEI" 

RSVP here if you would like to attend.

Please direct any questions to a member of the iDEI Talks planning team:
Judy Lawson, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Devon Keen, Assistant Director for Outreach and External Transfers
Evan Hoye, Marketing and Communications
Sacha-Rose Phillips, UMSI GSSA for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion