Lectures and Seminars

Diversity Brown Bags

Deborah Bieler, English Department (right) and Jordan Leitner, Department of Psychology (left)

Diversity Brown Bags are informal discussions led by faculty and affiliates of the Center for the Study of Diversity. In selected Monday lunch sessions throughout the semester, winners of the Center's Diversity Research Grants share the progress of their award-funded projects. Other sessions feature faculty, researchers, and administrators exchanging ideas and research updates about diversity topics, approaches, data, and concepts.

Spring 2014 Series

Our Spring 2014 Brown Bag Series takes place on select Mondays from 12:00 to 1:15 in the conference room of Elliott Hall (26 E Main St). The following talks are featured:

April 7: Ted Davis, Department of Political Science and International Relations
Race, Politics, and Educational Disparities: The Case of Delaware

April 21: Jill Ewing Flynn, Department of English
Addressing the Demographic Imperative: A Public Scholarship Framework to Recruit and Retain Diverse Teacher Candidates

April 28: Carrie Barnum, Department of Biology
SACNAS Two-Step Mentoring Program Towards Diversity in STEM Fields

May 12: Rebecca Covarrubias, Department of Psychology
Promoting Academic Success: Examining the Academic Self-Concepts of First-Generation College Students

Download the Spring 2014 Brown Bag flyer (PDF)


Previous Brown Bag Sessions

Fall 2013

José Aviles, UD Director of Admissions
Expanding Diversity at the University of Delaware

Deb Bieler, Department of English
Jordan Leitner, Department of Psychology
Impacts of English Teacher Candidates’ Urban SAT Course

Rebecca Covarrubias, Department of Psychology
Academic Identity Development and College Success Outcomes for First-Generation College Students

Cynthia Diefenbeck, School of Nursing
Factors influencing underrepresented minority applicants’ acceptance of admission offers to Health Science majors: A pilot study of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

Justin de Leon, Department of Political Science & International Relations
“Mapping the Margins” Documentary and Film Discussion Series

Barret Michalec Department of Sociology
The Path Less Taken: Understanding the Experience of Black Pre-Medical Students

Spring 2013

James M. Jones Center for the Study of Diversity
What is the Value of Diversity Reputation for Colleges and Universities?

David Wilson Department of Political Science & International Relations
NUCLEUS Evaluations

Stephanie Kerschbaum Department of English
The Reveal: Identity, Disability Disclosure, and Higher Education

Yasser Payne Department of Sociology
The People's Report: The Relationship Between Structural Inequality and Physical Violence in Wilmington, Delaware

Sharelle Law Graduate Assistant, Center for the Study of Diversity & University Diversity Initiative
Update on the Diversity Dialogues Focus Group Project