Diversity series

Center for Study of Diversity announces fall speaker series

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8:55 a.m., Oct. 2, 2013--The University of Delaware Center for the Study of Diversity has announced its fall “brown bag” speaker series.

In selected Monday lunch sessions, winners of the center’s 2012-13 Diversity Research Grants will share their progress of their award-funded projects. Other sessions will feature faculty members, researchers and administrators exchanging ideas and research updates about diversity topics, approaches, data and concepts.

Research Stories

Pavilion Lake Project

A multi-disciplinary project funded by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency is aimed at studying exploration while examining unusual life forms.

Alum is innovator

A team of researchers at Michigan State University, which is led by University of Delaware alumnus Richard R. Lunt, has developed a new type of solar concentrator.

Sessions will be held from noon-1:15 p.m. in the Elliott Hall Conference Room as follows:

Oct. 7 – Jose Aviles, director of admissions, “Expanding Diversity at the University of Delaware.

Oct. 14 – Deb Bieler, associate professor, Department of English, and Jordan Leitner, doctoral student, Department of Psychology, “Impacts of English Teacher Candidates’ Urban SAT Course.”

Oct. 21 – Rebecca Covarrubias, post-doctoral researcher, Department of Psychology, “Academic Identity Development and College Success Outcomes for First-Generation College Students.”

Nov. 11 – Cynthia Diefenbeck, assistant professor, School of Nursing, “Factors Influencing Underrepresented Minority Applicants’ Acceptance of Admission Offers to Health Science Majors: A Pilot Study of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.”

Nov. 18 – Justin de Leon, doctoral student, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Mapping the Margins documentary and film discussion.

Dec. 2 – Barret Michalec, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, “The Path Less Taken: Understanding the Experience of Black Pre-Medical Students.”

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