Diversity series

Center for Study of Diversity announces fall speaker series


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

Goose camp

Chris Williams leads a UD research team that is studying the Atlantic brant goose in Canada's Hudson Bay region.

Plastic in the ocean

UD oceanographer Tobias Kukulka reports evidence that the amount of plastic in the marine environment may be greater than previously thought.

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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