The 2012 Annual Report

The President’s Diversity Initiative (PDI) office first opened in January 2012. As this annual report is released, we are now concluding our first full academic year (2012–2013). Since the inception of our office, we have institutionalized a number of programs, even while we imagine new ways of fostering the connection between diversity and educational excellence that is at the heart of the University's mission.

Dr. Margaret L. Andersen, Executive Director

Supporting Documents

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2012-2013 Annual Report An overview of PDI's activities including: Year in Review, Staffing and space, Disabilities Support, Services Sponsored Projects, Programs, Awards, Faculty Support, The Year Ahead PDF


Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture

Author and Educator Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, delivered the annual Louis L Redding Lecture Tuesday, March 3rd speaking from the topic "The Crisis Facing Youth: What Adults & Communities Can Do to Save Our Children. Read more about Geoffrey on UDaily.

First Year Common Reader with Author David Finkel

Speaking to an audience of more than 650 Students in Mitchell Hall -- including a group watching via simulcast -- David Finkel discussed his book "Thank You For Your Service" on Tuesday, September 23" Read more about Author David Finkel on UDaily.

Campus Pride's Shane Windmeyer to present keynote, workshop at UD April 15

Windmeyer is a leading author on gay campus issues, a national leader in gay and lesbian civil rights, and a champion for LGBT issues on college campuses Read more about Shane Windmeyer keynote.

Symposium on Research-Based Interventions for Student Success

The Center for the Study of Diversity is pleased to announce the Symposium on Research-Based Interventions for Student Success, February 19, 2015, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, Perkins Gallery Read more about the Symposium.

The Difficult Conversation

Join us for a one-day symposium February 26 to examine race and social justice in America Read more about The Difficult Conversation on UDaily.

African American Experience

William Jelani Cobb of the University of Connecticut will present a Black History Month lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.. Read more about Jelani Cobb.

Melissa Harris-Perry speaks

Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, author and host of a popular show on MSNBC, was the featured speaker in the Black History Month Extravaganza 2015 held Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University of Delaware.. Read more about Melissa Harris-Perry on UDaily.

March 10-12: UD Women 100 Years

Activist, journalist Laura Ling to speak during UD celebration of Women. Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea while reporting on human trafficking and will tell her story on Wednesday, March 11. Read more about Laura Ling.

Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning

Engaging Difference: CTAL opportunities focused on teaching, diversity, and inclusion. Read more about CTAL and its opportunities.

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