33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Commemoration

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. King and the impact he has made on those who carry the torch for humanity. The theme of the 2020 Commemoration is taken from a quote of Dr. King, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin

Visiting Associate Professor of African & African American Studies presents “Let’s Read A Photoplay!”Popular Photographic Histories in Nigeria.

Wingfield named associate dean for faculty development in Arts & Sciences

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, has joined the leadership team in Arts & Sciences. In her role as associate dean, Wingfield will work closely with Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty, in ongoing efforts to support faculty across Arts & Sciences.

Kamimura-Jimenez named associate vice chancellor

Mark Kamimura-Jimenez has been named associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and succeeds Emelyn dela Peña, who left the university in August.

CDI Feedback Sessions: Share Your Thoughts

As the office celebrates its fifth year on campus and prepares to welcome a new Associate Vice Chancellor, we are taking a step back to look at where we’ve been and think critically about where we’d like to go from here.

6th Annual Transgender Spectrum Conference

On November 8th and 9th, The Transgender Spectrum Conference will explore the spectrum of sex and gender from multiple vantage points: lived experience, academic investigation, clinical practice, and activism.

Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Launches

The Academy launched at the beginning of the 2019-202 academic year. The Academy supports employees through programming, training, events and other resources, and on Sept. 20, it held an event to celebrate its initial engagements and to look ahead to the work that remains to be done.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar: Richa Nagar

On September 11, 2019, at 4pm, Richa Nagar lectures about “Journeying Together for Justice: Situated Solidarities, Radical Vulnerability, Hungry Translations” in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.

The Legacy Project Exhibit Opening

The Legacy Project is a nationally-recognized traveling monument that celebrates 4,000 years of LGBTQIA+ history around the globe, and will be displayed on the 3rd floor of Hillman Hall October 1-12.

African and African American Studies turns 50

This year, African and African American studies celebrates its 50th anniversary. AFAS, as it is called, was started in 1969, in response to protests by the Association of Black Collegians (now the Association of Black Students) the year before.