The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology highlighted diversity & inclusion in their February issue. Check it out here!
As graduate and professional students we are put in a unique position regarding sexual misconduct, distinct from both the undergraduates and the staff and faculty. Some instances can be handled internally whereas others may be best suited externally. How might you deal with sexual misconduct in your department or in your personal life? What are your resources, options, and the various pros and cons? This Q&A panel and discussion session is intended to answer your questions — those you have and those you may not realize you have — about your options and areas of concern regarding sexual misconduct within your campus life, personal life, or both.
Our panelists are
– Victoria Krebs, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Outreach and Response at Duke
– Janice Humphreys, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Nursing with expertise in women’s health and interest in intimate partner violence, PTSD, and lifetime trauma exposure among others
– Kate Selby, Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at the Durham Crisis Response Center
What: Your Questions About Sexual Misconduct Answered: Q&A Session with the Experts
When: Monday, February 22, 5 pm
Where: LSRC A247
Please RSVP to partake in FREE DINNER!
(There is a field in the RSVP form where you can submit your questions.)
All graduate and professional students from all departments are welcome! Feel free to share this event with others who would benefit.
Duke Initiative for Science & Society is hosting a special event you may be interested in:
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, UMBC
With an Introduction by Duke President Richard H. Brodhead
Tuesday, February 23, 5 – 6 p.m.
*Minorities in STEM: Empowering the Next Generation*
For decades, minorities have been underrepresented in STEM. With an eye on systemic injustice, how do we enable and encourage minorities to seek STEM education, increase their confidence to pursue these advanced degrees, and create communities of support?
Join us with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, for a conversation on race, STEM education, and academic success. Reception to follow. RSVP & More Info <https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/events/ss-distinguished-speaker-series-5/>
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to host a workshop on Implicit Bias, presented by Dr. Benjamin Reese, Vice President of the Office for Institutional Equity. The workshop will begin at 11.45am on Thursday, February 11 in 2237 French Science.
The presentation will be focused on: How do biases affect your relationships with your peers? your labmates? your students? in the workplace? in the classroom? Your own professional development?
It is the hope that all participants will gain an understanding of implicit v. explicit bias, as well as the theory behind the development of “preferences” in early childhood and implicit bias in adults. Several research studies will illustrate how implicit bias impacts decisions in a number of fields. Participants will be offered strategies for the management of implicit bias in their work settings.
This workshop is open to all Department members (faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students) but spaces are limited. We hope that you are interested in attending, and if so, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your seat.
The weekly journal, Chemical & Engineering News, highlights the struggles of Graduate School and the toll on mental health. Check out the full article available here.