Have you ever experienced or observed gender bias? What was your response?
Imagine you are a manager at your next job and are asked to develop a gender protocol. What would you include?
What aspects of the opposite gender are the most confusing to you? What aspects of your own gender are the most misunderstood by others?
How does one define gender and is that different from sex?
To discuss these and other questions you may have in an open & inclusive environment, join DICE’s next Deeper Discussion on Tuesday, February 28thfrom 4:30-6PM in Environment Hall 2102 (or Pilkey Conference Room at Beaufort Marine Lab). Food will be served. All faculty, staff and students are welcomed.
NextProf Science is aimed at future faculty—advanced doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in science at an exceptional academic research institution and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity.
The science and mathematics departments of the U-M College of Literature, Science, and Arts will host about 50 future faculty participants on the U-M campus to show them the rewards of an academic career, help them understand the faculty search process, and connect them with faculty in their research area, as well as academic leaders, and other participants.
Have you ever needed an ally in the workplace or felt unsure about how to be an ally to your colleagues?
Join Women in Science and Engineering on November 16 for a conversation about being effective and successful allies in your graduate school workplace. The event will include a panel with five graduate students, followed by smaller group discussions led by Dr. Francisco Ramos about workplace bias. Attendees will earn two RCR credits.
The October 17, 2016 edition of Chemical & Engineering News featured an article on the LGBT community and the under-representation of the Community as a whole in STEM fields. Please see the attached article to read more.
Dr. Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, will visit Duke on Thursday, October 27 to give a special lecture titled “Catalyzing the Modernization of Graduate Education in the Biomedical Sciences”. The lecture will be at 3pm in Love Auditorium in the LSRC. Jon will also hold separate Q&A sessions for faculty and students earlier in the day (details forthcoming).
Take a look at what Duke first year undergraduate and graduate students are being introduced to at Duke. The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) developed the MOSAIC 2016 CMA Guidebook to connect our students with affinity groups, religious life groups, and support services at Duke and throughout the Triangle.
WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) will be hosting their first event of the year, “If I Knew Then What I Know Now”, on September 14 @ 5:30pm in Bio Sci 111. There will be a panel discussion featuring 4th and 5th year PhD students discussing their successes and hardships throughout their academic career at Duke. While this is generally aimed at first years, everyone is welcome! Dinner will be provided, please RSVP here.
Congratulations to Pam Mosley, our first Pathways to PhD Fellow! Pam successfully defended her dissertation in the Spring and completed her teaching and assessment project with mentor Dorian Canelas. Join us in wishing Pam the best in her new postdoctoral position at Michigan State University!
The National Perspectives in Science Annual Lecturehosted by the Office of Biomedical Graduate Diversity will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 4PM in the Trent Semans Center Great Hall. This year’s keynote address, “The Problems and Challenges in Biomedical Sciences: Keeping Science Healthy”, will be delivered by Dr. Bruce Alberts, the UCSF Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education. Dr. Alberts was also the recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2014, past president of the National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005), former Editor-in-Chief of Science (2008-2013), and one of the original authors of The Molecular Biology of the Cell. All Duke faculty, students, staff, and non-Duke affiliates are welcome to attend. Immediately following the seminar, light refreshments will be served at a reception from 5-6pm in the Atrium directly outside of the Great Hall.
An insightful and motivational piece by Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi (Duke honorary degree, 2014), focuses on women pursuing the chemistry professoriate. The message is appropriate for anyone pursuing her chemical education as a means to “make an impact in this world.”