DEI

Undergraduate Opportunity: SPARK Health Equity Training Program

Advancing Health Equity: Translating Stories to Partnership, Policy and Practice

Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
127 Charles T. Wethington Building + Virtual
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The University of Kentucky Center for Health Equity Transformation is hosting the inaugural event of its 2022-2023 Elevating Equity Speaker Series with a talk from Dr. Darrell Gray! Darrell M. Gray, II, MD, MPH, FACG is an outspoken health equity advocate, a clinical and policy expert, and a passionate voice for a better healthcare system. As the inaugural chief health equity officer for Elevance Health, parent company of Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Medicaid, he leads the execution of comprehensive strategy to advance health equity through a whole-health approach (addressing physical, behavioral, social, and pharmacy needs) among Elevance Health’s more than 45 million members and their respective communities. His extensive background is detailed on LinkedIn and Twitter, where he leads by example and amplifies the good work.

Virtual and in person, lunch provided
Registration is required: https://conta.cc/3RTECuK

Movie Screening: Driving While Black

Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 5:00pm
Location: 
116 THM
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The Biology Department Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee will host a screening of “Driving While Black” in 116 THM at 5:00pm on September 23rd

“Driving While Black” is a documentary that posits major events, like the Civil War or the civil rights movement, are connected to the ability, or lack thereof, of Black Americans to travel. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that after watching it, you might never look at your car the same way again (pbs.org).

Admission is free, everyone is welcome, and snacks and drinks will be provided. 

September DEI Meeting Minutes

  • Minute Taker: Emily

  • Welcome (back): Review of committee nuts & bolts, time commitment

Algorithms of Oppression

Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Worsham Cinema, Gatton Student Center
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Join UK Libraries in welcoming internet studies scholar and UCLA professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies, Dr. Safiya Noble, for a discussion on the ways digital media intersect with issues of race, gender, culture, power, and technology.

Drawing on research from her new book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, Noble helps audiences understand the deeply rooted disparities in how online algorithms affect people of different races and genders, even while search engines claim to be progressive and unbiased.

The UK Libraries Dean's Lecture will be held in person at the Worsham Cinema in the Gatton Student Center, Tuesday, October 4 at 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

Plated Discussion: The Company You Keep

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
JSB 121
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he Martin Luther King Center and Underground Perspective (UGP) will be hosting our first Plated Discussion event this upcoming Thursday, September 15 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in JSB 121. Plated Discussion is a monthly discussion series designed to provide opportunities for our campus community to engage in conversations around global and social justice related issues. Thursday’s conversation, entitled The Company You Keep, is centered on mental health & its impact on our relationships, at all levels.

Workshop: How do I incorporate inclusion into my STEM classes?

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Jacobson Science Building 361M
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Arts & Sciences will be hosting a series of DEI-oriented workshops. Each workshop will address a common concern or question among instructors who are trying to be more inclusive in their teaching. All faculty and teaching assistants are welcome, and we will be posting a video of and infographics from the workshop on our website for folks who can’t attend. All workshops will be from 2:00-4:00 in JSB 361M.

Workshop: How do I navigate difficult moments in the classroom?

Date: 
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Jacobson Science Building 361M
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Arts & Sciences will be hosting a series of DEI-oriented workshops. Each workshop will address a common concern or question among instructors who are trying to be more inclusive in their teaching. All faculty and teaching assistants are welcome, and we will be posting a video of and infographics from the workshop on our website for folks who can’t attend. All workshops will be from 2:00-4:00 in JSB 361M.

Workshop: Improving Inclusion in the Classroom

Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Jacobson Science Building 361M
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Arts & Sciences will be hosting a series of DEI-oriented workshops. Each workshop will address a common concern or question among instructors who are trying to be more inclusive in their teaching. All faculty and teaching assistants are welcome, and we will be posting a video of and infographics from the workshop on our website for folks who can’t attend. All workshops will be from 2:00-4:00 in JSB 361M.

Diversity Statement Workshop (for Academic Job Applications)

Date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 2:30pm
Location: 
Whitehall (CB) room 234
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Workshop on Creating a Diversity Statement for the Academic Job Search

Summer 2022

The Working Group on Ethics, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in the Mathematical Sciences (EEIJMS) is hosting a workshop on writing a diversity statement for academic job applications for graduate students and others entering the job market, organized by Ben Braun, Courtney George, Cindy Jong, David Murrugarra, and Chloe Urbanski Wawrzyniak


When: 2:30-4 pm on Monday, August 15

Where: Whitehall Classroom Building 234


In this workshop, you will

  • Learn about common vocabulary and context for diversity statements

  • Reflect on your own work and experiences to include in your statement

  • Discuss the goals and structure of many diversity statements

  • Learn about common pitfalls by comparing and critiquing sample statements


Although the workshop is designed with advanced graduate students in the mathematical sciences in mind, anyone who might find the material useful is welcome to attend, including junior graduate students and faculty advisors. We hope that all participants will find the workshop helpful, whether you’ve already written a draft statement or you haven’t begun thinking about it yet.


If you plan to attend, please register here: https://forms.gle/jRZ8uoVZw7ZNyHKP8 


We recommend bringing a copy of your CV with you to the workshop. This will help during workshop activities as you reflect on your experiences and craft your statement.


Questions or concerns? Can’t attend the workshop, but want a copy of the slides and resources? Email ChloeUWarzyniak@uky.edu .

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