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Friday, March 2, 2012

Dillard University Curriculum Committee will meet Tuesday, March 6th, 20th, and 27th, 2012

University Curriculum Committee


To:        Dillard University Faculty

From:    University Curriculum Committee

Date:     3/2/2012

Re:        University Curriculum Committee Meetings
The University Curriculum Committee will meet Tuesday, March 6, 20, and 27 to review proposals.  The UCC guidelines for submitting proposals to create, change, or delete a course or educational program is attached to the email

Xavier University of Louisiana's Women's Studies Conference Call For Proposals: Gendered Perspectives: Recent Scholarship on Culture and Social Justice

Xavier University of Louisiana's Women's Studies Conference Call For Proposals


Gendered Perspectives: Recent Scholarship on Culture and Social Justice, October 19-21, 2012, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans

Conference Overview:
Xavier University of Louisiana's Women's Studies Program introduces students to a comprehensive body of knowledge that critically analyzes the gendering process from a multidisciplinary perspective. Faculty members of the program come from many disciplines. Since 2008, the program offers a minor and hosts experiences that focus on feminist perspectives and engagements for the student body, campus and community-at-large.
The Program will host its first three-day conference. The first two days offer opportunities for scholarly presentations on all aspects of Women's and Gender studies. Proposals are being sought that illuminate gender via themes drawn from the arts, humanities, languages, and the social and health sciences. Scholars, students, public intellectuals, artists, activists, professionals, and advocates are invited to submit proposals on any topic of relevance to the discipline.
The third day of the conference, Sunday, October 21, 2012 will be dedicated to scholarship on Black women in New Orleans and Louisiana in general. There is a serious lack of research on Black women's lives in this region and this conference seeks to bring together researchers and scholars in a dynamic exchange of ideas. We seek papers and panels dealing with the social sciences, humanities, art, health and medical issues, reflecting past, present, and/or future of all aspects of Black women's lives, including but not limited to: cultural, creative, transformative, historical, sociological, psychological, religious, etc.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions, panel and paper breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, creative performances, exhibitions, tables for information exchange, and meet-the-author opportunities.
Deadline for Submissions - June 1, 2012
Deadline for Submissions - June 1, 2012

  • Submit Proposals for the General Conference (days 1 and 2) to Kimberly J. Chandler, Ph.D. (
  • Submit Proposals for the theme on the scholarship of Black women (day 3) to Kim Vaz, Ph.D. (


Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice 3334 Annette St.· New Orleans, Louisiana · 70122 · office: (504) 816-4005 · fax: (504) 816-4032


The 2012 National Urban League Conference - New Orleans, LA July 25th-28th

The 2012 National Urban League Conference
National Urban League 2012 National Conference . . . 


Call for Abstracts - RCMI2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

RCMI2012 Call for Abstracts
13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Call for Abstracts -- January 6, 2012 - May 4, 2012
We are soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts from all fields of biomedical research and others focused on issues related to minority health and health disparitities are encouraged. Selected abstracts will be presented during poster sessions or oral presentations. Further, authors for selected abstracts will be invited to prepare an article for publication in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Abstracts will be accepted via electronic submission only. It is the authors' responsibility to see that the posted guidelines and instructions are followed. Abstracts that do not conform to official guidelines will not be accepted. >>Download Guidelines

Abstract Themes

Abstracts are categorized in broad thematic areas. If your work does not correspond with the designated themes, simply indicate "Other" for your category selection. Please note that reviewers have the authority to reassign categories as necessary. Therefore, it is important that you review the following categories before submitting your abstract to ensure optimal results.
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Literacy and Health Information Technology
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Infectious Disease / Immunology / Autoimmunity (Non-HIV)
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Women's Health
  • Other Areas (as related to minority health and health disparities)

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The Daily Gazette: Diversity Symposium Announced, Spelman College President to be Keynote Speaker

February 29, 2012
By Amy DiPierro

Swarthmore’s December 2011 Strategic Directions document invokes “inclusion” 12 times, “diversity” 23 times, variations of “engagement” 43 times, and “community” or “communities” about 93 times combined.

All of these numbers – without context – do little to describe Swarthmore’s current state or future priorities. Dean Braun says the same is true for evaluating what diversity means to a community.

“A lot of times when people talk about diversity, they think about it only in terms of numbers,” she said in an interview last week, “but I think in order to truly have the kind of learning environment we want here, you also have to have inclusion, which means that everyone is working on these issues.”

With Swarthmore’s first Diversity Symposium in the spring, Dean Braun hopes to move beyond the numbers. Working with individuals and groups across the entire community, the Symposium aims to foster campus-wide engagement in the college’s current diversity policy and its possible improvements in the future. The Symposium will include four events over a two week period, culminating in a keynote address from Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum and a Collection to reflect on the Symposium the following day.

In addition to the Dean’s Office, the Symposium has received early support from Director of Equal Opportunity Sharmaine LaMar, Vice President for Planning Garikai Campbell, Associate Provost Patricia Reilly and the Provost’s Office, and President Chopp and the President’s Office.

The Diversity Symposium will begin after spring break with a Sharples Takeover to catalyze discussion and solicit student feedback. As in Student Council’s Sharples Takeover last spring, which collected student input for the Strategic Planning Council, the event will feature table tents with discussion topics, as well as index cards for students to submit recommendations. In addition to this school-wide event, Braun and LaMar will hold smaller dinners and discussions with a range of student, faculty, and staff groups on campus.

Olivia Ensign ’12, Dean Braun’s intern and assistant in planning the Diversity Symposium hopes combining these two strategies will incorporate the voices of both niche groups and individuals in further discussion. “That’s why this is so helpful,” she said of outreach efforts, “in terms of different groups kind of figuring out points of intersection.”

Recommendations will then go to the Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Committee, a group of faculty, staff, and students who will plan the Symposium and future discussions. Lamar said she will be seeking “thought leaders” for the committee in the coming weeks, community members able to gather input from their peers and generate provocative ideas for the future.

“Diversity means a lot of different things to different people,” she said. “We need to define it for our community.”

Proposals for the evolving definition of diversity will no doubt be central to the second event of the Diversity Symposium, a faculty panel discussion. Members of the panel are yet to be determined.

For the next Symposium event, President Tatum of Spelman College—a historically Black liberal arts college for women in Decatur, Georgia—will give a keynote address on Thursday, April 6th in LPAC. President Tatum, who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is the winner of the 2005 Brock International Prize in Education and, most recently, the author of 2007’s Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation. Previous to her current post at Spelman, President Tatum was the dean and acting president of Mount Holyoke College, where she hired Dean Braun as director of student life.

“She’s a tremendous intellectual, and writer, and thinker, and practitioner when it comes to higher education,” said Braun. “She’s just a fantastic speaker and I think it’s a terrific way to kind of kick things off.”

The final event of the Diversity Symposium will be Collection in the Swarthmore Quaker Meeting House on the Friday following President Tatum’s address. The Strategic Directions envisioned a “re-imagining” of Collection, in which Collection would be one of many spaces that “bridge communities closed off by political beliefs, racial lines, religious beliefs, or class differences.”

Dean Braun emphasized that the Diversity Symposium is part of a continuing effort to evaluate and implement an inclusive sense of diversity to fit Swarthmore’s changing community. In the spirit of the mandate from the Strategic Directions, Braun hopes to continue conversations with student groups, events featuring outside speakers, and faculty panels on diversity into the fall.

“When it comes to things like diversity and inclusion,” she said, “our work is never done.”


Inside Higher Ed Articles: March 2, 2012

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