Clemson Women’s Commission Seeks Nominations

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From the Women’s Commission Friends: “The Clemson University Commission on Women is pleased to announce a special call for applications Fall 2020 for 2 open Staff positions, 1 Alternate Staff position, 1 Alternate Faculty position and 3 Student positions (1 undergraduate, 1 Masters, and 1 PhD).

“The Women’s Commission has been working to support women at Clemson for over 50 years, and we have important work to do. We strongly support the university’s efforts for diversity, equity and inclusion and welcome people of all gender identities to apply. The application can be found here.”

Update: See also the related Clemson Newsstand article here.

Nominate Undergraduate Students of Color

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From the Math Alliance: “We are very excited to share our fall calendar to let you know about our upcoming events!! In spite of the ongoing pandemic, we are continuing our work and this is an opportunity to build our community, strengthen our connections, and ensure all of our students have all the opportunities they deserve. We are especially excited about and for this year’s F-GAP cohort, as we build new bridges to doctoral programs and quantitatively driven careers. Working closely with our partners at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the Simon Levin Center at Arizona State University, we will hold a series of events which will exploit the technology, and the possibilities, of the virtual format to provide our Math Alliance community with the information and fellowship that they have come to expect from our annual Field of Dreams Conference.  Please save the dates for these events; details will follow shortly.

“In addition, our friends at Bristol-Myers Squibb will be hosting a panel discussion on “Day in the Life of an Industry Statistician” on October 23, and we hope many in our community will participate.  We will have more details about this posted to our website.

“While our first choice would, of course, be to hold our annual community event in person, we are excited by the potential these virtual events hold to help us provide support and connections to our growing and strong Math Alliance Community, and, especially, to support our Math Alliance Scholars in staying on track to pursue their dreams. We very much hope to see you “there”!  Help us make these events a great success!!!”

The Mentorship of Our People

Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes

From the AMS e-Mentoring Network blog, by Jennyfer Galvez-Reyes

A couple of months ago I found myself wondering how I was going to navigate applying to graduate school by myself this coming cycle. To some people, applying is not that big of a deal. They have a mom, dad, multiple mentors to go to for help. For people like me, a first-generation college student born to immigrant parents living at or below the poverty line, this seems like an impossible task. Who do you ask for help?

Read more at the link.

2021-2022 Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars

Joan and Joseph Birman

From the AMS: The Joan and Joseph Birman Fellowship for Women Scholars is a mid-career research fellowship specially designed to fit the unique needs of women. The fellowships are open only to women. This fellowship program, established in 2017, is made possible by a generous gift from Joan and Joseph Birman.

Applications requested for Editor-in-Chief of the Inclusion/Exclusion Blog

From the AMS: The AMS invites applications for an Editor-in-Chief of the Inclusion/Exclusion blog. This blog increases awareness of the experiences of marginalized and underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences, with the goal of building a more inclusive, supportive, and diverse mathematical community.

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month at Clemson

Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month 2020

From the Gantt Center: The Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. As the population continues to grow at Clemson University, we are encouraged by our peers and the administration to create opportunities for all members of our campus community to celebrate and find value in the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Ultimately we hope to begin cultivating a true inclusive environment built upon a passion for learning and mutual respect. Virtual events will be held virtually throughout the month, including:

  • Grad School Chisme
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Communities 
  • Keynote Speaker: Ramon Escobar
  • The Gendered Experiences of Migrants in the U.S.: A Discussion with Tahirih Justice Center

Read more at the link.

Unpacking and Disrupting Whiteness – a Seminar Series

From the Clemson Newsstand: Clemson staff, faculty and graduate students are invited to engage in a dialogue about racism and white supremacy by participating in a new seminar series titled “Unpacking and Disrupting Whiteness.” The series is a collaborative project between the Gantt Center, Center for Student Leadership and Engagement, College Preparation and Outreach, the College of Education and the English department.

Read more at the link.

Lathisms 2020

Matilde Lalín, Professor, Université de Montréal, featured mathematician on Lathisms

Once again, the Lathisms project will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by “showcasing the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians… [and] provid[ing] an accessible platform that features the multifaceted and diverse nature of the Latinx and Hispanic mathematics community and inspire the younger generation of Latinx mathematicians.” Read about a new mathematician each day at the link.

Faculty and staff: I.D.E.A. Book Club expands conversation on equity and diversity

Image shows the cover of The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success by Freeman A. Hrabowski.

From the Clemson Newsstand: The I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Awareness) Book Club will be hosting its fall series starting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. via Zoom to discuss the book The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success by Freeman A. Hrabowski.

Read more about the book club at the link.