October 5-10 is National Coming Out Week. Clemson’s Gantt Center will host a number of events to celebrate the LGBTQ community and the process of coming out. This will include keynote address by Robyn Ochs entitled The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations Monday, October 5th, 2020 11:00AM-12:15PM
From the Clemson Newsstand: A new academy at the Clemson University Outdoor Lab is providing support to Upstate parents whose children are alternating between virtual and in-person learning or are learning entirely at home this fall.
Starting Oct. 5, the Outdoor Lab Academy will serve as a safe place for up to 30 school-aged children to stay on track with their school assignments and get valuable social time with their peers between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., while also giving parents the time they need to focus on their work.
From the Clemson Newsstand: Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) has been selected to join the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.
From the Clemson Newsstand: Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national holiday commemorating the history and achievements of the Indigenous Peoples of America. This year, the holiday is nationally recognized on October 12.
Clemson Inclusion & Equity will hold a virtual workshop experience called “Supporting Native Students: Building Relationships with Native Nations,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. October 12 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker is the current tribal liaison for the University of Wisconsin System, Sasānēhsaeh Pyawasay-Jennings.
From the Clemson Newsstand: Using the hashtags #NDEAMCU2020 and #IncreasingAccessandOpportunity, the Office of Access and Equity and the Accessibility Commission are hosting a series of virtual lunch meetings in October in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
The Lunch ‘n’ Learn series brings speakers from various University offices to discuss everything from the processes used to create accessible paths at Clemson to the use of recruitment tools with a focus on accessibility.
From the Clemson Newsstand: Two years after agreeing to launch an accelerated dual-degree program in physics, Clemson University and South Carolina State University signed an agreement Monday to begin a similar Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Accelerated Collaborative Degree Program.
The new program allows math students at SC State to earn their bachelor’s combined with their master’s degrees in just five years. Undergraduate students will study at SC State for three years, then transfer to Clemson, earning a bachelor’s degree from SC State and their master’s degree from Clemson by the end of the fifth year.
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.”
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!!!”
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?
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.