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.

Strategic Inclusive Excellence Certificate

Clemson University Historian Paul Anderson teaches a “Community and History at Clemson” workshop in the Academic Success Center, Nov. 8, 2019. (Photo by Ken Scar)

From the Clemson Newsstand: Clemson University’s commitment to inclusion and equity ensure progress will be made this Fall semester despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. One example is the Strategic Inclusive Excellence Certificate program, which has transitioned online this fall. The program aims to help faculty, staff and graduate assistants develop the skills needed to advance equity, diversity and inclusion at Clemson.

Read more at the link.

Pronouns in Canvas

Art by Gabby DiGiovanni, showing pronouns (clockwise from the top: them, he, she, him, they, her) in word bubbles over a colored background.

From Clemson Online: Clemson Online enabled the Personal Pronoun function within Canvas. Now you can select personal pronouns to add to your user account. Personal pronouns display after your name in various areas in Canvas.

Read more about this at the link.