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.

Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes Named SIAM Executive Director

Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes

From SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has announced the appointment of Dr. Suzanne L. Weekes, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, ad interim, and Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), to the position of Executive Director. In her new role, Weekes will continue to build SIAM’s reputation as the leading professional society for applied mathematicians and computational scientists.

Read more about Dr. Weekes’ appointment at the link.

Congratulations to Dr. Weekes and to SIAM!

AMS Webinars: Advocating for Students of Color

Prof. Pamela E. Harris

From the AMS: Upcoming webinar series

Advocating for Students of Color: There’s More You Can Do

Organizers:

  • Pamela E. Harris, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Williams College
  • Aris Winger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Michael Young, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Iowa State University
Prof. Aris Winger

Advocating for Students of Color: There’s More You Can Do is a virtual professional development experience for higher education faculty and administrators who are actively engaged in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within the mathematical sciences.

Prof. Michael Young

This four-part webinar is anchored in the belief that implementing small changes will compound to create drastic and large-scale transformation. By focusing on how to better advocate for students in your classroom, department(s), institution, and the mathematics community, the organizing team will guide participants to think critically about their practice and discuss concrete changes participants can implement. The goal is to share and commit to implementing changes in a way that is pragmatic, meaningful, and that cultivates cultures in which all students are seen, valued, and validated.