April 22, Retention of Underrepresented Faculty: Strategic Approaches & Initiatives

Date: April 22, 2021 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Zoom. Registration required at SMU.EDU/DedmanDiversityEventZoom link will appear in the registration confirmation. For questions please contact Jill Kelly.Event details:Beronda L. Montgomery, PhD is MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. She is also a member of the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory. Montgomery conducts research on the means by which plants and cyanobacteria are able to monitor and adjust to changes in their external environments. The ability of these largely immobile organisms to adapt to dynamic environments increases their survival and maximizes productivity. Dr. Montgomery received an NSF CAREER Award and was an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer. She has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy [...]

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March 25, Diverse Women in the Workforce

Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CT) Zoom: https://smu.zoom.us/s/92504134650 In honor of International Women’s History Month, Dedman College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Hegi Career Center and the Women & LBGT Center to present this exciting Zoom panel of accomplished women professionals. They will discuss trends and challenges throughout various industries, share personal and professional experiences and insights, and field questions from the SMU community. The panel includes: Tammy Suh Meinershagen, Chief Creative Officer of MedinaUSA and Chair of Frisco Arts Foundation; Marty Overman, Regional Vice President at Palo Alto Networks; Kristol Johnson, Global Sales Productivity Manager at McAfee; Hana Elliott, Head of Sales and Marketing at Civic Dinners; and Elisa Klein, Co-Founder and COO of MKC Create [...]

By | 2021-03-22T06:37:03-07:00 March 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Diversity and Inclusion, Events|Comments Off on March 25, Diverse Women in the Workforce

A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

Event Date: March 12 Zoom (email for link) 2:00 p.m. CST Department of Psychology Research Colloquium. We welcome Dr. Ajima Olaghere, assistant professor of criminal justice at Temple University, for an invited talk entitled, "A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police." African Americans’ perceptions of the police are nuanced and complicated. Dr. Olaghere will share results from a study involving 77 African Americans in Durham, NC and their perceptions of the relationship between their community and police. The basis for perceptions and the characterization of them as trauma transmission will be discussed. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please email Priscilla Lui at plui@smu.edu.

By | 2021-03-10T08:59:31-08:00 March 10th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Psychology|Comments Off on A Neglected Problem: Understanding the Effects of Personal and Vicarious Trauma on African Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Police.

Meet the SMU Diversity Officers

Originally Posted: November 23, 2020 Dear SMU Community, When I accepted the position of SMU’s first Chief Diversity Officer, I remembered an essential piece of advice I received from someone who was in their third year in the same position: “One of the most dangerous misconceptions about diversity and inclusion work is that it can be done alone.” I knew that if we were going to Move Forward Together, it would take a special group of colleagues to join me in this bold endeavor. With great excitement and a grateful heart, I announce the appointment of SMU’s inaugural class of Diversity Officers. MEET THE DIVERSITY OFFICERS I am sure you will recognize many of the faces of our 15 officers. Each of them, working in various [...]

By | 2021-01-27T07:57:42-08:00 January 1st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Diversity and Inclusion|Comments Off on Meet the SMU Diversity Officers