Yale Hosts Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education

Yale University will hold the second annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education on April 1 and 2 in the Hall of Graduate Studies, 320 York St.

Titled “A View from the Disciplines: Diversity and Inclusion in Curricula, Pedagogy and Research within the Academy,” the conference is open to undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members and university administrators. Registration is required. The fee for undergraduates is $20; for graduate students and post docs, $55; and for professionals, $100. This includes entrance to all sessions, materials, some meals, the Bouchet Award lecture and luncheon and an awards dinner at the Graduate Club.

John Ennis Pepper, vice president for finance and administration at Yale and former CEO of Procter and Gamble, will be honored with the Bouchet Leadership Award at the conference. Pepper will give the Bouchet Award Lecture titled “Journey to Freedom: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.”

The conference, organized by the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity at Yale Graduate School, will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday with welcoming remarks and a plenary panel on “Ethnic Studies Programs: Contributions to a More Diverse Academic Community.” Concurrent academic panels, workshops and presentations will be held following the opening presentation, and at 5:30 p.m., there will be a reception.

Saturday’s program will begin with a plenary panel titled “Recruiting and Retaining Women and Minority Faculty in the Ivy League: Issues and Approaches,” followed by concurrent sessions focusing on issues related to gender, ethnicity and race, sexual orientation and disabilities.

Speakers include faculty members and graduate students from a wide range of institutions, both public and private, including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, Towson University, Pennsylvania State University and Florida State University.

For more information, a detailed schedule and registration form, see www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/news1.html.

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