UF welcomed UCLA diversity and inclusion expert Mitchell Chang on March 23
Building on the awareness about diversity and inclusion generated at events held earlier this year — including the Provost’s Symposium on implicit bias in January and the Council on Diversity’s day of events featuring Professor Rumay Alexander of UNC-Chapel Hill in February — UF hosted Professor Mitchell Chang of UCLA as a third speaker on the topics in March.
UF President’s Council on Diversity hosted UNC chief diversity officer in February
On Friday, Feb. 3, Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, shared her insights on leadership and advocacy for diversity and inclusive excellence in academia in a talk entitled “Inclusion, Legitimacy, Equity…They All Matter!”
Alexander’s visit, sponsored by the UF President’s Council on Diversity, represented an opportunity for the university community to come together to continue its conversations about how to create a more inclusive climate and together shape a better UF. Faculty and staff were encouraged to attend the talk, which was held at 10:30 a.m. at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom.Presentation Recording
Provost Symposium: Implicit Bias
The University of Florida Office of the Provost and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted the 2017 Provost Symposium on January 26-27 at Emerson Alumni Hall. The program focused on implicit bias and understanding the unconscious roots of thoughts and feelings.
Kate Ratliff, assistant professor in UF’s Department of Psychology and Executive Director of the Harvard University’s Project Implicit, opened the two-day conference with a presentation on hidden biases and presented data collected from an “automatic associations” assessment administered in advance of the symposium.
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow offered a keynote address on day two of the conference. Blow’s NYT columns focus on politics, public opinion and social justice.Project Implicit Website