The Maxwell School has named two graduate students as the inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs Graduate Scholars: John R. Barruzza, a Ph.D. candidate in the history department; and Chelsea M. Thomas, a student in the master of public administration (M.P.A.) program. Read more at SU News.
Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong look at “Belonging” with a keynote event featuring a trio of acclaimed Black feminist scholars. On Monday, Nov. 27, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall will convene a dialogue titled “Black Feminists and the Transformation of American Public Life” from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, 140 Newhouse 3. Read more at SU News.
Diasia Kittrell-Robinson ’18 became the first director of diversity affairs for the Student Association during the 2016-17 academic year. During that year, she kicked off several projects for students, began serving on special University work groups and became a go-to person for other Student Association members on diversity issues. Read more at SU News.
Applications are due Friday for individuals and groups who would like to perform at the 2018 Martin Luther King Junior Celebration, which takes place on Jan. 28 at the Carrier Dome. Application forms may be downloaded from the MLK Celebration website, and are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Read more at SU News.
Nationally recognized diversity and inclusion expert Damon A. Williams will visit Syracuse University on Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17, as part of the Inclusive Excellence Tour. The nationwide Inclusive Excellence Tour brings communities together for discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion and change. Through this effort, Williams aims to empower one million leaders and 5,000 organizations to use more evidence-based diversity, equity and inclusion strategies to achieve meaningful change. Find out more at SU News.
All University faculty, staff and students are invited to the Accessing Higher Ground Virtual Conference, a live, web-based conference focused on accessible media, web and technology, presented by the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD). The 20th annual main conference will be held Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 15-17, and the virtual conference will be hosted in two locations on the University campus. Registration is free; please register online by Monday, Nov. 13, for the sessions you plan to attend.
Throughout the month of November, the Office of Multicultural Affairs within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience, in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, hosts Native Heritage Month. Native Heritage Month offers a variety of events to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of native people. Read more at SU News.
The annual ceremony honoring U.S. veterans and victims of all wars will be held at Hendricks Chapel on Friday, Nov. 10, at 11. a.m. The public is welcome to attend. See SU News for more information.