Diversity Grant Showcase

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Diversity Grant ShowcaseThursday, October 25, 2018, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in MPR.  This event will be part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ “Diversity Topic Thursday” events this semester.    The Spring 2017 and 2018 grant recipients will share information about how they used the grants that they received and how their work fosters intellectual development, expanded cultural awareness, and understanding about diversity.

Spring 2018 Grant Recipients:

Dr. Maritza Branker, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department:
Revision of MAT 451, History of Mathematics to include more contemporary history with the emphasis on the contributions of female mathematicians.

Dr. Michael Durfee, Assistant Professor, History Department:
Developing a new course – Black Power and the Global Color Line
This course will trace a variety of ideologies that inform Black Power, as well as the international dimensions of Black Power activism against colonialism and the color line.

Dr. Carol Doyle-Jones, Coordinator of Field Experiences, Niagara University in Ontario:
Used her grant to support the Indigenous Education Conference for Bachelor of Professional Studies Teacher Candidates held at Niagara University in Ontario.

Doug Zschiegner, Associate Director/Associate Professor of NU Theatre:
Used grant to adapt the play Pygmalion for a Spring 2019 production to further today’s discussions of gender inequality, poverty and race.

Universal Design of Instruction Grant: 2018

Dr. Michael Durfee, Assistant Professor, History Department:
Incorporated universal design strategies into the HIS 199 course that he taught during Summer 2018 for incoming freshmen admitted to the university through the NUOP Program.

Spring 2017 Grant Recipients:
Nanette L. Harmon, MS Ed, Faculty Fellow, Coordinator of ASL and Deaf Studies:
Used the grant to support a Deaf Speaker Series.

Dr. Hope L. Russell, Adjunct, History Department / Women’s Studies Program:
Used grant to promote diversity and social justice through poetry readings and dialogue.