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Dr. Anthony Jack - The Privileged Poor
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​The Center for the Study of Diversity is excited to invite the University of Delaware community to four events throughout the Spring 2020 semester.  All events are open to the public.

On April 8 at 7pm at the Trabant Theater, we welcome Dr. Anthony Jack from Harvard University as he discusses his book The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students.  

What does it mean to be a poor student on a rich campus?  This question is all the more important as colleges and universities continue to take affirmative steps to socioeconomically diversify their campuses.  Dr. Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the "experiential core of college life."  He sheds light on how inequality is reproduced by contrasting the experiences of the Privileged Poor -- lower-income students who graduate from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools -- and the Doubly Disadvantaged -- lower-income undergraduates who graduate from public, typically distressed high schools.

This is event is co-sponsored by the UD College of Arts & Sciences, Division of Student Life, and the Office of the Provost.

Jordan Starck - The Case for Diversity: Value or Values
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​Jordan Starck from Princeton University visits UD's campus on March 24 from 4:00-5:30pm in 005 Kirkbride to present The Case for Diversity:  Value or Values.

His research finds that universities discuss diversity more in instrumental (ie. the value it provides) than moral terms, a practice which coincides with the preferences of white (but not minority) Americans.  Parents and admissions officers expect universities' instrumental language to privilege white students and it is indeed correlated with real-world disparities in white and minority student graduation rates.

Join Jordan and the CSD for this talk and discussion.

Center for the Study of Diversity Brown Bag Colloquiums
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​Join the Center for the Study of Diversity for two faculty-driven Brown Bag Colloquiums located in the Faculty Commons at 116 Pearson Hall from 12:00-1:30pm.  Bring your lunch and hear about diversity-related research!

First, Dr. Jennifer Kubota from UD (Psychological & Brain Sciences, Political Science & International Relations) will discuss The Social Neuroscience of Racial Bias on March 19.  

Currently and historically there exists an inequitable and unfair division of burdens and rewards based on social group membership.  Major barriers that contribute to these disparities include prejudice and discrimination.  In her talk, Dr. Kubota will discuss how race influences our impressions and decisions about others.

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​On April 30, Dr. Janine de Novais from UD's College of Education and Human Development will speak about The Brave Community Project, a pedagogical approach to teaching about race that she developed by combining ethnography, critical race methods and critical pedagogy.  

Hear her story about observing, practicing, and reflecting about the kind of teaching and learning about race that seeks to create a post racist future.

Additional details about all of CSD's events can be found here or contact Jeff Rybicki for additional information.

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POSTPONED - Center for the Study of Diversity's Spring 2020 Events
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