Mark Your Calendar

* subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions

Law and Diversity - Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the newly opened College of Law building. Danny Murphy, assistant dean of community engagement and diversity, will introduce us to the newly renovated building. It helps provide the 21st century legal educational experience that the next generation of law students requires.

Hear from sports historian Derrick White, associate professor of history and African American and Africana studies about the history of sports. Specifically, White has authored a book, “Blood, Sweat, & Tears,” about the history of black college football. Among the first broad-based histories of black college athletics, the story complicates the heroic narrative of integration and grapples with the complexities and contradictions of one of the most important sources of black pride in the twentieth century.

Salamanders, Zebrafish and the Dean – Thursday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Get an up-close and personal experience with both the limb regenerating salamander project that gives hope for the future of orthopedic medicine, and the zebrafish project that has advanced the understanding of infection and the immune system. In addition to members of these research teams, hear from College of Medicine Dean Bob DiPaola about his MVP initiative. The dean is on a mission to advance healthcare at the university by creating a team approach to how we approach patient care.

Symposium – Thursday, November 12 at 9 a.m.

We will hear presentations at the annual Symposium, to be held in the Gatton Student Center ballroom.

Coffee Across Campus – Thursday, November 12 at 5 p.m.

Professor Michael Goodin, from the College Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Plant Pathology, will share his research and personal passion for coffee production. He will be joined by professor of anthropology and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Sarah Lyon, who has traveled the world studying the human dimensions of coffee production. Her current research explores how changing labor practices and economic relations are affecting gender equality in coffee producing regions.