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A Celebration of Diversity, iWeek Kicks off April 2

Mar. 30, 2012

A celebration of the University's diverse student body, iWeek kicks off Monday, April 2, with "Passport to the World" in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. From 12 to 2 p.m., participants will represent their countries with clothing, cuisine, design and artifacts. Judges from across campus will select the best food, national dress and overall display. Read more...

Martin Luther King's Legacy, Monument Focus of Event

Jan. 20, 2012

"What only a study of his life can share is the human drama of leading in the face of life-threatening obstacles," Brandi Richards, president of the National Urban League of Young Professionals, said. "For this, he is most deserving of his feat on the Potomac. Dr. King's decision to lead a movement was pivotal."

University officials, staff and student leaders attended the event Thursday morning at UT Dallas. The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Multicultural Center and the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board presented the event. Read more...

New Program to Help Balance Daily Needs

Apr. 2, 2012

UT Dallas students, staff and faculty members looking for pet sitters, searching for summer camps for their children or seeking community volunteer opportunities are the target users of a new UT Dallas initiative.

The program, called Workplace Options, addresses daily living needs such as childcare, education, elder care, wellness, and legal and financial issues. Its website offers monthly webinars and more than 5,000 articles, tips, resources, self-assessments and tools. Free and confidential round-the-clock telephone support is also offered. Read more...

Gala Event Recognizes Champions of Diversity (2012)

Apr. 26, 2012

The 2012 Diversity Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser gave opportunities for leaders on campus and corporate representatives to extol the value of enrolling and hiring people from different backgrounds and perspectives at a University. After opening festivities and academic and corporate perspectives about the importance of diversity, two Diversity Scholarship recipients who are also excellent students shared their inspirational journey to UT Dallas, earning standing ovations from the audience of more than 240. Read more...

Women's Center Aide Wins Student Worker Award

Apr. 13, 2012

Described by their supervisors as "always a step ahead," and having "astonishing work ethics," five student employees at UT Dallas have been honored as part of National Student Employment Week. Read more...

Diversity Awards Fundraiser to Get a Hand from TV Actress

Mar. 20, 2012

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement hosts its third annual Diversity Awards Gala and Scholarship Fundraiser to highlight the University's successes in pursuing its diversity mission.

Guest speaker for the gala will be screen actress and activist Beth Broderick. The event is set for March 31. Read more...

Engineering Week Encourages Girls in Math, Science

Mar. 8, 2012

Last week, UT Dallas' Office of Diversity and Community Engagement welcomed students from Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School as part of the national program. The visiting girls worked together in groups on activities such as "speedy shelter," "roving the moon" and the "blimp jet challenge." They also met with members of the Texas Instruments Women's Initiative and the UT Dallas chapter of Society of Women Engineers. Read more...

UT Dallas Strives to Encourage, Support Female STEM Students

May 15, 2012

"In order for the U.S. to remain technologically competitive in a global marketplace, we need the creativity and contributions of females in STEM fields," said Dr. Magaly Spector, vice president for Diversity and Community Engagement, and a physicist and engineer by training. Read more...

Student Honored for Her Science and Tech Work With Women

Oct. 23, 2012

Computer science graduate student Prerana Prakash has been honored with a Student Community Leadership Award for her work in supporting and encouraging women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - the so-called STEM fields. Read more...

Events Encourage Women, Hispanic Students to Seek STEM Careers

Dec. 12, 2012

Two recent events demonstrated the University's commitment to encouraging women and underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more...

Engineering Week Encourages Girls in Math, Science

Mar. 8, 2012

Last week, UT Dallas' Office of Diversity and Community Engagement welcomed students from Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School as part of the national program. The visiting girls worked together in groups on activities such as "speedy shelter," "roving the moon" and the "blimp jet challenge." They also met with members of the Texas Instruments Women's Initiative and the UT Dallas chapter of Society of Women Engineers. Read more...

Sister Institutions Make Plans to Collaborate on Research

Feb. 10, 2012

More than 500 miles separate UT Dallas and UT Pan American, but the two schools hope to effectively narrow that distance after research faculty from both met to discuss working together on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects. Read more...

Juneteenth Event Brings Remembrance, Celebration to Campus

Jun. 21, 2012

UT Dallas held a Juneteenth celebration, presented by the Multicultural Center and co-sponsored by many other University departments. Participants enjoyed a complimentary barbecue lunch, as well as music from "Beauty and the Beats," which played favorites from Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Erykah Badu and more. Read more...

Camp Immerses Youths in Science and University Life

Jul. 12, 2012

Two dozen middle and high school kids recently visited UT Dallas for an immersive college experience aimed at cultivating their interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read more...

Youths Give Spelling Words a Workout in Annual Bees

Feb. 28, 2012

For the third consecutive year, UT Dallas hosted the Dallas County Spelling Bees. Students from private and public schools competed separately for the top spots in their respective contests. Read more...

UT Dallas Summer Camps Offer Challenges, Learning and Fun

May 8, 2012

Robotics, chess, solar cars, sports, the stock market and theater are a few of the topics K-12 students will be exploring this summer at more than 20 summer camps at UT Dallas. Read more...

STEM Conference Brings Together Alumni and Students

September 2012

Female students studying in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields recently gathered with alumni and industry professionals for STEM in the City, a conference dedicated to career development for young women. Approximately 80 students, professionals, alumni, staff and faculty gathered to discuss topics such as networking, business etiquette, diversity in the workplace, pay equity and leadership. Read more...

Middle-School Girls to Get Taste of Science at STEM Academy

Jan. 25, 2013

Sixty-five African-American middle-school girls from the Dallas Independent School District will visit the UT Dallas campus this Saturday to walk on a liquid and solve a "whodunit" using fingerprint analysis. Read more...

White House: Executive Order To Promote EEO, Diversity And Inclusion In The Federal Workforce

Aug. 18, 2011

President Obama signed an executive order to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. The order directs the Office of Management and Budget in coordination with the EEOC and the President's Management Council to establish a government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce; develop a government-wide strategic plan and guidance for agency-specific plans within 90 days; identify best practices to improve efforts; and establish a reporting system on agency progress. Read more...

Former Director of Census Bureau to Speak

Nov. 9, 2011

The population of Texas is changing in ways that will influence the educational system, job force and financial health of the state. Dr. Steve Murdock, former state demographer and director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, will examine dramatic population shifts between 2000 and 2010 during a talk Friday titled, "The Texas Challenge: Implications of Demographic Change for Education, the Labor Force and Economic Development." Read more...

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Feb. 22, 2010

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day brought 100 eighth- and ninth-graders from the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School and Seagoville Middle School to UT Dallas last week for a four-hour program of engineering fun, exploration and networking. Read more...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast - "Sharing the Dream"

Jan. 22, 2010

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast featured a talk by the Rev. James Young, who made history last year when he became the first African-American to be elected mayor of Philadelphia, MS. Read more...

Diversity Dinner Dialogue

The Diversity Dinner Dialogues is an interactive dinner designed to provide participants the opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives on topics relevant to our daily lives. The event provides participants a structured venue to enhance communication from different cultural perspectives and develop positive relationships with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to provide a comfortable environment for open communication. Read more...

Faculty Diversity Award

Jan. 16, 2009

New this year, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement gave its first Faculty Diversity Award, which was accompanied by a $2,500 stipend. Dr. George Fair, recipient of the award and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, was praised for his leadership within the school and at the University, as well as for his values and dedication to community service throughout the North Texas region. Read more...

Faculty of Color Look for Insights Amid Change

June 29, 2009

Supercharged by the potential of the new administration in Washington, yet subdued by the angst of the current economy, minority business academics recently met at UT Dallas to consider their roles in this shifting landscape. Read more...

Diversity Office Hires Community Engagement Chief

July 23, 2008

Raúl Hinojosa recently joined the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement to help promote awareness and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of diversity at UT Dallas. Read more...

Noted Technologist Magaly Spector to Join UT Dallas as VP for Diversity, Community Engagement

June 13, 2007

Noted technology innovator and leader Dr. Magaly Spector, one of the most visible Hispanic females in the fields of science and engineering in the United States, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her role will be to promote diversity at all levels of the university. Read more...

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