Events

Veterans Lecture 2017

Veterans Lecture 2017

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) and the Military and Veteran Center (MVC) partnered to host a lecture on leadership.

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AccessAbility Summit 2017

AccessAbility Summit 2017

The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the community about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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Women Leading in Diversity: Networking Breakfast

Women Leading in Diversity: Networking Breakfast

This event provided UTD an opportunity to honor the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of women in their careers and/or community service.

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Employee Resource Group Sign up Day

Employee Resource Group Sign up Day

ERGs provide a win-win opportunity for employers and employees because there is value and a bottom line impact for staff who are empowered and connected like never before.

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Veterans Breakfast

Veterans Breakfast

UT Dallas’ celebration of National Military Appreciation Month. Our program includes a Veteran Panel with members from the campus and community who will share how military service influenced their life. Panel members include Chuck Eisemann, Rena Piper, Rob Rennaker, and Jake Schick.

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I, Too, Am America

I, Too, Am America

This year's Slam Poetry Competition was a terrific success! This event was hosted in the Art Barn. Our theme this year was "I,Too,Am,America" and a big congratulations to our winners: The first place were Stephanie Ngo and Jane Gu. 2nd place is Carolyn Nguyen and Colton Hattersley. 3rd Place is Katherine Mayfield and Adelaide Kwon.

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2017 Diversity Awards

Diversity Awards

Each year the ODCE recognizes the contributions of UT Dallas faculty, staff, students, and community partners who advance the UT Dallas diversity mission, goals and programs. The Diversity Awards Ceremony and Soirée was established eight years ago to celebrate and highlight how diversity enables and empowers our community to reach the highest levels of excellence. The program is an extraordinary display of the accomplishments of champions of diversity and attended by more than 250 students, faculty, staff, corporations and community partners.

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Hidden Figures Screening

Hidden Figures

This year, award-winning Hidden Figures cast Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae brought to light the untold story of women mathematicians who served an essential role in NASA: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. In Women’s History Month, meet these three inspiring women in STEM who played a key role in NASA reaching for the stars.

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The Deloitte Lecture - 2017

Deloitte Lecture 2017

Deborah Cole will share findings from a study conducted in conjunction with the Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion that hypothesizes that everyone has an authentic self and that a culture of greater authenticity might benefit all individuals, including the straight White men who have traditionally been left out of the inclusion paradigm.

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The Veterans Lecture - 2016

Cpl. Jacob Schick

Speaker: Jacob Schick, executive director of 22KILL

Cpl. Jacob Schick shares with levity the dramatic events of his life and time in the service. Schick's story is one of overcoming adversity both externally and internally. Compelling, humorous, and gripping is the tale of Jacob Schick's service and road to recovery.

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Poetry Slam

Diversity Awards

Join us in The Pub for "Writing wrongs in a diverse world": the 2016 Slam Poetry Competition. Students will be under the instruction of slam poet Joaquin Zihuatanejo for one month preparing group and individual pieces. Listen to their ideas regarding diversity and hear their voice.

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Poetry Workshops

Diversity Awards

Poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher Joaquin Zihuatenejo will host three slam poetry diversity workshops to help improve students' slam poetry composition and performance skills.

You must attend two of the three workshops to be eligible to participate in the Slam Poetry Competition on March 3, 2016.

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Diversity Awards

Diversity Awards

The Diversity Awards recognizes the efforts and contributions of students, student organizations, staff, faculty and community members in advancing the UT Dallas commitment to embrace, enhance, and celebrate diversity at all levels of the University and our community. The Diversity Awards ceremony is the culmination of ODCE's many programs and initiatives throughout the year. This year, the 2015 Diversity Awards Ceremony celebrated its sixth anniversary where it brought together 300 guests in the UT Dallas Alexander Clark Center.

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Diversity Lecture Series

Diversity Lecture Series

The Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives (DIDI) in collaboration with the Committee for Diversity and Equity, the Office of Human Resources Management, the Galerstein Gender Center, and the Multicultural Center host a series of diversity lectures and seminars. Such events are made available at least once a semester. The focus of the lecture series is to provide diversity information opportunities for faculty, students and staff. In addition, the series includes at least one major public lecture that presents the work of a prominent official, educator, researcher, author or artist whose efforts have had a significant impact upon diversity and/or equity.

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Disability Employment Awareness Seminar

Disability Employment Awareness Seminar

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, in partnership with the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and our corporate partner Raytheon, will address the training needs and diversity challenges of college students with disabilities transitioning to the workforce. UT Dallas faculty, staff, students, caregivers and corporate community are invited to attend the Disability Employment Awareness Seminar. This seminar will present a number of promising approaches that are available to support student preparation for workplace demands of our global economy. To maximize the effectiveness of these approaches, special attention will focus on increasing the rigor, relevance and engagement as it relates to students who have traditionally faced barriers to successful workforce transitions. Our goal is to broaden awareness for affected students, as well as corporate and educational entities alike to create a strong partnership between faculty, staff, students and the corporate community in the North Dallas area.

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AccessAbility Summit

AccessAbility Summit

The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement in partnership with the Office of Student AccessAbility, the Office of Human Resources and Procurement Management are collaborating to address the educational needs and diversity challenges of the community with disabilities. Professionals from the community, faculty, staff, students and caregivers are invited to attend UT Dallas' first AccessAbility Summit.

The event encompassed accessibility standards in Texas and at UT Dallas and includes a panel discussion, an overview of state accessibility laws and an update on the laws that require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

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The Veterans Lecture - 2015

KeeShaun Coffey

"Maximizing Cognitive Empowerment of our Future Leaders"

Military service members and veterans are equipped with the strategies and tools to ensure they thrive in overwhelmingly adverse situations. Although they are engulfed in purpose and a mission-oriented mindset while in uniform, many warriors temporarily lose that sense of purpose and falter during their transition back into civilian life. Hear from two veterans who have fought their way through intense conflict overseas, battled the hardships of reintegration back at home, and discovered a renewed sense of purpose by helping bridge the military civilian divide.

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