Talk 5/7 Daryl Smith “Diversity’s Promise for Excellence in a Pluralistic Society: The Public University and the Common Good”

Email I received:

Dear UC Davis Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members,

We would like to remind you that the next event in the Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good will be held next Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Daryl Smith, Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University will be speaking on the topic of “Diversity’s Promise for Excellence in a Pluralistic Society: The Public University and the Common Good”.

Before assuming her current faculty position at CGU, Professor Smith served as a college administrator in planning and evaluation, institutional research, and student affairs. Her research, teaching, and publications have been in the area of organizational implications of diversity, assessment and evaluation, leadership, and change, governance, diversity in STEM fields, and faculty diversity. She is the author or co-author of several books, including Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work, The Challenge of Diversity: Alienation of Involvement in the Academy, and Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking the Myths.

Professor Smith will be joined by two UC Davis panelists for this event. Kevin Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of Law,
Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies, and Maureen Stanton, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Evolution and Ecology.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center and will go until 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the general public. There will be an hour long reception with light refreshments directly following the end of the lecture.

If you are unable to attend this event, videos of all Provost’s Forums lectures are available to the public and can be found on the official Provost’s Forums website. Our most recent lecture, “Universities and Regional Growth: Insights from the University of California” will soon be available for viewing along with all of the 2013-2014 season lectures.

For more details and information on this event, please see the attached flyer, visit our website: The Provost’s Forum on the Public University and the Social Good, or contact Casey Castaldi. In addition, please forward this information to any interested parties, as all events are open to the public.

We hope to see you at this important event!
Smith Flyer 5.7.14.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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