A few upcoming free events of interest … virtually speaking …
Teale Lecture Series of the University of Connecticut: Dr. Robert Bullard, The Quest For Environmental and Climate Justice
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern
Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, who has often been described as the father of environmental justice, will present a Teale lecture on climate change as the defining environmental justice, human rights, and public health issue of the 21st century.
Open Pedagogy in Practice: Faculty Perspectives
Monday, April 12, 2021, 10 a.m. Eastern
Join NEBHE’s Open Education Fellow Lindsey Gumb in a moderated conversation with panelists on how faculty put open pedagogy into practice in their classroom. Speakers include: Robin DeRosa, director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University; Jennifer Van Allen, assistant professor of literacy studies at Lehman College, City University of New York; and Heather Miceli, adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University.
The Future of Work: Redesigning The Hiring Process For More Inclusive Teams
Tuesday, April 13, 2o21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern
General Assembly sponsors a discussion on finding and onboarding top talent and the many factors affecting who chooses to apply and who gets hired. The language used on a job posting, the screening and interviewing processes, onboarding protocols, and the broader company culture really matter when it comes to building healthy and inclusive teams— especially in the highly competitive and diversity-challenged tech industry. Speakers include Urban Institute Director of Talent Acquisition Alicia King and Your Work Inspires founder and CEO Kim Tran.
Higher Education in a Post-COVID World: A Panel Discussion with University Presidents
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern
Three university presidents will discuss their responses to COVID-19 and share their views on the impact the pandemic will have on the future of higher education. Speakers include: Yale University President Peter Salovey, Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley and Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul.
Boss Ladies: Pushing Past the Pandemic Glass Ceiling
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Big Sister Boston will hold its annual leadership panel designed to show its gratitude for commitment to Greater Boston’s girls and highlight the women who are paving the way for the next generation of leadership. Speakers include: Joanne Chang, co-owner of Flour/Myers+Chang; Kimberly Driscoll, mayor of the City of Salem; Lisa Fortenberry, executive director of Camp Harbor View; Melissa MacDonnell, president of Liberty Mutual Foundation & vice president of Liberty Mutual Insurance; and moderator Lisa Hughes of WBZ-TV/CBS Boston.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute University Lecture Series: Race and Democracy by Dr. Cornel West
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern
Cornel West, the prominent and provocative intellectual who has served as professor at Harvard University and Princeton University, will speak on race and democracy.