Events

Jan.
23

3:00–4:30 pm

Faculty Introduction to Mental Health First Aid

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 301B

This session will share data on student mental health and highlight some of the warning signs and symptoms of a mental health concern or emotional crisis.

Jan.
23

5:00–6:30 pm

Black Men Engaged Resource Group Networking Event

Center for Identity + Inclusion

Join the Black Men Engaged Resource Group for an evening of food, networking, and camaraderie. The group seeks to build community among Black men at the University of Chicago. The group also serves to promote the importance of service, mentorship, and professional networking on- and off-campus.

Jan.
28

6:00–7:00 pm

30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Join the University of Chicago community as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society.

Jan.
30

2:00–3:30 pm

Principles of Inclusive Pedagogy for Graduate Students

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

During this session, participants will discuss and explore general principles and practices connected to inclusive pedagogy. Participants will consider students, the role of the instructor, and how these inform teaching approaches and course content. 

Jan.
31

9:00–10:30 am

All-staff Diversity & Inclusion Meeting

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Staff members at UChicago are contributing their ideas and energy to address issues of diversity and inclusion across campus and in their local units. We invite staff to meet one another, learn about each other’s contributions, and help advance discussions about the state of campus diversity and inclusion. ​​​

Jan.
31

1:30–3:00 pm

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 201B

Attend an updated faculty search training program offered through the Office of the Provost. Learn about resources for faculty hiring. Based on behavioral science research and best practices from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, this training provides concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process. This session will be led by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office for Affirmative Action.

Feb.
4

6:00–7:00 pm

Robert Hanserd: "Identity, Spirit, and Freedom in the Atlantic World"

The Seminary Co-op

Attend this event featuring author Robert Hanserd, who will discuss his book "Identity, Spirit, and Freedom in the Atlantic World: The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora." A Q&A session and book-signing will follow the discussion. This event is offered in partnership with the Seminary Co-op; the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; and the Committee on African Studies.

Feb.
6

5:00–6:30 pm

Public Lecture with Nicholas Mirzoeff

Classics Building, Room 110

Attend a lecture with Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, Steinhardt.

Feb.
7

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Seminar with Nicholas Mirzoeff

Foster Hall, Room 103

Attend a seminar with Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, Steinhardt.

Feb.
7

1:00–4:00 pm

Undocumented Student Ally Training

Center for Identity + Inclusion

Attend Undocumented Student Ally Training to obtain tools and practices to help support undocumented communities, with a focus on UChicago students. This event is open to members of the campus community who identify as allies or would like to be identified as allies.

Feb.
9

3:00–5:00 pm

Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group Discussion: "Mad at School" by Margaret Price

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

The Inclusive Pedagogy Reading Group welcomes faculty, instructional professors, postdocs, and graduate students to discuss texts that focus on inclusion, teaching, and learning. This quarter, the open group will consider "Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life" and prepare to talk about the book with author Margaret Price, who will be on campus in early March.

Feb.
14

3:30–4:30 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series: Examining Privilege

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Examining Privilege will begin a conversation about how those with social privilege can work to address the conditions that lead to the minoritization of people who do not hold those same levels of social status.

Feb.
21

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Faculty Workshop with Andrei Pop

Foster Hall, Room 103

Attend a faculty workshop with Andrei Pop from UChicago's Department of Art History.

Feb.
21

2:00–4:00 pm

Exploring Implicit Bias in The Classroom (Faculty, Instructional Professors, and Postdocs)

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

During this interactive session, participants will consider the impact of educators’ biases on teaching and learning and identify strategies for mitigating their negative effects.

Feb.
28

10:00–11:30 am

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 201B

Attend an updated faculty search training program offered through the Office of the Provost. Learn about resources for faculty hiring. Based on behavioral science research and best practices from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, this training provides concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process. This session will be led by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office for Affirmative Action.

Mar.
4

2:00–5:00 pm

Safe Space Workshop

Center for Identity + Inclusion

Safe Space educates the UChicago community on the challenges that many LGBTQIA+ students experience by developing an ally network and creating welcoming spaces.

Mar.
4

3:30–5:00 pm

Searching for Excellence: Faculty Search Training

William Eckhardt Research Center, Room 201B

Attend an updated faculty search training program offered through the Office of the Provost. Learn about resources for faculty hiring. Based on behavioral science research and best practices from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, this training provides concrete, actionable steps to improve the faculty search process. This session will be led by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Legal Counsel, and the Office for Affirmative Action.

Mar.
10

2:00–4:00 pm

Exploring Implicit Bias in The Classroom (Graduate Students)

Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E

During this interactive session, participants will focus on the roles of graduate TAs and future faculty as they explore the impact of educators’ biases on teaching and learning and identify strategies for mitigating their negative effects.

Mar.
12

12:00–1:00 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series: Beyond Safe Space

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Beyond Safe Space is geared toward those who have already participated in ally training programs. This session will focus on cultural humility, queer geographies, and use Kimberlé Crenshaw’s ideas on intersectionality and vulnerability to think about active allyship.

Mar.
12

5:00–6:30 pm

Public Lecture with Cécile Fromont

Classics Building, Room 110

Attend a public lecture with Cécile Fromont, Associate Professor of African and South Atlantic Art at Yale University.

Mar.
13

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Seminar with ith Cécile Fromont

Social Science Research Building, Room 224

Attend a seminar with Cécile Fromont, Associate Professor of African and South Atlantic Art at Yale University.

Apr.
17

4:00–5:00 pm

Thinking Inclusion Series - Implicit Bias: The Fundamentals

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Implicit Bias: The Fundamentals will explore the latest in behavioral science to both raise awareness about implicit bias and identify strategies to reduce its impact.

Apr.
28

7:00–9:00 pm

Bomba Dance Workshop

Green Line Performing Arts Center

Participate in the Bomba Dance Workshop with Ivelisse "Bombera de Corazón" Diaz and Plena Libre.

May.
6

1:30 pm–2:30 am

Thinking Inclusion Series: Antiracism in Practice

Billings J-103

Part of the BSD's Thinking Inclusion series, Antiracism in Practice will begin a conversation about the nuances of antiracism and will help participants think outside of personal prejudice to be more active in promoting racial justice.