Facing Bias: Exposing Blind Spots and Engaging in Action
The IDEALS Institute will host Facing Bias: Exposing Blind Spots/Engaging Action. Facing Bias is a highly interactive workshop designed to foster awareness, clarity, reflection and discussion about the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity, access, unconscious/implicit bias and blind spots, through participant engagement in large and small group discussions.
Participants will be invited to collaborate in learning by sharing experiences, questions and perspectives related to workshop content in a thoughtfully facilitated environment.
Participants will leave with resources to help guide further reflection, conversation and action to counter unconscious/implicit bias and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
Faculty, students and staff may register for these trainings at the links below:
- Thursday, Sept. 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Arkansas Union 201: https://bit.ly/2m5qIfj
- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Arkansas Union 201: https://bit.ly/2kBDj9M
Rickey Lee Booker Jr., associate trainer
Jessica Mathis, a graduate student in biological anthropology, will lecture on bioarcheological applications in cultural resource management at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Discovery Hall 505.
Tomika Ferguson of Virginia Commonwealth University will present two lectures on Oct. 1, one on black women student-athletes and a second on safe spaces and visibility in the classroom.
Nearly 50 students — licensed practical nurses — from across Arkansas and beyond enrolled in the inaugural class to pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing through online instruction.
Lori Birrell has been appointed associate dean for Special Collections, and Joel Thornton has been appointed interim associate dean for Research and Learning.
Evan Michelson, program director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will discuss philanthropic support for research from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in room 504 of the Arkansas Union.