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  • October 15-17, 2021

    How can we hack ‘business as usual’ for our campuses and communities to face our current crises better and together? This series of virtual sessions grappled with global warming, including the critical matters of racial equity and climate justice. 

    This program was organized by Jack Tchen, Inaugural Clement A. Price Professor of Public History & Humanities, Director of the Clement Price Institute, RU-Newark, Alexandra Chang, Rutgers-Newark, Rosamond S. King, Brooklyn College, and Neil Maher, NJIT.

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  • October 14, 2020

    New Jersey, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, is experiencing unprecedented levels of social and racial unrest and a severe financial recession, creating a new level of threat to health and well-being across the state. Systemic disparities are nothing new to the state. Barriers to access in the areas of healthcare, support services, education, food and nutrition, financial security, housing, and transportation have all contributed to a divided and inequitable New Jersey.

    On October 14, 2020, Rutgers hosted a half-day convening that builds upon a series of conversations with faculty, staff, university leadership, and community members, as well as a broadly distributed online survey. Interviews focused on identifying key strengths and opportunities for enhancing Rutgers’ role as the state’s anchor institution.

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  • April 2, 2020

    The Rutgers Diversity and Inclusion Research Symposium was presented on April 2, 2020. The program Moving Beyond Legal Compliance: Sexual Harassment Prevention and Culture Change had over 500 people that tuned in that day to view a series of panels and hear from featured speakers. Many more faculty from around the nation have tuned in since that date to view the program. 

    The symposium focused on raising awareness of the impact of sexual harassment on individuals’ careers in academia, presentations on research findings and related data, and exploring ways to reduce sexual misconduct by making systemic cultural and climate changes at Rutgers and in higher education in general.

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  • April 4, 2019

    Rutgers' annual academic research symposium, “Scholarship, Research, and Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion: Exploring Current Findings and Pursuing New Pathways.” The objective of the symposium was to provide a venue for researchers to present findings of studies and increase awareness of new approaches in research, emerging methods, and innovative strategies in diversity and inclusion. The symposium provided an important vehicle for the exchange of ideas and highlights the scholarly research of our faculty, graduate students, and associates from all campus locations.

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  • March 31, 2017

    Rutgers is home to many centers, initiatives, and departments dedicated to diversity and inclusion-related research. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs initiated the Diversity and Inclusion Research Symposium to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and highlight the broad spectrum of diversity and inclusion related scholarship at Rutgers. Last year’s research symposium had over 150 attendees, including faculty presenters, representing schools, and departments/institutes from across the university. For more information on last year’s symposium themes, presenters, and research, please see the Rutgers Diversity and Inclusion Research Directory and the D&I Research Symposium Archive.

    This year's symposium convened Rutgers scholars to share research, scholarship, and innovative research-based strategies that advance diversity and inclusion.

    RecordingFlyer | Agenda | Program

  • April 15, 2016

    Rutgers is home to many centers, initiatives and departments dedicated to diversity and inclusion-related research.  On Friday April 15, 2016, we held a symposium titled, Rutgers Scholarship on Diversity & Inclusion: Present Findings & Future Considerations, which focused on the research of Rutgers faculty and advanced graduate students.

    The symposium was created to support cross-disciplinary research collaborations and highlight the broad spectrum of diversity and inclusion related scholarship at Rutgers. Over 150 attendees, 41 faculty presenters, 14 schools, and 17 departments/institutes from across the university participated in discourse  on 29 topics related to current faculty and graduate student research and scholarship.

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