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ODI Fall Success Symposium 2020

The Graduate School's Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to the inaugural Fall Success Symposium on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 on Zoom. This symposium will be an opportunity for new and continuing TGS master's and PhD students from across all graduate fields who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. The Fall Success Symposium will outline best practices for navigating graduate studies at Northwestern University as an underrepresented student. Register here!

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 16

Schedule of Events - Wednesday, September 16
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Opening Address

Kelly E. Mayo
Interim Dean of The Graduate School and Interim Associate Provost of Graduate Education

Damon L. Williams, Jr.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
The Graduate School

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Being Your Best Scholar-Colleague Self Today

Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. '07 PhD
Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of African and African-American Studies
Washington University in St. Louis

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Maintaining Curiosity in Graduate School: A Personal and Collective Journey

Steven M. Adams
Librarian for The Graduate School, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, and Counseling
University Libraries

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainee Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rashaad Barnett
Program Coordinator
The Graduate School

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Thursday, September 17

Schedule of Events - Thursday, September 17
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Welcome

Damon L. Williams, Jr.
Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
The Graduate School

10:30 – 11:30 AM
The Power of The Collective: Lessons from Studying Graduate Mentoring Groups

Veronica Y. Womack, PhD
Project Manager of Inclusive Learning
Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Faculty Panel Discussion

Patricia Beddows, PhD
Director
Environmental Sciences Program

Enectali Figuera-Feliciano, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Patricia Loew, PhD
Professor
Medill School of Journalism
Director
Center for Native American & Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Miriam Petty, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radio/Television/Film

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks

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