Diversity & Inclusion Lunch & Learn Seminar – Celebration of Light

The EPP Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be hosting a seminar titled “Celebration of Light” to celebrate the Winter Solstice and light. Winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year, is also known as the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This seminar will discuss how light has been historically celebrated in agrarian societies and incorporated into global religious celebrations. The seminar speakers include Dr. Hollenbach (Anthropology department), Dr. Darby (Religious Studies Department), and EPP graduate students Beant Kapoor, Michelle Odoi, and Zaklina Pavlovic. To attend this event, please register in advance via Zoom.  

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016, is the second most decorated American gymnast of all-time with six total Olympic medals. The most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Games, Raisman captured the hearts of millions as she became the first American gymnast to win gold in the floor exercise. One of only two U.S. gymnasts to make back-to-back Olympic teams in more than 15 years, she helped guide the team to gold and landed a silver medal performance in the All-Around competition at the 2016 Games. A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote positive body image and encourages everyone to be comfortable

STRIDE for Staff

This workshop introduces participants to inclusive search processes. Participants will walk away with specific tips on how to run an inclusive search, as well as thoughts on how to build a supportive and inclusive work environment.

The Hidden Story of Alexander Graham Bell’s Mission to Dismantle the Deaf World

Richard Marius Lecture Series ‘The Hidden Story of Alexander Graham Bell’s Mission to Dismantle the Deaf World’ – Speaker Katie Booth “As schoolchildren we learn that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. We don’t learn that this is among the least interesting things about him. It takes a book like Katie Booth’s The Invention of Miracles to teach us that. Provocative, personal, and exhaustively researched, Booth’s book is the rare biography that completely alters a famous person’s popular image…Booth has the courage and perspective to portray her subject’s deeply flawed humanity, giving the book its poetry and tragic resonance.” – The Boston Globe   Katie Booth teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared in The Believer,

World Refugee Day

Sunday, June 20th, 2021 is World Refugee Day, an international celebration orchestrated by the United Nations. Officially recognized on June 20th, 2001 (the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees), the day aims to commemorate and honor the grit and strength of those who leave their home countries due to conflict and seek out better lives for themselves and their loved ones.   The UN defines a refugee as “someone who has fled their home due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”. At least 20 people every minute leave their entire lives behind due to oppression and war-torn conditions (UN.org,