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About the Series

The Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI), Research and Creative Activity Group invites you to attend the DEAI Symposium - a series of conversations that propel DEAI forward. Each session will be hosted by different DEAI speakers from UNO representing various disciplines.


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March 8

Noon to 1 P.M. | 116 Community Engagement Center


Prejudice Confrontation

Abby Folberg, Psychology, Assistant Professor

The Quiet Part Out Loud 

Hakim Lotorao, Molecular Biology & Medical Humanities, Student



March 22

Noon to 1 P.M. | 162 Mammel Hall


Leading to Inquiry: Using the Art of Samuel Bak to Begin Conversations on Social Justice

Connie Schaffer & Hillary Naher-Detisch, Center for Faculty Excellence/Samuel Bak Museum 


What is in a Name? Identifying Gender and Nationality Biases in Paleontology from the Names of Fossil Species

Jon Schueth, Geology & Geography, Assistant Professor



April 14

Noon to 1 P.M. | 218 Community Engagement Center


Understanding the Perceptions and Perspectives of Nebraska’s Next Generation

Michael Lee, Public Administration, Ph.D. student/Graduate Assistant


Representation Matters! DEAI, as it Applies to Legal Issues and Legal Practice for University Students, and Beyond
Jacob Stodola, Student Legal Services, Director  


Conducting a Kindness Audit: What We Learned About Our Criss Library Space
Omer Farooq, Assistant Professor/Social Science Librarian



April 28

Noon to 1 P.M. | 216 Mammel Hall


Future Teachers of Color Summit: Engaging Funds of Knowledge in Teacher Education

Ferial Pearson, Teacher Education, Assistant Professor


Listening and Leading: Sharing Idea for Incorporating DEAI principles in the College

Herb Thompson & Melissa Berke, College of Communications, Fine Arts & Media


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