Monday, 01 Oct 2018
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday for celebrating and honoring those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers and other adornments.
How can an evidence-based approach to implicit bias promote greater equity and inclusion within STEM teaching and learning? Join us on Mondays in October to explore this question in depth alongside future faculty from all disciplines, levels, and roles within STEM.
While the current bodies of literature on implicit bias are extensive, fewer studies focus on its scope in STEM teaching and learning. In the first session of this CIRTLCast series, invited speakers will discuss the prevalence of implicit bias in STEM, particularly in the context of higher education. We will define and discuss key terms, such as equity, oppression, privilege, and microaggressions.
Wednesday, 03 Oct 2018
Create a cross stitch project inspired by the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn to read a pattern, get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching and leave with all the supplies (and the know-how!) to finish on your own.
Constitution Day Event - Join a discussion on recent Supreme Court rulings and a possible shift in the balance of the court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Friday, 05 Oct 2018
"From Adversity to Empowerment" - Elizabeth Smart has transformed from kidnapping and sexual assault victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire, and foster change.
Sunday, 07 Oct 2018
Monday, 08 Oct 2018
Online event, How Can We Identify Implicit Biases in Ourselves and Others? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 2 of 4)
Most often, implicit bias is subtle and unconscious, both of which pose challenges to fostering awareness. The STEM community's resistance to evidence of implicit bias compounds these challenges further (Handley, Brown, Moss-Racusin, & Smith, 2015).
Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018
Ruth E. Carter is the Oscar-nominated costume designer for Marvel's Black Panther, for which she conceptualized and created more than 1,000 costumes for the world of Wakanda. She has worked in the industry for more than three decades and is credited with over forty films.
Iowa's athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa's Negro Leagues team.
Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018
Panelists will discuss the process of socialization and education of Latinx youth and their families.
Film Screening for LGBTQIA+ History Month. Screaming Queens:The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria tells a forgotten story of a riot against the social oppression of queer people in 1966 San Francisco,three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn.
Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
Stop by The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success to create your own, personalized Coming Out Day photo!
Friday, 12 Oct 2018
Sunday, 14 Oct 2018
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
Hector Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University. He will discuss how archaeology has been used to refute the claim that the Bible is historically accurate in depicting creation, the Exodus, the reign of Solomon and many other events.
Ericka Hart is an activist, cancer survivor and sexuality educator, and is currently an adjunct at Columbia University's School of Social Work.
Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018
In this 2015 documentary, Bill Genovese aims to set the record straight regarding his sister, Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese, whose name took on a tragic meaning after her 1964 murder. A Green Dot event.
Yolanda Aixela-Cabre is a cultural anthropologist, tenured scientist and vice director of research for the State Agency for Superior Scientific Research in Spain. In this lecture, she will tackle social identity through the lens of postcolonial societies.
Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Monday, 22 Oct 2018
Online event, How Can We Minimize Implicit Bias in Our Academic Communities? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 3 of 4)
Many view academia as an ivory tower, disconnected from the everyday challenges, controversies, and conflicts of the real-world. However, issues related to social justice, like implicit bias, are embedded in the very fabric of STEM and higher education.
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
There is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there about what institutions need to do to ensure that their online courses are accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. It can be overwhelming, especially when the stakes seem so high and the path forward is as clear as mud. Let's take a look at the most common myths about accessibility to debunk them as well as strategize how best to address them.
This workshop will provide a deeper understanding of how each of us presents ourselves to those around us and valuable information that will allow us to make specific choices to ensure that we have the best possible interactions and exchanges.
Anne Clifford is the Msgr. James A. Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at Iowa State.
Sunday, 28 Oct 2018
Monday, 29 Oct 2018
Online event, How Can We Interrupt and Mitigate Implicit Bias When We Witness It? (CIRTLCast Series - Part 4 of 4)
Reducing implicit bias and promoting diversity in STEM is a science and innovation, workforce, and economic imperative (OSTP & OPM, 2016). While the first three sessions of this CIRTLCast series laid the foundation for understanding implicit bias in STEM higher education, in this final session, we will discuss recommendations for interrupting and mitigating implicit bias.