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May 2020

Livestream Program: Things that Give You Stars in Your Eyes: Digitized collection highlights from the Royal Astronomical Society and the Linda Hall Library

May 29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Part two of a four part conversation between the Society’s Librarian, Sian Prosser, and the Library’s Vice President for Special Collections, Jason W. Dean. In this session, Sian and Jason will choose items from each institution that they find impressive and explore connections between their digitized collections. They will also discuss best practices for accessing digital collections.

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June 2020

Rendering the Invisible Visible: Student Success in Exclusive Excellence STEM Environments

June 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This program will be an online livestream lecture. Click on "find out more" below for information on how to access the free program.

Despite efforts to diversify the academic pipeline, persistence of underrepresented and minoritized African American, Latinx, and Native American/Pacific Islander students in STEM undergraduate & PhD programs continues to be a challenge. This talk will refocus our attention on the pivotal and often invisible roles that academic institutions, STEM disciplines, and faculty-communities play in contributing to inequitable student outcomes. Our discussion will render the invisible visible by examining institutional, STEM-discipline, and faculty-community biases inherent in academic and STEM cultures, practices, and policies.

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