Ortiz Research Group Diversity Website
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
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Diversity Speeches and Podcasts

2007 : Stacy Beard-Blake : Mentoring Minority Faculty AudioCast (Cost $95)

2006 : Mary Sue Coleman, President of University of Michigan - November 8, 2006 - "Diversity Matters at Michigan" MP3 19 min 12 sec. Direct Link. Michigan Link.

2006 : Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.
Powerpoint Presentation by Lotte Bailyn.
Podcast. Direct Link to Podcast.

2005 : Harvard University Diversity in the Life Sciences Symposium (Video Cast) including : Evelynn Hammonds ( Harvard University), Freeman Hrabowski (President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Michael Summers Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Isiah Warner (Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor), Louisiana State, Iona Black (Co-Director of the Science, Technology, and Research Scholars Program, Professor of Chemistry, Yale University)

2004 : Standing Our Ground: A Guidebook for STEM Educators in the Post-Michigan Era: (AAAS report) A year after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the value of diverse learning environments but struck down formulaic or points-based approaches to undergraduate admissions, AAAS issued this report to clarify legally defensible options for protecting diversity in science and engineering programs. Direct Link Podcast.

2003 : MIT Files Brief in Supreme Court on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case, Former President Charles Vest.

2003 : Rhetoric or Reality: Civil Rights Under Siege, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, author

Mid-1990's: It's Intuitively Obvious (MIT) In the mid-90s, an ad hoc group of faculty, staff, and students, in collaboration with Dr. Clarence G. Williams, Special Assistant to the President, produced a videotape entitled It's Intuitively Obvious. The videotape recorded African American students discussing their experiences with race at MIT. Subsequent to the production of that video, an invitation was extended to the larger MIT community to make similar tapes, and Dr. Williams' office went on to produce four more videotapes in which students of different racial backgrounds discussed issues of race on the MIT campus.

In the spring of 1996, the then- Committee on Campus Race Relations took responsibility for preparing, funding, and producing a fifth videotape in the It's Intuitively Obvious series. This fifth tape brought together, prior to their graduations, many of the students who had participated in the first four tapes. These five It's Intuitively Obvious videotapes, in several different versions, have been used successfully to initiate facilitated discussions of racial issues for various student, staff, and faculty groups on campus.

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of the University Baltimore Maryland County - Selected Speeches.

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