Air Date: February 3, 2021
Via the Office of Equity and Inclusion's "Dignity and Respect in Action Podcast"
This week, the Office of Equity and Inclusion welcomes Dr. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Dr. Ethel Mickey, Dr. James Allan, and Dr. Nilanjana Gupta for a conversation on the NSF grant funded ADVANCE program at UMass Amherst. Launched in 2018 by an interdisciplinary group of UMass faculty in STEM and a five-year, $3 million grant, ADVANCE promotes gender equity and has been working towards transforming UMass Amherst into a place where every faculty member, regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, or sexuality, feels respected and has equal professional opportunities. UMass ADVANCE initiatives include conducting research on diversity, equity and inclusion, offering extensive programming, and creating resources and tools available to the UMass community. This interview is hosted by Emmanuel Adero, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.