Diversity in Learning
Symposium to highlight diversity and communication

The college’s sixth annual Symposium on Learning and Teaching, “Communicating Diversity and Diversifying Communication,” will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2.

Eloy Rodriguez, the James Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies at Cornell University, will deliver the keynote on “Diversifying Medicine: Teaching Science and Culture through Ethnomedicinal Cuisines” at 4 p.m. Friday in the Campus Center auditorium.

A dinner, with Rodriguez as featured guest, will follow at 5 p.m. in Room 114 of the Campus Center. Cost of dinner is $10, with reservations required—but still being accepted—through the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, which sponsors the conference.

The opening day Friday will feature a luncheon reception for recipients of the President’s and Provost’s Awards for excellence in teaching and in advisement from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Cost for the luncheon is $10, with advance reservations required through CELT.

Friday also will feature peer-reviewed poster sessions along the Campus Center concourse.

Events Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee, bagels and an informal discussion—attendance is free for members of the SUNY Oswego community. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Rodriguez will lead “an open and candid discussion on the demise of underrepresented diversity in the sciences.”

Following an 11:30 a.m. lunch—free to SUNY Oswego participants—a series of sessions on learning and teaching, related to diversity, will unfold in the Campus Center. Topics will include the college’s Global Laboratory initiative, engineering and ethnography, assessment, communication and teaching science to diverse audiences.

For more information, visit http://www.oswego.edu/about/centers/CELT/2010symposium.html

(Posted: Sep 28, 2010)