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Events
December 3, 2014
Reception for Diversity Center grant recipients
5:30 pm

This reception series recognizes previous Diversity Center grant recipients to enjoy hors d'ouvres together, share information about their research, and network with each other and members of the Ford School community.

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November 10, 2014
Reception for Diversity Center grant recipients
5:30 pm

This reception series recognizes previous Diversity Center grant recipients to enjoy hors d'ouvres together, share information about their research, and network with each other and members of the Ford School community.

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October 8, 2014
Reception for Diversity Center grant recipients
5:30 pm

This reception series recognizes previous Diversity Center grant recipients to enjoy hors d'ouvres together, share information about their research, and network with each other and members of the Ford School community.

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May 3, 2014
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2014 Commencement
5:00 pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The Charge to the Class will be delivered by U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).

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May 2, 2014
2014 Graduation Open House
3:00 pm

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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April 9, 2014
Winter 2014 Ford School Diversity Summit
5:30 pm

An interactive workshop about serving communities we do not represent.

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March 27, 2014
20 years after the Rwandan Genocide - with Paul Rusesabagina
4:30 pm

In 1994 Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu manager of a luxury hotel in Rwanda, sheltered over 1,200 people, including his own Tutsi wife and children, saving their lives at a time when extremists massacred more than 800,000 members of the Tutsi and moderate Hutu tribes in just 100 days.

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March 24, 2014
Hotel Rwanda Screening
7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments provided.


This film is based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

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January 20, 2014
Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics
4:00 pm

This roundtable discussion is designed to highlight how the various disciplines view and approach the problem of educational disparities and the advantages and/or limitations that these approaches have for finding potential solutions to the problem.

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January 13, 2014
What does it mean to work in a system that fails you and your kids?: A beginning teacher's journey through the Chicago Public Schools
4:00 pm

This ethnodramatic performance tells the story of a beginning teacher's first year in the Chicago Public Schools and her efforts to make a difference in a third grade classroom.

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November 18, 2013
Faith, the White House, and the Public Square
4:00 pm

Joshua DuBois, former Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships discusses the federal government's current approach to governing these partnerships.

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November 11, 2013
Winona LaDuke- "Building a green economy: Indigenous strategies for a sustainable future"
6:00 pm

A leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy, and food systems, Winona LaDuke offers alternatives and a vision for the future.

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May 3, 2013
2013 Graduation Open House
3:00 pm

Students, family, and friends are invited to meet the faculty and staff of the Ford School and tour the classrooms, public spaces, and suites of Weill Hall, which opened its doors in 2006!

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January 23, 2013
Black and Blue documentary film screening and panel discussion
4:00 pm

The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host a screening of the documentary titled Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward, and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game, followed by a panel discussion featuring former Senator Buzz Thomas (grandson of Willis Ward) and Steve Ford (son of President Gerald R. Ford) on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Day events.

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News
Fall 2013
LaDuke Poster

The King-Chavez Parks Visiting Professor Program, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Native American Studies Program, the Department of American Culture, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, School of Social Work, the Department of Women’s studies and the Center for the Education of Women and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies will host Winona La Duke, “Building a Green Economy: Indigenous Strategies for a Sustainable Future” at the Rackham Graduate School Amphitheatre on November 11, from 6 to 8 pm. For more information visit: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/calendar/1668/

Summer 2012

This past summer, the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) partnered with the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) to enhance the current intercultural segment offered to their interns. Sha' Duncan Smith served as the guest speaker for the D-SIP interns and led them in an Intercultural Development training and dialogue around intercultural issues that might impact the students in the workplace. Interns also completed the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and discussed the class results and strategies to enhance their intercultural skills in order to create more respectful and inclusive work atmospheres.

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October 2012
Glenn Loury

Glenn Loury, Ph.D. will be a scholar-in-residence the week of October 29 - November 2, 2012. During his visit, Dr. Loury will deliver a public lecture and be available to interact with faculty and students.
For more information visit: http://fordschool.umich.edu/events/calendar/1377/

Summer 2012

The Diversity Center was pleased to support the Ford School's 31st annual summer program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA). For more information about PPIA visit: http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/ppia/

May 2012

The Diversity Center selected six research grant recipients and two program grant recipients for the Winter 2012 call for proposals. For more information visit: http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/ diversitycenter/projects/

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