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Advancing Exceptional Scholarship

Enhancing Diversity Series Symposium

Towards a More Inclusive History

The Enhancing Diversity Seminars are designed to engage the campus community in dialogue around topics and issues related to diversity, campus climate, equity, and inclusion. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome and encouraged to participate.


The Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series Symposium virtual program will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 12:00 pm CT. The event will include a keynote address and moderated conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed, historian and Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. The New York Times bestseller, On Juneteenth, will serve as a catalyst for the discussion on inclusive history in higher education.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of several books and has won over sixteen book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in History for her book The Hemingses of Monticello. Most recently, Gordon-Reed released the New York Times bestseller On Juneteenth—telling the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history. Gordon-Reed is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the National Humanities Medal. 

Registration closes on February 13, 2022, at 5:00 pm CT. Register here


Media contact:
Crystal S. Carter
Communications Specialist