Diverse Voices Speaker Series

Inspiring Inclusive Approaches to Research

October 6, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | NCSA Auditorium

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About the Series

This event is designed to inspire campus dialogue on topics such as race, gender identity, religion, age, veterans, disability, and social justice in the research enterprise. This event will be both in-person and virtual. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to in-person attendees. If you register for the virtual option, someone from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation will be in touch with Zoom information the week of the event.


 

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Session Two | October 6, 2022

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This session's theme will focus on the following questions:

1. What is a disability?
2. What does it mean to live with a disability?
3. How can we understand and improve lives through research & innovation?

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Speakers

Jean Driscoll

Jean Driscoll

Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois

Laura Rice

Laura Rice

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois

Adam Bleakney

Adam Bleakney

Head Coach, Wheelchair Track and Road Racing
University of Illinois

Deana McDonagh

Deana McDonagh

Professor, Industrial Design
University of Illinois

Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler

Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler

Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar, Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois

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Agenda

Time Topic
8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Susan Martinis
9:15 - 9:40 a.m. Dream BIG and Work Hard
Jean Driscoll
9:40 - 9:50 a.m. Q&A
9:50 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Panel: Disability Is a Part of the Human Experience
Adam Bleakney, Deanna McDonagh, and Liz Hsiao-Wecksler
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Q&A
11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 - 11:45 a.m. Disability Research at UIUC: A Storied Past and Promising Future
Laura Rice
11:45 - 11:55 a.m. Q&A
11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

 

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Session One | May 5, 2022

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Welcome from Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Susan Martinis

Tales from a Black Veterinarian by Lyndon Goodly

Building Strong Partnerships with HBCUs by Tiffani Williams

Fostering Greater Equity and Inclusion in the Academy: Institutional Strategies for Change by Ann Austin

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