Sex discrimination in the workplace: two UMD professors discuss

By Emily Riley Two University of Maryland professors tackled the concepts of sex inequality within the workplace at an open book discussion in McKeldin Library on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event was a part of the Speaking of Books series, which is hosted by UMD libraries for campus authors to hold open discussions about their published works. All Speaking of Books events are free for … Continue reading Sex discrimination in the workplace: two UMD professors discuss

Students trade books for dancing shoes with Scottish dance club

By Mohan Xu When college students go dancing, many head for the club. A few University of Maryland students headed somewhere a bit different this week—to the Mathematics Building Rotunda. On Wednesday, Oct. 2 students met for a Scottish Country Dancing class led by Howard Lasnik, a professor in the Department of Linguistics and certified Scottish Country Dance teacher. “I’ve been doing Scottish country dancing … Continue reading Students trade books for dancing shoes with Scottish dance club

Disability awareness event aims to make Wikipedia more inclusive

By Lauren Hamilton Community members gathered to edit Wikipedia articles relating to disabilities in an event Thursday that kicked off Disability Awareness Month. The Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, hosted by assistant English professor Melanie Kill in partnership with Wikimedia DC, took place in Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center. Kill, who is also a member of the President’s Commission for Disability Issues, organized the Wikipedia initiative … Continue reading Disability awareness event aims to make Wikipedia more inclusive

“Womxn of Color in STEM” seeks to inspire, engage female engineering students

Sika Wheeler, Assistant Director of Diversity Programming and Engagement, smiles as the women on the panel crack jokes about their experiences in the STEM field at the University of Maryland Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building on September 18, 2019. Continue reading “Womxn of Color in STEM” seeks to inspire, engage female engineering students