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Identity: Individuality, Community, Humanity Exploring our identity to understand ourselves, others, and how we relate in the world. If you are interested in getting more information on the campus-wide theme or would like to contribute programs to the theme, please contact Mary Ho at or visit

  •  Winter 2010 Identity Speakers

    Thursday, Sep. 3, 2009

    Sylvia Hurtado, Prof. & Dir., Higher Education Rsch. Inst. at UCLA's Grad. School of Educ. and IS, will be on campus on Thur., 1/28/10, and Troy Duster, Dir., Inst. for the History of the Production of Knowledge at NYU & Chancellor's Prof. of Sociology at UC Berkeley, will be on campus on Wed., 2/10/10.

  •  Francisco Jimenez and the Multicultural Reading Area

    Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2009

    The University Council on Inclusive Excellence and the University Library present A Celebration of the Opening of the Multicultural Reading Area featuring Professor Francisco Jimenez and his work on Tuesday, 5/12/09, in the Saint Clare Room on the third floor of the Learning Commons from 4 to 5 p.m. and a presentation of the short documentary, "A Christmas in Tent City" by Professor Michael Whalen. A reception in the new Multicultural Reading Area on the second floor will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact Helene Lafrance at

  •  Activist Helen Zia on Campus, 5/4/09

    Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009

    Asian American activist Helen Zia will be on campus on Monday, 5/4/09, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Williman Room (Benson Center). She is an award-winning journalist and scholar who has covered Asian American communities and social and political movements for decades. Ms. Zia will speak on "minority" to "majority" and the challenges ahead in a "post-race" society.

  •  Stories for NewsTrust.Net, Week of 2/23/09

    Monday, Feb. 23, 2009

    In honor of Black History Month, Santa Clara is teaming with social news site to find and promote stories about the experiences of African Americans, and the community as a whole, in the U.S. For example, how has the election of Barack Obama changed the conversation, and the realities, for African Americans and other people of color? We're looking for stories that explore issues of economic empowerment, social justice, and the contributions of African Americans to the country's cultural landscape. Please visit .

  •  Santa Clara Celebrates Black History Month During February

    Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

    In 1926 Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson and other African American and white scholars launched "Negro History Week" so that Americans could reflect on the history and contributions of African Americans in the U.S. In the 1970s, the week-long observance was expanded to a month-long celebration of recognition that now includes global topics. Please visit to check out events planned for Black History Month.

  •  Council on Inclusive Excellence Identity Speaker on Campus 2/26/09

    Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

    Sean Theriault, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas, Austin, will be on campus on Thursday, 2/26/09, as part of the programming for the Council on Inclusive Excellence's Winter Identity theme - Identity: Individuality, Community, Humanity - Exploring our identity to understand ourselves, others, and how we related in the world.

    One of Dr. Theriault's campus talks will focus on the role of minority groups in the 2008 elections and thereafter, another will focus on growing up gay in the Catholic Church, and a third will discuss his experiences leading 25 University of Texas students in Rome for a class on "The Politics of the Catholic Church." [The third is a lunch talk by invitation only.] For more information on Theriault and the Winter quarter identity theme, go to .

  •  Diversity: My Perspective

    Monday, Sep. 29, 2008

    Professor Allen S. Hammond, IV (School of Law) writes that his perspective on the importance of diversity was developed by his early childhood experiences growing up in segregated Washington, D.C. His article (see "More Info" link) will appear in the Fall 2008 issue of the Santa Clara Law magazine.

  •  Francisco Jimenez Receives Faculty Inclusive Excellence Award

    Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2008

    Professor Francisco Jimenez (Modern Languages and Literatures) received the first Faculty Inclusive Excellence Award for encouraging faculty from all disciplines to engage in teaching, research and service that enhances ethnic and racial diversity at SCU. The award was presented at the 2008 Faculty Recognition Dinner on September 17, 2008.

  •  Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008

    Provost’s Council on Inclusive Excellence

    Student Advisory Council


    The Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Provost’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. The student group’s role is to communicate to the Provost’s Council the student body’s voice on issues related to diversity, multicultural learning and inclusive excellence; to share information on diversity, multicultural learning and inclusive excellence from their respective organizations; and to provide a channel of communication from the Provost’s Council to their respective organizations.


    The Student Advisory Council will be composed of student representatives from SCU graduate and undergraduate organizations that have elected representatives. Its members will be selected by and from the elected representatives in a given academic year. Student Advisory Council members will serve for one year, and they may be reappointed for a second year by their respective organizations.

    2008-09 Student Representatives

    • Associated Student – Casey Elder, Class of 2009
    • Associated Student – pending
    • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee – Brianna Anderson
    • Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Association – Sonia Mann, graduate student
    • Education Graduate Student Association – Jessica Gagnon, graduate student
    • Multicultural Center – Alicia Nguyen, Class of 2009
    • Residential Learning Community Association – pending
    • Student Bar Association – Christopher Rusca, graduate student


  •  Ana Elizabeth Iten receives Student Inclusive Excellence Award

    Thursday, May. 22, 2008

    Senior Ana Elizabeth Iten has received the first annual Student Inclusive Excellence Award for work on the Residence Life staff and for being the driving force behind the Tunnel of Oppression project.

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