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Masterclass | Building Equity into Higher Education Institutions: Insights from Professor Evelynn Hammonds

By 06/08/2023June 12th, 2023No Comments
As technology continues to advance, expressing opinions seems to be more convenient and accessible. However, recent controversies and discussions on topics such as ethnicity, gender, and minorities highlight the urgent need to strengthen empathy and promote humanistic literacy in Taiwan. Creating an inclusive and respectful environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel comfortable is crucial.
We are delighted to invite Professor Evelynn Hammonds, a trailblazing academic who has made significant contributions to higher education, to share her insights on “Building Equity into Higher Education Institutions.” Professor Hammonds, as the first African American woman to serve as the Dean of Harvard College and one of the few black women to achieve tenure at Harvard University, brings a unique perspective to the conversation. This will be her only public lecture during her visit to Taiwan. Besides, she will engage in a dialogue with the deans of National Chengchi University. Participants of the lecture are encouraged to ask questions in the Q&A session.
The event will be conducted in English. Box lunch will be provided at the end of the event.
More information:
⭐Speaker: Professor Evelynn Hammonds (Department of the History of Science, Harvard University)
⭐Moderator: Professor Wen-Ling Tu (Dean of the International College of Innovation, National Chengchi University)
⭐Date: 19th, June, 2023
⭐Time: 10:00-12:00 (Registration opens at 9:30)
⭐Venue: Room 113, 1st Floor, General Building South Wing, National Chengchi University
⭐Organizers: International College of Innovation and College of Social Sciences
⭐Eligibility: NCCU faculty, staff, students (please register via the NCCU system, and external participants (welcome to register via the Google form
⭐Capacity: 150 participants
About the speaker:

Professor Evelynn Hammonds served as the Chair of the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University (2017-2022). She is also the Director of the “Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine” at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. In 2008, she became the first African American woman to serve as the Dean of Harvard College and the sixth black woman to receive tenure within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. Before that, she had been the first Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University.

Professor Evelynn Hammonds has a rich background in academia. During her early academic journey, she studied physics and electrical engineering. She has also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and served on various advisory boards and committees related to science, education, and diversity. She is particularly interested in gender and race/ethnic issues in the fields of science and medicine, and the intersectional influences they have. Her contributions to a more diverse and inclusive environment in science and education are significant.