2023 CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series
Please save the dates so you can join us for all events! All sessions will take place on Zoom from 12:00 pm-1:15 pm EST on the third Thursdays in February, April, July, and September. Each session will involve a presentation followed by Q&A. See below ...
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Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that priv ...
Wonder Woman Wednesdays- Webinar 2- Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH
Dr. Melissa Gilliam is Executive Vice President and Provost at The Ohio State University where she holds the Engie-Axium chair. As the institution’s chief academic officer, she oversees 15 colleges across six campuses with more than 67,000 students and ne ...
Wonder Woman Wednesdays-Webinar 5- Cathann Kress, Ph.D.
Dr. Cathann A. Kress has served as Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University since May 2017, and was reappointed for a second term in June ...
Wonder Woman Wednesdays- Webinar 4- Kathy Lechman, Ph.D.
After having served two years as the Associate Director for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Dr. Kathy Lechman has returned to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as Assistant Dean and Directo r of Divers ...
The Contemporary Relevance of Historic Black Land Loss
At the close of the Civil War, Black Americans owned very little farmland but began acquiring it at a rapid pace, so that by 1910, Black farmers owned more than 16 million acres. This, however, would be the peak of Black farmland ownership in the United S ...
Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size: Moving Away from Harmful Diet Culture Toward Self-Compassion
The diet industry in the United State is worth nearly $65 billion dollars and its success can be attributed to a 95% long-term failure rate. Weight management programs feed on insecurities that are perpetuated by societal norms of beauty and health. Diet ...
How COVID-19 Impacted Food Systems
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our food supply system. While national-level responses to our food supply revealed a lot of weaknesses, the hyper-local response to feeding our communities demonstrated great strength in our mutual aid networ ...
An Identity in Crisis: The Impact of a Single Decision
What happens when one decision changes every aspect of your life and makes you question your core identities? Courtney Johnson, Chief Program and Education Officer, from the Ohio State University Office of Institutional Equity, will discuss some of the ch ...