1. Jun 13, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am

    This 90-minute workshop 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 evaluating candidates and identify factors that contribute to an unlevel competitive job market. The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences requires that all individuals serving on CFAES search committees participate in this program every 2 years. Please note: this workshop will not be recorded.

  2. Jun 21, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Pronouns are tools for effective and efficient communication, and their intentional or unintentional misuse can cause confusion and harm. Using gender-affirming language such as pronouns and avoiding unnecessary use of other gendered words is essential to creating spaces that are safe, inviting, and inclusive of people of all genders. This 90-minute webinar will address why pronouns matter, the history of singular they/them, neo-pronouns such as ze/zir, and alternatives to other gendered language.

  3. Jun 29, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Although transgender and nonbinary people have gained significant visibility over the past decade, numerous misconceptions and stereotypes still exist and create environments that are unwelcoming or even hostile to people with gender identities that fall outside of cisnormativity (i.e., the belief that being cisgender, or not transgender, is the “normal” and “correct” way of being).

  4. Jul 20, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    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 culture promotes the incorrect assumption that a person’s weight is a predictor of health and something to be fixed if not within a range deemed “normal.” What if instead of promoting weight loss and deprivation the focus is on self-compassion, satisfaction, and permission?

  5. Sep 21, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    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 States as the twentieth century oversaw the rapid dispossession of Black-owned agricultural acreage. As a result of having their land stolen from them, many Black landowners lost a valuable tool for wealth creation.