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Combating Stereotype Threat When Mentoring Graduate Students with Claude M. Steele
Davis, CA

Combating Stereotype Threat When Mentoring Graduate Students with Claude M. Steele

A Seminar for Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdocs and Mentors

New! MCT Fellowships will be awarded to selected faculty mentors.

Presented by Mentoring at Critical Transitions, Office of Graduate Studies 

Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. 
UC Conference Center – Ballrooms ABC
Alumni Way  
Davis, CA 95616      

Light refreshments will be served & seating is limited

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Please respond by January 16, 2015 

Claude M. Steele is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley, with an appointment as Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Graduate School of Education. 

Steele’s most recent book, Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, summarizes his years of research on stereotypes and their effects on the intellectual and academic performance among underrepresented minority students.

In this seminar Dr. Steele will address the challenges to overcome stereotype threat to successfully mentor graduate students, particularly students from underrepresented communities.  Strategies for practical applications and interventions that improve the academic performance of graduate students will be explored.

Before joining UC Berkeley as EVCP, Claude M. Steele served as the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University and as the 21st Provost of Columbia University.  He was previously a faculty member at Stanford University from 1991 – 2009. He was educated at Hiram College and at Ohio State University, where he received his PhD in psychology. Over the next 20 years, he taught at the University of Utah, the University of Washington and the University of Michigan.  Steele has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors, and the Board of the Russell Sage Foundation.  

Photo by Linda Cicero, Stanford University

Sources: evcp.berkeley.edu/claude-steele-bio and newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/01/13/steele-named-evcp/  

For more information about the MCT program please visit: http://gradstudies.ucdavis.edu/facstaff/mct.html