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Karen McDonald presents on “Strategies for Institutional Transformation to Build and Sustain a Diverse Community of Innovative STEM Scholars” at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL

UC Davis ADVANCE Faculty Director, Karen McDonald, spoke at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as part of their Chancellor’s and Provost’s Distinguished Lecture Series on the Advancement of Women in Academic Careers. She presented a talk on “Strategies for Institutional Transformation to Build and Sustain a Diverse Community of Innovative STEM Scholars” on April 16, 2015 and also spent the day meeting with faculty and administrators involved in diversity initiatives at UIUC, including the Associate Chancellor for Strategic Affairs an Associate Provost for Diversity Menah Pratt-Clarke. She learned about diversity initiatives at UIUC including Inclusive Illinois, EDGE (Enhancing Diversity, Guiding Excellence) and DRIVE (Diversity Realized at Illinois through Visioning Excellence), and shared experiences and initiatives developed through the UC Davis ADVANCE program.

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