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White House: Executive Order To Promote EEO, Diversity And Inclusion In The Federal Workforce

Aug. 18, 2011

President Obama signed an executive order to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. The order directs the Office of Management and Budget in coordination with the EEOC and the President's Management Council to establish a government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce; develop a government-wide strategic plan and guidance for agency-specific plans within 90 days; identify best practices to improve efforts; and establish a reporting system on agency progress. Read more...

Former Director of Census Bureau to Speak

Nov. 9, 2011

The population of Texas is changing in ways that will influence the educational system, job force and financial health of the state. Dr. Steve Murdock, former state demographer and director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, will examine dramatic population shifts between 2000 and 2010 during a talk Friday titled, "The Texas Challenge: Implications of Demographic Change for Education, the Labor Force and Economic Development." Read more...

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Feb. 22, 2010

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day brought 100 eighth- and ninth-graders from the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School and Seagoville Middle School to UT Dallas last week for a four-hour program of engineering fun, exploration and networking. Read more...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast - "Sharing the Dream"

Jan. 22, 2010

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast featured a talk by the Rev. James Young, who made history last year when he became the first African-American to be elected mayor of Philadelphia, MS. Read more...

Diversity Dinner Dialogue

The Diversity Dinner Dialogues is an interactive dinner designed to provide participants the opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives on topics relevant to our daily lives. The event provides participants a structured venue to enhance communication from different cultural perspectives and develop positive relationships with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to provide a comfortable environment for open communication. Read more...

Faculty Diversity Award

Jan. 16, 2009

New this year, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement gave its first Faculty Diversity Award, which was accompanied by a $2,500 stipend. Dr. George Fair, recipient of the award and dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, was praised for his leadership within the school and at the University, as well as for his values and dedication to community service throughout the North Texas region. Read more...

Faculty of Color Look for Insights Amid Change

June 29, 2009

Supercharged by the potential of the new administration in Washington, yet subdued by the angst of the current economy, minority business academics recently met at UT Dallas to consider their roles in this shifting landscape. Read more...

Diversity Office Hires Community Engagement Chief

July 23, 2008

Raúl Hinojosa recently joined the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement to help promote awareness and educate students, faculty and staff about the importance of diversity at UT Dallas. Read more...

Noted Technologist Magaly Spector to Join UT Dallas as VP for Diversity, Community Engagement

June 13, 2007

Noted technology innovator and leader Dr. Magaly Spector, one of the most visible Hispanic females in the fields of science and engineering in the United States, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Dallas. Her role will be to promote diversity at all levels of the university. Read more...