Diversity Climate Activities
Human Development Lecture: Professor Dan Kahan; Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law, Yale University gave a talk on "The Laws of Cultural Cognition, and the Cultural Cognition of Law" on Friday, March 12, 2010 in MVR G87.Flyer
Art Collage: Our Stories, Our Lives - celebrating our cultural heritage and identity. Students/Faculty/Staff sent in photos that reflected their cultural heritage and identity along with a cover story. They were all placed into a photomap showing our community's heritage around the world . There was a slide show presented at a celebratory reception for the CHE community on April 21st from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Rushmore Room where 3 Ipods were raffled off to all participants that entered a photo.
We would like to thank all of you who participated in this event and would like to congratulate the Winners: Lois Brown; Nadira Raras Purdayinta; and Matthew John Fischer!
We would like to give special thanks to DEA students Seo Yun Yang(senior) and Morielle Aleen Strauss (sophomore) for their work on the photomap and presentation. Also, a special thanks to our fellow committee member Andrew Reed, graduate student with Human Ecology and alum of Cornell, for developing the flyer.
2008-09 Art Competition Our Stories, Our Lives: Visualizing Cultural Heritage & Identity competition was open to original art works created by students, faculty and staff in the College of Human Ecology. Entries in any 2 and 3 dimensional media were welcome and prize awards were based on relevance of the concept to the theme, and excellence of execution. The theme, though broad, as expressed in the title of the competition, is the exploration of individual identity in the context of our social, ethnic, or interpersonal experience. The jury made their selection based on these criteria.
Art Competition Winners
Flemmie Kittrell Lectures commemorate the achievements of Professor Kittrell who in 1936 became the first African American in the United States to receive a Ph.D. in home economics, and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in any field at Cornell. Her academic career included service at both Howard and Hampton Universities. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro awarded her an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, citing her contributions to the improvement of family life and individual well-being through teaching, student guidance, research in human nutrition and international assignments.
2008-09 Lecture - Faculty / Staff focused Lecture; Student Focused Lecture
Cook Book Project Members of the Human Ecology were eligible to submit recipes along with a short story. These recipes could be about their culture or experiences they have had throughout their lives. Recipes could be family favorites, or a new flavor they discovered in their travels that they like to prepare that keeps the memories alive of those experiences, or a food that is tied to their cultural influence. We hope you enjoy the tastes and flavors that the CHE community has shared with us.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the College of Human Ecology Dean's Committee on Diversity please submit a letter to Dean Mathios stating why you would like to be a member along with your resume to Dean Mathios, 142 MVR Hall, Human Ecology, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org