Black Friday Newsletter 2-25-22

This week we’ll learn about Black chemists and chemical engineers who are making a difference today.
Trailblazers 2021 guest editor Paula Hammond is the David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A pioneer in nanomaterials and drug delivery, she is also the cofounder of LayerBio, an associate editor at ACS Nano, and a member of all three National Academies (Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine). Hammond is also a member of C&EN’s advisory board.” -C&EN

Our Own – Profiles of Black Chemists from our Dept.
This week our very own Dr. Ampofo Darko. Visit the Perspectives link on our DEI Website to view our Black Chemistry Alumni and current Black graduate students who continue to make an impact in the field.

Black History Month – Events in CLAS
LinkedIn Learning BHM Activity Debrief: Representation In Academia And Beyond – February 28 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“… Join oin Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bianca Evans-Donaldson for an open discussion around this month’s activities and why representation in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and beyond, matters.”

Resources to keep us learning

Much of the following content was provided by the DISC Newletter distributed by Dr. Eleni Bozia

The exhibition, Shadow to Substance (title taken from Sojourner Truth), is curated by Kimberly Williams, University of Florida Graduate Candidate in English; Dr. Porchia Moore, University of Florida Assistant Professor, Museum Studies and Dr. Carol McCusker, Harn Curator of Photography. Shadow to Substance creates a chronological arc from the past to the present into the future using historical photographs from the Harn and Smathers Library collections and through the lens of Black photographers working today. It examines Jim Crow Florida, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter. But it does so through images that expand ideas around healing, myth, intimacy, joy, resistance and rebirth. The exhibition, and its attending programs, will create a space for visitors to see and identify with uplifting narratives shaped by an invigorated portrait of Black life.

This exhibition is made possible by generous support from Dr. R. James Toussaint and Mrs. Sara Toussaint.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is excited to announce the launch of the Fundamentals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Certificate! This series features 17 courses and is open to all UF faculty and staff. Learn how to build a culture that minimizes bias, recognizes and addresses systemic inequities so all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.