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March 3 forum on campus diversity

01 March 2005

ATTENTION: Higher education reporters

Contact: By Noel Gallagher, Media Relations
(510) 643-7944 noelgallagher@berkeley.edu

"Diversity in Action: Leading the Nation through Research and Practice," a forum on moving the University of California, Berkeley, toward developing a research agenda on diversity for the campus and for the state. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of the Chancellor and the UC Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.

Forum highlights include a keynote address by Dean Christopher Edley of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall (School of Law) and a panel discussion with professors Paula Moya and Dorothy Steele, both from Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity; Professor Jeannie Oakes from UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education and Access; and Edley, co-founder of the Harvard Civil Rights Project.

Thursday, March 3, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pauley Ballroom, MLK Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m Welcome by Gibor Basri and Angelica Stacy, UC Berkeley
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel presentation, followed by Q&A
1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions: "How can we lead the university in prioritizing diversity as a research agenda?"
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keynote address by Dean Edley, followed by Q&A
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Remarks by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and Academic Senate Chairman Robert Knapp