Academic Affairs 2010
An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
projects, and faculty achievements.
W E E K L Y U P D A T E
News: Diversity Roundtable Friday, February 26, 2010
On Friday, February 19, the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the Diversity Roundtable. Guest
speakers discussed the following topics: Recruitment and Retention Strategies, Understanding
Diverse Faculty, the Language of Diversity, and Strategies for Success. More...
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Nicholas Freidin
Dr. Nicholas Freidin is a Professor in the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology and the Director of Marshall’s Archaeological
Field School. As the Director of the Field School, Dr. Freidin shares
his knowledge and skills with current students by leading trips to
field sites in West Virginia to teach them how to survey, excavate,
and record their findings. Through their research, students may
discover remnants of West Virginia’s first inhabitants. Dr. Freidin
currently teaches Physical Anthropology. More...
Faculty Publications and Presentations: Faces of Appalachia
Dr. Tina Cartwright will present “Launching Tomor-
row’s Scientists: COMETS” at the Sarah Denman
Faces of Appalachia Symposium. Focusing on stu-
dent-led science discussions called “Science Talks,”
Dr. Cartwright will present results from the COMmu-
nities Educating Tomorrow’s Scientists (COMETS)
Program in terms of its impact on the development
of a science interest among minorities. More...
Resource: Campus Conversations
As a result of the first four Campus Conversations, six faculty workgroups and one university-
wide committee were established and specifically charged with making recommendations to
address newly-identified priorities. Two more Campus Conversations have been scheduled
to discuss the various recommendations in detail. More...
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