Oct. 20: Nnenia Campbell
The Department of Civil Engineering’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee will be hosting a virtual conversation with Dr. Campbell of the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder, who researchs the intersections between vulnerability and resilience, particularly within marginalized communities, and the roles that community-based organizations play in supporting disaster response and recovery.
Photo courtesy of Natural Hazards Center
Nov. 1: Ethan Brown, CEO Beyond Beef
Presidential Distinguished Forum
Ethan Brown M.P.M. ’97 has set out to change America’s eating habits—and maybe save the environment at the same time. His company has mushroomed from a small University of Maryland-backed startup to the nation’s leading plant-based meat company.
Thank you Dr. Mona!
On Oct. 14, we were joined by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the physician, scientist and public health activist who shined a national spotlight on the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Her book chronicles the fight for clean water. But it also demonstrates the impact of racism, sexism, and economic disparities on local communities. Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s personal story about speaking truth to power was important. Thank you to Jennifer Roberts, Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the School of Public Health, who interviewed Dr. Hanna-Attisha, and to Dean William Cohen, who hosted the event.
Thank you to Catherine Coleman Flowers for joining us Sept. 27th!
Thank you to Philonise Floyd for joining us Oct. 4!
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Next year's book
The First Year Book Committee is accepting nominations for next year's book. Please share your recommendation.
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