Diversity Discourse across the Disciplines Discussion Series

Diversity Discourse across the Disciplines provides an opportunity for Gregory residents to engage in an in-depth exploration of diversity issues through interactive discussions and activities with Penn faculty experts and notable university figures who represent a variety of academic disciplines.

 

Lisa Lewis; Faculty Director, Gregory College House

Diversity Discourse Across the Disciplines Program Faculty

 

 2016-2017 Events:


Dinner with an Inter-Faith Chaplain Panel from the Office of the Chaplain

Title: Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the University Setting

Monday, September 26th at 6:00 pm in the Piano Lounge              

Please join us for dinner and a presentation/discussion with an inter-faith chaplain panel from the University of Pennsylvania Office of the Chaplain. 


Dinner with Dr. Jami Fisher, Program Coordinator for Penn's American Sign Language Program

Title: Deaf Culture

Monday, October 24th at 6:00 pm in the Piano Lounge

Please join us for dinner and a presentation/discussion on deaf culture.


Dinner with PENN’s Non-Cis Student Group

Title: Trans 101: Promoting Awareness of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming College Student

Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 pm in the Piano Lounge

Please join us for dinner and a presentation/discussion with Penn's Non-Cis Student Group. Penn Non-Cis is the University's only student group dedicated to transgender and gender  non-conforming students. Non-Cis is short for Non-Cisgender, which is a term used to encompass trans* (transgender, agender, bigender, genderqueer, etc.), gender non-conforming, and questioning people. 


Women of Color in Science

Thursday, April 6th at 6:00 pm in the Piano Lounge

We have everything from alumni, current Penn faculty and students! Find information about our super-bad and extraordinary panelists below:

Dr. Maria Velasco, Pediatric Dentist

  • native from Ecuador
  • Master of Education, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (’10)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (’10)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Director of the Pre-doctoral Pediatric Dental Program
  • involved with “Puentes de Salud”, a UPenn medical non-for-profit group that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant population

Dr. Archana Kasi

  • Endodontist
  • graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in the Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine to earn her DMD degree in 2012
  • recognized for her work in providing root canal treatment to homeless adults and youth throughout her 3 years of residency
  • launched a project to provide free dental check-ups and oral hygiene education programs in Bangalore, India for underprivileged persons

Dr. Camille Henry

  • Attending Physician and Instructor of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Health, Cooper University Health Care
  • graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  •  Board certification: Internal medicine and pediatrics
  • Special interests: Global health, newborn through geriatric care, diabetes care, preventive care

Dr. Christina Twyman-Saint Victor

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • BS (Biology) from Duke University, 2002; MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2007; MS (Translational Research) from University of Pennsylvania , 2016.
  • Physician-researcher in the area of pancreatic cancer

D'Andra Williams

  • Candidate, Doctor of Dental Medicine ’18, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • SNDA Social Chair

 Select 2015-2016 Events

Dinner with Vice Provost for Faculty and Law Professor, Dr. Anita Allen

Title: Equity, Access, Ethics, and the Law

Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 pm in the Piano Lounge

 

Please join us for dinner and a conversation with PENN's Vice Provost for Faculty and Law Professor, Dr. Anita Allen. Vice Provost Allen, a distinguished scholar of law and ethics, will lead Gregory residents in a discussion on equity, access, ethics, and the law.


 

Campaign for Community

Title: Difference, Division and Discussion: A Film Series on Difficult Conversations in Contemporary Cinema

February 22-26 at 8 PM in the Gregory Cinema

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