December 12 , 2005
hears about science diversity program
To open the President’s Commission on Race and
Ethnicity’s (PCORE) Dec. 5 meeting, held in 400 Administration,
Chair Donna Wong introduced Pat Marsteller, director of the Emory
College Center for Science Education, who discussed diversity in
the sciences, and the success of the submission of a collaborative
mini-grant, “Seeding Commitments to Diversity: Disseminating
Effective Retention and Mentoring Programs,” shared among Emory,
Williams College, Harvard and more than 15 other institutions.
The grant will support three symposia that will bring
together faculty and administrators from institutions committed to
undergraduate and graduate science
students. Marsteller helped collect data and develop a website for the program,
which so far has been centered at Harvard. She requested that PCORE endorse the
project’s mission and help it grow beyond the sciences. “I would
like to extend our call to other disciplines as well,” said Marsteller.
PCORE agreed to support the program, and Wong said her goal is to hold a symposium
at Emory in the next few years to discuss progress at the participating institutions.
Along with Marstellar, Robert Brown, assistant dean of the college, and Karama
Neal, program associate for program administration, also attended to discuss
In committee reports, faculty concerns chair Hillary
Ford said her group has met with African American faculty to hear
and will write a report
for the president and provost. In the previous month, it had met with Hispanic
Special projects chair Jennifer Crabb said she was
planning the upcoming spring
brown bag, following up on last year’s Campus Climate Survey, jointly sponsored
with the other president’s commissions and Human Resources.
Professional development fund chair Vanda Hudson reported
the fund had received 23 applications for its professional development
including some from
Wong announced the executive committee approved a proposal
to co-sponsor a student
cultural program, LUNAR Banquet 2006.
The next PCORE meeting will be held Jan. 30 at 3 p.m.
in 400 Administration.
The guest speaker will be Provost Earl Lewis.
If you have a question or concern for PCORE, e-mail
Chair Donna Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.