The tenth annual Advancing Diversity workshop was held Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. The keynote speaker was Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas. Afternoon sessions addressed LGBTQ issues on campus, dealing with different abilities, Appalachian culture, diversity in the classroom, and challenges and strategies for mid-career women faculty. 

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

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8:30 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks

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9:00 am     Keynote: Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas
             Text of Chancellor Gray-Little's remarks

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10:00 am Break

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10:30 am   Looking Ahead/Looking Back: 10 Years of Advancing Women at Virginia Tech

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noon         Lunch

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1:15 pm  Concurrent sessions:


  LGBTQ issues on campus (Catherine Cotrupi)


  Dealing with Different Abilities (Alicia Cohen, Susan Angle, Paul Heilker, Robyn Hudson, Mark Patishnock)


  Appreciating Appalachian Culture (Anita Puckett)

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  Diversity in the Curriculum (April Few Demo, Leslie Pendleton, David Brunsma)


  Challenges and Strategies for Mid-Career Women Faculty (Anisa Zvonkovic, moderator; Panel: Joyce Arditti, Francine Battaglia; Glenda Gillaspy)

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2:45 pm Coffee Break and Poster Session

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3:30 pm Adjourn