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Fresh Perspectives on Diversity - Ruth J. Simmons - President Emerita, Brown University

The Dean's Lecture Series is an opportunity for students, trainees, faculty and staff to explore current topics that impact our mission areas.
Our first series, Fresh Perspectives on Diversity, will lead to a deeper understanding of how diversity contributes to all our mission areas and fuels innovation and collaboration.These lectures will focus on the value and transformative power of diversity as we seek to lead the biomedical revolution. Lectures will take place from noon to 1:00pm in Berg Hall.  We hope you can join us.  Space is limited and preregistration is required.
Our third speaker, Ruth J. Simmons, was President of Brown University from 2001-2012. Under her leadership, Brown made significant strides in improving its standing as one of the world’s finest research universities.
A French professor before entering university administration, President Simmons held an appointment as a Professor of Africana Studies at Brown. After completing her Ph.D in Romance Languages and literatures at Harvard, she served in various faculty and administrative roles at the University of Southern California, Princeton University, and Spelman College before becoming president of Smith College, the largest women’s college in the United States. At Smith, she launched a number of important academic initiatives, including an engineering program, the first at an American women’s college.



Friday, May 1, 2015. 12:00 PM


Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center


School of Medicine, Office of the Dean




This event is open to the public. Space is limited so please arrive early.