Diversifying Scholarship at UVA will advance the commitment of the university to inclusivity by addressing several critical needs in higher education; namely, expanding scholarship focused on socially marginalized communities, reducing inequality, and alleviating the effects of discrimination. This event will highlight the diverse research being done across ground in the arts, social and physical sciences, humanities, education, and beyond.
We seek to promote connections among undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from different disciplines, fostering a commitment to inclusive research, pedagogy and collaborative problem solving on social issues. These diverse interdisciplinary networks, in turn, have the potential to enhance scholarship produced by UVA and create new opportunities for collaboration. Moreover, we hope that deepening the institution-wide commitment to inclusivity will more effectively extend the impact of academic work on social justice issues beyond the university community and advance our collective mission to recruit and retain diverse students and faculty.
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