August 5, 2011
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Speakers Announced for Diversity 2011- Register Online Now!
DIversity2011On October 2 and 3rd there won't be a place on the planet that will have a higher concentration and array of experts on diversity and inclusion than the Power of Inclusion Conference in Rochester, NY.

Learn from more than 20 leading experts on diversity and inclusion how to create a climate of inclusion that maximizes the potential of your people. Robert Wendover, Joe Gerstandt, Larraine Kaminsky and Cathy Bao Bean will deliver keynotes. >>>

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Forbes Insights Study Identifies Strong Link between Diverse Talent and Innovation
As innovation becomes more of a key differentiator for the world’s largest companies, organizations increasingly see having a diverse and inclusive workforce as critical to driving the creation and execution of new products, services, and business processes, according to a new study released by Forbes Insights. >>>

 
 

How Jay-Z, Eminem, and Steve Jobs Can Bring Us Salvation
By  Simma Lieberman
Millions of kids idolize hip-hop artists and rappers and have dreams of becoming one. They think that rapping would be a great way to get rich. Most of them will never get there. And people that are talented often have no background in the business side, so they will disintegrate or lose all of their money. >>>


Five Reasons "Employee Engagement" Makes Me Feel Disengaged
Employee engagement has become a buzzword with no meaning in some workplaces. What some managers really mean, is that they are engaged in theoretical discussions. They seem to think that if they loudly declare that their whole workforce is engaged, even if few people are, they will be considered a great place to work. >>>

 

“Guerilla Bias”™: Diversity’s Hidden Enemy
By Sondra Thiederman
Gretchen listened as the new Cambodian supervisor explained his design idea. She then nodded respectfully, said she’d think about it, and returned to her desk having understood very little of what the man had said. >>>

 

What to Do with the Digitally Absorbed Communicator
By Robert W. Wendover
The eyes don’t seem to have it anymore. As digital handheld devices continue to pervade every part of daily life, we are watching eye contact and attention span disappear. There is a dog named Dug, in last year’s animated feature, “Up!,” who is so easily distracted by squirrels that it becomes a running gag throughout the film. >>>

 

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MCC Partners with Community to Promote Healthy Mind and Body
In support of the President's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, Monroe Community College is engaging the college-wide community and various Rochester-area religious and non-religious groups in a yearlong initiative to address two critical problems: readiness for college and childhood obesity. >>>

 

"Building Community through Diversity" Diversity Conference is Sept 22 at The College of Brockport
This year’s theme, “Building Community through Diversity: Embracing a Culture of Accessibility,” will highlight diversity as an important value in building and nurturing an inclusive community, as well as our growth in understanding and acting upon issues of access to individuals with disabilities. >>>

 

USRowing Diversity Invitational Held in Rochester
The USRowing Diversity Invitational  was held on the historic Genesee River in Rochester, NY. It is aimed at increasing awareness of rowing and introducing the sport to a diverse group of Americans. >>>

 

 

UALR Establishes Race and Ethnicity Institute From: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Documentary History of Women and Slavery in America Published by University of Arkansas Press From the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Is Coming Out Always a Good Thing? Disclosing Sexual Orientation Makes People Even Happier Than Thought, But Mainly in Supportive Settings From the University of Rochester

Muslim-American Encyclopedia Racks Up Awards, From the Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Cultural, ethnic and gender stereotypes can significantly distort clinical judgments about "facially masked" patients with Parkinson's disease

Flexible Schedule is Key to Keeping Working Moms on the Job, From Baylor University


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