Laker Life briefs 2/22/18

Mosaic Lecture to be held Tuesday, Feb. 27

The 2018 Mosaic Lecture is set to focus on women in mathematics in order to celebrate diversity in mathematical sciences. This year’s lecture, being given by Deanna Haunsperger, will focus on the lessons that female mathematicians have contributed to the field. The event is set to take place from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  

Haunsper, who is president of the Mathematical Association of America and professor of mathematics at Carleton College, will continue the Mosaic Lecture series efforts to raise the voices of underrepresented groups in the field of mathematics.

The event is LIB 100- and 201-approved, and is free to the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Hodge at 616-331-8589.

French documentary double feature set for Wednesday, Feb. 28

Professor Safoi Babana-Hampton will be hosting a viewing of her documentary films “Hmong Memory at the Crossroads” and “Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.

Babana-Hampton created these films to highlight the history of the Hmong people, an indigenous population that was recruited and trained by the French to fight against the Vietnamese. However, despite helping the French and American militaries, their history is largely forgotten. Babana-Hampton hoped to uncover that history and bring attention to it with her films.

After the film showings, there will be a Q&A panel for those who attend. The event is LIB 100- and 201-approved, and is free to the public.

For more information, contact professor Isabelle Cata at [email protected].

Coffee with Coordinators event set for Wednesday, Feb. 28

Officials from the Grand Valley State University Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity, Title IX office and GVSU Police Department will participate in an informal and open conversation about sexual assault on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Kirkhof Center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The event, which is part of Student Senate Week, is set to follow a survey that gauges student knowledge about sexual assault and Title IX services.

For more information, contact Rachel Jenkin at 734-307-6927.

Bias incident reporting training to be held Tuesday, Feb. 27

The Grand Valley State University department of human resources is set to host an Excellence Series workshop about bias incident reporting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 3:30 p.m to 5 p.m. at the DeVos Center.

The workshop, being presented by the GVSU Team Against Bias (TAB), will focus on explaining what constitutes a bias incident, how the bias incident process works and the steps to take if a bias incident is witnessed.

For more information, contact the GVSU department of human resources at [email protected].