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College diversity fair to feature faculty workshops, keynote speaker

The College of Engineering’s 2nd Annual Diversity Fair, set for October 21, will feature faculty workshops and a prominent keynote speaker: Scott Page, director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, where he serves as Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Economics and Political Science.

This year’s fair will focus on faculty diversity, with interactive sessions on faculty searches (2:10-4 p.m.) and pathways to advancement—the role of mentoring (4:15-5:45 p.m.). To RSVP for the workshops, e-mail Lynn Lundy Evans by October 15.

Page’s keynote presentation, “A Business Case for Diversity,” will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the Alliant–Lee Liu Auditorium in Howe Hall. Page’s research focuses on how diversity improves performance and decision-making. He is the author of “The Difference: How the Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies,” which addresses how we think in groups and discusses the benefit of collective wisdom.

There will be a College of Engineering reception after the keynote presentation.