Speed School celebrates diversity

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The J.B. Speed School of Engineering will highlight diversity and inclusion during a weeklong celebration Oct. 15-17.

    “A Celebration of Diversity” will offer free events each day for students, faculty and staff.

    On Oct. 17, Latina astronomer and STEM equity advocate Nicole Cabrera Salazar will be the keynote speaker at a 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner in the Student Activities Center multipurpose room.

    “UofL President Neeli Bendapudi has made celebrating diversity and achieving inclusion two of her highest priorities,” said Emmanuel Collins, dean of the Speed School. “This special week of activities at the Speed School demonstrates our strong commitment to these goals.”

    Events kick off Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m., when the Speed School Student Council hosts a free lunch on the front lawn of the J.B. Speed Building.

    Other events can be found here.

    For more information, contact Kari Donahue, kari.donahue@louisville.edu, 502-852-6279.

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.