DEI Reading Group: Whistling Vivaldi


Earlier this week, SMR members (and friends) gathered for the February edition of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student-Faculty Reading Group. This time, Claude M. Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do was the topic of discussion. Those in attendance discussed the role that stereotypes play in human lives, and … Continue reading DEI Reading Group: Whistling Vivaldi

SMR sponsors visit by Gaelynn Lea


Earlier this month, SMR co-sponsored a visit to U-M by Gaelynn Lea, a singer-songwriter and violinist who is also an advocate for disability rights, finding inner freedom, and accessibility in the arts. Lea’s time in Ann Arbor was full: she performed a concert, gave a lecture on accessibility in the arts, and had dinner with … Continue reading SMR sponsors visit by Gaelynn Lea

Student-Faculty Reading Group: Ritchey, Composing Capital 


Earlier this week, the Student-Faculty Reading group, organized by SMR Forum and the Musicology Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, met to discuss Marianna Ritchey’s book Composing Capital: Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era. Apart from the usual stimulating discussion of a pressing topic, those present at this month’s meeting had the opportunity to pose … Continue reading Student-Faculty Reading Group: Ritchey, Composing Capital 

Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning


On Thursday, October 24, SMR member Elizabeth McLain led two DEI-Office-sponsored training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning, one for faculty and staff at SMTD and one for GSIs from across the university. Several SMR members attended the afternoon session. In this session, Elizabeth shared valuable insight into how an understanding of the … Continue reading Elizabeth McLain leads training sessions on Disability and Universal Design for learning