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Geosciences department aims to improve diversity in field with new position


 David Kubarek

August 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new position in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Geosciences aims to improve diversity in the field by beginning pioneering efforts at Penn State.

 The new director of diversity programs, a fixed-term faculty member, will be tasked with building on existing departmental programs, mentoring students and building sustainable research and teaching initiatives that promote diversity among students, faculty and staff.

 Traditionally, diversity programs have been maintained by faculty members with support from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Office of Educational Equity. Now, these efforts are expanding with this dedicated position. More

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