Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholars in Campus Living

Updated September 24, 2021

Critical Topics, Meaningful Conversations

The Distinguished Visiting Scholars program welcomes scholars and artists of exceptional accomplishment as visiting faculty to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the UB campus community.

This year's Scholars are excited to engage directly with student residents in a series of events and programs.

Meet and Greet Dinner

Get to know this unique group of visiting faculty in a casual dinner at C3 in the Ellicott Complex.

Wednesday, September 29

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

C3 Dining Center *

* Reservations required to enter C3

October Lecture Series

Hear these renowned scholars speak about their areas of expertise and engage in meaningful conversations with your community.

Monday, October 4

  • 7:00 pm @ Governors Lehman Classroom, Room 114

Crystal Z Campbell, Harvard Radcliffe Institute/David and Roberta Logie Fellow & Film Study Center Fellow

Wednesday, October 6

  • 7:00 pm @ Governors Lehman Classroom, Room 114

Devonya Havis, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Canisius College

Thursday, October 7

  • 7:00 pm @ South Campus, Goodyear Hall Emeritus Center, Room 102, 1st floor next to the Area Office

Carlos Amador, Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies, Michigan Technological University

Monday, October 11

Coming Out Day

  • 7:00 pm @ Red Jacket Main Lounge, Room 262

Octavio R. González, Associate Professor, English and Creative Writing, Wellesley College

Seth Parker Woods, Lecturer in Cello Performance and Chamber Music/Artist in Residence, University of Chicago

Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • 7:00 pm @ Richmond Main Lounge, Room 272

Óscar F. Gil-García, Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, Department of Human Development, Affiliated Faculty Member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and Human Rights Institute

Margarita Huayhua, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Tuesday, October 26

  • 7:00 pm @ South Campus, Goodyear Hall Emeritus Center, Room 102, 1st floor next to the Area Office

Jeannette E. Jones, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln