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Registration now open for Reimagining the Academy Conference

Ohio University, Kent State University and Miami University have joined forces to form a collaborative conference: Reimagining the Academy: Building Communities for Access and Transformational Change. 

This new alliance will allow the universities to come together for a unique conference that will share expertise and leverage their strengths. The conference will feature workshops, oral sessions, roundtables and panel discussions focusing on anti-racism, diversity leadership and building community.

Registration is now open to attend the conference. Registration is free to students, faculty, and staff at each of the collaborating institutions. Please note that all presenters are still required to register for the conference.

The Reimagining the Academy conference will take place Oct. 18-19, 2023, in the Kent State Student Center. Opportunities for virtual engagement will also be available. 

Keynote speaker Dr. Carol Anderson will speak on Oct. 19. Dr. Anderson is a professor of African American Studies at Emory University and the author of several bestselling books including "The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America" (2020), "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy" (2018) and the critically acclaimed No.1 bestseller "White Rage" (2016).

Opportunities are available for OHIO faculty and staff to request opportunity funds from the Division of Diversity and Inclusion to support their attendance at the conference. Please contact to request additional funds to support lodging and transportation.

Additional questions can be sent to

September 12, 2023
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