DRN 2017 - 2018 Events

Faculty Writing Spaces


Recently DRN faculty requested dedicated writing time and space on campus throughout the semester. In response to this request the DRN is hosting a series of write-ins where faculty can have structured, protected writing time with other colleagues. 

If you haven’t heard, DRN Writing Spaces will be held the second and fourth Fridays of each month (dates and times for Fall Semester listed below) in Olds Hall, room 203.There will be goal/reflection sheets available for your support and a sign-in sheet so that we can keep track of how many faculty are taking advantage of the space. 

Note: Due to the holiday, there will only be one write-in for the month of November. On Friday December 1st, 2017 the DRN Writing Space will be held in Chittenden Hall, room 110. For the December 1st Writing Space, individuals can sign up to share work with other faculty colleagues. 

Friday 9am – 12N (203 OLDS) Friday 12:30pm – 3:30pm  (203 OLDS)
September 8th September 22nd
October 13th October 27th 
November 10th  December 1st*, 110 Chittenden Hall, Flash Talks
January 12th January 26th
February 9th February 23rd
March 9th March 23rd
April 13th April 27th
May 11th May 25th
June 8th June 22nd
July 13th July 27th
August 10th August 24th


2017 Diversity Research Network Reception

Thursday, October 13th, 2017 
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Red Cedar AB Rooms 
4:00 - 6:30pm 

2017 DRN Reception Invitation


DRN Inaugural Year Events (2016 - 2017)

Faculty Study Break

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
Jackson Lounge Wharton Center

Faculty Study Break

Grants Panel Webinar with NIH, NSF, NIMHD Program officers and Directors

Monday, March 27, 2017

Grants Panel Lunch & Consultation with NIH, NSF, NIMHD Program officers and Directors

Monday, March 27, 2017

Resources from this event

Building and Sustaining A Research Platform: Perspectives of Faculty of Color

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Union Lake Superior Room presentations by, Drs. Beronda Montgomery, Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich, Lisa Cook, and Farha Abbasi

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Career and Mentoring Resource

Formal Launch

Thursday, October 20, 2016
4-6 pm
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Centennial ABC


How to Hype Your Research

Thursday, September 15, 2016
3-5 pm
MSU Union, Lake Huron Room

Gaining visibility for research focusing on diverse and underserved populations is often a challenge. Diversity scholars can benefit from strategies in which they may apply their own agency to increase exposure for their work. Dr. Smith-Parker will be discussing strategies for using social media and other technology to promote your research and improve visibility. In addition, Dr. Smith-Parker will describe the range of her on campus consulting services and access by the DRN members.

How to Hype Your Research