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Events on Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Academic Calendar
Final exam block
Abstract: *Note: actual end time may vary.* May 2-7, 2022
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Thesis Defense
The Influence of Cosmic Ray Transport on the Stability of Interstellar Gas
Time: 9:30 am
Place: B343 Sterling
Speaker: Evan Heintz, Physics PhD Graduate Student
Host: Ellen Zweibel
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GREAT IDEAS coffee hour (led by GMaWiP)
GREAT IDEAS coffee hour (GMaWiP)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: 5310 CH (coffee and snacks provided)
Speaker: N/A - discussion session
Abstract: Article to be discussed: How a culture of white privilege discourages Black students from becoming physicists, By Jeffrey Mervis (

Following the colloquium presenting the results of the climate survey, we want to use this article to discuss potential barriers for Black students wishing to enter their PhD program and how to mitigate and dismantle these systemic barriers. We will discuss what has been done, what is being done, and what can be done to make physics welcoming to all students entering their PhD program. The goal of this discussion is to identify potential avenues of support that can be established for students who identify as racial and ethnic minorities in physics.
Host: Jessie Thwaites and Justin Marquez
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