Promoting Wellness in Underserved Communities

Held every other Wednesday Spring Semester 2024 

Wilson Hall 1-138 - 1:10 p.m. - 2 p.m.


The College of Letters and Science Speaker Series Promoting Wellness in Underserved Communities features CLS faculty from across the College whose research, teaching, and outreach speaks to the theme promoting wellness in underserved communities. The seminar series, which introduces the Cohort Faculty hired through the CLS Cohort Hiring Initiative, will occur every other Wednesday throughout the Spring 2024 semester. We will conclude with a collision event, inviting opportunity for those whose work promotes the wellness of underserved communities (through teaching, research, outreach, and/or integration) to foster connection and possible collaboration. 
MSU’s Strategic Plan lists as one of its grand challenges “promoting wellness in our communities by addressing access and equity in education and health outcomes, community-based participatory research, biomedical sciences, and entrepreneurship.” This seminar and the featured scholars demonstrate ways that faculty in the College of Letters and Science contribute to this goal. Please join us as we engage in this semester-long interdisciplinary conversation. The schedule is below. 
January 24:      Vijaya Tamla Rai
                          Department of Sociology and Anthropology
February 7:      Israel Borokini
                           Department of Ecology
February 21:    Xin Han
                           Department of Political Science
March 6:          Micah Chang
                         Department of History and Philosophy
March 20:        Allechar Serrano López
                         Department of Mathematical Sciences
April 10:           Mayra del Carmen
                          Department of Psychology
April 24:          Seminar Series Collision Event Finale
                         MSU Library, 324 Teaching Space