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Texas A&M-Galveston Holds Conference On Inclusion And Diversity In Higher Education

March 27, 2017

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By Bob Wright, Texas A&M University at Galveston

The Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education aims to enable and facilitate constructive dialogue and interaction about enhancing inclusion and diversity efforts in higher education.  It is being held April 3 and 4 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston.

Guest speakers include Sahar Aziz, a professor of law at the Texas A&M University School of Law, and Dave Zirin, a sports editor, magazine writer and radio host.

Professor Aziz’s studies explore the intersection of national security and civil rights law with a focus on how post-9/11 laws and policies adversely impact racial, ethnic and religious minorities.

Zirin is a political sportswriter and sports editor for The Nation, a weekly progressive magazine dedicated to politics and culture.  He is also the host of the Edge of Sports broadcast on SiriusXM’s Sportszone, Channel 92, on Saturdays at 9am.  Zirin was named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World.”

Conference sessions include such subjects as STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics), Academic Leadership, Student Success, International Students, Underrepresented Students, Cultural Competencies, Civil Discourse and many more.  The conference is also inviting papers and abstracts addressing these subjects as well as other topics.

For more information visit the conference website at

Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose campus of Texas A&M University offering undergraduate and graduate programs under the name and authority of Texas A&M University. With a distinct identity in marine themes, Texas A&M Galveston is intimately connected to the land grant mission of Texas A&M University and, as such, its academic programs and research initiatives are linked to finding basic and applied solutions in maritime affairs, science and technology, and ocean studies. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System.

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Contact: Bob Wright, Marketing and Communications, Texas A&M University at Galveston. Office: 409-740-4840, Cell: 713-586-9870 Email:

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