August 13, 2021
HHP Dean’s IDEA Council forms
[Read the founding document]
Council members appointed
Dance and Drum with THEM: Celebrating Black History Month
Aboubacar Camara [from left] and Aboubacar Soumah [from right] are from Guinea, West Africa. Kenneth Metzker [middle] was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in the United States. They work together in the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida. They are playing the Balafon [by Camara], Djembe [by Soumah] and DunDuns [by Kenneth] instruments traditionally from West Africa. The music and rhythms are also traditional folk music from West Africa.
EFTI TALK: From Gainesville to the Whitehouse — Celebrations Through Events
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute and Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, and HHP Dean’s IDEA Council, hosted a conversation with Chynna Clayton, director of travel and event operations for Michelle Obama at the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, on March 1, 2021.
Celebrating women in HHP
Throughout Women's History Month in March 2021, we highlighted profiles featuring inspiring women leading the way and helping advance the way we live, work and play. These profiles are brought to you in partnership with the HHP Graduate Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) and Dean's IDEA Council.
EFTI TALK: Inculsion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is the Road to Excellence
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute and Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management, and HHP Dean’s IDEA Council, hosted a conversation with leaders on inclusion, diversity, equity and access on March 15, 2021.
A message to the HHP community
Read the letter from Dean Michael Reid, Ph.D., and Rachel J.C. Fu, Ph.D., Chair of the Dean's IDEA Council, to the HHP community.
Wasdin Speaker Series: Interview with David Fizdale, Professional Basketball Coach
Watch the interview with David Fizdale (two-time NBA Coach) and Steve Stowe (VP Miami Heat Fund) joined by host Nathan Whitaker (#1 NYT Bestselling Author, Coach, and Speaker) on the topic of coaching at the Intersection of Culture, Race & Influence.
IDEA Council brainstorming and strategic planning
2021 Dean's IDEA Council end-of-year update
The council created a report outlining its accomplishments and plans for the upcoming school year at the end of the year meeting this past May. Full report HERE.
Report highlights include...
Wasdin Speaker Series: Interview with Joakim Noah, Former Professional Basketball Player and Florida Gator
Watch the interview with Joakim Noah, former basketball player, and Florida Gator, and Steve Stowe, VP of the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, on the topic of athletes at the intersection of culture, race, and influence by host Nathan Whitaker, a number one New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker.
Dean Reid initiates Equity Advisor proposal for HHP
Dean Reid appoints four Equity Advisors
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