Programs & Events

Annual Staff Awards Ceremony

PSD staff members clap at a Zoom awards ceremony

In Spring 2021, PSD members nominated staff members for the 2nd Annual Staff Awards, recognizing their dedication, hard work, and commitment to the PSD. Read about this year's ceremony and winners.

Read about the 2020 winners.

Check back to nominate a staff member in Spring 2022.

Community Conversation: Jackie Serrato, South Side Weekly

Jackie Serrato

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics EDI Community Engagement Working Group hosted reporter and "barrio" journalist Jackie Serrato of the South Side Weekly and manager of Spanish translation for the Chicago Sun-Times, on Nov. 9. Sponsored by the PSD EDI Inclusive Climate Grants.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Text against coffee beans in a border: UChicago Hispanic LatinX Resource Group invites all campus members to a coffee tasting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 5-6 PM.

The UChicago Hispanic LatinX Resource Group hosted a coffee tasting with Chef Ambrocio Gonzalez from the award-winning La Catedral Café in Little Village on Tuesday, Oct. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Community Conversation: South Side Segregation

Natalie Moore

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics EDI Community Engagement Working Group hosted author and reporter Natalie Moore for "Community Coversation: South Side Segregation" on October 19. Sponsored by the PSD EDI Inclusive Climate Grants.

International Women's Day Panel moderated by Dean Angela V. Olinto

International Women's Day March 8 written in lavender against a magenta and purple blended background

To celebrate United Nations International Women's Day on March 8, PSD EDI hosted a panel moderated by Angela V. Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences. 

Black History Month

Black History Month PSD 2021

To commemorate Black History Month in February, the PSD hosted programs intended to amplify Black voices from our student body, community, and from South Side arts and culture. These included a GRIT and PSD student panel, a community engagement panel, and a spoken word event.

Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM

Women In STEM exhibit portraits with green and pink geometric background

Redefining the Landscape: Women in STEM highlighted a number of women learning, teaching, and researching at the University of Chicago PSD and PME. The exhibition and book displayed profiles of female scientists who span many generations and represent a diversity of programs and interests. They opted to recount pivotal moments, challenges surmounted, and proudest accomplishments. Embedded in their narratives are paths forged through persistence and determination.

This exhibition was on view in the ERC atrium and online Spring 2020. View event photos from the opening reception

View the full exhibition book (PDF) here.

Out in the PSD & PME

Out in the PSD & PME Logo: Celebrating voices of LGBTQ+ People and allies in STEM

In October 2019, the Out in the PSD & PME Exhibit and Speaker Series celebrated the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies in STEM.

The exhibit featured portraits of our community members and narratives about the often life-long process of coming out.

View the full exhibition book (PDF) here.

See our full list of EDI events.

Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Exhibit reception launch
Out in PSD & PME
Out in PSD & PME
OUT in the PSD reception
Out in PSD & PME
Out in the PSD reception
Out in PSD & PME
Out in the PSD reception
Out in PSD & PME