Bishop Charles Cardwell McCabe embodies the spirit of American University's founders. McCabe, Vice Chancellor and Chancellor of the university from 1899-1902, dreamt of an educational system unlike that of any other university of its time. He believed in building a lasting future for AU and began the first successful fundraising campaign with his call to action, "Five dollars each, from one million people," to foster the new university.
Under Bishop McCabe's leadership, American University's second building was constructed: the McKinley Memorial Building, created in honor of United States President William McKinley. McCabe himself laid the cornerstone for the building.
Nicki WashingtonLook for Helpers: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Allyship/Advocacy in Computing+Tech
October 28, 2020, 2:00
The issues that marginalized groups face in the computing and tech workforce are often equivalent to what they experience as college students. Yet there still are no successful efforts that have solved the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in either industry or K-16 computing education. Successful allyship in computing and tech must be intentional and institutionalized at all levels. This talk discusses how to create and maintain a culture where allyship/advocacy is not only celebrated, encouraged, and nurtured, but also expected. Topics include cultural competence, identity (including its impact on computing environments, technologies developed, and their impact on different identities), and additional resources to learn more. Nicki Washington is professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University and author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field.
Registration now Open: Please note that pre-registration is required. Attendees will receive Zoom Webinar event links within 12-24 hours prior to the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- 2 p.m. | Opening Remarks by Interim CAS Dean Max Friedman and Interim Deputy Provost & Dean of Faculty Monica Jackson
- 2:10 p.m. | Lecture by Duke professor Nicki Washington
- 2:40 p.m. | Audience Q&A with Washington, moderated by Kathryn Walters-Conte, Director for STEM Partnerships & Education
- 3 p.m. | Closing Remarks
The Bishop McCabe Lecture Fund
The Bishop C.C. McCabe Lecture Fund was established by the Board of Trustees in 1907 in memory of the Bishop and through his generous bequest to the College of Arts and Sciences. Although these funds help to offset the costs of producing the lecture series, they do not fully support its needs.
If you are interested in making a gift in support of the Bishop C.C. McCabe Lecture Series, please the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 202-885-5900, or make your gift online.
Bishop McCabe's legacy can still be felt today. The Bishop McCabe Fund was established in 1906 through a bequest in the Bishop's will to create a lecture series in the College of Arts and Sciences. Today, the Bishop C.C. McCabe Lecture Series features prominent faculty members, notable alumni, and distinguished scholars from all disciplines within the college.