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# Mathematics

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

4:00 pm in 245 Altgeld Hall,Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#### Stereotype Threat in the Classroom

###### Vanessa Rivera Quiñones (Illinois Math)

Abstract: Stereotype threat is a phenomenon in which a person’s concern about confirming a negative stereotype can lead that person to underperform. This can affect anyone, depending on the context, but students who identify with groups that are underrepresented in a field or at an institution may be especially vulnerable to its effects. Based on the book, "Whistling Vivaldi" by Claude M. Steele we will discuss what can we do to reduce the potential impact of this “threat” and to create a fair learning environment for all of our students. A limited number of copies are available to borrow. If you'd like to read the book, please contact Vanessa Rivera-Quinones (riveraq2@illinois.edu).

4:00 pm in 2 Illini Hall,Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Abstract: TBD