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Biden Picks Deanne Criswell MPA '06 to Lead FEMA

President Joe Biden’s nomination of New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell marks the first time a woman has been selected to lead FEMA since its creation in 1979.

Criswell started her emergency management career in Aurora, Colorado, in 2005 and served as the city’s emergency manager until her move to FEMA. Aurora is Colorado’s third largest city, with a diverse population of nearly 400,000 people.


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Poster for MLK Week Keynote Speaker

MLK Week of Reflection Closing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What Does the Civil Rights Movement Look Like in 2021? In honor of Dr. King, the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center, MSU Denver's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, CU Denver's Center for Identity & Inclusion, and the CU Boulder's Center for Inclusion and Social Change, invite you to join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Eric Dyson as he reflects on Dr. King’s approach to activism during the Civil Rights Movement and the correlation to our current state of social justice in America.
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Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

| 03:30 PM - 04:45 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Drawing from seven years of personal interaction and correspondence with nearly 50 former executives, Harvard Business School professor and author Eugene Soltes utilizes the latest research in psychology, criminology, and economics to investigate how once-celebrated executives become white-collar criminals.
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