On October 26, 2015, The Department of Basic Sciences will host a Panel Discussion for the Department of Basic Science Faculty Members on "Making the Department of Basic Sciences a More Inclusive, Diverse, and Welcoming Workplace". Panel members will include Staff (Mrs. Toni Roberson), Student (Ms. Anberitha Matthews, soon to be Dr. Matthews), and Faculty (Dr. Lora Petrie Hanson and Dr. Attila Karsi) representatives. Their life experiences qualify them to address one or more issues of gender, racial, religious, or ethnic background that is not shared by the majority of our faculty. The purpose is to identify ways in which the department could be more welcoming with respect to all of these issues. Lunch will be provided and the Discussion will be from 12 noon until 1:00 PM in the CVM Seminar Room.