Nominations sought for James S. Jackson and Harold R. Johnson diversity awards


Nominations are being sought for two awards honoring faculty efforts to promote diversity service and scholarship at the University of Michigan — James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship and the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award.

The James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship is a biennial award that recognizes the important scholarly contributions made by a senior faculty member to understanding diversity and addressing disparities in contemporary society.

It is named for Jackson, a leading researcher into the life and health of African Americans. Recipients receive an honorarium of $10,000 and deliver a public distinguished lecture or performance. Nominations from U-M faculty, staff or students will be accepted until March 31.

The Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award is named in honor of a dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, and is awarded to those whose service goes above and beyond their regular duties and contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.

All regular instructional and research faculty, including librarians, curators, and archivists on the Ann Arbor campus, including the Medical School, are eligible for nomination. The deadline is April 3.


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