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December 15, 2018

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

December 11, 2018

2018 DDLA team awards

Comprehensive Gender Services Program Team

From left: Stephen Rassi, Sara Wiener, Liz Rooney

December 11, 2018

Student-inspired discussions spark change for Latinx community

It was just a few days before the start of classes in September 2017 when members of the Latinx community at the University of Michigan learned that “the rock” in a small city park, just a short walk from campus, had been painted over once again.

November 28, 2018

NCID provides funding, opportunities for DEI public scholarship

The National Center for Institutional Diversity has created several sources of funding for faculty and staff to collaborate within and across disciplinary fields to produce and disseminate their scholarship on important societal issues.

November 14, 2018

Organizational Learning offers new DEI resources for faculty, staff

As the university enters the third year of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, Organizational Learning is launching a new set of resources to help individuals, teams and units make progress in cultivating a more inclusive, welcoming and diverse community.

October 8, 2018

Experts focus on sexual misconduct and DEI in panel discussion

Culture change, power structures, and reporting and accountability were the areas of focus in a panel discussion about promoting an inclusive and equitable climate through the elimination of sexual misconduct at the University of Michigan.

October 8, 2018

University recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts

The University of Michigan is among 96 colleges and universities to earn the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Award recipients were announced recently by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. It is the largest diversity magazine and website in higher education.

October 8, 2018

Actress Diane Guerrero discusses immigration issues, voting at summit

Actress and activist Diane Guerrero discussed the lasting emotional impact of her parents’ deportation, and the importance of voting and civic engagement in creating change at the kick-off event for the University of Michigan’s annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

October 1, 2018

2018 DEI summit to consider issues of inclusivity, bias

The University of Michigan’s 2018 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will begin Oct. 8 and feature sessions on cultivating inclusive leadership, confronting gender bias, inclusive and accessible teaching practices, navigating difficult conversations and more.

October 1, 2018

Actor, activist Diane Guerrero to headline DEI Summit

Actor, author and activist Diane Guerrero understands the undeniable power of stories.

As Maritza Ramos in “Orange is the New Black” and Lina in “Jane the Virgin,” Guerrero has helped usher in a wave of diverse storytelling on television, amplifying the voices of strong, resourceful women whose lives haven’t always received air time.

October 1, 2018

CEW+ to feature human rights activist Wai Wai Nu

International and award-winning human rights activist Wai Wai Nu will deliver the 2018 Christobel Kotelawela Weerasinghe Lecture as part of the University of Michigan’s upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit.

March 12, 2018

Campus briefs

UM-Flint veterans program earns grant

February 8, 2018

Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award nominees sought

Nominations are being accepted through March 23 for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award, and can be submitted by faculty, staff and students.

All submissions must include a nomination letter, which should not exceed 2,000 words.

November 9, 2017

Alumni address how U-M experiences impacted their lives

Four University of Michigan alumni recounted how the university and their social identities shaped their lives, and gave advice to U-M community members advocating for change, during the 2017 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit.

November 8, 2017

Groundbreaking, director search underway for new multicultural center

The University of Michigan hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday to officially launch construction on a new, $10 million William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center near the heart of Central Campus.

At the same time, a national search for a new Trotter director has been launched.

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