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October 20, 2018

Diversity 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.

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.

October 31, 2017

Diversity Summit to celebrate progress, address challenges

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit will give campus community members the opportunity to learn about the work completed during the past year on both universitywide and unit-based plans to improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

November 19, 2015

President Mark Schlissel on diversity, equity and inclusion

Nov. 19, 2015

I want to begin by expressing my sadness and empathy for everyone affected by recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, Paris, and other cities around the globe. The loss of life is tragic, and I shared the shock and horror felt by many in our community who have ties to these nations.

November 13, 2015

Staff groups review recommendations in report on diversity issues

Approximately 150 staff members gathered Thursday afternoon to discuss their thoughts and concerns about — and suggestions for achieving — recommendations in a staff committee report on diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan.

November 13, 2015

Staff diversity committee recommendations

A summary of the recommendations from the Staff Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report.

1. Incorporate the concerns and aspirations of staff members into the university and local strategic plans for creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

November 11, 2015

Higher-ed leaders discuss how to promote diversity efforts

Top leaders from a range of U.S. higher education institutions shared suggestions Wednesday on how to boost diversity, and the need to impress on host communities the universal value of their efforts to serve the underserved.

November 9, 2015

Diversity Summit public events

The University of Michigan's Diversity Summit continues this week with a variety of public events:

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