• SMTD professor Anita Gonzalez named as 6th Annual Shirley Verrett Award winner

    The University of Michigan Woman of Color in the Academy Project is pleased to present its 6th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to professor on Feb. 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. at Stamps Auditorium on U-M’s North Campus. A reception will immediately follow in the lobby. Gonzalez heads the Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies minor in Read more

  • U-M welcomes Amy Goodman and Issa Rae as 2017 MLK Memorial Lecturers

  • Regents OK schematic design for new Trotter Multicultural Center

    Plans for the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center are continuing to move forward, as the Board of Regents approved the schematic design Thursday for the new building. The new $10 million facility will accommodate replacement spaces from the current Trotter Center and contain a multipurpose room with the ability to host approximately 300 people. That Read more

  • Diversity award for staff recognizes 10 individuals, five teams

    Recipients of the eighth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan Union. The award recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M. Pamela Heatlie, senior associate director of the Office for Institutional Equity, served Read more

  • Depression Center taking nominations for $100,000 research award

    The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the first-ever Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Scholar Award for early career U-M faculty members or fellows. The deadline is Jan. 23. Read the full story

  • Ford School outlines vast array of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives over the past year

    The Ford School launched its five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion on October 5, 2016. It includes four central goals: diversifying ‘who we are’, diversifying ‘what and how we teach’, promoting an equitable and inclusive climate, and diversifying ‘our research and policy engagement’. The planning committee, led by Shobita Parthasarathy and Susan Guindi, Read more

  • Stamps School DE&I plan includes diversity-related courses

    Diversity has long been a central value at the core of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and for its students, faculty and staff. Now, as part of its new Stamps Curricular Initiative, the school is developing a diversity-related curriculum to better reflect that value. As part of the universitywide five-year diversity, Read more

  • Donors’ gift champions diversity at U-M’s School of Information

    A gift from Roger Ehrenberg and Carin Levine-Ehrenberg will fund a new diversity scholarship at the School of Information. The Roger Ehrenberg and Carin Levine-Ehrenberg Diversity Scholarship will provide need-based support to students, with preference to students who are the first in their families to attend college or graduate school, who have overcome substantial educational Read more

  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Two Major Research Universities

    With higher education’s increasing focus and commitment to advancing diversity, college campuses have become hosts to an enormous array of programmatic and support initiatives for students. Despite the huge diversity of programs, many support programs are limited in the scope of services they provide, requiring students to connect with various programs and navigate complex bureaucracy Read more

  • Schlissel outlines support for undocumented, international students

    The University of Michigan has joined dozens of major universities and colleges in urging the federal government to continue and expand a policy that would allow undocumented college students to finish their studies, President Mark Schlissel said Monday. Read the full story