• Public safety: Serving the community

    Eddie Washington, executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security, shares ideas on how a more diverse public safety and security force can better serve a diverse community.This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer — designed to engage the campus community in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Read more

  • African Studies Center announces new leadership for the 2016-17 academic year

    ANN ARBOR — Effective July 1, 2016, A. Oveta Fuller, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed as the director of the African Studies Center in a one-year appointment. Judith T. Irvine, Edward Sapir Collegiate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, is Read more

  • HathiTrust to help make books accessible to blind, print-disabled users

    More than 14 million digital books will soon be made available to blind and print-disabled users, thanks to a new collaboration involving the National Federation of the Blind and the HathiTrust Digital Library, a digital repository hosted at the University of Michigan. Read the full story

  • UM-Dearborn’s Tiffany Marra to lead Center for the Education of Women

    Tiffany Rasulis Marra has been named the new director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women, effective July 11. Marra currently is program director in the UM-Dearborn Office of the Provost, where she is the founding director of the Hub for Teaching and Learning. She replaces Gloria Thomas, who has led Read more

  • Community Health: Building Patient Trust

    Dr. Adren M. Morris, associate professor of surgery, and health behavior and health education, explores how a more diverse faculty could be seen as more welcoming to diverse patients and build better trust between patients and physicians. This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer — designed to engage the Read more

  • How Mauro Rodriquez went from first-generation high schooler to Ph.D. candidate at U-M

    For Mauro Rodriguez, a first generation high school student, college seemed like an impossible dream. The idea of attending – let alone graduating – was so far removed from his experience that it didn’t seem possible. Now a doctoral candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Mauro is driven by his roots to give back as much as Read more

  • U-M President calls SCOTUS ruling on Fisher v. UT-Austin a ‘victory’ in the fight toward diversifying higher ed

    Statement from U-M President Mark Schlissel Decades of research have conclusively demonstrated the benefits of diversity in higher education. Today’s ruling is a victory for all who value a robust exchange of perspectives and support our ability to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly multicultural society. Universities cannot be excellent without being diverse. Public universities Read more

  • New website highlights collaborative efforts among vice provost office’s units

    Robert Sellers oversees multiple units and initiatives in his role as the vice provost for equity, inclusion & academic affairs at the University of Michigan. Now there’s a website dedicated to showcasing the collaboration and innovation coming from the work within the office. The website, ovpeiaa.umich.edu, serves as a gateway for information related to the Read more

  • A Banner Year for Rackham Merit Fellowships

    The Rackham Merit Fellowship (RMF) has been one of the Rackham Graduate School’s largest and most successful innovations for enhancing student diversity, and thereby the quality of the intellectual environment in graduate education at U-M. By offering financial assistance to those students who might not otherwise have access, the RMF not only seeks to reduce Read more

  • MLaw Study Finds That ‘Ban the Box’ Leads to Increase in Employer Racial Discrimination

    “Ban the Box” legislation seeks to open doors to employment for people with criminal records by barring employers from asking about records on employment applications. More than 20 states and over 100 municipalities have passed such laws in recent years, some of which govern private employers. Read the full story