• 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. Events from the summit, set for Nov. 6-10, include a keynote speaker, an interactive panel and a ceremonial groundbreaking for Read more

  • DEI All Student Campus Climate Survey Effort

    What is the All Student Climate Survey? The University of Michigan is committed to the creation of scientifically valid metrics for monitoring the campus climate over time. To this end, starting on October 30, we’ll be launching the All Student Campus Climate Survey effort, which aims to gauge the climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion Read more

  • DEI survey focuses on librarians, postdocs, house officers, others

    The University of Michigan will initiate a survey of librarians, curators, postdoctoral fellows, house officers at Michigan Medicine and others to continue efforts to gauge the climate around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey, which is a component of the university’s five-year DEI strategic plan, will help the university develop valid statistics for Read more

  • Detroit Connector Expands to Daily Service; Includes Stops in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Detroit

    The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to the city of Detroit, will begin providing service seven days a week, starting Monday, October 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students, and for the first time, the general public. Bus stops will include the Central Campus Transit Center (CCTC) in Ann Read more

  • Resident librarian program focuses on building diversity

    In September the Library welcomed three librarians who join the Library as part of a nationwide initiative to increase diversity within the ranks of academic and research libraries. Edras Rodriquez-Torres, Sheila Garcia and Jesus Espinoza have three-year appointments at the U-M Library as resident librarians, the first U-M Library cohort in a program that invests Read more

  • UMMA African Art Curator Tackles Curatorial Dilemmas In Gallery Reinstallation Project

    What does it mean to exhibit African art in a museum? This question, and many more, are at the heart of a recent University of Michigan class, speaker series, and U-M Museum of Art gallery reinstallation that explores the latest thinking in representing the African continent and its various cultures in an exhibition setting. Laura Read more

  • ‘A Seat at the Table’: Why U-M’s Medical School Wants More Students with Disabilities

    Doctors often care for people with disabilities, yet few physicians have one. U-M’s medical school recently altered its technical standards to better promote a longtime mission of inclusivity. An injury from a water polo practice during his freshman year of high school left Chris Connolly a quadriplegic at age 15. The Chicago native spent years Read more

  • University dedicates new space for first-generation students

    The University of Michigan has opened a First-Generation Student Gateway to serve as a central hub of information and support for students who are the first in their families to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Open during regular business hours in the Student Activities Building and housed in suite 3009 in the Office of Academic Multicultural Read more

  • Nancy Cantor Lecture | My Journey to Discover Why Health Disparities Exist: A Lecture by Thomas A. LaVeist

    Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D. is chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health.  He has led pivotal research on the impact of socioeconomic and racial inequities on the health of individuals and communities. His research and writing have focused on three broad thematic Read more

  • Rackham Graduate School Offers New Certificate Program for Developing Student DEI Skills

    As a central part of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, the Rackham Graduate School now offers a graduate student DEI Professional Development Certificate that is designed to prepare students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusiveness. The program, which was designed in response to student feedback, recognizes Read more