• University of Michigan celebrates achievements of Latino/a students

    Be true to yourself. Take time to think before changing course. And do not let anyone decide for you what you want to accomplish in life. That was the advice that Sofía Merajver, a leading breast cancer researcher at the University of Michigan, had for more than 60 graduates who participated in this year’s Celebración Read more

  • New LSA postdoc program selects scholars committed to DE&I

    The University of Michigan has announced the first members of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, designed to identify and prepare outstanding scholars with demonstrated commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. The seven fellows will participate in a two-year program, administered by LSA and the National Center for Institutional Read more

  • Seven receive 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. Read the full story

  • Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

    Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin. That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M. Recently Bentley Historical Library archivists Read more

  • NSF awards alliance $4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

    A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including the University of Michigan — has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The consortium, the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Read more

  • Boys secure in their racial identity seek more diverse friendships

    Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity. Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study. Read the full story

  • Open-mindedness: A challenge constantly renewed

    As our nation grapples with questions over public funding of the arts and humanities, I wanted to share an excerpt of my full remarks from the University of Michigan’s 94th annual Honors Convocation this past Sunday. Honors Convocation is our formal annual celebration of academic excellence, and combined with this year’s theme, “The Role of Read more

  • NCID launches three new DE&I initiatives, expands existing program

    The University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity is launching three new initiatives and expanding an existing program as part of its ongoing strategic efforts to enhance diversity in higher education and society. The center, which opened in 2005, will roll out its new Distinguished Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship, Grants to Support Research Read more

  • Activist, writer Shaun King challenges notions of humanity’s progress

    In front of a sold-out Rackham Auditorium, writer and civil rights activist Shaun King took the stage and told the audience he was not there to inspire them. “I believe that in a lot of ways, you’re already inspired — that you’re frustrated, that you’re angry, that there’s still hope in you. I don’t think Read more

  • Nominations Sought for Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    Nominations are now being accepted for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award through March 15. Established in 1996, the award is named in honor of the School of Social Work dean emeritus and recognizes faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Nominees must be full-time Read more