• Recognizing Global Academic Excellence: The 2016-17 Barbour Scholars

    Eight new graduate students joined the ranks of women celebrated as Barbour Scholars at the University of Michigan over the last century. This new cohort, hailing from Taiwan, China, Iran, and South Korea, represents the latest in a legacy of women from Asia who pursue exceptional scholarly achievement to build the academic strength and body Read more

  • Screen reader specialist enables blind to succeed at U-M

    Screen Reader Specialist Brandon Werner utilizes his technology expertise and personal knowledge to enable blind individuals at the University of Michigan for success in day-to-day life and academic settings. Read the full story

  • Wolverine Pathways kickoff event draws nearly 500 students, parents

    The University of Michigan officially launched its Wolverine Pathways program with a kickoff event at the Michigan Union on Feb. 27, welcoming nearly 200 students from the Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts and close to 300 parents. The kickoff event gave students, parents, educators and program facilitators the opportunity to discuss the program’s curriculum and Read more

  • Better gender balance at latest MHacks hackathon

    Wearing a Google Glass, Keeley Erhardt sits with her teammates in front of a window on which they’ve scrawled ideas in red dry-erase marker. All around her in the atrium of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building, laptops abound. Some students focus on their screens. Others doze in beanbag chairs. A pair is playing Read more

  • Video: Nontombi Naomi Tutu Makes Keynote Remarks at 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

    Nontombi Naomi Tutu Makes Keynote remarks at 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. Tutu is the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, and an international race and gender activist. http://myumi.ch/aKkrW

  • Video: Full 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Keynote Memorial Lecture Program

    Naomi Tutu delivers the 30th Annual University of Michigan Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium Keynote Memorial Lecture from Hill Auditorium on January 18, 2016.

  • 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium

    In light of the social issues facing the nation and the black community, the theme #WhoWillBeNext is fitting, say organizers of the 30th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium opening this month. Read the full story

  • Diversity planning moving forward all across campus

    As the university community gears up for the winter semester, units across the Ann Arbor campus are moving into phase two of the universitywide diversity strategic planning process. At the same time the planning process builds momentum across more than 40 individual campus units, the university is launching new initiatives and trying new approaches to Read more

  • The gender gap in venture capital explored

    Gender bias in venture capital, particularly in Silicon Valley, has grabbed a number of headlines with stories of challenges that women-led startups face. New research by Sahil Raina, a University of Michigan doctoral student at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, looked at whether the numbers support those anecdotes and what’s driving it. He Read more

  • New initiatives push diversity efforts forward

    At the same time the university community is working through a new bottom-up approach to diversity strategic planning, new programs are being launched that focus on recruiting more minority students and providing professional development opportunities for faculty to learn new ways of creating inclusive classrooms. Read the full story