• Journalist, civil rights leader Shaun King to deliver talk on activism

    Shaun King shares more than just a last name with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As a journalist and civil rights leader, Shaun King’s passion for equality and accountability from law enforcement has catapulted him to one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the fight against social injustice. He will speak about his experiences Read more

  • U-M School of Nursing adds senior director for diversity, equity and inclusion

    The University of Michigan School of Nursing today announced the addition of Rushika Patel, Ph.D., to its staff as the school’s first director for diversity, equity and inclusion. “Our students, faculty and staff will benefit greatly from Rushika’s breadth of experience and knowledge,” commented UMSN Dean Patricia D. Hurn.  “With the support of our existing 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

  • University launches free DE&I training courses for faculty, staff

      University Human Resources has launched a series of diversity, equity and inclusion professional development courses, offered free of charge to U-M faculty and staff campuswide. In partnership with UHR Learning & Professional Development, Student Life, the U-M Health System Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, UHR Office for Institutional Equity, and the Program on Read more

  • Nursing DE&I plan seeks men from underrepresented populations

    As part of its diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan, the University of Michigan School of Nursing has an ambitious goal. The unit launched a multifaceted plan to significantly increase the proportion of faculty, staff and students from populations underrepresented in nursing, including men of African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American descent. Traditionally, the profession Read more