• After just a year, Women’s Studies’ new Gender & Health undergraduate major has made its mark at Michigan

    Just over a year ago, the Women’s Studies Department launched its new Gender & Health program–and with 72 undergraduate majors and counting, it has already made quite an impression on campus. Utilizing an interdisciplinary, feminist approach to the study of health practice, policy, and theory, Gender & Health is the first program of its kind in the nation. Students Read more

  • New working group to look at sexual misconduct prevention, response training

    The University of Michigan is building off a number of existing efforts to address campus sexual assault with
  • Building community: Chemical Engineering PhD student creates space for LGBTQ engineers

    Shannon Moran earns MLK Spirit Award for inclusivity efforts For years, Chemical Engineering PhD student Shannon Moran searched for a mentor who mirrored herself. She had female engineering students in her classes and female engineering professors, but it wasn’t until 2012—after Moran had entered the workforce and joined the Boston Consulting Group—that she found an Read more

  • Diversity Is Good for Us and Good for the Data

    Amanda Dudley was recognized in December for her contributions to a healthy and constructive campus climate with a 2017 Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award. These awards recognize individual staff members and teams for extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at Michigan. Dudley is known around Michigan Public Health for her professionalism and hospitality and for her Read more

  • Conducting Culturally Competent Public Health Work in Native Communities

    Joel Begay’s work with Native communities has provided him valuable insight on how to partner with communities in a way that does not exploit them. The MPH student aspires to help fill gaps around minority health data by collecting and analyzing data while helping tribal governments, health professionals, and other government agencies interpret the data Read more

  • Park Ranger Uses Visual Media to Promote Inclusion at National Parks

    Not all Americans currently see their own stories told in the national parks, whether those parks are iconic natural wonders like the Grand Canyon or historical sites like Independence National Historical Park in Pennsylvania. Percentage-wise, visitorship to national parks by black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT individuals is much lower than the representation of those Read more

  • IPC hosts U.S & Chinese Scholars on China’s International Development

    On March 16, the International Policy Center hosted distinguished guests for a research workshop entitled “China’s Impact in the International Development Arena.” The 10 participants hailed from academic institutions in the United States and China and offered varying perspectives on China’s role in the international development landscape. The workshop series is a new initiative at the International Read more

  • Survivors Have Life After, Life Before, Life Durning

    In celebration of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, the U-M Library partnered with the national oral history organization StoryCorps to record and preserve stories from our community. During the Fall Festival Bicentennial Celebration, participants had conversations with friends, classmates, family members and colleagues about meaningful experiences at U-M. These stories, presented and curated by the Read more

  • Safeguarding Speech: Who Gets the Final Word?

    Along with many colleges and universities across the country, U-M is debating issue of free speech on campus.
  • Annual Ida Gray Awards presented during DEI Day

    Two faculty members and two students were honored Wednesday as the School of Dentistry presented its annual Ida Gray Awards during a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day program. Receiving awards were Kelsie Pittel, a third-year dental student; Hussain Haider, a fourth-year dental student; adjunct faculty member Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Mirafzali; and faculty member Dr. Elliott Read more