• 2016-17 U-M African Presidential Scholars Research Colloquium Series

      Since 2009, the U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program brings early career faculty from African universities to Ann Arbor for residencies generally lasting six months.  While on campus, the scholars, representing a wide range of disciplines, further their research with a U-M faculty mentor.

  • 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

  • Messages from the President and CDO following the 2016 election

    To All Members of the University Community: As I’m sure many of you did, I watched the election coverage late into the night, and had the opportunity to visit with students and staff at a results-watching event sponsored by the Ginsberg Center at the Michigan Union. It will take quite some time to completely absorb Read more

  • CDO Rob Sellers: “Together we are capable of remarkable change”

    This is an exciting time for the University of Michigan. On Oct. 6, following a year-long planning process, we launched our five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. With the announcement of the plan, we signified our renewed pledge for creating an inclusive and equitable campus and developing a diverse university community.

  • Full slate of events scheduled for Veteran’s Week at U-M

    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is proud to offer a week of events that educate and celebrate the experiences and sacrifice of those who have served our country. All events are free and are open to the entire university community and to the general public*.  We encourage you to attend as many of these events Read more

  • Video: DE&I keynote speaker Steve Robbins talks open-mindedness during Oct. 6 address

    Steve Robbins saved a fundamental message until the end of his presentation Thursday as the keynote speaker on a day dedicated to launching U-M’s campuswide strategic plan for improving diversity, equity and inclusion. “Diversity is not our problem. Do you know what our real problem is? Close-mindedness,” said Robbins, who went on to quote the Read more

  • U-M undergraduates a more diverse group in many ways this fall

    The undergraduate student body at the University of Michigan this fall includes more underrepresented minorities, more students from low-income families, more first-generation students and representation from more Michigan high schools. Undergraduate enrollment this fall is 28,983. Graduate and professional school enrollment is 15,735, bringing overall enrollment on the Ann Arbor campus to 44,718 students, up Read more

  • Regents approve appointment of Sellers as chief diversity officer

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of Robert M. Sellers as the university’s first-ever chief diversity officer. Sellers, who has served as the vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs for the past two years, was recommended for the position by U-M President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack. In Read more

  • See the video recap of U-M’s historic diversity, equity and inclusion launch

    On Oct. 6, 2016, the University of Michigan embarked on a historic journey, launching its first-ever universitywide strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. The plan represents the shared overarching themes and strategies present across 49 individual plans created by the university’s 19 schools and colleges, Student Life, Athletics, the U-M Health System and other Read more