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Call for nominations: Office for Equity and Diversity Awards

Each year, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) sponsors numerous awards in support of equity and diversity work and achievements at the University of Minnesota. Please consider two such awards that recognize the excellent work underway at the University in these areas.

Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

The award honors faculty, staff, and students who, through their work at the University or in their community, exemplify Dr. Johnson's standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments and who demonstrate unusual commitment and passion in the areas of human rights and social justice. The award is given to two individuals each year--one current faculty or staff member and one current undergraduate or graduate student. Nominations are due March 16, 2015. Full description of the nomination guidelines and procedures >>

Equity and Diversity Transformation Awards

These awards fund creative yet pragmatic proposals for projects that support equity and diversity initiatives. They also provide a platform for cooperative efforts that will not only advance the institution's transformation, but also help ensure that all resources devoted to equity and diversity are used to ensure maximum impact. The focus for this year's awards is on advancement of the action steps identified by the Campus Climate Workgroup in its January 2015 report. Applications are due April 3, 2015. Full description of the application guidelines and procedures >>