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Equity + Diversity

A collection of news, features and opportunities regarding equity and diversity at the College of Biological Sciences and beyond.


 

HECUA Information Sessions

HECUA Information Session 

  • Thursday, February 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; 303 Coffman
  • Wednesday, March 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; 303 Coffman (course instructors will be attending) 

HECUA is a social justice based program where students take courses in the community paired with an internship. HECUA is great for students:

  • who are looking for an internship
  • want to get more involved in the community
  • who are interested in social justice 
  • looking for something different

HECUA has four main tracks:

MPC Summer Diversity Fellowship 2019

The Minnesota Population Center is now recruiting students for the MPC's Summer Diversity Fellowship program. The Diversity Fellowship at Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota is designed to help recruit diverse undergraduate and graduate students to work with MPC member faculty and with its U.S. or international demographic data resources. Projects with openings include: 

Trans, GNC, & Ally Discussion Group

The Gender and Sexuality Center and Student Counseling Services will be hosting bi-monthly discussions groups for trans people, gender nonconforming (GNC) people, and allies. The groups are centered around allyship and supporting the trans and GNC community.

Discussion groups will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. The first meeting of each month is open to the trans & GNC communities and allies. The second meeting of the month is intended to be a space for only trans & GNC people.

Schedule for the Semester

Early Exposure to Real Research

Maureen Quin is giving high school students a real-life laboratory experience.

AHA students in lab

Pictured above: Quin (right) poses with Academy of Holy Angel students who've been working in her lab.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Pre-Med Forum

Coming up on February 2, 2019, the Student National Medical Association chapter of the University of Minnesota Medical School will be hosting a whole day of immersion for students interested in medicine. This event is geared towards pre-medical students wishing to gain valuable information about applying to medical school, medical curriculum, and interesting aspects in the medical field through our speakers and unique workshops. Students from underrepresented groups and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2019 Gateways to the Laboratory Program.

The program is aimed at supporting underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college freshmen and sophomores (rising sophomores and rising juniors) who wish to pursue MD-PhD degrees.