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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.


 

Hobbie Receives Ada Comstock Award

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior faculty member Sarah Hobbie recognized with special distinction for distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota.
 
Sarah Hobbie
Sarah Hobbie at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.
 

Sarah Hobbie was recently named the 2016 

2016-17 SEED Award Application Open

The Office for Equity and Diversity’s Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards program honors and acknowledges students from diverse backgrounds who are doing outstanding work at the University of Minnesota, both in and out of the classroom. The 2016-17 SEED Award applications are available. Awards range from $1000-3000. The application deadline for the award is Friday, April 1, 2016 by 4:

Out in Education Panel

EdMN and oSTEM invite you to Out in Education to discuss supporting GLBTQIPA+ students in schools. The event takes place Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 7-8:30 p.m. in 230 Bruininks Hall.

Check out the event's Facebook page for more information. 

Inviting Culture

Cedar Creek hosted a unique NASA-funded program for Native American students this summer designed to bridge climate change and culture.
 
Researchers in the field at Cedar Creek

Jake Grossman talks with Allen Butterfield and ZhaaZhaa Greensky in the field

Micro Organisms, Macro Effects

A new project looks at changes in gut microbes in immigrant populations and how that may intersect with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
 
Dan Knights, Pajau Vnagay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera

Left to right: Dan Knights, Pajau Vangay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera in front of West Side Community Health

Off to market they go!

CBS graduate students bring science to the Midtown Farmers Market throughout the summer.

Market Science group

Left to right: College of Biological Sciences graduate students Derek Nedveck, Mohamed  “Mo” Yakub, Beth Fallon and John Benning; Minnesota Zoo conservation biologist Erik Runquist; CBS postdoctoral student Ryan Briscoe-Runquist and son Jack.
 

Awards, grants and scholarships for women students, staff and faculty

Call for nominations for the 2015-16 awards, grants, and scholarships for University women. University-wide awards honor the contributions, research, and/or leadership of current University women faculty and staff; University-wide grants offer funds to further equity for women; and University-wide scholarships support outstanding women students.