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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.


Connecting Campus

CBS senior Melat Weldeselasie was awarded the 2018 Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

Melat Weldeselasie

In a time when our differences so often foster conflict, misunderstanding, and divisiveness, Melat Weldeselasie takes a decidedly different approach.

Building Bridges and Educating Educators

Carrie Wilmot leads NIH-funded postdoctoral program to train future faculty and increase student diversity.

This fall, the University launched a new education and research program that aims to build bridges in the world of higher education.

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