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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.


 

Celebrate First-Gen Week, Nov 4-Nov 8

Join CBS, the University of Minnesota and colleges across the U.S. as we celebrate the presence and experience of first-generation college students, faculty, and staff on campus! The national First-Generation College Celebration Day takes place on November 8, the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965. We celebrate all week, Nov 4 - Nov 8. Be sure to see the full list of activities across campus.

 

Team Shares Inclusive Science Communication Efforts

Representatives across multiple colleges recently presented at the Inclusive Science Communication Symposium in Kingston, RI. 

Can we leverage the power of Story (from The Story Collider) to impact how students view who does science? The short answer is, yes. Prof Sehoya Cotner (BTL), recently co-presented these findings with Azariah Yonas (3rd year student in College of Liberal Arts) at the national symposium.

iMen Retreat II: -Cultural Collectivism in the 21st Century

Registration is NOW OPEN for the iMen Retreat II: Cultural Collectivism in the 21st Century! The retreat will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:30am-4:30pm, with check-in beginning at 9:30am and the retreat beginning promptly at 10am. This retreat is FREE and open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who identify as indigenous and/or a student of color at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 

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.