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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.


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.

iMEN Indigenous & Males of Color Retreat: Color, Culture, Identity & Consciousness in the 21st Century

Registration is NOW OPEN for the iMen (Indigenous and Males of Color) Retreat! The retreat will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., with check-in and breakfast starting at 8 a.m. 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.

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.