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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.


Teaching genetics with an anti-racist lens

Assistant Professor A. Kelly Lane and colleagues are working to evaluate whether tweaking genetic units can dispel myths that are the basis of racist beliefs.

It is impossible to make it through an introductory biology course without a genetics unit. Genetic structures are foundational to life and at the heart of numerous groundbreaking discoveries in medicine, agriculture, and beyond.

DEIJ micro-grants awarded

The CBS DEIJ Community of Practice funded 16 proposals in varying amounts totaling more than $75,000 provided by the CBS Dean’s Office. The grants will support projects across the college that advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The awards support efforts across departments and include programs and projects led by graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff. You can read descriptions of the projects that were funded here.