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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.


 

Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop 

The TRIO McNair Scholars Program and Louis Stokes NorthStar STEM Alliance are hosting a 90 minutes Virtual Bridge to the Doctorate Workshop in a late April!

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Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (CST)

CBS supports our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community members

A message from Dean Valery Forbes sent March 18, 2021:

CBS community,

Earlier this week, we learned of the violent attacks in Atlanta that resulted in the deaths of eight people, most of them women of Asian descent. These reprehensible acts are consistent with a widespread pattern of violence against Asian Americans and women in this country. 

Panel Discussion with Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Phytograds Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee invites you to participate in a panel discussion on the intersection of STEM graduate student power and minoritized status. We will invite three panelists to discuss how race, gender, and disability status affect the realized power grads have in determining the paths of their academic and research careers. We hope all of you will join us for this important conversation.

Student Parent HELP Center

The Student Parent HELP Center is a comprehensive support service program for pregnant and parenting students. Students with children are facing a particularly difficult time due to COVID-19. Undergraduates, who tend to be the most low-income and are more likely to be single parents, are at significant risk for leaving the institution.

New CBS initiative aims to advance racial equity in the classroom

The program kicks off this fall and focuses on advancing anti-racist teaching practices in CBS classrooms and labs. 

Faculty member engages undergrads in an active learning classroom

This fall, a group of faculty members and teaching assistants (TAs) are working together to identify practices and set goals that support anti-racist approaches to teaching.