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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.


Awards, grants and scholarships for women students, staff and faculty

Call for nominations for the 2015-16 awards, grants, and scholarships for University women. University-wide awards honor the contributions, research, and/or leadership of current University women faculty and staff; University-wide grants offer funds to further equity for women; and University-wide scholarships support outstanding women students.

Call for nominations: Office for Equity and Diversity Awards

Each year, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) sponsors numerous awards in support of equity and diversity work and achievements at the University of Minnesota. Please consider two such awards that recognize the excellent work underway at the University in these areas.

Apply to be a McNair Scholar

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school.

Dr. Suzanna Walters presents: The Tolerance Trap

October 22 | 4 p.m. | STSS 230

Come hear Northeastern University Professor Suzanna Walters speak about her new book, The Tolerance Trap. Dr. Walters' book takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we are not “almost there,” but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance rather than a robust claim to comprehensive civil rights.

Ally training for CBS graduate students and postdocs

As we learn how to conduct research, teach and serve in an increasingly diverse world, what are constructive ways of navigating complex situations involving diversity and inclusivity? How does our own background affect our potential responses? How can we work toward access, inclusion and support for marginalized and underrepresented students, faculty and staff? We invite you to participate in a workshop specially designed for CBS graduate students and postdocs.

June 5 - Outside In: A Photographic Exploration of CBS Culture

View and discuss the results of a year-long collaboration with photographer Wing Young Huie (lunch provided!)

The CBS Diversity Collaborative is hosting an informal lunch to view Outside In: A Photographic Exploration of CBS Culture, the result of a year-long collaboartion with acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie.