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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.


Inviting Culture

Cedar Creek hosted a unique NASA-funded program for Native American students this summer designed to bridge climate change and culture.
Researchers in the field at Cedar Creek

Jake Grossman talks with Allen Butterfield and ZhaaZhaa Greensk

Micro Organisms, Macro Effects

A new project looks at changes in gut microbes in immigrant populations and how that may intersect with high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Dan Knights, Pajau Vnagay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera

Left to right: Dan Knights, Pajau Vangay and Kathleen Culhane-Pera in front of West Side Community Health

Off to market they go!

CBS graduate students bring science to the Midtown Farmers Market throughout the summer.

Market Science group

Left to right: College of Biological Sciences graduate students Derek Nedveck, Mohamed  “Mo” Yakub, Beth Fallon and John Benning; Minnesota Zoo conservation biologist Erik Runquist; CBS postdoctoral student Ryan Briscoe-Runquist and son Jack.

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.

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.