Stories indexed under: Diversity

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  • Patrick Sims Great Lakes grant helps PEOPLE Program expand in Milwaukee, Menominee Indian school districts May 19, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the forefront of the movement to better prepare children from underserved communities for success in college and the workforce. A major new grant will help develop new approaches.
  • Photos: Campus responds to ruling in Tony Robinson case May 12, 2015
  • Berquam, Sims: Support students after Robinson decision May 12, 2015
  • Photo: Patrick J. Sims Patrick Sims named vice provost and chief diversity officer May 6, 2015 Patrick J. Sims, interim vice provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2013, has been named to the role on a permanent basis.
  • Photo: Participants at diversity conversation VCFA unit employees start diversity conversations May 5, 2015 A series of conversations is taking place across campus over the next two weeks focusing on how to make UW–Madison a more welcoming place for students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Photo: Sarah Mangelsdorf Partnership aims to foster more diversity in academic careers April 13, 2015 A Midwest-based consortium of research universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has partnered with a network of liberal arts colleges on a program to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to pursue graduate work and academic careers at a wide range of institutions.
  • Photo: Lisa Munro Next Generation award supports dream for a college degree April 9, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Odyssey Project helps adults facing adversity get a jump-start on a college degree. Over the past 12 years, participants have journeyed from poverty and incarceration to meaningful work in the community. This year, the new Lisa Munro Next Generation Scholarship is granting $1,000 to an Odyssey Project graduate who is continuing her educational journey.
  • Sessions scheduled to discuss making Diversity Framework a reality April 7, 2015 Last fall UW-Madison introduced Forward Together, a Diversity Framework, with the goal of creating a university community that encourages the full participation of all of its members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions.
  • Photo: Patrick Sims Three candidates named for vice provost for diversity position March 12, 2015 Three candidates have been chosen as finalists to be the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s vice provost for diversity.
  • Photo: Miona Short addressing crowd on Bascom Hill Campus reacts to shooting, underlying issues March 9, 2015 The fatal shooting by Madison police of a black teenager on the city’s East Side Friday is leading to calls for renewed action on social justice on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Line Breaks Festival features new alumni showcase March 3, 2015 Performance arts scholars from the First Wave Hip-Hop Theater and Urban Arts Community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will bring the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art to the campus and the surrounding community at the ninth annual Line Breaks Festival this month.
  • Recent sightings: Cross-racial allyship Feb. 27, 2015 More than 40 participants gathered for "Tools and Strategies for Cross-Racial Allyship,” a workshop hosted by the Multicultural Student Center on Feb. 26.
  • Recent sightings: Faculty of Color Reception Feb. 19, 2015 Members of the campus community gathered Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the annual Faculty of Color Reception at the Pyle Center’s Alumni Lounge. The reception — co-hosted by Interim Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J. Sims and Jo Ellen Fair, chair of the University Committee — was an opportunity to welcome 26 new faculty of color, honor 40 newly promoted faculty of color, recognize visiting faculty of color, and network with colleagues.
  • Muslim students, allies unite in response to shootings near UNC-Chapel Hill Feb. 18, 2015 Last week, members of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) were looking forward to a lively discussion entitled “Islam Across Races: Created Equal,” featuring nationally known activists Dawud Walid and Linda Sarsour. That changed following shocking reports from the University of North Carolina about the slayings of three young Muslim students. MSA members transformed their event into a vigil mourning the victims and a discussion at the Multicultural Student Center of the challenges that they face on a campus very similar to UNC.
  • UW-Madison center sees hope for more diversity in children’s books Feb. 18, 2015 As the face of America becomes increasingly diverse, the number of children’s books by and about people of color has remained stubbornly stagnant over the past 25 years, according to annual data compiled by UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center. But the most recent figures, released Wednesday, may contain a sliver of good news for those hoping that kids’ books will one day better reflect the population at large.
  • Photo: Earlise Ward Campus to honor and welcome faculty of color Feb. 17, 2015 The tradition of welcoming new faculty of color and honoring faculty of color will continue on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. The public and campus community are invited to this free event.
  • Photo: Amanda Ochsner Game researcher encourages Wisconsin girls to become next generation of computer programmers Feb. 11, 2015 Amanda Ochsner’s got game. A researcher at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery’s Games + Learning + Society (GLS) and graduate student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Ochsner studies why there are so few women in the booming game design industry — and she’s working to encourage Wisconsin girls to get into games, too.
  • Marc Lamont Hill to keynote Black History Month on campus Feb. 10, 2015 Although February is named Black History Month, it’s an opportunity for University of Wisconsin-Madison community members of all backgrounds to both celebrate and build cultural competency.
  • Photo: Senior Christian Hernandez (left) and faculty associate Andrew Lokuta Innovative teaching practices encourage students in STEM Feb. 4, 2015 Like many seniors majoring in biology, Christian Hernandez is pursuing the pre-med track. However, he nearly didn’t make it past his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison As a Latino first-generation college student, Hernandez says he had no role models to help him achieve his career goal: to change the face of medicine in the United States. But then he took Physiology 335.
  • South Madison Partnership opens for business Jan. 28, 2015 The UW South Madison Partnership is an important new resource for encouraging mutually beneficial relationships between the university and the South Madison community.