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  • 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.
  • Innovation grant applications due February 6 Jan. 22, 2015 The Grant Funding System, operated by the Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, is again available to receive proposals.
  • Photo: Joshua Moon Johnson Multicultural Student Center welcomes conversation Jan. 21, 2015 UW-Madison, like many communities, is grappling with how to promote such a dialogue in the wake of events in Ferguson, Staten Island and elsewhere. And the Multicultural Student Center offers a safe place to have those complicated conversations, says director Joshua Moon Johnson.
  • Photo: Campus conversation on diversity and inclusion Outsized attendance marks first Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion Jan. 20, 2015 Organizers of the first Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion hoped that around 200 people might show up to the discussion, held Tuesday afternoon in Union South’s Varsity Hall. Nearly twice that number attended.
  • King Holiday keynote speaker depicted in film 'Selma' will bring timely message Jan. 14, 2015 King Holiday keynote speaker depicted in film "Selma" will bring timely message
  • Photo: Patrick Sims A message from Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims Dec. 18, 2014 Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims reflects on Ferguson and creating a space on campus for discussing race.
  • Photo: Protestors in front of Bascom Hall Ferguson forum: Academics, activists discuss a new movement and its potential for change Dec. 17, 2014 How did America get from Jim Crow to Eric Garner, from “I Have a Dream” to #blacklivesmatter? And where do we go from here? Academics and activists wrestled with these and other questions in a forum Wednesday presented by Humanities NOW, a program from the Center for the Humanities that aims to respond to moments of crisis and confusion.
  • Ferguson in Context: Trauma, Violence, and Citizenship / A Roundtable with UW Faculty Dec. 17, 2014 Join us for a roundtable discussion of recent grand jury decisions in light of historical patterns of trauma and state-sanctioned violence in the United States.
  • Photo: Blank  Blank: Responding to Ferguson and Staten Island Dec. 6, 2014 The recent grand jury verdicts in Ferguson, Missouri, and in Staten Island have raised questions and concerns among many in the University of Wisconsin-Madison community, as they have nationwide.