Faculty and staff are encouraged to register for the Intercultural Workshop Series, organized by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). This semester’s shortened series includes workshops on the challenges international students are facing due to COVID-19 along with one “Culture In-Depth” session on Chinese students.
Please join IDEA for Building a Publishing Pipeline: Concrete Strategies for Increasing Your Writing Productivity, a virtual National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Workshop hosted by the U of M Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (I
ISSS's Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During each group's weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on various topics including taboos and stereotypes; culture shock; maintaining and making relationships; educational systems around the world; adjusting to online classes; managing daily life amidst the ongoing pandemic; and much more.
University of Minnesota to Present Virtual 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert: A More Excellent Way – Honoring the Legacy of John Lewis
On Sunday, January 17 at 3 pm, the University of Minnesota will present the 40th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert. As this event enters its fourth decade, we honor the legacy of Representative John Lewis, towering figure of the civil rights movement and member of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle.
The Diversity Community of Practice presents the Diversity Data Deep Dive 6 (DDDD6): Navigating the Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism on Tuesday, December 1 from 8:45 am to 12 pm and Wednesday, December 2 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
The DDDD6 will take place via Zoom.
The Office for Equity and Diversity will not be opening a new Campus Climate Micro-Grant cycle in fall 2020. Due to COVID-19, many of last year’s recipients have not yet used their funds, and we plan to monitor the situation this fall before making a decision on a new cycle.
We will provide updates this spring with information on future Campus Climate Micro-Grant funding cycles. The Campus Climate Mirco-Grant Project is made possible with generous support from President Gabel.
The Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) is accepting funding proposals for the Faculty Driven initiative. Apply and/or help spread the word! Deadline: October 30. Learn more: z.umn.edu/facultydriven
Faculty Driven, that invites faculty to creatively address equity and diversity needs within their departments. This program provides funding for faculty to develop programs that strengthen the University’s diverse community of scholars.
Below you will find a message sent international students regarding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced proposed guidance on online course limits for international students on F-1 visas for Fall 2020 (the guidance does not apply to J-1 students) from Assistant Dean Barbara Kappler:
Dear international students,
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced today that the University will join an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit that challenges recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) restrictions on visas for international students. Minnesota is one of a growing number of universities nationwide, including many of its Big Ten peers, that are filing amicus briefs in support of the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lawsuit against the federal government.