Events

Supplier Diversity Expo

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Supplier Diversity Expo is hosted by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development and provides excellent opportunities for contractors and business owners to identify new suppliers, discuss business opportunities and form joint ventures to maximize inclusion on University construction projects and goods & services contracts. This Expo provides a direct link between the University and general contractors, sub-contractors, professional service providers, small business owners and businesses owned by women, minorities and disabled persons.

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Request for applications: Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring Program

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Program in Health Disparities Research is accepting applications for the 2018-19 Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring (HELM) Program. HELM is designed to enhance the academic excellence and leadership capacity of diverse faculty and health disparities researchers at the University of Minnesota.

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Save the date for the 2nd Annual Multicultural Student Kick-Off

Monday, August 13, 2018

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Multicultural Student Kick-Off hosted by the MANRRS and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. This year's kickoff will take place on Monday, September 17th from 4-6pm in the St. Paul Student Center- North Star Ballroom.  

If you have any questions or need more information, please reach out to MANRRS at manrrs@umn.edu.

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Announcing the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Fall 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

International Student and Scholar Services is pleased to announce the ISSS Intercultural Workshop Series for Fall 2018. The series includes sessions focused on intercultural competency and skills development as well as “Culture In-Depth” sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus.

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Our response regarding the University of Minnesota's Gender Equity Policy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For the last two years, The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC), the Transgender Advisory and Action Team (TAAT), and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) have been drafting and receiving feedback on a policy that aims to create a respectful and supportive campus for transgender and gender non-conforming students, staff, and faculty. Two recent Star Tribune articles featured the draft policy, leading to questions and concerns about the impact on our transgender and gender non-conforming community members and on the future of the policy.

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You’re Invited to Free Brown Bag Webinar on August 15: Diversify Your Workforce With International Candidates

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Greetings Campus Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to a free brown bag webinar on Wednesday, August 15, brought to you by staff in the University of Minnesota Career Services Administration, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Career Services office for the College of Liberal Arts.

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News and Information

New academic freedom and free speech webpage

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost added a webpage to its site, Academic Freedom and Free Speech at the University of Minnesota. The page provides a listing of the official policies and codes of conduct that affirm and address academic freedom and free speech protections and responsibilities at the University. Quotes from President Eric W. Kaler and Executive Vice President Provost Karen Hanson underscore the University's commitment to free speech and academic freedom. 

 

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The Bias Response and Referral Network year-two report to the Twin Cities campus community

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) has published its year-two report to the Twin Cities campus community. The report includes year-two highlights, information about incidents reported to the BRRN over the last year, and recommendations for the coming year. The report can be found here.

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Call for Nominations for 2018 Lillian H. Williams Award

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) invites nominees for the Lillian H. Williams Award. This annual award is named in honor of Lillian H. Williams, the founding director of EOAA.  This award was established in 1986 to recognize individuals and units within the University community who exemplify Ms. William’s spirit and commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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