A University of Minnesota Extension project received nearly $1 million in new grant funding from the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve the health of our nation’s children. The Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behaviors project aims to prevent obesity among Latino adolescents by engaging families, especially fathers or other male caregivers in the household. The multidisciplinary team working on this project includes faculty from several different departments at the University; Extension educators from Health and Nutrition, Family Relations, and Family Resource Management; SNAP Ed educators; and Latino community leaders. Read the full story.
"But in reviewing dozens of plans formulated over the decades, and drilling down into hiring and promotion data within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, committee members were struck by the sense of being locked into a perpetual loop: Form a committee in reaction to a crisis, pledge to diversify the faculty, and then fail to follow through with action and resources needed to sustain progress." Read the Chronicle of Higher Education story.
The dates, information, and application form for the OED 2016-2017 Leadership, Engagement, and Development (LEAD) Program are now available online.
The yearlong program will develop leadership through mentoring, personal assessment and reflection, educational programming, targeted skill-building through group work, and community building. The LEAD Program frames leadership development around understanding ourselves, our communities, and our work in the larger context of equity and diversity.
June 1, 3:30 p.m.,Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union, RSVP by May 25
Women in Technology (WIT) is a newly formed University community that provides a forum for women to share experiences and resources in a supportive network. Please join us for our inaugural event where keynote speaker Nancy Lyons, president and CEO of Clockwork Active Media, will speak about creating a culture that empowers women and promotes diversity.
This spring, members of the UMN Black Faculty and Staff Association participated in a three-part brownbag discussion around the topic of Invisible Labor, grounded in a Chronicle of Higher Education article that was published last November with the title The Invisible Labor of Minority Professors by Audrey Williams.