News and Information

Pioneering professor, activist John Wright retires

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Departments of African American & African Studies and English at the University of Minnesota have announced the retirement of Professor John S. Wright after 35 years of exemplary faculty service. 

Wright earned three degrees from the U: Ph.D. in American Studies and the History of African Peoples (1977); MA in English and American Literature (1971); and BEE in Electrical Engineering (1968). 


Men & Masculinity: SAAM Discussion Series

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Aurora Center and Housing and Residential Life presents the fourth annual discussion series for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This is the third of four discussions that will happen throughout the month of April. Come enjoy some delicious food brought to you by Afro Deli and participate in a discussion about masculinity.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Middlebrook Hall, Terrace Room


(POC)ULTURE: Examining Stereotypes and Attitudes within the Black & Asian Community

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | BRUININKS 114

Join the Asian-American Student Union (ASU) and the Black Student Union (Bsu Umn) for our collaboration event, (POC)ulture: Examining Stereotypes and Attitudes within the Black & Asian Community.

Come learn about the contexts of these stereotypes and how we can support our respective communities through solidarity and activism!


CDSC Event: Akemi Nishida

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The CDSC is excited to host Akemi Nishida at UMN next week. Akemi is an Assistant Professor in Disability and Human Development at UIC. Dr. Nishida uses research, education, and activism to investigate the ways in which abelism and saneism are exercised in relation to racism, sexism, and other forms of social injustices.

Akemi will present "Rethinking Interdependence: Desiring Messy Dependency" on Friday April 19th from noon-1:30 in Walter Library 101. 


Best Practices Working with International Students: Student Group Training with ISSS and SUA

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and Student Unions & Activities (SUA) is hosting its Seventh Annual "Best Practices Working with International Students: Student Group Training" on Friday, April 26 and Thursday, May 16.

The training will cover best practices welcoming new international students arriving this summer for the Fall semester. Only student group leaders registered for the training and approved are invited to attend.

This is a great opportunity for student groups who: