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UMN professor paves way for faculty diversity

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

After hearing complaints from students, one University of Minnesota professor took it upon himself to increase faculty diversity.

The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program, started at the University by professor Sean Garrick, was originally developed at the University of California system schools. 

Garrick, a mechanical engineering professor, said the idea behind the program is to recruit highly qualified Ph.Ds to the University from underrepresented gender, race, sexuality and ethnicity groups. The candidates are then considered for full-time faculty positions.

Read the MN Daily story.

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