News and Perspectives
3rd Annual Greater Than & week is September 25 - October 1, 2016 #GreaterThan7
What is Greater Than 7?
In September 2014, the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) launched the inaugural Greater Than 7 week, which encouraged courageous conversations and highlighted the equity and diversity work that’s happening across campus. In 2014 and 2015, this weeklong event featured around 45 events sponsored by departments, units and student groups.
The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Intercultural Workshop series combines intercultural competency and skills development workshops and “Culture In-Depth” sessions discussing the unique practices, customs, and values of some of the largest international student populations on our campus. Each session helps UMN staff members gain greater cultural self-awareness, an understanding of the contributions of international students, and communication skills to improve interactions and relationships with international students, staff, and faculty. For details and to register, visit the ISSS webpage.
Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 3:30pm, Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop, Free and open to the public. A panel discussion exploring how the roles of race, religion and gender are influencing American politics, and particularly the 2016 elections. Perspectives from a variety of fields across the University of Minnesota looking at the current political climate, and its impact on the future of American government.
Wednesday, September 7, 12:00 - 1:15pm, Humphrey Forum, Featuring Gary Cunnigham, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Pubic Affairs.
by Molly Stern and Angela Koenig, staff in the Learning Abroad Center
We initially approached leadership at the Center about the need for a lactation space in our office/building (Heller Hall, adjacent to HHH) but were unable to find a space that would work. Instead, the leaders agreed to dedicate funds to the HHH lactation room (only a minute walk from the Learning Abroad Center office) if the Humphrey Institute would collaborate with the Learning Abroad Center to make necessary improvements to the space.