News and Perspectives
Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group’s weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on a various topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, and much more. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) has facilitated these groups for more than 30 years.
September 30, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Free to all U of M faculty, staff, and students, sponsred by the GPS-Alliance
The biannual Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus Conference showcases current programs, research, and initiatives to internationalize the curriculum and campus at the University of Minnesota. The conference is free and open to all University of Minnesota staff, faculty, and students interested in internationalizing the curriculum and campus.
Monday, October 3, 2016, 10 am to 3 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union, free. Sponsored by The Graduate School.
Graduate students, faculty & staff, join us for a workshop presented by Julie Posselt, Ph.D., one of the country’s foremost experts on equity and diversity in higher education
Admissions, recruitment, and retention form a system of institutional practices with significant implications for the diversity and success of our graduate students and, thus, for the professoriate and wider labor market. Rarely, however, do professors have an opportunity to take a step back and think about the consequences of their usual practices and whether those practices are supported by current research.
On March 21, 2016 the Campus Climate Engagement Team (CCET) awarded $4680 to projects designed to foster dialogue, respect, and personal growth to foster a climate on the Twin Cities campus where everyone can feel safe, welcome, and valued. Funds were provided by the Office of the President.
Also, said micro-grant project creator Nasreen Mohamed, the grants aimed to “spark creativity and support existing innovative projects addressing campus climate issues.”
Here’s what the completed projects have done to further those goals and bring people together: