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Equity and Diversity Breakfast - Save the Date!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Save the date for the University of Minnesota's ninth annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast, to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:45-9:45 am, at theMcNamara Alumni Center. The Breakfast brings together the University community and external stakeholders—alumni, donors, community organizations, and corporate entities—to recognize the students, faculty, and staff doing the work, and to reaffirm the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.

We also recognized the outstanding students that received Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards.

The Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity was also presented at the Breakfast.

Registration will begin in October. More information.

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UWOC We Slay 5K

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Join University Women of Color (UWOC) for our first 5K on Saturday, October 15, on the University of Minnesota campus! All are welcome. Proceeds will benefit UWOC programming. 

The suggested registration fee for 5k participants is $20, with all registration fees going toward UWOC programming. You are also welcome to donate a registration fee for another participant or make a general donation toward UWOC programming. 

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Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Undergraduate and non-degree international students: Apply now to attend the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat on October 14 & 15. It is a great opportunity to meet other students, begin friendships with people from all over the world, and discover your own leadership potential. Lean more and apply at


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