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Conference seeks to make research more accessible to marginalized communities

Monday, November 26, 2018

A conference at the University of Minnesota Friday looked at ways to include marginalized communities in the research process — an issue that's increasingly important in researcher's work.

The Diversity Data Deep Dive brought together over 160 staff and students from each of the University’s campuses. The full-day series of lectures and workshops focused on collaborating with diverse communities in the research process and making studies more accessible to people from marginalized backgrounds.

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Rising number of University of Minnesota students report mental health concerns

Monday, November 26, 2018

The number of University of Minnesota students with diagnosed mental health conditions has jumped sharply since 2015, making it the top health issue on campus, according to a student survey released this week.

The survey also revealed that nearly two in five female students have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime.

The survey, directed by Boynton Health, is conducted every three years to help the student health service address key concerns affecting students on the Twin Cities campus.


Statement from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler on national and local issues related to transgender and nonbinary rights

Monday, November 26, 2018

Nov. 19, 2018

Across the country, institutions of higher education are responding to proposed changes in the federal definition of gender under Title IX. If implemented, gender would be defined as male or female, unchangeable,  and determined by an individual’s sex assigned at birth. This would effectively remove the identities of  transgender and gender non-conforming people.


Where We Stand: The University of Minnesota and Dakota Treaty Lands

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 3:00-4:30 p.m., 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education

The University of Minnesota campus is often described as Dakota homeland, and the practice of acknowledging the indigenous peoples of the places where we stand is becoming more common. What if this is not just Dakota homeland, but is land that still rightfully -- and legally -- belongs to the Dakota people? What action does that acknowledgement require?

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Student Success Conference call for programs

Monday, November 26, 2018

Presentation proposals for the Focusing on Student Success Conference are due on Nov. 30. The conference takes place Feb. 13, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coffman Union. Registration opens Dec. 3.

More about the conference:

FOCUSING ON STUDENT SUCCESS: A Twin Cities conference for faculty, staff, and administrators

Brought to you by the Office of Undergraduate Education.


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