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Implicit Bias in Search and Selection Processes Workshops

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Departments across the University of Minnesota regularly participate in searches and selection processes. The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes hiring and selecting people of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, and veterans in areas where they are underrepresented. The presence of implicit bias in search and selection processes can inhibit this goal.

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To support female engineers, U faculty launches new inclusion program

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Faculty members at the University of Minnesota are hoping to support the next generation of female scientists and engineers through a new diversity program.

The Emerging Scholars Program, which was launched at the beginning of the fall semester, will bring together female students and other students from diverse backgrounds to cultivate a sense of community, provide resources and encourage collaboration within the engineering field. The program is funded by a grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology. 

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2018 LGBTQIA+ Leadership Retreat

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life is excited to present the University of Minnesota's 5th Annual Student Retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) undergraduate and graduate students. This year the retreat will be held at Camp One Heartland (2 hours north of the Twin Cities) in Willow River, MN from October 19-21st.

The following will be provided for you over the weekend retreat:
- Transportation
- Lodging-shared housing
- All meals


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