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UW student named Newman Civic Fellow, recognized for high school outreach program

As a first-generation college student, Wendy Hoang wants to show other high school students that college is an attainable goal. The incoming senior at UW–Madison has managed to make that mission possible through the creation of a high school outreach program for Madison East High School.
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Returning adult students honored for perseverance, success

An April 24 ceremony will honor people who have resumed their academic pursuits after a significant interruption and have attained senior status while handling all the demands of adult life.
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UW professor leads national study on effectiveness of mentoring in STEMM

Angela Byars-Winston, a UW–Madison professor of medicine, leads a new National Academy of Sciences ad hoc committee studying whether mentoring can increase diversity in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) fields.
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UW professor discusses racial intricacies of U.S., campus histories

Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara spoke to approximately 60 students about the historical aspects of race in the U.S. and how this history plays a role in UW-Madison students’ day-to-day life.
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A background in spoken word and music has served as a powerful launchpad for junior Jamie Dawson.

The experience — of finding inspiration and expanding in knowledge — has become a hallmark of junior Jamie Dawson’s time at the university.
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Survey results suggest the newly expanded Our Wisconsin program is making inroads

In its second year, the Our Wisconsin inclusion program at UW–Madison expanded four-fold to 4,332 students, and survey results suggest it is increasing awareness of and respect for diversity on campus.
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Feb. 22, 2018. (Photo © Andy Manis)

Outstanding Women of Color honored

The tenth annual class of Outstanding Women of Color awardees were honored at a reception Feb. 22 at the Pyle Center. In a campus tradition dating back to 2007-2008, the award celebrates women who share their exceptional scholarship with the campus and community through their dedicated work, outreach and impact.
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Brushed aside: Students, faculty struggle to define what ethnic studies mean at UW

In the classroom, minority students grapple with requirement clearly designed for white majority …
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Obama portraits break new ground artistically and culturally, UW expert says

“I was both surprised and amazed with the finished paintings,” says Leslie Smith III, an associate professor of painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “They both undoubtedly exhibit the nuances of each artists’ current studio practices while remaining sensitive to specific archetypal characteristics of both President Obama and Michelle Obama.” …
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Black History Month salute to Vel Phillips

When Vel Phillips was at the University of Wisconsin law school, she and her husband ran into discriminatory housing laws, which they protested. She would go on to win a historic fight for fair housing and Social justice.
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Educators participate in the Discussion Project at the UW School of Education, October 25, 2017.

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“The Discussion Project” cultivates engaging, welcoming classroom conversations across campus

Leading a high-quality discussion isn’t easy, but instructors have much more control over the outcome than they might think.
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At forum, praise for #metoo — and a call for men to step up

A call for men to be part of the solution was a major theme of the “Leadership in the New Economy” (LiNE) event, which provided timely context to the current national reckoning on sexual harassment and assault.
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New LGBT CC director announced: Meet Warren Scherer

The new assistant dean/director of the LGBT Campus Center is “thrilled” to join UW-Madison and work with LGBT students to connect their passion with their purpose. Warren Scherer, who starts today, has 19 years of experience working with LGBT populations, the last nine of them in a university setting.
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Fixing an athletics problem

Jennifer Hunter was tapped last fall to serve as the new director of diversity and inclusion for the athletics division at UW-Madison. The university’s decision to house an office of diversity and inclusion for athletics makes it stand out from other colleges and universities.
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Meet Julia Nepper, who earned a UW-Madison Ph.D. at 23

Nepper, who identifies as multi-racial, said she has a number of friends who have recounted discrimination at UW-Madison, but she has not encountered that, she said. “I know so many people who have had negative experiences, I feel I’m super lucky.” …
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Participants in SACNAS conference boost Hispanic, Native scientists

Over twenty University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff, and students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the 2017, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists.
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Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

In 1967, Barraza completed a doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Yet work obligations in his native Mexico and a lack of money kept him from being able to participate in the commencement ceremony. Fifty years later, Barraza, 77, will get that chance.
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JSA event celebrates Asian culture

The richness and diversity of Asian culture were on display at a cultural celebration Saturday at Ingraham Hall sponsored by the Japanese Student Association.
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On Dec. 5, students and community members will come together in the fight against sickle cell disease with a new leader at the front. Sickle Cell Blood Drives have existed in Madison for over five years, but the effort was recently reignited when the Wisconsin Black Student Union (WBSU) committed …
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UWPD chief: Police want to serve everyone on campus

UWPD Chief Kristen Roman says in a recent blog post: “UWPD is committed to serving all members of our campus community. As a public servant, a Badger, a longtime Madison resident, and UWPD Chief, I am deeply concerned about any reported community reluctance to reach out to police for assistance.” …
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UW–Madison enhances process for reporting bias incidents, releases latest campus data

UW–Madison’s commitment to a safe and welcoming learning environment includes a process for students to report incidents of bias or hate and to receive support.
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Jada Kline, winter commencement student speaker, is ready for her Badger moment

UW–Madison senior Jada Kline remembers watching her high school graduation ceremony with a tinge of disappointment. She’d auditioned to be one of the student speakers but missed the cut. “That could have been me up there,” she thought to herself.
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Wunk Sheek student leader Tashya Chevalier demonstrates a beading technique to first-year student Katie Gapinski. (Photo by Nate Moll)

Creating beautiful beadwork to mark Native November

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop at Chadbourne Hall designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.
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New Faculty Focus: Sami Schalk

The assistant professor’s research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture …
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The two-day Diversity Forum on Nov. 7 and 8 proved popular, with about 650 people taking in all or part of the first day, and for the first time, a second day of workshops, which drew about 250 participants. PHOTO: ANDY MANIS

At 2017 Diversity Forum, a wealth of student voices infuse discussions on campus climate

Speakers at this year’s Diversity Forum at UW–Madison dove into a wide array of issues, exploring from a multitude of perspectives how to make the campus more welcoming and inclusive. Fittingly, students were at the forefront of many of the discussions, both as panelists and audience members.
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Chancellor: Climate Survey results show some good news, but also indicates some serious concerns

 A recent campus-wide survey of students found that most view our climate positively, consider diversity important and are trying to create a more welcoming environment for other students, Chancellor Rebecca Blank says in her blog.  There are significant differences, however, between different groups of students in their responses.
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UW-Madison to use new survey data to improve campus climate

UW–Madison officials shared results today from the university’s first ever campus-wide climate survey, pledging to use the findings to make the campus more welcoming to all students. The survey found that while most students view the climate at UW–Madison positively, that’s not true for everyone. In particular, students from historically …
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Native November offers workshops, lectures and more

All month long, Native art, culture and heritage will be celebrated with a series of events on campus.   …
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Returning adult students take part in a ceremony.

Continuing Studies: A path forward on diversity and inclusion

Dean Jeff Russell considers how two recent milestones reflect UW-Madison’s journey to become more diverse.
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Educational outcomes at UW-Madison get even better

One of our top goals is to make sure that our undergraduates successfully finish their degrees, and do so in a timely fashion. Those who take more than four years to complete often take on additional student debt. Nationally, students who start a degree but never finish are a primary …
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New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus

A new program on campus called the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing together students of different beliefs, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and secular humanism, to promote inter-religious dialogue at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It hopes to make UW-Madison …
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The Morgridge Center for Public Service hired three new professional staff this fall and within one month each of them have already began making an impact. They are from the left, Amy Wilson, Reuben Sanon and Xai Xiong,.
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The month of October at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Campus Center (LGBT CC)will be filled with celebration as it honors its 25th year anniversary at UW-Madison as well as National LGBTQ History Month.
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Diversity forum to explore ways to improve campus climate and inclusion

UW-Madison’s Annual Diversity Forum will be Nov. 7 and 8, and will offer keynote speakers, break-out sessions, training workshops and a Community Forum.
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Brand New Badger: Daughter of Hmong immigrants part of national push for more women in technology

Rosee Xiong, a first-generation college student and UW-Madison freshman, honed her computer-related skills through the university’s Information Technology Academy, a college pathway initiative.
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Starting this fall, the McBurney Disability Resource Center is introducing a new electronic accommodation and case management software that brings changes for students, faculty, and instructional staff members.
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Photos: Faculty of color welcomed to campus

About 100 people attended UW–Madison’s Faculty of Color reception Monday at Union South. UW–Madison has added 13 new faculty of color this year, and 58 total in the last three years, said Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “One of the most important investments we have made — and continue to make — to improve …
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PEOPLE Program College Assistant Director Goodson Vue, left, watches as Pa Nou Thao, senior, Johnny Thao, sophomore, Phia Yang, sophomore, play a card game at the DDEEA Kick Back event at Union South Sept. 18, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and build interpersonal connections.
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Chief Roman’s blog: On the Side of Peace

In her latest blog post, UWPD Chief Kristen Roman addresses recent events in Charlottesville, Berkeley and elsewhere, and how UW-Madison approaches these issues.
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UW Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic works to help DACA recipients meet Oct. 5 filing deadline

Immigrants whose DACA permits are set to expire soon can call on the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for help with their renewal applications. The DACA program, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.
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New ASM chair apologizes to Jewish community for actions in previous session

ASM also passed resolution against anti-Semitism, other forms of hatred.
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Chancellor Blank’s statement on Title IX and sexual assault

No student on our campus should have to deal with sexual assault. We have worked hard to develop a set of policies and practices that serve our students well and we do not plan to change them.
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Brand New Badger: A passionate voice on race relations chooses UW-Madison for grad school

Kyree Brooks, a first-year graduate student at UW–Madison, sought to use his platform as a student leader to improve race relations in his undergraduate years at UW-Whitewater.
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Chancellor to new students: Despite differences, ‘you now share a common identity as Badgers’

UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank welcomed thousands of freshmen and transfer students to campus Tuesday by encouraging them to get to know each other and themselves better. Mix with people who see the world differently, Blank said during the annual Chancellor’s Convocation at the Kohl Center. Push beyond your comfort zone …
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Chancellor Blank: Repealing DACA puts promising students at risk

In a statement, Blank says, “We urge the administration and our congressional representatives to find a balanced approach that does not jeopardize the ability of our students to pursue their dreams and does not run counter to the core principles that our nation has held since its founding.” …
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JVN Day Hip-Hop Festival honors John Vietnam Nguyen

Inspired by the life of John Vietnam Nguyen (JVN), The JVN Project presents the 5th annual JVN Day Hip-Hop Festival: The Reverb! This three-day festival will consist of six events on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and downtown Madison from Sept. 8-10. Engaging all five elements of Hip-Hop, this festival …
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Announcing: The Tamara Grigsby Memorial Fund for Diversity and Inclusion

The School of Social Work is proud to announce the development of a new fund, named after an alumna, legislator, and advocate for social justice, to advance the School’s priority goals of diversity and inclusion within the School and in our social justice work with the community. The Tamara Grigsby Memorial …
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Child care center offers ‘a diverse, rich, cultural and international community’

Eagle’s Wing Child Care in University Apartments is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Each semester, approximately 30 countries are represented, with more than 60 since Eagle’s Wing began. “It’s a good opportunity for your child to see around the world,” says Chuquan Gu, a teacher at Eagle’s Wing.
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Art history alumna Marcela Guerrero champions Latinx artists at Whitney Museum

“Art translates the world around us in ways that no other profession or skill can do,” says Marcela Guerrero. “Great art can also anticipate the direction in which humanity is moving.” As an assistant curator at one of the country’s top museums, Guerrero adds insight to the process of choosing …
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Chancellor Blank asks study group to review history of student involvement with KKK

Chancellor Rebecca Blank released the following statement today: UW-Madison rejects the ideologies of white supremacist groups and all groups that express hatred of people because of their identities. These organizations are antithetical to the values of respect and inclusion that our university strives to represent. Many in Madison are aware …
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Mai Xiong joins staff of College Library

On August 1, Mai Xiong joined the staff of College Library as a new Diversity Resident Librarian. She will spend her first year at College Library, being introduced to the public service practices of the General Library System, before assuming a two-year placement …
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Isthmus: Transitioning in Greek life

Ace Hillard found an unlikely support system as an undergraduate transitioning from female to male: his sorority, Sigma Lambda Gamma.
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Photo: A group of 25 first-year international students listen to Gail Ibele, associate director of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program, talks during an International Student Summer Institute class session at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug. 4, 2017. The new program lets first-year international students arrive several weeks ahead of the fall semester and take an academic reading and writing class for non-native English speakers. The students also participate in a wide array of campus and community activities and meet current domestic and international students, all with the goal of helping them acclimate to U.S. life. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

New summer program helps international students acclimate before the fall rush

The new program allows first-year international students to arrive several weeks ahead of the fall semester and take an academic reading and writing class for non-native English speakers. The students also participate in a wide array of campus and community activities and meet current domestic and international students.
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UW geographer leads initiative against sexual harassment

Erika Marín-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from across the country to develop bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.
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Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

The Summer Collegiate Experience offers the incoming students a six-week preview into college life — complete with bunking in dorms, taking classes and forming important first friendships.
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Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

Maichou Lor developed new survey tools that she hopes can help close gaps in access to care among her own community and other underserved populations.
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Campus Program Dispenses Free Produce To UW-Madison Students

WPR hosts Judith Siers-Poisson and Veronica Rueckert interview Hannah DePorter about the UW Food Shed, a program setup to give away free fresh produce that is harvested and leftover from research at the UW-Madison.
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Summer shadowing program expands access to health care careers

On July 31 the Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) kicked off a summer shadowing program connecting UW-Madison students to Wisconsin health professionals for the second year in a row. The Health Professions Shadowing Program (HPSP) supports students from populations underrepresented in healthcare who lack connections to health professionals, including …
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UW Custodians Continue Finding Enjoyment in Caring for Campus

Janitors are paid between $11 and $14 an hour for work which is often unpleasant, yet some say interactions with students brings meaning and enjoyment to their work.
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Division of Student Life names Javier director of Multicultural Student Center, announces new hires

Gabe Javier, an assistant dean who has served as interim director of the Multicultural Student Center for more than a year, will become the center’s director Aug. 1.  Karla Foster has been named coordinator of the new Black Cultural Center.
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UW-Madison and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement is pleased to announce the hiring of Cheryl Bailey Gittens, Tracy Williams-Maclin and Kenneth Pierce. Cheryl Gittens Gittens is an experienced academic and student affairs administrator who has successfully planned, implemented and managed programs and services designed to …
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School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.
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DDEEA Outstanding Women of Color March 7, 2017. (Photo © Andy Manis)


Nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Women of Color Awards are now welcome. The UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards acknowledge and honor women of color among UW-Madison faculty, staff, students (undergraduate or post-baccalaureate) and in the Greater Madison community, who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the …
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$1M grant to boost engineering education at College of Menominee Nation …
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UW-Madison doctoral candidates selected as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars …
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Mandela Washington Fellows to arrive June 16

In mid-June, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will welcome 25 young African leaders to campus, representing 20 countries and diverse professional fields including health care, law, journalism, human rights and public administration. The African Studies Program has released the names and biographies of the 25 young leaders.
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UW System announces members of new Diversity Council

The members include UW Law School Associate Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes. “The council’s connections to our communities will be key in helping our state prepare for an increasingly global world that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” says UW System President Ray Cross.
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College Library director reflects on impact of student protest

When hundreds of students entered College Library in December 2014 for a silent die-in protest, it not only brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the University of Wisconsin campus, it also informed an emerging “beyond neutral” practice at the library. That movement recognizes the social justice role of libraries, …
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First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW-Madison college pipeline program

Tacked to the wall of his bedroom on the Oneida Indian Reservation is evidence of how hard Michael Williams worked as a high school student. But the real prize, the acceptance letter to UW-Madison, his dream school, travels with him in his backpack, always within reach.
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Project aims to create engaging, inclusive classroom discussions

The Discussion Project, a new professional development opportunity beginning this fall at UW-Madison, addresses that goal. It is intended to help UW faculty and academic staff members both facilitate high-quality classroom discussions and prepare their students to participate in them, says McAvoy, …
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Hilary Miller, Michael Bellart and Mishal Shah meet on Bascom Hill. (Photo by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science)

Meeting in Jerusalem

For three students from Jewish, Muslim and Christian backgrounds, a course on the historic city helped them identify common bonds that cross religious boundaries.
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Year-end message from Lori Berquam and Patrick J. Sims

As the semester ends and we look forward to celebrating 8,000 UW-Madison graduates, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the accomplishments and challenges of the past academic year with respect to diversity and inclusion. First and foremost, diversity is a source of strength, creativity and …
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Speaker inspires, challenges diversity commitment

“Are you doing this for a talking point or for window dressing?” These words hung in the air as Wisconsin MBA students listened to a recent talk by Angela Russell, director of diversity and inclusion at CUNA Mutual Group. Russell was telling the story of a bold question she posed during her …
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Karla Foster, campus and community liaison for the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, introduces Chancellor Rebecca Blank to glass panels etched with references to notable moments black history.

Campus celebrates grand opening of Black Cultural Center

A full day of events marked the grand opening of UW-Madison’s Black Cultural Center in the Red Gym May 3.
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UW-Madison Welcomes New Bias Response and Advocacy Coordinator

Satya Chima, Bias Response and Advocacy Coordinator Satya Chima, an experienced advocate for students, has joined the UW-Madison Dean of Students Office as bias response and advocacy coordinator. In the newly created position, Chima will assist and support students in reporting and addressing incidents of bias and hate …
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Vice Provost & CDO Patrick Sims Gives Diversity Update to Faculty Senate

A year after passing a resolution to support cultural competency as part of faculty’s ongoing professional development, the Faculty Senate heard Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims provide an update May 1 on the status of overall diversity and inclusion efforts at UW-Madison. The Campus Strategic Framework or …
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Through ‘Bucky’s Classroom,’ young students across the state get monthly visits from UW ambassadors, campus tours

UW-Madison won over 11-year-old Taliya Wilbert not with Babcock Hall ice cream or a Badger football game. It was a physical sciences lab that captivated the Milwaukee sixth-grader.   …
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UWPD chief outlines plans to form community advisory committee

In a new blog post, Chief Kristen Roman discusses her plans to build trust through community engagement and collaboration. Read more …
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Indigenous Health & Wellness Day to Promote Community Wellness and Professions for Native American Students

The 2017 Indigenous Health & Wellness Day is Friday, April 21, in the Lake Mendota Room of Dejope Hall, 640 Elm Drive, Madison.  This year’s theme, “Promoting Our People’s Health: Putting “WE” in Wellness,” will begin with registration and check …
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Campus marks Disability Awareness Week with art, tech and more

Events include lectures, an adaptive fitness open house, a technology fair and an art exhibition.
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Colors of spring

Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing colored powder during Rang de Madison, a Holi festival of color hosted by the Madison Hindu Students Association on Saturday.
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Badger T-Shirt in Arabic, Courtesy of Saja Abu Hakmeh

United as Badgers in English and in Arabic

Even when it seems all hope is lost in the world and on campus, there are little ways to bring people together Courtesy of Saja Abu Hakmeh Minorities on the University of Wisconsin campus have been overlooked, silenced and underrepresented for a long time. As a Palestinian-Muslim woman attending …
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Volunteer Kathya Garduño, a student at West High School, shows off a hope flag that she created during a Latino Youth Summit (LYS) session at the Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 12, 2017. More than 80 middle-school youth participated in the LYS. The two-day, outreach event was organized by UW-Madison Pathways to Educational Achievement; UW-Madison's Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Division of Diversity Equity & Educational Achievement; the Centro Hispano Community Center and the Latino Youth Summer Steering Committee. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)


Photos by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison   More than 80 Latino middle school students explored and built their knowledge about going to college, and the expectation that earning a degree is an attainable goal, through the workshops and activities offered at the Annual Latino Youth Summit April 12-13. The summit …
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Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five UW–Madison graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar are to be inducted into a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and academia.
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‘Fair Play’ video game wins award for revealing bias in STEM education

An experiential video game created at UW–Madison called “Fair Play” is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Dr. Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education …
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Exhibit features textiles from countries affected by immigration ban

The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection’s newest showcase features pieces from six different countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The exhibition, titled Executive Order 13780: Textiles from Countries Affected by the Immigration Ban, aims to honor the rich cultures of the peoples directly impacted by the travel …
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Women in math department find strength in numbers

More female mathematicians teach, mentor and conduct research at UW-Madison than at nearly any other major math department in the country. They’re not only helping to change the face of math here and now, but making it easier for the next generations of women to pursue the path.
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UF and UW-Madison scholars team up to diversify STEM

The University of Florida and the University of Wisconsin–Madison face off in the NCAA tournament Friday, but when it comes to recruiting, the two schools are on the same team. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at UW–Madison, and Juan Gilbert, the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence …
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UW-Madison Multicultural Union Fashion Show models, Photoss by the Ella Guo

In Photos: Runways of the World Promotes Cultural Awareness Through Fashion

Fashion show featured traditional garb from 22 countries across the globe Though the weather was cold, the colorful costumes of Runways of the World at Union South Thursday night made the night warmer. Put on by Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Global Connection Committee, Runways of the World was a dazzling, colorful fashion …
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Our Wisconsin Now Hiring Staff & Faculty Facilitators

Developed through the Division of Student Life this past fall, the Our Wisconsin program is now hiring staff and faculty facilitators for Fall 2017. Staff and faculty facilitators will co-facilitate and serve as the administrative point person for registration and survey assessment at each workshop. Laura Klunder, program director …
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Dismantling racism for all means addressing discomfort for some, community activist says

UW’s Activist-in-Residence, Jamala Jogers, discussed Race to Equity report, ways to alleviate racial disparities Reported by SARA EASA, The Badger Herald  With the hopes of educating the community on why dismantling racism is central to democracy, the University …
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Being a Trans Mathematician: A Q&A with Autumn Kent

In an interview with Scientific American, the UW-Madison faculty member discusses her career, her coming out experiences, and how being a trans woman intersects with her job.
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48th Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow is April 1-2

UW-Madison’s American Indian Student Organization Wunk Sheek will host the 48th On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, at the Alliant Energy Center Arena. The event is free and open to the public.
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Food sovereignty events explore indigenous cuisine

The first Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival in Madison will be March 10 to 12. It focuses on indigenous communities and food sovereignty topics that impact how communities manage their food systems while celebrating indigenous, local and regional foods.
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UW-Madison works with black alumni to improve campus climate

Read The Daily Cardinal’s coverage of a new effort to engage with alumni “in the critically important work of making UW-Madison a more inclusive place.” …
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12 on Tuesday: Leslie Orrantia

Leslie Orrantia (right) is the director of community relations at the University of Wisconsin, a post she’s held since August. She has been on campus for four years, serving since 2012 in the School of Education’s External Relations office and as assistant director for the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network …
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