Stories indexed under: Diversity

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  • Photo: Grad student and PEOPLE student working on chemistry experiment PEOPLE banquet celebrates accomplishments and future opportunities July 29, 2015 For some scholars in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) Program, their senior year of high school represents the culmination of up to 10 years of classes, workshops, internships and family sacrifices. The program's success has helped increase the number of college-ready students applying to the state's flagship campus.
  • President Barack Obama makes a surprise visit to the Beating the Odds Summit, part of the First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative, in the East Room of the White House.  CREDIT: Official White House photo by Pete Souza. From Madison to the White House, PEOPLE students celebrate beating the odds July 24, 2015 Growing up, Brandon Alvarez-Carrera learned English on his own and had to work hard to catch up with his peers in Madison schools. This fall, he will enter the University of Wisconsin-Madison with college credits, a full scholarship and direct entry to the university's program in engineering physics.
  • South Madison International Community Night July 16, 2015 More than 150 people attend the second annual South Madison International Community Night, held on the grounds of Villager Mall in Madison, Wis., on July 14.
  • Two grad students win Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships July 16, 2015 Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students have won prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in recognition of their scholarship and their commitment to increasing diversity among scientists.
  • School absenteeism correlates to lower test scores, analysis shows June 5, 2015 Children missing school likely means they score lower on academic achievement tests, a new study from the La Follette School of Public Affairs finds.
  • Patrick Sims Great Lakes grant helps PEOPLE Program expand in Milwaukee, Menominee Indian school districts May 19, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison is at the forefront of the movement to better prepare children from underserved communities for success in college and the workforce. A major new grant will help develop new approaches.
  • Photos: Campus responds to ruling in Tony Robinson case May 12, 2015
  • Berquam, Sims: Support students after Robinson decision May 12, 2015
  • Photo: Patrick J. Sims Patrick Sims named vice provost and chief diversity officer May 6, 2015 Patrick J. Sims, interim vice provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2013, has been named to the role on a permanent basis.
  • Photo: Participants at diversity conversation VCFA unit employees start diversity conversations May 5, 2015 A series of conversations is taking place across campus over the next two weeks focusing on how to make UW–Madison a more welcoming place for students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Photo: Sarah Mangelsdorf Partnership aims to foster more diversity in academic careers April 13, 2015 A Midwest-based consortium of research universities, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has partnered with a network of liberal arts colleges on a program to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to pursue graduate work and academic careers at a wide range of institutions.
  • Photo: Lisa Munro Next Generation award supports dream for a college degree April 9, 2015 The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Odyssey Project helps adults facing adversity get a jump-start on a college degree. Over the past 12 years, participants have journeyed from poverty and incarceration to meaningful work in the community. This year, the new Lisa Munro Next Generation Scholarship is granting $1,000 to an Odyssey Project graduate who is continuing her educational journey.
  • Sessions scheduled to discuss making Diversity Framework a reality April 7, 2015 Last fall UW-Madison introduced Forward Together, a Diversity Framework, with the goal of creating a university community that encourages the full participation of all of its members and maximizes the expression of their talents and contributions.
  • Photo: Patrick Sims Three candidates named for vice provost for diversity position March 12, 2015 Three candidates have been chosen as finalists to be the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s vice provost for diversity.
  • Photo: Miona Short addressing crowd on Bascom Hill Campus reacts to shooting, underlying issues March 9, 2015 The fatal shooting by Madison police of a black teenager on the city’s East Side Friday is leading to calls for renewed action on social justice on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
  • Line Breaks Festival features new alumni showcase March 3, 2015 Performance arts scholars from the First Wave Hip-Hop Theater and Urban Arts Community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will bring the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art to the campus and the surrounding community at the ninth annual Line Breaks Festival this month.
  • Recent sightings: Cross-racial allyship Feb. 27, 2015 More than 40 participants gathered for "Tools and Strategies for Cross-Racial Allyship,” a workshop hosted by the Multicultural Student Center on Feb. 26.
  • Recent sightings: Faculty of Color Reception Feb. 19, 2015 Members of the campus community gathered Wednesday, Feb. 18, for the annual Faculty of Color Reception at the Pyle Center’s Alumni Lounge. The reception — co-hosted by Interim Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J. Sims and Jo Ellen Fair, chair of the University Committee — was an opportunity to welcome 26 new faculty of color, honor 40 newly promoted faculty of color, recognize visiting faculty of color, and network with colleagues.
  • Muslim students, allies unite in response to shootings near UNC-Chapel Hill Feb. 18, 2015 Last week, members of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) were looking forward to a lively discussion entitled “Islam Across Races: Created Equal,” featuring nationally known activists Dawud Walid and Linda Sarsour. That changed following shocking reports from the University of North Carolina about the slayings of three young Muslim students. MSA members transformed their event into a vigil mourning the victims and a discussion at the Multicultural Student Center of the challenges that they face on a campus very similar to UNC.
  • UW-Madison center sees hope for more diversity in children’s books Feb. 18, 2015 As the face of America becomes increasingly diverse, the number of children’s books by and about people of color has remained stubbornly stagnant over the past 25 years, according to annual data compiled by UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center. But the most recent figures, released Wednesday, may contain a sliver of good news for those hoping that kids’ books will one day better reflect the population at large.