Tag Diversity

Summer program helps historically underrepresented students make their way to UW

August 4, 2017

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.

UW Hmong-American nurse brings her community to the doctor’s office

August 4, 2017

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.

Division of Student Life names Javier director of Multicultural Student Center, announces new hires

July 19, 2017

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. His selection is one of several staffing decisions announced by the Division of Student Life.

School of Nursing receives grant to expand Native American enrollment

July 12, 2017

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.

First Prenatal-to-Five Summit emphasizes collaboration and starting early to help kids

June 6, 2017

More than 300 people gathered June 2 at UW–Madison’s Gordon Commons for Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit.

$1M grant to boost engineering education at College of Menominee Nation

June 1, 2017

A $1 million grant will help the College of Menominee Nation and UW–Madison enhance their collaboration and ultimately educate more Native students in STEM disciplines.

First cohort of Native students to graduate from UW–Madison college pipeline program

May 30, 2017

The extensive program for students from tribal communities is a new component of a long-running UW diversity initiative called the Information Technology Academy.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2017

May 7, 2017

Some overcame immense challenges to get here. All have achieved a cherished goal. See how some members of the Class of 2017 made their mark.

Black Cultural Center grand opening

May 4, 2017

The university’s Black Cultural Center marked its grand opening with a full day of events on Wednesday. The center, located in the Red Gym, includes a lounge, collaborative work areas, computer work stations and space to showcase art. A visual timeline honors the contributions of black students to the university.

Black Cultural Center to hold grand opening Wednesday

May 1, 2017

Located on the first floor of the Red Gym, the center's festivities will include drop-in events and gatherings that celebrate the contributions of black culture to the Wisconsin Experience.

Advisory: Grand opening celebration of the Black Cultural Center at UW–Madison

May 1, 2017

WHAT: Grand opening celebration of the Black Cultural Center at UW–Madison WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 WHERE: Red Gym, 716 Langdon St., first floor CONTACT: …

Task force announced for student climate survey  

April 27, 2017

The survey aims to understand students’ experiences with and perceptions about campus climate and diversity, including how people of different backgrounds and identities experience UW–Madison.

UW-Madison student one of two finalists for inaugural title of National Youth Poet Laureate

April 19, 2017

Hajjar Baban is one of two finalists for the inaugural position of National Youth Poet Laureate. The title will be bestowed for the first time on April 26.

Latino Youth Summit

April 13, 2017

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.

UW Health Chief Diversity Officer Shiva Bidar to join Annual Women in Leadership Symposium panel on April 20

April 12, 2017

UW Health Chief Diversity Officer Shiva Bidar will bring her expertise and experience in forging a career path in the contemporary market to the 5th Annual DDEEA/National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium on Thursday, April 20, at Grainger Hall.

UW–Madison launches STEM Diversity Network

April 10, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has launched the STEM Diversity Network, a website and collection of resources for students, faculty and staff in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

April 4, 2017

The Bouchet Society is named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first self-identified African-American to receive a doctoral degree in the United States.

Dance, drums, song fill Spring Powwow

April 2, 2017

Members of numerous Native American tribes participate in a drumming and dance ceremony during the Annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow. The event was presented by Wunk Sheek and UW–Madison. (Multimedia by Léo Kim)