Tag Diversity

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)

‘Fair Play’ video game wins award for revealing bias in STEM education

March 31, 2017

An experiential video game created at UW–Madison called "Fair Play" is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings.

Faculty climate survey shows satisfaction among many but room for improvement

March 30, 2017

The survey went to all tenured and tenure-track faculty with 1,285 responding — a response rate of 58.6 percent. Similar surveys have been done four times since 2003.

Women in the math department find strength in numbers

March 28, 2017

More female mathematicians teach, mentor and conduct research at UW–Madison than at nearly any other major math department in the country.

With quirky photo project, student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries

March 24, 2017

The “Libraries of UW–Madison” is a quirky trip through the stacks of a top university. In 41 photos, a student captures what makes each library unique.