Tag Diversity

Brandon Taylor’s acclaimed novel ‘Real Life’ explores his complex experience at UW–Madison

March 4, 2020

“Real Life” follows graduate student Wallace, a queer black biochemist from Alabama, and his circle of friends over the course of a typical-turned-tragic weekend.

Exploring Afrofuturism with Pierce Freelon

February 28, 2020

Black History Month keynote speaker Pierce Freelon discussed Afrofuturism with an enthusiastic crowd of more than 75 at Union South's Varsity Hall on Feb. 27.

UW-Madison’s Brian Burt to be inducted into Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars

February 21, 2020

Burt's current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based science and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his research, Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might promote or turn students away from science pathways.

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

Black History Month: For Mabel Watson Raimey, perseverance was the only option

February 14, 2020

Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story.

‘Afrofuturism’ comes to campus

February 10, 2020

More than 50 students kicked off Black History Month at an event called “An Afrofuturist Affair,” at the Pyle Center's Alumni Lounge at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Friday, Feb. 7.

Astronaut Mae Jemison inspires a new generation of trailblazers

January 22, 2020

An appreciative, overflow crowd of more than 1,100 people showed up to hear the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture.

Ada Deer, Kenneth Cole named Martin Luther King Jr. award honorees

January 17, 2020

Deer, a UW–Madison graduate and former instructor, was the first female tribal chair in Menomonee history and the first woman to head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Cole, also a UW–Madison graduate, is active in community building in Madison.

Update: UW–Madison responses to homecoming video

January 2, 2020

Information related to the fall student Homecoming video is being reposted following national media coverage which did not fully document the university's response to the issue.

‘Why I Love UW’: Alex Gee

November 18, 2019

The Rev. Alex Gee and his family together hold 13 degrees from UW–Madison, starting with his mother. Gee shares their story in the first of three videos commissioned last spring for the “Why I Love UW” series, which features diverse alumni describing how the university changed their lives.

What will you do now? Diversity Forum’s second day explores equity

November 7, 2019

The second day of UW–Madison's Diversity Forum explored numerous inclusion topics, with sessions ranging from the language of gender identity to statewide racial disparities to inclusion for people with non-apparent disabilities.

John Quiñones: Be active bystanders, not silent observers, when witnessing injustice

November 5, 2019

The ABC News correspondent spoke to an overflow crowd of more than 1,200 at this year’s UW–Madison Diversity Forum.

ABC News Veteran John Quiñones to keynote 2019 UW–Madison Diversity Forum

October 31, 2019

The seven-time Emmy award-winning news correspondent and best-selling book author will share how he came from a foundation in poverty with a real understanding of the challenges of immigration and integration.

Student conference aims to empower next generation of equity leaders

October 23, 2019

More than 200 high school students and their chaperones from 19 U.S. school districts will attend the MSAN Student Conference, presented by the School of Education annually to develop student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.