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New campus effort will support inequality research

October 15, 2020

“As the nation continues to contend with racial and other inequalities, we need research to deepen and extend our understanding,” says Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

Remodeling project improves student spaces at Red Gym

October 14, 2020

“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to invest in spaces where students can feel at home and where they can find and build community,” says Gabe Javier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs in the area of inclusion and identity.

New and newly promoted faculty of color welcomed, celebrated

October 6, 2020

This year's virtual event recognized nearly 85 new faculty of color and 36 promoted to associate professor or full professor.

Born of activism, UW’s Afro-American Studies Department celebrates 50 years of scholarship, teaching excellence

September 22, 2020

Five decades after its founding, UW–Madison’s Afro-American Studies Department is being recognized this year for its contributions to campus — both scholarly and social — and for its groundbreaking work nationally.

Dane County Health Council and partners announce Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance to lead local birth equity efforts

September 18, 2020

The group will be co-chaired by Tiffany Green, assistant professor in the departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

UW Health’s anti-racism strategy to promote health equity

September 9, 2020

UW Health's ambitious diversity, equity and inclusion vision is to be a leader in dismantling racism in ourselves as individuals, our system and our community.

‘Why I Love UW’ video: New York restaurateur Gabriel Stulman

July 28, 2020

“There was a warmth, there was an enthusiasm” when he first visited campus with his father, Stulman says. The diversity of his freshman residence hall “changed my life.”

‘Committed to Change: A Call to Action’ discussion invites ideas for next steps

June 30, 2020

Three panels featuring a broad cross-section of alumni, experts on racism, campus and community leaders, and elected officials will share the long-term history and roots of racism, especially in the Midwest Region of the United States.

Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant

June 29, 2020

Students who watched a video about the positive impact of a diverse campus on their first day of class were more tolerant of other groups and more supportive of diversity even months later.

When will we get it?

June 1, 2020

"Now is not the time for polite platitudes or empty expressions of empathy – not in the face of such universal sadness, anger and pain. We need action." — Patrick J. Sims, deputy vice. chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion.

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.