Diversity news + events
CBS launches BIO-DIVERSITY brown bag series
Does the gender of scientists matter? How does who you are affect what you study? What’s diversity got to do with teaching biology? Professors Marlene Zuk and Sehoya Cotner, and post-doctoral researcher Jeremy Yoder will give short presentations followed by informal discussion on topics at the intersection of science and diversity. Learn more
EVENTS + WORSHOPS
SEPT 24: Does the gender of scientists matter?
Professor Marlene Zuk talks about the ways that men and women scientists differ in their career paths and how they are perceived. 350 VoTech (IonE’s Commons) | St. Paul | noon Learn more
OCT 9: LGBT Admissions Fair
The LGBT Admissions Fair allows students and their families the opportunity to interact with LGBT organizations and departments on campus, while exploring the multitude of services offered at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. More information
OCT. 15 How does who you are affect what you study?
Post-doctoral researcher Jeremy Yoder talks about his recent study of the impact of LGBTQ identity on scientific careers.
Jackson Hall 6-135 | East Bank | noon Learn more
OCT 19: Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees Laboratory
An event designed to inform and motivate students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields to understand the imporance of a graduate degreee. Science Teaching & Student Services Bldg | East Bank More information
NOV. 1: What’s diversity got to do with teaching biology?
Biology professor Sehoya Cotner explores how she integrates equity and diversity in intro biology classes.
LOCATION: Jackson Hall 6-135 | East Bank | noon Learn more
NOV 15: Under the Lens - Questioning the Culture of Science
Part of the Office for Equity and Diversity's Critical Conversations series, this panel-led conversation explores the concept of “privilege” in the sciences; the roles and rights of those being studied - and for what purposes; as well as ethical questions about research topics. More information
CBS diversity group receives 2013 Transofrmation Award
The CBS Diversity Collaborative, a small grassroots group of CBS faculty, staff and graduate students, has received a University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Transformation Award for its proposal titled “Fostering a Self-Reflective Community.” The award will allow the college to build on a collaboration with Twin Cities-based photographer Wing Young Huie, who has explored issues of identity in his work over decades. So far, CBS has hosted two workshops with Huie — one with CBS Dean’s Scholars last spring and one with a small group of faculty and Student Services staff this fall. Check out photos from the Dean's Scholars workshop.
Full house for inaugural Sci/Spark 5-minute science event
More than 40 participants and presenters gathered in St. Paul November 19 for the inaugural sci/spark 5-minute science event sponsored by CBS, CFANS and MN Queer Science. Presenters associated with CBS included Daniel Nidzgorski, who also organized and hosted the event, Judd Hultquist and Mohamed Yakub. Topics ranged from HIV lethal mutagenesis to invasive species.
CBS SEED Award winner talks about health disaparities
Hai Nguyen-Tran (left) received a 2012 President's SEED Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for her work with the student group Circle of Giving, which focuses on addressing health disparities, and involvement in Minnesota's Future Doctors and the Center for Health Equity Undergraduate Research Program. Read the Q&A
Biology Program's Sehoya Cotner on science, gender
Check out a short video featuring Sehoya Cotner, who was recognized for her efforts to make the U more inclusive for GLBT students with a 2012 GLBTA Leadership Award, talks about introducing a social justice component to her introductory biology courses around the topic of gender. Watch the video
MORE NEWS ...
- "The Only Woman in the Room: Leaks in the Pipeline Prevent Many Women From Becoming Faculty in the Sciences" (MNDaily article - quotes Marlene Zuk)
- Professor Marlene Zuk co-authors article about women in the life sciences
- University-led consortium doubles number of underrepresented minority STEM graduates
- CBS undergrudate Nora Ali awarded 2012 Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship
- Campus Pride Index: U of M one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country