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University Presents First Diversity Innovator Awards

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research

OXFORD, Miss. – The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching and research, as well as the lives of their students. The recipients are Jodi Skipper, associateRead the story …

Pharmacy School Teams with AACP to Host Diversity Institute

UM student pharmacists, faculty, administrators to address issues in health care education and practice

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Teams made up of multipleRead the story …

Campuswide Effort Aims to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launches yearlong campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeking to create a more inclusive campus environment at the University of Mississippi, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is introducing a new educational framework. “All In at UM” is a yearlong effort that includes guest speakers, workshops, dialogues and other programs to expand cultural awareness, challenge bias attitudes and behaviors,Read the story …

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect. Michael Ryan, professor and associate dean for student affairs in the SchoolRead the story …

UM Diversity, Community Engagement Division Welcomes New Leaders

Shawnboda Mead, Cade Smith join unit as assistant vice chancellors

OXFORD, Miss. – For Shawnboda Mead, her passion for working on diversity, inclusion and cross-cultural engagement efforts in higher education began during her undergraduate college experience and continued during her graduate school years. In the case of Cade Smith, his dedication for driving social change and inspiring independent, self-sufficient and successful students is a productRead the story …

Associate Law Dean Honored with Diversity Award

Sandra Cox-McCarty recognized for work with CLEO's pre-law institute

OXFORD, Miss. – Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives in the University of Mississippi School of Law, has been honored nationally for her equality and diversity initiatives in legal education. Cox-McCarty is among 30 individual recipients of Education, Diversity and Greater Equality, or EDGE, awards by the Council of Legal Education Opportunity.Read the story …

Biology Professors Receive NSF Award to Study Biodiversity

Funds support research into ecological, evolutionary processes

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi biology professors have received a National Science Foundation award for nearly $800,000 to explore interactions between microorganisms and freshwater mussels in an effort to better understand the Earth’s biodiversity, focusing on how ecosystems function. Colin Jackson, professor of biology, is principal investigator for the award, and Ryan Garrick, associate professor of biology,Read the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series Runs Through Oct. 10

Events include exhibit, keynote from award-winning photographer

  OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is hosting a Dialogues on Diversity series this week with the goal of fostering change through public discourse.  The new series begins with award-winning photographer John Noltner and his project “A Peace of My Mind,” which is on display in BryantRead the story …

Kirsten Dellinger Named Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

New role will serve College of Liberal Arts students, faculty, staff

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty member Kirsten Dellinger will be continuing her passion and dedication to making UM a more diverse and inclusive place in a new role, beginning Aug. 15. Dellinger has been named associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the College of Liberal Arts. She joined the faculty as aRead the story …

Inaugural Summit Succeeds in Making Case for Diversity

Guest speakers join UM campus community in enlightening discussions about equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – With multidisciplinary scientific data and successful case studies, guest speakers at the University of Mississippi enlightened faculty, staff and students Thursday (March 8) about the benefits to be gained by increasing campus diversity and inclusion. A professor from the University of Michigan and an administrator from the University of Missouri spoke toRead the story …