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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 …

University Schedules Summit to Examine Benefits of Diversity

March 8 session is inaugural event of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s new Division of Diversity and Community Engagement invites the university community to its first public discussion March 8. The division’s inaugural event, the “Diversity Summit: Making the Case for Diversity” begins at 8 a.m. at The Inn at Ole Miss. To register for the event, visit https://goo.gl/PBrEMR. “This summitRead the story …

UM Professors Receive IHL Excellence in Diversity Awards

RoSusan Bartee, Dr. Leandro Mena and Dr. Helen B. Barnes lauded at ceremonies in Jackson

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty members at the University of Mississippi and the university’s Medical Center have been honored with diversity awards by the board of trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. RoSusan Bartee, professor of leadership and counselor education, and Dr. Leandro Mena, professor and chair of population health science, were recognized at theRead the story …

Social Work to Host Diversity Conference

Sessions to focus on developing skills and experiences for working with varied populations

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi will host its 2018 Diversity Conference on Thursday (Feb. 1) at the Jackson Avenue Center, Room H02. Community members and students from any major are welcome to attend the sessions, set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. “The comprehensive elements of diversity encompass moreRead the story …

Computer Science Student Wins Quip Diversity Technology Scholarship

Blake Lewis visited organization's San Francisco offices in August

A University of Mississippi engineering student has been awarded the Quip Diversity Tech Scholarship. Blake Lewis, a senior computer science major with minors in mathematics and sociology, visited software company Quip’s office in San Francisco in August. The scholarship supports students who are underrepresented in STEM fields, particularly computer science, and includes but is notRead the story …