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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 …

Meek School of Journalism to Host Diversity Conference

Fox chief news anchor Shepard Smith among speakers for five-day series

OXFORD, Miss. – Just pause. Just pause before you assume you know me. Just pause before you stereotype me. That’s the message of an upcoming series of events April 19-25 called It Starts with (Me)ek, hosted by the University of Mississippi Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Shepard Smith, a UM alumnus and chiefRead the story …

UM Chemistry Department Achieves National Recognition for Diversity

Stanley C. Israel Regional Award recognizes engagement of minorities and women in the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Mixing people, like chemicals, can yield either victorious or violent results. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi has done so successfully and recently was nationally recognized for its achievements. The American Chemical Society presented the department with its Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity inRead the story …

UM Professors Receive IHL Excellence in Diversity Awards

Sociologist Willa Johnson and health clinician Hamed Benghuzzi 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 Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning. Willa Johnson, associate professor of sociology, and Hamed Benghuzzi, professor and chair of clinical health sciences, were recognized at the IHL’sRead the story …

Q&A: Meet Katrina Caldwell, UM’s New Vice Chancellor for Diversity

OXFORD, Miss. – Katrina Caldwell will become the University of Mississippi’s first-ever vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement when she joins the administrative staff Jan. 1.  Named to her UM post in October, Caldwell is assistant vice president for diversity and equity at Northern Illinois University. The Memphis, Tennessee, native is widely recognized inRead the story …

Katrina Caldwell Named Inaugural UM Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement

Experienced administrator brings track record of successful planning and implementation

OXFORD, Miss. – After a national search, the University of Mississippi has selected Katrina Caldwell as its first vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement. “I was both humbled and excited when I learned that I was being offered the job,” said Caldwell, who officially joins the administration Jan. 1, 2017, pending approval from theRead the story …

Department of Education Officials Praise UM Diversity Efforts

Ole Miss students share their efforts to recruit minority students and promote understanding

OXFORD, Miss. – “Impressed and moved” is how Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell described his reaction to a Thursday (Sept. 15) visit to the University of Mississippi. Mitchell, a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s seventh annual back-to-school bus tour across the country, spent the morning learning about UM efforts to increase inclusion andRead the story …

UM Opens Search for Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement

Committee established to find qualified candidate

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is seeking to fill the new position of vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement. This position is one of the key components of UM’s comprehensive action plan designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment on all its campuses. The action plan was announced in August 2014, andRead the story …

NCAA Honors Jones, Bjork with New Diversity Awards

Recognition is first of its kind to be awarded by NCAA

A new NCAA initiative recognizing individuals who support diversity and inclusion has selected outgoing UM Chancellor Dan Jones and UM Athletics Director Ross Bjork as its first honorees. The NCAA announced the awards Wednesday in the following release: An NCAA committee is introducing a new initiative to spotlight individuals who are working to support theRead the story …