Dr. Buffy Smith, an expert on racial and class disparities in higher education, is visiting the IU Bloomington campus Sept. 28 and 29 for a series of workshops, “Mentoring and Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” hosted by Faculty Mentoring Initiatives, a program under the auspices of the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership development in IU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA).
The Indiana University-Minority Serving Institutions (IU-MSI) STEM Initiative has already helped several student and faculty researchers advance their educational and career goals.
The Indiana University Police Department has created a chief diversity officer position to support and energize efforts to ensure diverse and inclusive recruitment, training, promotion and community engagement by the department.
The Indiana University African American Arts Institute announced the hiring of directors to lead two of its performing ensembles this fall. Stafford C. Berry Jr., a renowned choreographer and teacher, will direct the IU African American Dance Company; IU alumnus James A. Strong Jr., an accomplished bassist and musical director and producer, will lead the IU Soul Revue.
Indiana University will have a significant presence at the 47th annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration, which runs through Sunday, July 16, in Indianapolis.
The group of 14 IU students will take classes with Cuban dance professionals and attend performances and lectures focused on the social, historical and cultural aspects of the performing arts. They'll also perform Rosa's choreography on the festival stage, sharing it with dance companies representing countries like Mexico, Haiti and Curacao.