IU Makes $30 Million Investment in Faculty Diversity Hiring
Indiana University President Pamela Whitten has announced a $30 million fund to accelerate IU's efforts to hire a more diverse mix of faculty, including researchers. The seven-year Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative will focus on hiring from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, with the ambition of increasing their representation among faculty.
IU Bloomington, IUPUI Honored with Diversity Award
Recognizing IU's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, IU Bloomington and IUPUI have earned the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative Receives STEM Award
The Groups Scholars Program STEM Initiative's mission is to promote and enhance first-generation, underrepresented students' academic and professional experiences in the STEM disciplines through research, structured mentoring, and educational support. The program has been named a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.
IUPUI Navy Grant for Diverse STEM Peer Leadership
The Office of Naval Research has announced new grants awarded in the Department of the Navy Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education and Workforce Program. IUPUI is among 12 universities and nonprofit organizations nationally receiving grants in the current year, with a three-year $750,000 award received by the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology for its proposal: Navy Engineering Innovation and Leadership Training Program for Diverse STEM Peer Leadership.
IU Southeast Biology Program Receives IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council Grant for Undergraduate Research Initiative
The IU Southeast biology program has received a grant from the IU Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council to support Science is for Everyone: Broadening Access to Undergraduate Research. This initiative enables introductory biology undergraduates to participate in a year-long, in-class research project to identify and characterize novel bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria).
Mindful Explorations Presents Award-winning Author, Social Justice Scholar Monique W. Morris to Discuss Empowering Black Girls
Award-winning author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., will virtually present “Empowering Black Girls in Schools and Society” at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, as a part of this year’s first Mindful Explorations event at Indiana University East.
On Illuminating Episode 2: Building a Research Agenda to Address Racial Justice as Anti-Racist Initiatives
Una Osili, Ph.D., Indiana University associate dean for research and international programs; Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy; dean's fellow, Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy is a global expert on philanthropy and social innovation and frequently quoted by international and national news media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. One of The NonProfit Times 2019 and 2020 50 most influential people in the nonprofit sector, Osili shares research findings associated with philanthropy and communities of color, how investing in diversity and equity, and how diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies can improve an organization's bottom line and help achieve business goals.