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American Indian Studies marks 50th anniversary with history project, special event

In the 1970s, an intertribal group of about 20 Native students came together to grow their community at UW–Madison and call for the university to create an American Indian Studies department. 50 years later, we celebrate their successful advocacy.

New artist-in-residence series to spotlight academics, arts, activism

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts’ Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program for the 2022–2023 academic year will engage a partnership with the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), presenting a series of short-term residencies …

UW’s Carolee Dodge Francis co-authors study investigating impact of coping with COVID-19 on women of color in the U.S.

This study—co-authored by Carolee Dodge Francis, Ecology of Human Well-Being Professor—was conducted to identify processes of coping with COVID-19 and determine their impact on emotional well-being for women of color in the United States. A …

SciMed GRS is part of growing network of orgs that support underrepresented students on campus

SciMed GRS is part of a growing network of organizations developed to support underrepresented students on the UW campus. “Many SciMed GRS students are involved and networked in a variety of student orgs that offer …

UW’s Gloria Ladson-Billings featured in season premiere of ‘Why Race Matters’ series from PBS Wisconsin

Why Race Matters, a digital series elevating issues of importance affecting Wisconsin’s Black communities, returns to PBS Wisconsin with four all-new episodes. The new season started streaming weekly with the premiere installment released Sept. 12 …

SciMed GRS program offers resources and support for grad students of color in the sciences

“I’ve been able to connect with other fellows of SciMed and build a community,” says Sierra Love, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in genetics. “There are times when graduate school gets to be extremely tough, and having support from those in the program is what keeps me going. My favorite part of SciMed is the family that I’ve gained.”