Western bias in human genetic studies is ‘both scientifically damaging and unfair’
In a commentary in the journal Cell, PIK Professor Sarah Tishkoff and Giorgio Sirugo shine a light on the lack of ethnic diversity represented in genomic studies, and the consequences for health and medicine.
Wharton scholar talks workplace diversity
Stephanie Creary of the Department of Management studies diversity, identity, and organizational practices.
Annual social change symposium to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
The annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change features events to commemorate and honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Podcast series charts a path for Latin Americans in science
Concerned about the scarcity of Latin Americans in scientific careers, doctoral students Kevin Alicea-Torres and Enrique Lin-Shiao took action to prime the pump. On their Spanish-language podcast, “Caminos en Ciencia,” they chat with Latinx scientists who discuss their career paths and provide advice for young scientists-to-be.
Showcasing veteran voices
After regularly searching through campus events, sophomore James “J.D.” Goins says he had a difficult time finding activities that showcased veteran voices. To change that, he is launching a series of campus conversations, bringing veterans who are now involved in business, politics, and other industries to Penn to share their insights on success.
The beauty and diversity of Latinx people, language, and culture
For the past 33 years, Latinx students at Penn have celebrated their culture, communities, and contributions to America and the world during Latinx Heritage Month.
College and university leaders gather to discuss diversity
“Changing the National Conversation: Inclusion and Equity” featured keynote addresses, panel sessions, and roundtable conversations.
Returning to Vietnam
A child of Vietnamese refugees, David Thai has returned to his family’s homeland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he will teach English at the Hoang Le Kha High School for Gifted Students, in the southwestern region of Vietnam, a few hours from where his mother grew up.
Helping the Class of 2022’s first-generation community early on
During New Student Orientation, first-generation, high-need students find an increased level of support, community and resources to help the transition into campus life.
Report shows MSI leaders connecting with students through social media
A new report from Penn GSE’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions examines how presidents of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are using social media to interact with students, and what lessons leaders at all colleges could learn from them.
In the News
Will the University of Michigan’s New Diversity Programs Work?
The University of Michigan will invest $85 million over the next five years to increase diversity among its students and staff, the school's president announced two days after hundreds of its staff attended a rally against a series of racially-charged fliers discovered on the campus in Ann Arbor. The programs are part of a five-year strategic plan President Mark Schlissel unveiled at a summit Thursday.
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A Call for Diversity and Diplomacy
Eight university presidents -- some of them prominent -- have joined with leaders in national security and foreign policy to issue a joint call for the next U.S. president to embrace diversity, diplomacy and globalism. "The undersigned individuals … believe the United States is stronger and safer when we recognize that we are a part of an interconnected, interdependent global community.
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