Month: February 2022

Highlighting Black Voices: Dr. Kara-Aretha Graham

Please join UConn Community Outreach and UConn Dialogue Initiatives in welcoming Dr. Kara-Aretha Graham in the second installment of Highlighting Black Voices. Dr. Graham joined the University of East London in 2020 as a lecturer in Sport, from Texas Tech University where she was a Post-Doctoral research fellow. Dr. Graham completed her Ph.D. in the College […]

Navigating Graduate School with Disabilities

The UConn Graduate School, the UConn Center for Students with Disabilities, and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion invite the graduate education community to join us in a virtual panel this month, “Navigating Graduate School with Disabilities.” The panelists will be graduate students and graduate faculty who will share their experiences of navigating academia with a disability. […]

Statement from the President Addressing Sexual Violence

To the UConn Community: As your president for seven days and faculty at UConn for 12 years, I place student well-being and success as my top priority. Given discussions that have been taking place over the last several days among members of the university community, mainly on social media, I’m writing to you today about […]

UConn’s Commitment to Campus Safety and Sexual Assault Response

UConn is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment on all our campuses and has a range of strategies and practices in place to further that mission. The University cannot discuss specifics of any individual students or cases, but has a robust system to respond to reported incidents, combat sexual and interpersonal violence and harassment, […]

ODI Statement on HBCU Bomb Threats

Over the first two days of Black History Month, seventeen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) received bomb threats. Unfortunately, such threats are not new; this year, alone, there have been more than two dozen such threats to HBCUs and Black and African American Cultural Centers across the country. These threats are clearly intended to […]

Justice Now Initiative Speaker Events

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to partner with the USG Justice Now Initiative for a series of guest lectures for Black History Month: Alicia Garza, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House: Activism in the 21st Century” — Feb 2 at 7:00 PM Abby Phillip, “Empowering Black Voices in Journalism” […]

AACC Black History Month Opening Ceremony

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to announce the African American Cultural Center Black History Month Opening Ceremony! The Black History Month Opening and Closing Ceremonies are among the Center’s signature programs. This year’s Opening Ceremony will include renowned civil right attorney, Benjamin Crump, as well as Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd. […]

Alicia Garza, Activism In The 21st Century

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce guest speaker Alicia Garza, who will be giving a talk The Master’s Tools’ Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House: Activism in the 21st Century. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. […]

Women in Making Forum — Applications Open until 2/21

Applications are open for the annual Women in Making Forum!  UConn’s Women in Making Forum seeks to highlight how women find success within the maker movement. We will identify barriers to entry and discuss best practices to navigate these obstacles through interactive discussion. There will be speakers on inclusivity, gender bias, and the history of women in making. […]