Month: May 2022

Standing Against Despair: Message from University Leadership

Dear Students and Colleagues, In the last two weeks alone, the United States has seen three horrific mass shootings in which dozens of innocent people – including 19 children – were slaughtered by gunfire. From a church in Laguna Woods, California, to a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, to an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas; […]

ODI Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Over the weekend, mass shootings targeting racially minoritized groups resulted in the unnecessary loss of lives in three American communities: Buffalo, NY; Laguna Woods, CA; and Dallas, TX. The Office for Diversity and Inclusion mourns alongside members of these communities. We believe that everyone should be able to live without the fear of violence. We believe […]

Student Parent Support Symposium 2022 (May 18-19)

The Women’s Center and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion are excited to promote the 2022 Virtual National Student Parent Support Symposium! This nationally-acclaimed symposium put on by The Ohio State University brings together students, community and higher education professionals to discuss best practices, policies, research, program models, and community collaboration when supporting post-secondary parenting […]

Latin Cabaret: Celebrating PRLACC’s 50th Anniversary (June 11)

The Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts invite you to “Latin Cabaret: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of PRLACC!” Break out your dancing shoes and join us for a special evening of live music and dance in honor of the 50th anniversary of UConn’s Puerto Rican/Latin American […]

New Approaches to Gender and the Holocaust (6/15, 6/22, 6/29)

The UConn Center for Judaic Studies invites you to a three-session mini course, “Circumcision and Survival: New Approaches to Gender and the Holocaust” put on by Mittelman Visiting Research Scholar, Professor Jay Geller (Vanderbilt University). The Holocaust scholar and UConn Professor Emerita of Sociology Nechama Tec wrote in her 2003 Resilience and Courage “the lives […]

UConn Asian American Alumni Association APA Heritage Month Event

The UConn Asian American Alumni Association (UConn4A) invites you to our Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month Celebration! **This event is open to UConn Alumni, UConn current students, and UConn faculty! ** We are excited to be welcoming Priya Deonarine from Brown Girl Magazine and Khamla Vorasane from Bou Nam Bakery as our keynote speakers […]

Linguistic Justice in Pandemic Writing Classrooms (5/20)

The First-Year Writing program invites you to join us for “Linguistic Justice in Pandemic Writing Classrooms,” the theme of this year’s Conference on the Teaching of Writing. We are particularly honored to have Dr. April Baker-Bell, author of Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy, as our keynote speaker; she will also facilitate a teaching workshop […]

Women’s Advance Conference (5/17)

This year’s 2022 Women’s Advance conference will be held in person! The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff and faculty at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at […]

Mental Health Resources

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion believes that your mental health matters. Over the last few years, many people have reported feeling that current events are taking a toll on their mental health, whether from the stress, isolation, and uncertainty in a pandemic or from social justice issues and political unrest. These have been particularly […]

May 2022 Heritage Celebrations

To the UConn Community: The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind you of several celebrations, commemorations, and moments of raising awareness for members of our community during the month of May. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. […]