Author: Patrick Russell

Confronting Bias as a Community that Cares

Hello Huskies, The semester is successfully underway. This time last year, Dr. Tuitt and I promised to send you periodic updates about bias incidents and referrals at UConn. Today we honor that promise by including details of the bias referrals we received for the 2021-2022 academic year. Before we get into the details, however, we’d […]

November 2022 Heritage Celebrations

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 November: Heritage Month Celebrations: Native and Indigenous Heritage Month (November): November is Native American Heritage month (also known […]

Samara Joy Cabaret (11/18)

The H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center (AACC) & the UConn Women’s Center are excited to cohost the Samara Joy Cabaret! Rising star Samara Joy’s velvety, smooth voice puts her own enchanting interpretation on jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. After winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the age […]

First Generation Week Events and Breakfast (11/7-11/11)

Join First Generation UConn for a week of events celebrating and supporting first-generation college students. On Friday, the Puerto Rican / Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) will host the First Gen Breakfast. Come hear stories of inspiration form first-generation graduate students while grabbing a coffee and eating a delicious breakfast This in-person event is open […]

VAMP Veterans Day Ceremony (11/11)

The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs (VAMP) invites the UConn Community to a ceremony honoring veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This event will be held on November 11th, at 11:00 AM in front of the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial (at the University Flagpoles across from Wilbur Cross). If it rains, VAMP will […]

AACC Meet the Faculty: Dr. Blackman Carr of the RENEW Lab (11/11)

Come to the AACC on Friday, 11/11, from 2:00 – 3:30 to meet Dr. Blackman Carr from Department of Nutritional Resources! Dr. Blackman Carr leads the Reaching Equity in Nutrition, Exercise & Weight (R.E.N.E.W.) Lab, which develops weight control interventions to treat high weight and improve health, especially for Black women. She welcomes undergrad students […]

Women’s Center 50th: Melissa Harris-Perry (11/4)

The Women’s Center 50th invites you to come celebrate its 50th Anniversary with Melissa Harris Perry. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University where she teaches courses on American politics and elections at the intersections of race, place, and gender. She is the founder and President of the Anna […]

Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature (11/5)

The 2022 Malka Penn Award will be presented to author Wade Hudson on November 1, 2022 in the Dodd Center for Human Rights. Hudson will speak about his career, the inspiration behind his memoir Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South, and the founding of his and wife Cheryl Hudson’s publishing outlet Just Us […]

Equity Now: The Midterm Election’s Impact on DEI (11/14)

The University of Connecticut School of Business is proud to present the EQUITY NOW Speaker Series, featuring expert insights on how law and policy can promote diversity, equity, and fairness in organizations and society. We invite you to join us on Monday, November 14, at 6 p.m. ET, for “Legislative Momentum and Disparities by State: […]