Institute of Diversity Sciences Awarded Grant to Reboot Diversity in Tech and Engineering
The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) at UMass Amherst was recently awarded a two-year $499,359 grant from Reboot Representation to support the IDS Leadership Academy for students from groups traditionally marginalized in tech and engineering.
The UMass Land Acknowledgement
In a year-long consultative and deeply collaborative process with respected advisors from local Tribal Nations, the UMass Native Advisory Council co-developed this campus Land Acknowledgement.
This Acknowledgement affirms our campus connection and relationship to the land the campus is built upon and our continued connection to the Nations who were the original inhabitants and caretakers of this land.
The Land Acknowledgement also affirms our connection and responsibility to the 82 Native nations west of the Mississippi whose homelands were sold through the Morrill Act of 1862.
New UMass Poll Gauges Americans’ Views on Biden, Supreme Court, Race, LGBT Issues and More
The political scientists behind the UMass Amherst Poll released the results of their latest national survey of 1,000 Americans over the past week, shining a light on the country’s views on a multitude of issues.
UMass Black Presence Project
The UMass Black Presence website serves as a living history of the experiences, contributions, and stories of Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Through oral history interviews and research on historical figures, we've captured these stories to provide an authentic and in-depth understanding of these lived experiences.
Black Advisory Council Launched November 2021
The BAC is being launched in close coordination with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Serving as co-chairs are Whitney Battle-Baptiste, professor and director for the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, and Wilmore Webley, associate professor and associate dean of the Graduate School’s Office of Inclusion and Engagement.
Always Forward Podcast
Podcast hosts Christian Smith, LICSW and Hope Evelyn, LCSW facilitate important conversations with Black students at UMass and members of the greater community who are passionate about making progress forward, never backward.
Seeking Diversity When Faced with Adversity
Michael Ramsey-Musolf’s challenging experiences as an out gay physicist started in the 1980s and led him to become a firm advocate for sexual and gender minorities in the academic world. This article is part of a series of pieces on the experiences of LGBTQ+ physicists.