Equity & Diversity

Brave conversations

The new director of the Office for Inclusive Excellence describes their vision for improving the campus climate.


ReACt Computational Mechanics & Sciences Workshop

The U and Los Alamos National Laboratory are organizing a workshop on computational mechanics and sciences geared towards women researchers, held at the U on Oct. 10-11, 2019.


I, Carly

After dealing with a new challenge this past year—one that threatened her life—Utah Soccer goalkeeper Carly Nelson discusses her recent health scare, growing up in Utah as a lesbian and the positive impact she hopes to have on her friends, family and others.


Humans of the U: Brittany Kiyoko Badger

“I did not fully grasp the impact of the injustices that my ancestors experienced until I was in my 20s. I loosely knew my Japanese-Australian grandmother and her family were interned during World War II. I knew she was a single mother, raising three children in post-war Australia and living below the poverty line. I knew my mother experienced racism in her home country. However, as the child of a white-American father and an immigrant, Japanese-Australian mother, I was shielded from much of this while growing up in a middle-class neighborhood.”


Queeroes: Reclaiming Hero

This year’s ​Pride Week at the U​, held Sept. 30-Oct. 4, celebrates queeroes from both in and around the university community including respected artists, LGBTQIA+ alumni, local politicians and proactive students, staff and faculty.


New associate vice president for student development and inclusion

Bryan Hubain joins the university in a slightly modified position from the previous associate vice president for student development role.


Leading the conversation on access, diversity and excellence

Mary Ann Villarreal, the U’s VP for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, has been selected to serve on the APLU’s Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence for the next three years.


Black Cultural Center grand opening

It took years of hard work and persistence, but the Black Cultural Center—designed as a transformative space for research, community building and support services for black members of the U campus community—is now a reality.


U target of racial emails

The U is making every effort to block the sender and ensure the safety of everyone on our campus. We will not allow hate to divide our community and create a climate of fear.


The changemaker: Elizabeth Kronk Warner

The first female and first Native American dean in the College of Law’s 106-year history is ready to revolutionize legal education at a time when the industry is ripe for innovative ideas to accommodate a changing workforce.