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  • The 2022 Larine Y. Cowan Award winners from left to right: Ky Merkley, Nick Hoyt, Kevin Jackson, and Deanna Hence.

    Four Illinois Faculty and Staff to be Recognized for Dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    The Larine Y. Cowan Awards are presented annually to University of Illinois faculty and staff by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in four categories: Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs, Excellence in Access & Accommodations, Leadership in Diversity, and Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity.

  • Dr. Ibram X Kendi will serve as the first keynote speaker for the Chancellor's Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice. Photo by Stephen Voss.

    First Call to Action Symposium Will Feature Ibram X. Kendi Keynote Conversation

    As part of a university-wide efforts on systemic racial inequities and injustices, research groups will present their findings from the first year of funding from the Chancellor’s Call to Action to Address Racism and Social Injustice.

  • Foellinger Auditorium at the University of Illinois on a spring day. Students are relaxing on the grass.

    Announcing the Chancellor’s Call to Action Research Projects for 2022-23

    Chancellor Robert J. Jones announced the 2022-2023 Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program recipients. The program is a $2 million annual commitment by our university.

  • Students relax on the main quad near the Illini Union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
    Students relax on the main quad near the Illini Union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

    Broadening Inclusion Grant Recipients Announced

    Six projects were funded for the 2022 to 2023 period.

  • The Emerging Women Leaders group poses at their annual meeting.
    The Emerging Women Leaders group at their annual meeting.

    Nominations open for Emerging Women Leaders program

    Nominations are now open for the Emerging Women Leaders Forum. The group provides leadership development for early career professional women at Illinois who aspire to become organizational leaders. The women are nominated to participate in this 9-month program by senior administrators. Women from across campus are encouraged to nominate others […]

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