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Equity and Diversity Breakfast
The University of Minnesota's seventh annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast was held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the McNamara Alumni Center. The Breakfast brings together the University community and external stakeholders—alumni, donors, community organizations, and corporate entities—to recognize the students, faculty, and staff doing the work, and to reaffirm the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.
We also recognized the outstanding students that received Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED) Awards.
Gallery of Excellence
In previous years, OED invited students and units across campuses to showcase diversity efforts—including coursework, programs and services that support equity and diversity efforts—in the annual Gallery of Excellence. Since 2012, the Gallery of Excellence has highlighted faculty research. OED invited deans from all collegiate units on the Twin Cities, and the Offices of the Chancellor on coordinate campuses, to highlight their faculty’s diversity and equity research as part of the Breakfast’s Gallery of Excellence. An enormous amount of excellent scholarly work around equity and diversity issues is conducted at the University of Minnesota. We know our faculty engage in innovative, groundbreaking and engaged research that results in transformational scholarship that addresses urgent social issues. Simply stated, we believe diversity drives discovery. This year’s Gallery of Excellence provided an opportunity to showcase University of Minnesota faculty’s research strength and creative capacity that enables the UMN to fulfill its public land-grant mission.
The 2014 SEED Awards Video
The 2014 SEED Student Speaker Video
The 2014 Breakfast Keynote
2014 Breakfast Sponsors