Equity and Diversity Breakfast

Crowd shot of Equity and Diversity BreakfastThe University of Minnesota's eight annual Equity and Diversity Breakfast was held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 7:45-9:45 AM, 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.

The Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity was also presented at the Breakfast.




Gallery of Excellence

Since 2012, the annual Gallery of Excellence has highlighted faculty research on issues of diversity and equity in conjunction with the Equity and Diversity Breakfast.

Our faculty engage in innovative, groundbreaking and engaged research that results in transformational scholarship that addresses urgent social issues. The Gallery of Excellence provides 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 Office for Equity and Diversity has invited deans from all collegiate units on the Twin Cities, and the Offices of the Chancellor on coordinate campuses, to highlight their faculty’s research as part of the Breakfast’s Gallery of Excellence. Simply stated, we believe diversity drives discovery.

In order to register as an exhibitor in the Gallery of Excellence, faculty members must have received the recommendation of their dean or department head.

Learn more about the Gallery of Excellence.


The 2015 SEED Awards Video



2015 Breakfast Sponsors






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