Native Excellence Gala 2024
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
1M ago
We are pleased to announce that the host for this year's second annual Native Excellence Gala is acclaimed Cree/Salish award-winning musician Fawn Wood ..read more
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Reflect and Celebrate on Juneteenth
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
Join the U in celebrating this pivotal moment in the country’s history and remember the long struggle toward freedom that African Americans were forced to endure ..read more
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Indigenous Brilliance: Celebrating Graduates
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
Celebrating graduates shines a spotlight on the incredible achievements of our Indigenous students. Their resilience, cultural pride, and dedication have led them to this significant milestone ..read more
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Get your tickets for the Native Excellence Gala
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
With prestigious awards bestowed upon nominated individuals, the evening includes a VIP reception, dinner and entertainment to honor and celebrate award recipients ..read more
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EDI centers impact felt campus-wide
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
This academic year, “impact reports” were compiled for three student centers in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion division (EDI). The reports for the American Indian Resource Center, the Black Cultural Center and the Dream Center provide additional insight about the work of the EDI cultural and resource centers as outlined in the EDI Scorecard. American Indian Resource Center Impact Report Black Cultural Center Impact Report Dream Center Impact Report ..read more
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ICYMI: Celebrating U Completely Graduate Celebration
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
As the saying goes, “Hope springs eternal.” That adage is particularly poignant on virtually every college campus this time of year. And the University of Utah is no exception. Over the next week, thousands of students will bask in the accomplishment of graduating with a newly minted degree and the optimism that comes with having a future full of possibilities right in front of them. Over 100 students were recognized during their participation in the Celebrating U Completely: Graduate Celebration. Hosted in partnership with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Alumni Relations, “the Cele ..read more
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Save the date for Juneteenth
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
Though the U has a holiday on June 17, we will be celebrating the federal holiday on June 19 ..read more
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Creativity, Community, and the Art of Belonging
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
In this episode, host Mary Ann Villarreal discusses belonging’s role in the arts and museums with Gretchen Dietrich, executive director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Jorge Rojas, independent curator and co-owner of the Material Contemporary Gallery in Salt Lake City ..read more
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Celebrating U Completely: Students share their journey to graduation
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
For every student who enrolls as an undergraduate or in graduate school, their ultimate goal is to complete their studies and earn a degree. That journey can include ups and downs along the way that will hopefully make them stronger and more resilient than when they started. For Xochitl Juarez and Guillermo Cuevas, the common thread they share is the satisfaction of successfully accomplishing their educational mission. Xochitl Juarez Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies Bachelor of Social Work As you consider your journey, what were your thoughts when you began and how did things turn out ..read more
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Farewell and Best of Luck, Quianna Faamoe!
University of Utah Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Blog
by Kaya Aman
2M ago
Quianna Faamoe This month, the U’s Center for Equity & Student Belonging (CESB) announced that Quianna Faamoe, Pacific Islander Student Engagement Coordinator, will be leaving the university this April. Over the past year, Quianna has supported the Pacific Islander Student Association, helped to recruit board members, took students to statewide leadership conferences and engagements and helped lead out on one of the largest PISA High School Conferences to date. She also built out a yearlong, continuous engagement program, Pasifika Navigators, that supports and engages students in various c ..read more
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