Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news

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UMaine School of Nursing receives $1.7M grant to help diversify Maine workforce

Increasing the diversity of Maine’s workforce in nursing is the focus of a more than $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to the University of Maine School of Nursing, in partnership with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University. The four-year award by HRSA, an agency of the U.S. Department […]

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Abdelrhman Attia

Abdelrhman Attia: Compassion, support draws student from Egypt to UMaine

An initial email from the University of Maine’s Office of International Programs helped seal the deal for Abdelrhman Attia to study at the University of Maine. When he was applying to various higher education institutions in the U.K., Germany, Canada and the U.S., Attia, a mechanical engineering student from Cairo, Egypt, says OIP’s email struck […]

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Diversity in children’s literature panel discussion hosted by Fogler Library

Issues of diversity in children’s literature will be the focus of an online panel discussion with authors, illustrators and editors hosted by Fogler Library at 4 p.m. on April 6.  In recent years, three-quarters of published children’s books have featured white or nonhuman characters. The free public panel discussion, “Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors: A […]

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Malak Helal

Malak Helal: Revelations during the pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic has captured international attention for more than a year, it is clear that the global impacts of COVID-19 have not been fully documented. For undergraduate student Malak Helal, the pandemic has clarified her professional goals and revealed her need to engage with others. “I am hoping my skills as a biomedical […]

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WABI talks with Corey, Fink about autonomous vehicle app for visually impaired

Richard Corey, director of the Virtual Environments and Multimodal Interaction (VEMI) Laboratory at the University of Maine, and Paul Fink, graduate research assistant, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about development of AVA, an app to help the visually impaired navigate to autonomous vehicles. VEMI Lab received $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue […]

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Nine Pillars of Diversity Lecture Series kicks off Feb. 25

The University of Maine President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will kick off the Nine Pillars of Diversity Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 with a virtual presentation, “A Legacy of Advocacy: A Reflection on the History of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Maine.”  JoAnn Fritsche, the first director of […]

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Mitchell Center hosts talk about promoting equity through citizen science

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how citizen science can help promote equity in the science and technology fields 3–4 p.m. on Monday, March 1. In this talk, Amara Ifeji will speak to her lived experiences as a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and […]

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UMaine announces Black History Month events

The University of Maine will observe Black History Month with a series of virtual events hosted by the Black Student Union in partnership with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Fogler Library, among others.  Raising of the Black Lives Matter flag will be livestreamed at noon Feb. 1 on the Mall in front of […]

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