Diversity News

  • The global COVID-19 pandemic has raised significant issues that transcend medicine and health, illuminating a long history of racial fears and anxieties that have been a common framework through which people evaluate concerns around global viruses.
  • A new study shows that scholarly publishers need to address a gap between the goals of their diversity, equity, and inclusion organizational policies and the lived experiences of people working in the industry
  • Many aspire to leave this world a better place than they found it. Only a few – like civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis – succeed.
  • Recent acts of police brutality leading to the murders of Black men and women across the country have raised the collective social consciousness about race in America on a global scale. For the first time in a long time, people seem to be genuinely concerned about how to eradicate racism and anti...
  • There are many models used by different generations of women to describe their research leadership in higher education (HE), and each impacts their careers and career ambitions differently.
  • When it came to his students, legendary debate coach Dr. Thomas F. Freeman said, “I’m here to serve. And as long as there’s a need for service, there is a need for my presence.” Freeman, who spent seven decades teaching the art of debate at Texas Southern University, died on June 6 at age 100. 
  • Higher education, as essential as it is to the development of society, is not without its faults. The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing many of the pitfalls and challenges that exist for institutions around the country when it comes to diversity.
  • From the top of a mountain, Per Espen Stoknes uses creative, multidisciplinary research processes to understand the human role in ecology and climate change. After interviewing him for an episode of our podcast This Study Shows, we knew we had to learn more. His story reminds us of the power of h...
  • It’s no secret: Engineering is not just a man’s world. Perceptions – along with demographics - are shifting, and Wiley is proud to be part of the movement to raise the profile of women in engineering, to inspire future generations.
  • George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Countless other victims of violence whose names fade into history, or that we will never know because no video captured their suffering.
  • For many in higher education, asking about pronouns in the classroom is still a new idea, something they might not be sure how to implement. For others, this has been a decades-long fight to be seen in academic spaces, with best practices changing and evolving to better serve transgender people a...
  • Coronavirus has forced companies around the world to close or scale back their workforce, putting millions of people out of work.As the suddenly unemployed look for new jobs, they may also want to ask what their potential employer does to create a more diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Earlier this year, we asked our followers on social media to vote for the scientists across research and science fields who have inspired them. We’ve taken their votes and are thrilled to share the stories of their favorites in this illustrated history to commemorate International Women’s Day (Ma...
  • Henry Ford Health System’s chief diversity officer says it’s “a moral and business imperative”
  • “Together we can create a kinder, more inclusive world.” This year’s theme of Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd is aiming to increase the understanding and acceptance of people with autism.
  • The tech industry offers many job opportunities, with great pay and opportunities for career growth and continuous education. For women of color, there’s never been a better time to pursue a tech career. Read on for seven things you should know about joining the industry.
  • Racial/ethnic diversity within the United States is growing at a rapid pace. According to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, racial/ethnic minorities will represent almost half of the U.S. population by 2050.
  • Researchers often face looming deadlines, high pressure, and uncertainty in their careers. They are expected to be resilient in high-stress environments where time constraints, limited resources, and sleep deprivation is considered a rite of passage. However, the newest generation of researchers ...
  • While pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC Berkeley, Christine Liu is also busy several side projects. By day, she works in a laboratory studying the neural circuits that relate to nicotine reward and aversion. Outside of the lab, she makes time for art and advocacy...
  • "Then I started to realize that they saw something in me.” Shonell Benjamin an undergraduate student at Lawrence University speaks on her experience of going into research. As a star-studded basketball player, she also reveals how social media has expanded her popularity in the field and how it h...