Meet the First-ever BU D&I STARS Program Cohort

August 29, 2022 —  BU Diversity & Inclusion announced the first-ever cohort of eight STARS Program participants. First launched in spring 2022, the BU D&I STARS Program (Supporting Thriving, Achievement, Retention & Success) is a learning community of early career BU faculty on the Charles River Campus who meet regularly throughout the academic year to […]

BU D&I Restructure Announcement

May 31, 2022—Since spring 2022, BU Organizational Development & Learning has been shifted to report directly to Human Resources with a dotted line reporting to the Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion. To strengthen and clarify this new reporting structure, BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I)  has created the BU D&I Director of Educational Programming […]

BU D&I Launches STARS Program Supporting Thriving, Achievement, Retention, & Success

April 29, 2022— BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) announced the launch of the BU D&I STARS program (Supporting Thriving, Achievement, Retention, & Success), a learning community of up to 20 early career BU faculty on the Charles River Campus who meet regularly throughout the academic year to engage in professional development, mentoring, wellness, and […]

Learn More Series: Disability in the Arts with Kristina Wong

For this BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) Learn More Series keynote speaker event, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong uses humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race, mental health, and gender play out in America today. She performed an abridged piece from her show “Wong Flew […]

Meet the 2022-23 Inclusion Catalyst Grant Recipients

November 12, 2021 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) is proud to announce the 17 Inclusion Catalyst Grant funding recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. Each fall semester, BU D&I issues a call for proposals for faculty, staff, or students in the BU community to apply for up to $2,000 in grant funding […]

Call for Proposals Now Open: 2022-23 Emerging Scholars Program

November 1, 2021 — Boston University Diversity & Inclusion’s (BU D&I) Emerging Scholars Program is now open for applications from BU academic departments for the 2022-23 academic year. Through the Emerging Scholars program, we seek to normalize the inclusion within our schools/colleges and departments of people who are underrepresented in the academy, including scholars from underrepresented […]

BU Today: POV, Higher Ed Institutions Would Benefit from Hiring More Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

“As a person with a disability, this course was the first time I felt like I belonged in academia. I’ve been a BU student for almost two years, but it wasn’t until this course that I began to identify with the school. The sense of community felt is largely due to inclusive curriculum and exploring […]

Learn More Series: History of Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer

For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer joins us from The University of Kansas Department of Special Education to give a longitudinal view of the history of the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This event was originally hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Dr. Wehmeyer was introduced by Oscar […]