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2014 Bodek Lecture: Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

Louis W. Sullivan M.D. talks about a Life Dedicated to Diversity in Medicine.

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Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Co-Hosts First Global Meeting on Colleges and Universities Serving Traditionally Marginalized Students

October 13, 2014 ­— Across the world, colleges and universities with a mission to serve traditionally marginalized populations are facing similar questions about student access, affirmative action, financial stability, and culturally relevant curricula. These institutions rarely collaborate across countries and continents on the answers.

Request for Proposals: HBCUs as Leaders and Teachers in STEM Education

With funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Center for MSIs at Penn GSE is launching a new initative to elevate the role and approach of HBCUs in STEM education. We will uncover the approaches to learning that put HBCUs out in front with regard to STEM education so that all colleges and universities can use these approaches.  We will also establish HBCUs as leaders in STEM on a national scale.  More specifically, our objectives are to:

Announcing the Release of New Report on MSIs

October 16,  2013 - Marybeth Gasman (University of Pennsylvania) and Clifton F. Conrad (University of Wisconsin, Madison) announce the release of a new and comprehensive report on MSIs. The report,  Minority Serving Institutions: Educating All Students, reviews colleges and universities across the country that serve minority students and details what we can learn from MSIs about cultivating student success. See the full report here

Engaging Diverse College Alumni - A New Infographic

Philadelphia, PA, August 31, 2013 - A new infographic, based on the research undertaken by CMSIs director, Professor Marybeth Gasman, and Advisory Board member Nelson Bowman II depicts the changing landscape of American higher education and its impact on fundraising and philanthropy within the college and university setting.  The infographic draws from the recently-published Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising (Routledge, 2013).

Penn GSE & the Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce Publication of the Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2013 – The nation’s 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are impressive centers of diversity, educating students across the ethnic and socioeconomic spectrum. And yet, these institutions have languished at the margins of most meaningful conversations about higher education, with many facing serious financial crises and often subject to criticism for their low retention and graduation rates. In a report released today, The Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Dr.