UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

Black women will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for the first time CNN The National Inventors Hall of Fame lineup is full of familiar faces: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers and Eli Whitney, along with many other mostly...
UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — August/September 2021

UW–Madison’s Ladson-Billings elected as a fellow to The British Academy The British Academy elected 84 new fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the SHAPE subjects — the social sciences, humanities, and the arts. Among this year’s cohort of new...
UMOJA SHORTS — July 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — July 2021

LaVar Charleston Named UW–Madison’s Next Chief Diversity Officer University of Wisconsin-Madison LaVar Charleston, an innovative leader and accomplished researcher with nearly two decades of experience related to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education,...
UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — May/June 2021

Dr. Jasmine Zapata Named Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health Dr. Jasmine Zapata has been selected at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as its new Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health. She began...
UMOJA SHORTS — October 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — April 2021

Kalvin Barrett Appointed Next Dane County Sheriff, First Black to Role Wisconsin State Journal Gov. Tony Evers on April 2 appointed former Dane County sheriff’s deputy Kalvin Barrett as the next sheriff. Barrett, who will become Dane County’s first Black sheriff, will...
UMOJA SHORTS — March 2021

UMOJA SHORTS — March 2021

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the National Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders. The New York Times Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights leader and...