News: Introducing Research University Alliance (RUA)

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To help diversify STEM faculty, Berkeley-led model goes national By Gretchen Kell, Media relations| OCTOBER 27, 2020 If underrepresented groups make up 30% of the increasingly diverse U.S. population, why do they represent less than 5% of the faculty nationwide, less than 6% of postdoctoral scholars and only about 10% of Ph.D. students in key STEM fields — mathematical, physical and environmental sciences, and engineering? The UC Berkeley-led California Alliance knows some of the reasons why, and the successful […]

News: RUA-UT Austin


UT Austin’s Plans to Increase Diversity in Academia with Award from The National Science Foundation Pub Date: October 15, 2020 | by Dynahlee Padilla The University of Austin Texas (UT Austin) and eight other research universities have recently been granted a 3-and-a-half-year award funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) — to make the pathway of increasing diversity in academia more accessible for historically underrepresented minorities. This research project is part of NSF’s Alliances for […]

News: RUA-Stanford University


The 2019 NSF-Alliance of Research Exchange Retreat at Stanford. (Photo courtesy of Lourdes Andrade, taken by Michael Spencer) Stanford supports alliance of universities in diversifying STEM postdocs Published By/Date: Tianyu Fang on November 10, 2020 The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate — an inter-university partnership, of which Stanford is a founding member, dedicated to helping underrepresented minority (URM) scholars advance their academic careers in STEM fields — is expanding into a nationwide […]

News: RUA-University of Michigan


Rackham Joins Multi-University Alliance to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields The group of nine universities will address the lack of underrepresented minorities serving as faculty and postdoctoral fellows in STEM. Published Date: DEC 4, 2020 In October, the University of Michigan joined a new Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) aimed at improving the numbers of underrepresented minority faculty and postdoctoral researchers working in the STEM fields—specifically in mathematics, physical sciences, environmental sciences, […]