Transecting Society Conference


Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12

Transecting Society Conference (TSC) "Affirming Trans Lives, Advancing Trans Politics" is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to trans* lives in contemporary U.S. society and beyond. In this symposium, we endeavor to cultivate a supportive and egalitarian space in which to encourage and educate each other, as well as render visible the oppression and agency of trans* people in order to better envision the advancement of our civil rights, human rights, and collective liberation.  The Conference is FREE and open to everyone.  You do not have to attend the entire conference and are welcome to attend individual sessions. For more information, and/or register for the conference, visit their website: http://www.transectingsociety.com


ICARE 2013 Newsletter

2012-2013 A Look Back
Inclusive Community Advancing Respect & Excellence (ICARE)
The voice of the President's Commissions on Equity and Inclusive Excellence
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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Making Excellence Inclusive NH SUMMIT: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire

On April 20, 2012, the 2nd Biennial Inclusive Excellence Statewide Summit was held in Bedford, NH with the theme "Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire".  The emphasis of the Summit was to engage campus leaders in a dialogue on ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and community collaborations, and leverage networks while building engaged learning communities in the face of New Hampshire's changing demographics. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, was the keynote speaker for this event.  To view the video (click here).

Summit Roundtables discussions
featured NH higher education, business and community leaders exploring ideas and sharing exemplary practices and initiatives that foster access, diversity, and excellence on their campuses and in the external community. Topics included: Organization Structure, Campus Climate, Recruitment and Retention, Community Outreach and Engagement, Curricular and Co-Curricular.  For a copy of the Summit Program (click here)


Alumni Excellence Through Diversity Lecture Program

Distinguished alumnus John Laymon '73, President and sole owner of JRL Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest Minority businesses in Pittsburgh, recently spoke about his UNH experiences as an engineering major and athlete. He also discussed his rise to business ownership and his continued efforts to promote diversity in his field, community, and personal work. Laymon was the first African American to graduate from UNH with a degree in Mechanical Engineering



Ellis Woodward, UNH Class of ’74

Profile of Alum: Ellis Woodward

Ellis Woodward, UNH Alumnus, introduced the Pathways GLBT Mentoring Program at the 2010 Diversity Celebration Banquet. Both the Pathways Connect Mentoring Program and Pathways GLBT Mentoring Program provide students with insight into navigating the post-college world. Woodward and two student members, Justin Linxweiler and Kevin Linton gave examples of how the program helped them build networks and prepare for professional and leadership positions.