New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Mission

Feb. 3, 2021

As part of ongoing work to make the EBIO department and also the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology more equitable and inclusive, we are in the midst of a long-term process to build a common understanding of the barriers and biases that are prevalent in our community and identify...

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EBIO Solidarity Statement

June 2, 2020

The EBIO community shares in the pain and frustration over the recent horrific killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other acts of violence against Black Americans. We stand in solidarity with all who are speaking out against racial injustice. To our colleagues and students in the Black...

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EBIO Department votes to drop GRE requirement

Sept. 30, 2019

The EBIO department will no longer require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of their graduate student admissions process starting Spring 2018. A growing number of research departments are dropping the GRE as a requirement for application to graduate school, for a number of reasons. Primarily, the GRE tends...


Developing guidelines for best practices in hiring

Sept. 30, 2019

Over the past year the Diversity and Inclusion group has been researching best practices in inclusive hiring. This has culminated in a best practices guide that covers topics such as forming an inclusive search committee, to advertising for a broad applicant pool, to guidelines for communicating with candidates and debriefing...

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EBIO Members Join Project Biodiversify

Nov. 6, 2018

Members of EBIO take part in an exciting new effort to make teaching more inclusive. Project Biodiversify is an online repository of teaching materials and methods aimed at increasing the diversity of biologists highlighted in lectures, humanizing biologists, and making biology classrooms inclusive to students of all backgrounds ( https://projectbiodiversify.org/...