UM Links

The following are links to organizations, resources, and reports related to gender and race, that are available at UM.


Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Equity and Inclusion Committee (E & I)

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national organization of both female and male, student and professional members. The purpose is to encourage students to pursue a degree in engineering, to promote professional engineers to further their education and to increase the numbers and promote the cause of women in the engineering profession. Activities include high school visits, high school outreach days, guest speakers encouraging students to visit the University of Miami, and giving tours of the College of Engineering.

UM's Women's Commission is concerned with reviewing policies, procedures, and attitudes that affect the status of women at the University, and by recommending the progressive change. 
History of the Women's Commission 

Women's Commission Annual Breakfast

Listserve archive

Join the Women's Commission Listserve

UM's Program in Women's and Gender Studies, led by Director Louise Davidson-Schmich, seeks to encourage the rigorous investigation of gender as a significant issue in all areas of human experience. The core objective is to foster the examination, open discussion, and lively debate of gender issues among faculty and students from all fields of study. To enrich the undergraduate curriculum and the university's academic mission through excellent communication across disciplines and colleges. This program hosts a speaker series, Women's International Film Festival as well as a Dinner and a Movie Series.

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Miami promotes and sustains research and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean. The CLAS is a forum for the UM community with shared regional interests. CLAS fosters a strong academic network of faculty and students and providing an institutional framework to obtain research grants and other funding. The CLAS hosts lectures, workshops, and conferences and works with other universities and consular offices to build excellence in teaching, research, and community outreach.

The University of Miami Postdoctoral Programs Office offers a series of intensive workshops including lectures, discussions, readings, written exercises, and practical experiences to enhance professional development for postdoctoral associates and graduate students from all UM campuses. Workshops improve skills in scientific writing for publication of research articles, obtaining funding, making effective oral presentations, and teaching and mentoring the next generation. Every year trainers from the National Center for Biotechnology Information conduct workshops. Faculty mentors and their postdocs are encouraged to create a Postdoctoral Compact and an Individual Development Plan. The Compact establishes joint expectations between the postdoctoral fellow and the mentor. This Compact should typically be determined during the hiring process and signed by both the mentor and trainee at the time of hire. The Individual Development Plan provides a planning process that identifies professional development needs and career objectives and also serves as a communication tool between trainees and their mentors.


Hispanic alliance: Faculty/administrator/staff group comprised of Hispanics to help the University's Hispanic students.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). The purpose of SHPE is to unite the Hispanic students at the College of Engineering (COE), which make up approximately 30% of the total COE population. SHPE is the source of quality Hispanic engineers and technical talent. The society strives to achieve educational excellence at the pre-college and collegiate levels, and broaden economic opportunity and social awareness.

UM Academic Resource Center, faculty support workshops, and seminars: contact the ARC for presentation dates and location at (305) 284 -2800


Resources Supporting SEEDS: Scientists & Engineers Supporting Diversity Success. This guide presents selected resources supporting the SEEDS program, which are available through the University of Miami Libraries.

An Intro to Women's & Gender Studies Guide and Women's & Gender Studies Guide presents selected electronic resources available through the University of Miami Libraries and open access websites.

Women's Health, Louis Calder Memorial Library

Data Services Guide, available through the University of Miami Library, this guide discusses several stages of data management.



UM Academic Resource Center, faculty support workshops and seminars: contact the ARC for presentation dates and location at (305) 284 -2800


Gender Issues in The Sixties, List of selective events 


The Institute for Women's Health, Miller Medical School; Web site provides information and resources on women's health.

Project DYNA at UM School of Nursing and Health Studies explores minority health issues

Research on Hispanic Women's Health supported by federal funding to the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health