Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) commemorated its fifth year of operations in diversity and equity research with a celebration held on May 8 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Building. The event was attended by noted public and university figures, community partners, Wei LAB staff and friends and featured a program of speakers, as well as a commemorative cake and ice cream social following the event.
Jackson’s work and life were the subject of a feature article in the May 22, 2015 edition of the Madison Times. The article, “Developments in Diversity: How UW’s Wei LAB is Leading the Way, ” covers Jackson’s interest in administrative diversity and the reasons for his founding of the Wei LAB.
Wei LAB Featured in City of Madison’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiatives
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Director and Chief Research Scientist Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson stood with Madison, Wis. Mayor Paul Soglin and other civic and community leaders to introduce Madison-specific measures to bolster young men of color, ensuring they reach their full potential.
Wei LAB Launches National Study of Intercollegiate Athletics
“This study will help to fill a knowledge gap that results in too many assumptions being made as to the intents of individuals or the fairness of processes,” Jackson said. “The information we’re gathering has the potential to help every institution that elects to participate.”
Black Women in STEM Fields Face Unique Obstacles, Discrimination
African American women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields face challenges unique to their race and gender, according to a recent article co-authored by Wei LA) Assistant Director LaVar J. Charleston, Assistant Professor Phillis L. George from the department of Leadership and Counselor Education at the University of Mississippi, Wei LAB Director Jerlando F. L. Jackson, and Wei LAB research associates Jonathan Berhanu and Mauriell H. Amechi.