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The School of Information is engaged in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives with the goal of  “foster[ing] a culturally responsive learning environment” (School Goal #5), and supports Institute-wide DEI activities. Major School of Information initiatives in this area include a faculty and staff training workshop in April 2018, which invited Dialogues on Diversity to campus to provide implicit bias education, followed-up with an event in April 2019 to diversify the curriculum. The “Diversifying the Curriculum Event” invited leaders from campus and from the wider information field to campus to give talks and engage the faculty and staff in activities around identity, expressing DEI in syllabi, DEI teaching practices at other iSchools, and library resources around diversifying information science. For more information about DEI initiatives at the School of Information, please contact Dean Cocciolo.