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Call for Names - Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Hosted by the Veterans Employee Resource Group

Posted On: Thursday, May 04, 2017 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Veterans

The Veterans Employee Resource Group will host a wreath presentation and remembrance ceremony, in conjunction with the Interfaith Employee Resource Group, on May 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM on the University Campus Quad at the flag poles. We encourage all members of the UMass Memorial and Medical School communities to participate by offering names of your family members, friends or loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country.

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2017 Diversity Engagement Survey

Posted On: Friday, March 17, 2017 Posted By: Diversity Office

We need you!  Your feedback is critical to improving the UMASS culture. You can make a difference by completing the Diversity Engagement Survey.  In addition, you can enter a raffle and have a chance to win a prize; one month of free parking, or a basket of scratch tickets!

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Spoken Word for Healing Open Mic Night

Posted On: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Events

QMass and SNMA will be hosting a Spoken Word for Inclusion Open Mic Night on Tuesday, November 29th. The event will provide a space for healing, reflection, respectful expression of emotion, and garnering of hope for our students of color, LGBT students, and all other members of the UMass Community. 

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International Education Week

Posted On: Thursday, November 10, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Interfaith Employee Resource Group, International Committee Comments count

Understanding the Alphabet: LGBT 101

Posted On: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Comments count

Pie Day is an Employee Celebration

Posted On: Monday, November 07, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Comments count

Panel Discussion Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

Posted On: Friday, November 04, 2016 Posted By: Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee, Diversity Office Tags: Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee, Disabilities, Veterans Comments count

Sukkot Holiday Observance

Posted On: Sunday, October 16, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Student Group, UMass Memorial Health Care

Sukkot is primarily a Jewish tradition as a harvest festival, it commemorates a historical event and it has a spiritual or metaphysical dimension: it is a reminder to us that as human beings, we are vulnerable to God/Nature.

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Cultural Diversity: Our Greatest Asset

Posted On: Thursday, September 08, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office Tags: Commonwealth Medicine Cultural Diversity Committee

UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division is made up of people from all walks of life working towards a common mission: helping vulnerable populations. As Executive Vice Chancellor, I am very proud of our culture of inclusiveness. As we unfortunately see more examples of intolerance towards others around the world, we need to continue to cultivate our environment of civility, respect, and acceptance.

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Announcing Campus Read 2016 - Clean by David Sheff

Posted On: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Posted By: Diversity Office

Our annual Campus Read Program promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is both timely and important for our campus community and our mission areas.  Currently, opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  As  the commonwealth’s only public medical school, stemming the drug crisis is important to our mission of service to our communities and neighbors. 

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