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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar.pdf UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between an observance and scheduled meetings and events.  State and federal law require that we make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of employees. The law also allows that such accommodations honor the primacy of our commitment to patient care and business needs, and not unduly burden other employees or disproportionately affect the religious observer.  This Interfaith Observer Planning Calendar lists major religious holidays, but does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. It is intended to encourage consideration of these days of observance when scheduling meetings and events.

Please see the PDF of interfaith observances for inclusive planning purposes.

For further information on other religious holidays observed by our employees and patients, please consult the Interfaith Calendar website.  

Holiday Decoration Guidelines 2016

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Diversity Calendar

Events Feb 24 to Mar 23 2017
  • Friday, February 24, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Monday, February 27, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Zika Virus: Another Emerging Virus in the Americas

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join us for an information session on the Zika Virus.
    Sharone Green, M.D., will provide a general overview of the disease and information on:
    1.	Geographic Areas with Zika
    2.	Mode of transmission
    3.	Signs and Symptoms
    4.	Prevention (including travel information)
    5.	Treatment Options
    6.	UMMS experience with the virus
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Networking Social for our Students From Underrepresented Groups

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Office of Student Affairs invite you to attend a Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups.  This is an opportunity for underrepresented students from SOM, GSN, and GSBS to network in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with Dean Flotte, faculty members and professional staff.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    MASSACHUSETTS STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSERS)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    FOR THOSE IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSERS) 
    Long term planning and knowledge are keys to successful retirement.  Come attend a presentation and ask questions at this special seminar!
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    An Evening of Zentangle

    4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    What is Zentangle?
    The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.
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