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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 Sep 22 to Oct 19 2017
  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Mindfulness Meditation Practice Opportunities

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Monday, September 25, 2017

    "Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration"

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Ilan Stavans, PhD
    UMMS and UMMHC will join the nation in recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Ame ...
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    Assistive Technology Exhibit

    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Assistive technology exhibit – Autism Focused 
    October 4, through November 1.
    The exhibit “Assisti ...
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    2017 Campus Read

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Damon Tweedy, MD
    Our annual Campus Read Program promotes academic discourse and critical thinking on a topic that is  ...
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    LGBTA Network Potluck Social Event

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) sub-committee invite ALL Faculty, Staff and S ...
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