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UpNext!; The Diversity Calendar for the next month!

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Check-In and Chat
Everyone is welcome to join the Mature Workforce committee Check-In and Chat.  We all know the challenges of the remote work environment – technology, loss of social interaction and networking experiences, and the stress of being ‘inside.’ Let’s get together and chat – suggest coping strategies,  share common experiences and hear from each other what helps!
Time Noon – 1:00 PM
Date Tuesday, March 16,  2021

Science Cafe - Epigenetics: Going Beyond Your Genome
The UMassMed Postdoctoral Association (UMPA) would like to invite you to a virtual science outreach event. From whole chromosome inactivation to regulation of specific genes, our UMassMed postdoctoral fellows will discuss their current research on epigenetics. Erica Hildebrand, postdoctoral fellow in the Dekker lab in the Program in Systems Biology, and Melvys Valledor, postdoctoral fellow in the Lawrence lab in the Department of Neurology, will present on this topic. Please feel free to invite your friends and family interested in learning about this topic in an informal setting. 
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
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Diversity and Injustice in Current Events and Science (DICES) Journal Club presents: Beyond Borders: International Scientists and Innovation 
The Diversity Interest Group (DIG) and UMMS' Postdoctoral Association (UMPA) will host our fourth session of the Diversity and Injustice in Current Events and Science (DICES) Journal Club entitled Beyond Borders: International Scientists and Innovation. Our goals are to (1) develop awareness and educate UMMS researchers on racism & other intersectional forms of discrimination, (2) develop and implement community-building initiatives within GSBS, Tri-School, and Worcester Communities, and (3) advocate for trainee concerns regarding diversity and inclusion in GSBS and Tri-School. This session will feature current and former members of the UMMS community who will graciously share their experiences as international scientists. In addition, we will warmly welcome Aaron Blumberg, Esq. as our guest contributor! Aaron Blumberg is a Partner at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy’s Miami office, where he advises a diverse clientele, from investors and entrepreneurs to colleges and universities to multinational companies, on U.S. immigration law
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom! 
Password: 077266 Meeting ID: 932 6062 7882
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Tips and Tricks from IT: OneDrive Essentials – How to Get Started
We know that working remotely can be challenging, learning new technology and staying connected while apart is something we are all going through. The Mature Workforce Committee invites you to join members of the UMass Medical School IT Team for an informal discussion centered on helpful tips and tricks you can use to overcome these obstacles.
Time: Noon-1PM
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021  

Career & Professional Development Panel Discussion
The Professional Womens Committee of the CEOD, invites you to hear from three passionate professional women within our institution about their career trajectory, career advice, and hopes for the future of women in the workplace and at UMass Medical School. “Meet the panelists:” Lisa Colombo; EVC of Commonwealth Medicine,  Marlina Duncan, Vice Chancellor for Diversity &  Inclusion and Patty Lanzillotti, ACIO, Academic Technology.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between observance and scheduled meetings and events.  See our calendar page for more details.

interfaith observances