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Beirut Blast Vigil for those affected by the blast

Posted On: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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CEOD Year End Annual Report Message

Posted On: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

As we celebrate this academic year, we look forward to collaboration with our University leaders and the DIO to engage in more robust efforts towards creating a culture of inclusion and operationalizing the mission for diversity. It is our desire to help create a work environment on our campuses where no one EVER feels excluded and where no one EVER feels that they cannot be their true selves.

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Sukkot Holiday Observance

Posted On: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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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Mature Workforce Committee 2018

Posted On: Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The Mature Workforce Committee functions as an advocate for faculty and staff over the age of 40, and supports continuous educational and professional opportunities for mature employees. The committee also serves to support employees who are transitioning out of the workplace and preparing for retirement. Thus the committee serves a dual function of retaining mature workers institutional wisdom while also providing support and assistance to retiring employees who seek to retain their connection to UMASS Medical School.

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Minority Academic Achievement Committee (MAAC) 2018

Posted On: Monday, August 06, 2018

The MAAC makes recommendations to recruit and retain minority faculty and staff. The primary focus of the committee is to foster recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority faculty, residents, and staff. It also strides to help build an inclusive work environment through increased engagement of African American, Hispanic, and LGBT faculty and staff. The committee is co-chaired by José R. Lemos, PhD and Steven Stowe.

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Professional Women’s Committee 2018

Posted On: Friday, August 03, 2018

The Professional Women’s Committee seeks to create an inclusive team-based environment which is conducive to cross-cultural collaboration, leadership, to promote salary equity, and create synergies to encourage and foster professional and personal growth and development.

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MassBiologics Diversity and Inclusion Committee 2018

Posted On: Thursday, August 02, 2018

MassBiologics is committed to supporting employee diversity and inclusion in the workforce. The Co-chair of the committee is Jeffrey Way and the Executive sponsor is Mark Klempner, Executive Vice Chancellor of MassBiologics.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Allies Committee 2018

Posted On: Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The LGBTA Committee helps members of the UMMS campus develop awareness and sensitivity towards LGBT matters. The LGBTA Committee supports LGBTA faculty, staff, and students in the University community. The mission of the committee is to create a visible network of support by serving as a resource for the UMMS LBGT community.

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Religion and Culture: How Two Social Forces Unite II

Posted On: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Do we view culture as a fluid concept, or are there rigid cultural norms deeply instilled within our societies? In the same way that religion seems strict and unyielding, culture can also seem like a concrete system of fixed meanings and symbols.[1] However, both culture and religion are endlessly shifting as people often change their outlooks due to certain political or social contexts. The word culture has origins from the word to “cultivate” or to grow, or care for. Thus to have a culture, to be cultural, is to adapt or grow into the customs of an acquired space.

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International Committee 2018

Posted On: Friday, July 27, 2018

The International Committee works to support a welcoming and inclusive environment for international employees, students, and scholars. In collaboration with the Immigration Services Office of Human Resources, the International Committee works to assure a seamless integration into Massachusetts and the University.

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