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Diversity Calendar

Events Mar 19 to Apr 15 2019
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Matteo Gentile,
    Come learn about the home buying process from start to finish! We’ll learn what’s needed to qualify for a mortgage and how much you can borrow. Then we will find out what items are most important to you in your new home purchase and how to negotiate an offer. Once you find the right home you should have it professionally inspected so there are no surprises! Next you’ll learn about the important role your attorney will play in keeping you and your investment protected. We’ll end the session discu ...
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Susan D. Bro, Susan Bro is a resident of Ruckersville, Virginia. She is the mother of Heather Heyer.
    Join us for Women’s History Month as we celebrate “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence” featuring keynote speaker Susan Bro, whose daughter was killed during the white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    After Heyer was killed, money poured in from well-wishers. With help from her associates, Bro set up a foundation in her daughter’s name. The Heather Heyer Foundation has spent the past year granting scholarships and working with groups such as the AIDS Healthcare Foun ...
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Come join us in our celebration of Nowruz at UMass. The Interfaith Employee Resource Group is sponsoring this event to bring attention to the various faiths and observances of the cultures represented by our caregivers here at UMass Memorial Healthcare and UMass Medical School campuses. Nowruz is a holiday celebrated in many countries of the world, heralding the beginning to Spring! Nowruz originated in Persia and is from the Zoroastrian faith.
    This event includes traditional candy, pizza and s ...
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The CEOD Disability Committee, Civility Committee, and Cultural Diversity Committee are sponsoring a book discussion of “Wonder”, by P.J. Palacio. The book revolves around the life of August "Auggie" Pullman, who was born with a facial condition. Homeschooled through the fourth grade, Auggie begins fifth grade at a new school, where he is bullied at the hands of some of his classmates, and supported by others. We will spend an hour discussing the book, including discussion about how it relates t ...
  • Friday, March 29, 2019

    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    The Medical School is holding the 5th  annual "Boutique Clothing Sale.”  The proceeds to benefit the Dress for Success Organization.
    Join us for a shopping spree in the Old Medical School Lobby. Shopping has never been easier and more affordable. Only $5.00 per item. Looks good and feels good!
    
    Cash donations  are accepted and encouraged!
  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Oneeka Williams, MD,
    UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School join Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health in commemorating National Minority Health Month to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.  The theme for the 2019 observance is Active & Healthy, which emphasizes the health benefits of incorporating even small amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity into our schedules. Physical activity promotes health and reduces the risk of ...
  • Monday, April 08, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    , Nicole Kanis, Caregiver Specialist from Montachusett Home Care Laura Black-Silver, Caregiver Specialist from Tri-Valley, Inc. Deb Dowd-Foley, Caregiver Specialist from Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
    If you are caring for a loved one, feel alone, or unsupported, this presentation will offer you an opportunity to experience different digital tools available to help manage caregiving responsibilities, find support and access new information. We will review a range of different apps, websites and other technology to help both you and the person you’re caring for.
    
    Feel free to bring your smart phone and/or tablet and don’t forget your lunch.  See you there.
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    The Women’s Faculty Committee (WFC) provides input from the women faculty of all three schools at UMass Worcester (UMass Medical School, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) and our clinical partner UMMHC,on matters relevant to women faculty, including recruitment, hiring, professional development, advancement, and retention of women faculty; seeks to promote equity in policies, practices, and procedures of the institution. Meetings are held on the second Thursday  ...