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Center for Diversity Affairs to Sponsor LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies Webinar

The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs will host a webinar on cultural competency strategies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. The webinar will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, in Room 214 A/B of the Wilson Education Building. No cost to attend.

Black History Month Event - February 22, 2011

he Center for Diversity Affairs will host our annual UAMS Black History Month event on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1130 am to 1 p.m. in the COPH, Pauley Auditorium, G219.   This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Fitz Hill, president of Arkansas Baptist College, who will speak on the topic of "Black Economic Development in the 21st Century." Dr. Hill will be introduced by Chancellor Rahn.  The Mabelvale African Drum & Groove Ensemble, a group of 4th and 5th graders from Mabelvale Elementary School, will provide special entertainment.  This group is noted for performing sophisticated and complicated West African & Caribbean rhythms and beats with precision, creativity and showmanship. 

 Please help us spread the word to all of our students, friends, colleagues and associates.  For additional information please contact Carmelita Smith, Campus Diversity Manager at (501) 563-4004, or Odette Woods, Chair, Chancellor's Diversity Committee at (501) 296-1076.

January Diversity Highlight:

Mark Rowe, RNP, MNSc

Recent Events

The Honorable Joyce Elliot will be the speaker for the UAMS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Theme: "An Appropriate Legacy to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, M.D. is the Keynote Speaker for 14th Annual Diversity Week at UAMS

For more information about the Diversity Committee at UAMS contact:
Carmelita Smith
UAMS Diversity Manager
(501) 603-1316

Past News about Diversity at UAMS

About the UAMS Diversity Committee

Mission Statement

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is committed to nurturing a community that incorporates the values and contributions of multiculturalism into all aspects of UAMS life.


Recognize and cultivate our diversity by implementing cultural awareness and education.

Promote practical interactive pluralism which advances the well-being and success of each participant in our multicultural community.

About Diversity

Composition of the UAMS Diversity Committee: We are composed of a cross-section of employees who are devoted to implementing the mission and goals of the UAMS Diversity Initiative.  The committee meets once a month to discuss issues related to diversity awareness on campus.  If you have any feedback regarding how to make diversity our strength, please e-mail our committee members.
Diversity Facts: Check out the population structure of UAMS.

Policies and Procedures Related to Diversity Issues:  UAMS Policies and Procedures address the issue of diversity.  Visit our Office of Human Resources website to see the Policies and Practice section to learn more.

Culture Smart: We plan to introduce different topics regarding diversity every month.  Visit our Cultural Smart site and check out this month's topics.
Test Your Cultural Sensitivity:  A handy tool for you to examine your own level of cultural awareness.

If you have any feedback regarding UAMS' Diversity Initiative, please contact our Diversity Manager:

UAMS Diversity Committee
4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205

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