Center for Diversity Affairs to Sponsor LGBT Cultural Competency
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
No cost to attend.
Month Event - February 22, 2011
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.
About the UAMS
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.
practical interactive pluralism which advances the well-being and
success of each participant in our multicultural community.
Composition of the UAMS
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
Check out the population structure of UAMS.
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.
Smart: We plan to
introduce different topics regarding diversity every month. Visit our
Cultural Smart site and check out this month's topics.
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: