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Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar

Interfaith Observances Planning Calendar.pdf UMMHC and UMMS respect religious differences and acknowledge that genuine conflict may exist between an observance and scheduled meetings and events.  State and federal law require that we make reasonable accommodation to the religious needs of employees. The law also allows that such accommodations honor the primacy of our commitment to patient care and business needs, and not unduly burden other employees or disproportionately affect the religious observer.  This Interfaith Observer Planning Calendar lists major religious holidays, but does not include all religious holidays observed by every faith. It is intended to encourage consideration of these days of observance when scheduling meetings and events.

Please see the PDF of interfaith observances for inclusive planning purposes.

For further information on other religious holidays observed by our employees and patients, please consult the Interfaith Calendar website.  

Holiday Celebration Guidelines 2017.pdf

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Diversity Calendar

Events May 23 to Jun 19 2018
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018

    Tuberculosis (TB) Lecture

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chris Sassetti, PhD
    We invite you Tuberculosis Session. 
    Throughout history, tuberculosis (TB) has taken a remarkable toll on human health. Even today, more than 50 years after the advent of antibiotic therapy, this infection kills millions every year.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Veterans Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    A wreath presentation and remembrance ceremony will be held, including reading of the names of loved ones submitted, on the University Campus Quad at the flag poles hosted by the Veterans and Interfaith Employee Resource Groups. We encourage all members of the UMass Memorial and Medical School communities to participate by offering names of your family members, friends or loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country. 
    Please copy this link to submit loved one's name: A wreath prese ...
  • Thursday, June 07, 2018

    Personal Development: How to get to the next level through self-assessment and goal setting

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Ana Mechlin, Nick Comeau and Lora Dumas
    Caregivers will make a personal project plan. They will determine the area of their desired growth (leader, coach, project manager, etc). Determine, why they want to work on this now, but also what are the risks if they do not work on this now. They will use a self-assessment tool to determine how they create value, purpose, think, lead, respect others and learn continuously. In addition there will be a brief introduction to the GenX/Millennial Employee Resource Group as well as other growth opp ...
  • Friday, June 08, 2018

    Genderf-kation: A Gender Emancipation - A Documentary Film

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Yasmin Carter, PhD
    The CWM Cultural Diversity Committee in collaboration with the LGBTA committee invites you to view and discuss this documentary film. Genderf*kation: A Gender Emancipation, is the story of six individuals and their journey through the social, religious and political landscapes of a society that struggles to understand or allows for gender variations. It explores real life concepts, issues, and reactions to individuals who self-identify and/or fall outside of traditional gender and sexual identit ...
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