Each spring the Diversity and Inclusion Office hosts a wonderful event called the International Festival, a celebration for students and staff highlighting diverse music, dance, food, traditional dress, and other expressions of the 64 countries that make up the UMMS community – and make it such a vibrant and innovative organization.
Enjoy highlights from International Festival 2014, by clicking here.
Diversity Campus Read
The Diversity Campus Read is designed to provide a campus-wide learning opportunity through literature, to encourage a common reading experience and to develop a sense of community at UMMS and UMMHC. All members of the UMMS and UMMHC communities are encouraged to read the Diversity Campus Read selection. Also, throughout the year, other events such as lectures and discussion groups will provide an opportunity for individuals and the community to gather and talk about the issues presented in the book.
Should you care to check out the 2014 selection, it was Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People.
Distinguished Visitor Speakers
Based on expanding reputation for being a health care center of excellence, UMMS is able to attract distinguished visitors from across disciplines and the globe. These authors, researchers, educators, and community and world leaders bring a steady flow of challenging and important ideas into UMMS. Be sure to check InsideUMassMed and UMassMedNow for these special events – and attend as many as you can.
Artist In Residence
Another enriching feature of the UMMS culture, is the opportunity to take advantage of exhibitions in the Lamar Soutter Library, for example, the Artist in Residence series.
You may wish to view these various exhibitions online, or in person at the library.