Monday, February 12, 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Award Nominations Due Feb. 16

The annual EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award recognizes significant achievements of KUMC faculty, staff, students, residents, departments, units, and registered organizations toward developing and enhancing a more inclusive, diverse and culturally competent university community. Nominees and recipients are leaders in creating a culture and environment, characterized by inclusion and respect, in which the very best education, discovery and healing can take place.  All references to KUMC include the Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Nominations for the 2018 EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award will be accepted Jan. 23 - Feb. 16, 2018.  Awards will be conferred at the annual Award Ceremony & Keynote Lecture on April 25, 2018.
For more information or to submit a nomination:

History of African Americans at KU School of Medicine, recording available

Tequilla Manning presented "History of African Americans at KU School of Medicine" on Jan. 25, 2018, at the Black Archives of Mid-American in Kansas City as part of the KUMC Black History Month activities.  The recording is now available:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Black History Month Events & Activities 2018

Celebrate and honor African American and Black History 

at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  

History of African Americans in Medicine at KU
January 25, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, 1722 E 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106
Medical student Tequilla Manning will present her research on several pioneering medical students at KU School of Medicine, followed by a reception and tour of the archives museum located in the 18th and Vine Jazz District.

Summer 1938: Desegregation of the KU School of Medicine, Clendening History of Medicine Exhibit 
January 15 – February 28, daily, Health Education Building Alumni Atrium, ground floor
See the story of Edward V. Williams, ’41, the first African American student to graduate with an MD from KU School of Medicine.

Biographical Posters of Researchers, Faculty & Staff
February 5-28, daily, 1st Floor Murphy Hall
Learn about the background and careers of several Black and African American researchers, faculty and administrators, as well as their journey to KUMC. 

Jayhawk Coffee Break, sponsored by the EVC’s Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet
February 6, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Murphy Lobby
The EVC’s Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet members will be on hand to share information about their current activities & action items.

EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet
February 15, 8:00-9:00 a.m., School of Nursing Auditorium, livestream/ITV available
The quarterly meeting of the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet will include reports and information on their new strategic action items.

Clinical Culture & Diversity Series: The Fulbright Experience – Living Abroad
February 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
This quarterly session will feature Dr. Abiodun Akinwuntan, Dean of the School of Health Professions.

BHM Research Day: Panel Discussion and Poster Session 
February 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., School of Nursing Atrium & 4024, Posters presented at 10:00 a.m., 
Luncheon with Panel, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn about the research conducted by KU’s Black and African American faculty and students.

See the diversity calendar for ongoing event information:

Sponsored by:
  • Executive Vice Chancellor's Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet
  • Clending History of Medicine Library
  • KUMC Alumni Association
  • KUMC Office of International Programs

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 1/15

Join KUMC colleagues and students for a service day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Volunteers will meet at the Health Education Building G109 at 9:00 a.m. for coffee, donuts and instructions for volunteering for Synergy Services. Service time on location is 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Please contact or to sign up.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

International Education Week

International Education Week

International Education Week
 November 13th-18th

Monday, November 13, 2017
International Educational Experience Poster Presentations
Noon-1:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Atrium
Appetizers served

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
KUMC Clinical Culture and Diversity Series
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
G013 SON
Lunch is provided

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Documentary Showing: Poverty, Inc.
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
G013 SON
Lunch is provided

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Culture Hour
A casual forum for students, faculty and staff to discuss cross-cultural exchanges
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided

Immigration Matters for Clinicians, Researchers and other Professionals
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch is provided

Friday, November 17, 2017
Global Fair
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
SON Atrium
Appetizers served

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights
Battenfeld Auditorium

For more information contact: Office of International Programs (913) 588-1480.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

5-Star Culture Conference

November 2nd, 2017

8:00am - 4:00pm

Battenfield Auditorium

Sessions on LGBTQ topics, various religions, Unconscious Bias, Wyandotte County HEAT Project and more!

Register online in The Learning Connection (formerly, Chalk), Search for “Culture.”  

All KUMC and Health System faculty, staff, students, residents invited.  Sponsored by The University of Kansas Health System, 6.0 CNEs available