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