August 2013

Demographics and Cheerios

By Billy Thomas, MD, MPH UAMS Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Professor, College of Medicine Last month General Mills aired a Cheerios commercial in which a little girl asks her mother, who is white, about the healthy heart benefits of cheerios. The mother, dressed in business attire and engaged in what seems to be […]


Back to the Future: Diversity for Today from the 1960s

By Hosea Long Associate Vice Chancellor Chief Human Resources Officer A few years ago, the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee invited Judge Wendell Griffith to campus to be our annual Diversity Week speaker. Being a Trekkie (or is it Trekker?) from the early days of  the 1960s television show “Star Trek,” which aired with Captain Kirk, Mr. […]


Does it Really Matter?

By Lisa Gaddy Human Resources Manager for Immigration Services In my office I have a magnet attached to my filing cabinet that says, “Celebrate the differences.” To some of us, the difference might be a physical characteristic. To some of us, the difference might be intellectual. To some of us, the difference might be one’s […]


Perceptions of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at UAMS

By Teresita L. Angtuaco, M.D. Professor, Department of Radiology On April 30, 2013, President Obama declared May 2013 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, calling upon all Americans to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities. On May 30, UAMS celebrated this event by bringing together a panel of UAMS employees with […]


Chancellor’s Diversity Committee to Present Diversity and Inclusion Awards of Excellence

Two Awards will be presented by the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee/Center for Diversity Affairs to an employee (faculty or staff) and a student nominated for excellence documented in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The nominees shall have contributed to the understanding and value of diversity at UAMS and the campus environment or in the larger […]