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Calendar of Events

JANUARY
EVENTS:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, Jan. 14, 8:30 a.m., Hot Springs Convention Center/Horner Hall.  Keynote speaker: Attorney Donnellda Rice. Tickets may be purchased at the Webb Community Center in advance. NO tickets will be sold at the door! (501) 538-0725. 

MLK Birthday (observed): Monday, Jan. 16. National holiday. For events celebrating Dr. King’s life or service opportunities in Central Arkansas, as part of “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” go to the website of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, http://arkingdream.org, or call (501) 683-1300.

UAMS Commemoration: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Remember! Celebrate!  Act! – the Mission is Still to Fulfill. Speaker: The Honorable Fred Allen, Representative District 33, Arkansas State Legislator. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12 noon, COPH, G219 (Pauly Auditorium). 
 
                        
Daisy Bates, First Lady of Little Rock Documentary Prescreening: Friday, Jan. 19, 2 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Auditorium, UA, Fayetteville. (479) 575-7311 or jrh022@uark.edu.

Black Male Achievement Symposium: Jan. 27-28. Reception: Friday, Jan. 27, 5-8 p.m., Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.  pdickerson@littlerock.org.

OBSERVANCES AND HISTORIC DATES:
Jan.1 (1863): Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln
Jan 9-12: New Year, Mahayana Buddhism
Jan. 13 (1978): NASA selects first group of women astronauts.
Jan. 13: Lohri (Sikh)
Jan. 16: World Religion Day (Baha’i)
Jan. 23: Lunar New Year (China and other countries with significant Chinese populations)
Jan. 23 (1849): Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the United States.
Jan. 24 (1985): Ellison S. Onizuka, first Asian-American NASA astronaut in space mission
Jan. 26: Republic Day (India)
Jan. 28: Vasant Panchami, Festival of Saraswati, goddess of learning (Hindu)

FEBRUARY
February is Black History Month

EVENTS:
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock Documentary Premiere:  PBS series Independent Lens.  The PBS documentary tells the story of a seven-year journey by filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to unravel the life of a forgotten civil rights activist named Daisy Bates.

PROGRAM DEADLINES & DATES OF NOTE:
PCAT Prep Summer Program (PPSP) applications: Wednesday, Feb. 1. The College of Pharmacy and the Center for Diversity Affairs will begin accepting online applications for the 2012 cycle of the summer prep program for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. More information: Otis Tyler, (501) 686-6500.
Application DEADLINE for the Pharmacy Camp administered by the UAMS College of Pharmacy: Friday, Feb. 10. More information: Kemi Talabi, (501) 686-6282.
Recruitment Workshop/Tour for Arkansas Commitment for High School Juniors & Seniors: Saturday, Feb. 18. More information: Bill Bauknight, (501) 686-5358.

OBSERVANCES AND HISTORIC DATES:
Feb. 2: Imbolc (Pagan)
Feb. 3: Setsubun (Shinto)
Feb. 5: Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad’s birthday)
Feb.5: Constitution Day, Mexico
Feb. 7-8: Tu B’Shevat (Jewish)
Feb. 11: National Foundation Day, Japan
Feb. 12: NAACP founded
Feb.14: Race Relations Day
Feb. 17: League of United Latin Citizens (LULAC) founded
Feb 20: Shivratri, the festival of Mahashivaratri (Hindu)
Feb. 22: Ash Wednesday and Beginning of Lent (Christian)

MARCH
March is Women’s History Month and Irish American Heritage Month

PROGRAM DEADLINES & DATES OF NOTE:
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) HPRP Conference: Saturday, March 3

OBSERVANCES AND HISTORIC DATES:
March 8: Holi, celebration of spring (Hindu, Sikh)
March 9: Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Roman Catholic)
March 20: Nowruz (Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)

Diversity Calendar Submissions: Please send to HelenHaynes@uams.edu.