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On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the University of Maryland will launch a new university calendar that will streamline and replace the FYI and Free Stuff @ UMD calendars. Beginning Sept. 8, you will be able to submit your events to the new campus calendar for review and approval, much like the current process for FYI and Free Stuff @ UMD. On Sept. 8, if you visit this website, you will automatically be redirected to the new calendar. In addition, a new weekly email called UMD This Week will launch on Sept. 8, replacing the daily FYI email. UMD This Week will be delivered at the beginning of every week and will highlight top upcoming events. The email will include details on how to access the new calendar and how to submit events for approval. Questions? Email

DIVERSITY TIP OF THE WEEK: Develop a Diversity Mindset

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Many believe that diversity in the workplace is defined by a vision or set of policies. Actually, it starts by developing a diversity mindset in ourselves. At its core, this mindset is about embracing diversity with an open mind and heart that is then able to accept others' unique qualities. Contributing to diversity requires us to be aware of how we 'add to' our campus community rather than what we 'take from' it. Think about how you behave in the workplace and among your colleagues. Consider the possibility of a different perspective. Think about how to make a positive contribution--not because it's necessarily good for YOU, but because it's the best way to serve others and show your best self.

--Contributed by Cynthia Tucker, Assistant to the President and Staff Ombuds Officer

For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 6810

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