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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


When: Monday, November 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Hornbake : On the plaza
Event Type(s): Other,Diversity,Special Event

It's virtually impossible to grow up in a world that is filled with biases and stereotypes and not take some of them in. Even though none of us wants to make unfair assumptions about people (based on their ethnicity, gender or other characteristics), we often harbor negative thoughts under the surface. And it can be uncomfortable to acknowledge these biases, because we see ourselves, and often behave, as open-minded and fair. But only by directly addressing the stereotypes in our heads can we transcend them. Rising above our "-isms" requires honesty and intentional self-examination. Though a tragedy, the killing of Trayvon Martin has spurred us to come together to do this important work. Join us at 6:30 this evening on Hornbake Mall for a candlelight vigil, and check out the week's events at

--Contributed by Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.


For more information, contact:
Jenny Denton
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
+1 301 405 1328

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