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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: Value Visual Diversity

Event Type(s): Other,Diversity

Often it is the subtlest of cues that convey whether an office is perceived to be "friendly" to diversity. And we might be walking by these cues everyday without even noticing them. Scan your office and its various publications for images that imply diversity by race, gender, sexuality, religion, dis/ability, among others. What art do you have on the wall? Do your brochures and pamphlets imply openness to working with different people? Does your website contain images and stories that capture the breadth of diversity on campus? These decisions may seem minor, but often figure prominently in the minds of marginalized communities. Seeing similar or familiar images can translate into feeling welcomed and included.

-- Contributed by Mark Brimhall-Vargas, Ph.D.

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