CVMBS D&I Blog

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CVMBS Leadership and Communication in Action

Even in the healthiest work environments and relationships, employees can find themselves facing conflict from time to time. Rather than trying to avoid or ignore conflict, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVBMS) recognizes that “conflict simply is.” To encourage healthy habits for addressing conflict in the workplace, the CVMBS’ Office for […]

AAVMC Diversity & Inclusion on Air: Diversity & Specialization

In this episode of Diversity and Inclusion on Air, “Diversity & Specialization,” Dr. Courtney Campbell shares his experiences and observations of being a Black male going into orthopedic surgery. He discusses some of the challenges faced by underrepresented veterinarians considering specialization via internship and residency.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, a popular misconception. Instead, it commemorates a single battle. While it is a relatively […]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a period for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May […]

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM)

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is celebrated each May in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. JAHM was first celebrated in May 2011 following a presidential proclamation by former President Barack Obama. Each year, this national celebration shows the ways in […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s also Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health […]

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Read, Watch, Listen

READ: Microaggressions Are Often Misunderstood One of the best ways to reduce incidents of workplace microaggressions is to first take a step back to soberly confront and dismantle some commonly held myths. Here are five particularly tragic race related microaggression myths that everyone should be aware of. WATCH: Culture & Identity: What’s the intent behind […]

Strangers in a Strange Land • CIVITAS Community Storytelling Event • Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.

CIVITAS Storytelling Event

Faculty, staff, students, and administrators from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) gathered on Zoom on March 23 for the college’s second CIVITAS community storytelling event. The theme for the night was “Strangers in a Strange Land,” and featured eight storytellers: Tracy Vemulapalli, Hope Merriam, Emma Warry, Margaret Cook, Irina Yankin, Savannah […]

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Violence and Bias Impacting the AAPI Community

A note from Dr. Kenita S. Rogers, Executive Associate Dean and Director for Diversity & Inclusion, on recent episodes of violence and bias that are impacting the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. As recent episodes of violence have highlighted, communities continue to be targeted with acts of hate. I would like to share […]

National Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month, a time for celebrating the history, contributions, and culture of the diverse population of Arab Americans. Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab nations, which are located from northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but […]