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Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | October 2022

READ HelpLine Volunteers Are Here To Lend A Non-Judgmental Ear | Texas A&M Today Aggies can dial the after-hours mental health call line to speak to a peer who is trained to offer support. Story by Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications WATCH Breast cancer highlights from the 2022 ASCO Annual […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Events | October 2022

Holidays and Celebrations Month-long Observances | October 2022 Global Diversity Awareness Month National Disability Employment Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness Month National Polish American Heritage Month 10/10/2022 World Mental Health Day (People with Disabilities): World Mental Health Day promotes mental health awareness and education, and it advocates against social stigma relating to mental health. 10/10/2022 […]

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Continuous Learning | October 2022

Increasing Neurodiversity in Disability and Social Justice Advocacy Groups | Jessica M. F. Hughes, Ph.D. People with disabilities are underrepresented in social justice groups. Even disability advocacy groups tend to exclude members of the disability community, particularly those with mental and cognitive disabilities and those belonging to non-dominant groups, such as people in LGBTQ communities […]

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion | October 2022

C-IDEA invites all to our two upcoming events happening here at the VMBS this fall! Halloween Storytelling: The Witching HourMonday, Oct. 31  6-7 p.m., VENI Third Floor/Faculty Commons Wear your costume, grab some treats, and hear some hair-raising tales from VMBS students, faculty, and staff about strange things that have happened to them late at […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | September 2022

READ Texas A&M Research Reveals Issues with Fracture Healing in People with Down Syndrome | VMBS Communications New research from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) is the first to provide direct experimental evidence that people with Down syndrome (DS) may not heal from bone fractures. Story by Aubrey Bloom, […]

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Continuous Learning | September 2022

What is an Aggie Ally?  Allies include staff, faculty, and students at Texas A&M University and B/CS community members who display an Ally placard to identify them as an individual who is willing to provide a safe haven, a listening ear, and support the LGBTQ+ community. To become an Aggie Ally, please follow our link https://tx.ag/aggiealliesworkshop to register […]

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion | September 2022

The Suicide Awareness & Prevention Office (SAPO) at Texas A&M University has continued to recognize the need for our campus to raise awareness of resources, reduce stigma of suicide, and increase interpersonal connections through awareness programs. This year we will again be hosting a kickoff event for suicide awareness month and a 4-week walk challenge […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Events | September 2022

Holidays and Celebrations Month-long Observances | September 2022 National Recovery Month National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month 9/10/2022 World Suicide Prevention Day: This day was created to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities held around the world since 2003. 9/15/2022 – 10/15/2022 National Hispanic Heritage Month: This month honors the […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | August 2022

READ   Study: Mental Health Curriculum Could Reduce Peer Violence | Texas A&M Today Texas A&M researchers found anti-stigma interventions that promote acceptance and empathy can reduce experiences of violence and bullying among students with mental illnesses. Story by Callie Rainosek, Texas A&M University School of Public Health WATCH Behind the Scenes of Ganpati Celebrations | […]

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Continuous Learning | August 2022

Title IX Became Law 50 Years Ago. Why It Still Matters In 2022. | Texas A&M Today Texas A&M faculty and staff reflect on the landmark legislation. Story by Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications