CVMBS D&I Blog

Texas A&M CVMBS Recognized with Fifth Consecutive HEED Award for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

For the fifth year in a row, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has been honored for its commitment to diversity and inclusion with a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Race on Campus: On ‘Teaching Black History to White People’

In this Race on Campus article, Leonard N. Moore discusses his experience teaching the undergraduate course “History of the Black Power Movement” on a campus where only 5% of undergraduates are Black. He’s picked up a few lessons about teaching Black history to white students along the way. The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Katie Mangan […]

Aggie Allies Workshops

The CVMBS Office for Diversity & Inclusion has arranged virtual Aggie Allies Workshops for the Fall 2021 semester. We have three dates and times available to help accommodate different schedules. Each class size is limited to 30 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis. All workshops will be offered in a virtual format. Register […]

Texas A&M Office for Diversity: Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series

The 2021 Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series is designed to engage the campus community in dialogue around topics and issues related to diversity, campus climate, equity, and inclusion. In a virtual format, the Office for Diversity has invited Texas A&M students, faculty, and staff to present their research to the campus community. A list of past Enhancing Diversity Seminars is available here. […]

Diwali

Diwali or Deepawali, also known as the festival of lights, is usually celebrated in October or November and will begin on Nov. 4 this year. Lasting over five days, the holiday is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs worldwide. The name of this festival is derived from ‘avali,’ which means ‘row,’ and ‘deepa,’ […]

Veterans Day

Veterans Day on Nov. 11 honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace, dead or alive, though it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.

Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj, celebrated on Nov. 16 this year, is a prominent Hindu festival when women pray to the gods for long and prosperous lives for their brothers. It is celebrated after the popular festival of Diwali. It is known by various names in different parts of India, like Bhau Beej, Bhai Teeka, or Bhai Phota.

International Education Week

International Education Week, November 16-20, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to […]

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak, on November 18. It is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. In the Sikh faith, festivities revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh gurus. These gurus […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20, 2021. For generations, transgender people have suffered various forms of abuse (and even death) for challenging the views, notions, and stereotypes around “male” and “female” identity. This annual holiday is meant to honor, commemorate, and memorialize those who face discrimination and stigma (often on a daily basis) across […]