Diversity & Inclusion Reflection | March 2022


History Has Overlooked These 8 Women Scientists — But Not Anymore | TED Ideas

These pioneering women were behind some of history’s greatest discoveries, from the greenhouse effect and nuclear fission to the structure of DNA and breakthrough leprosy treatment.


Get an Up-Close Look at the Colorful Holi Festival | National Geographic

See clouds of neon-colored powder envelop villages across India during Holi Festival. Each year, crowds gather to celebrate the beginning of spring with an explosion of color, traditional folk music, and more.


Black Men in Medicine: Meeting the Challenge | Beyond the White Coat: Making the Rounds | AAMC

Despite efforts by medical schools, foundations, and the government to increase diversity in the physician pipeline, the number of Black men in medicine has remained virtually stagnant since 1978. This stagnation has serious implications for patient care, since a wealth of research has shown that Black patients receive more effective care from Black doctors.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion | March 2022


Demystifying the Model Minority Myth: Reflections and Implications for APIDA Students’ Experience and Success in Higher Education
Presenters: Huanshu Yuan, Ph.D., associate professor
Department of Multicultural Services, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University
March 24, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Abstract: This presentation critically reviews the concept of “model minority myth” in combination with literature and narrative stories from Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) students as they seek meanings of identity amidst the challenges they have encountered in higher education. This presentation aims at unveiling how model minority myth impacts APIDA students and proposes suggestions to assist APIDA students in achieving success in higher education.


Texas A&M employees (students, faculty, and staff) are encouraged to register using Train Traq so that the seminar is included on their training transcript. Community members and people who do not work for Texas A&M are welcome to register using this link
**Registration ends March 22, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (CT).**


RISE Conference | The Texas A&M Race Identity and Social Equity (RISE) Initiative, formally known as the Student Diversity Summit, is a year-long program that provides students with a better understanding of race, identity, and social equity.

Register at tx.ag/rise2022

Continuous Learning | March 2022


Can you name a notable Asian-American or Pacific Islander scientist, inventor, or entrepreneur? Don’t worry—after reading this article, you should have no problems remembering some.

College Students More Likely to Seek Peer Counseling Due to Pandemic, Study Finds

More than half of college students nationwide are more likely to seek peer counseling due to disruptions caused by the pandemic, according to a recent national survey. Peer Counseling in College Mental Health is the first-ever study to focus on college students and peer counseling.

Diversity & Inclusion Events | March 2022

Holidays and Celebrations


Ash Wednesday (Christian): A day of prayer and fasting, Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent.


International Women’s Day: This day celebrates the various social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.


Birthday of Harriet Tubman: An abolitionist and activist, Tubman is best known for her role in the Underground Railroad.


St. Patrick’s Day (Irish): The feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held around the world.


Holi (Hindu): This holiday celebrates the winter harvest and the onset of spring.


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (United Nations): After an incident in which police killed 69 people in South Africa in 1960, the UN created this event to call for the elimination of racial discrimination.