UTHSC Hosts Community Dialogue on Structural Racism

  MEMPHIS – In June 2020, the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted a free, virtual community dialogue titled, “Why Aren’t We All Mad? A Dialogue on Racism in the Health Care System.”  More than 400 people joined Zoom for the dialogue to better understand the role of the … Continued

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Compassion, Flexibility and Creativity During a Pandemic

  by Tyra Haag Pandemic KNOXVILLE – Compassion. Flexibility. Creativity. Those are the three principles UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman has used to lead the university during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when everyone is under additional stress and uncertainly, providing resources to help faculty and staff cope during the pandemic is especially important.  … Continued

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IPS: A Place Where All Can Thrive

UT’s Institute for Public Service realizes its unique role in serving Tennesseans, and it is committed to doing so despite the many challenges the country is facing.  With increasing racial tensions, IPS Vice President Herb Byrd III reminded employees of their role in promoting diversity throughout the Institute as well as the state. “We have … Continued

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Training Employees and Students at UTSI

TULLAHOMA – The UT Space Institute has worked diligently to keep its campus and research facilities healthy and safe for personnel and to work against racism. Human resources delivered a self-observation questionnaire and self-isolation form to all employees to help ensure employees know when it is safe for them to return to campus or if … Continued

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UTIA Takes Action Against Racism Through New Council and Director

The UT Institute of Agriculture is committed to a unified, integrated approach to enhancing diversity and inclusion throughout the institute. As a result, a new UTIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council has been formed that will include representation from all departments and units.  This standing council will have rotating membership to ensure that all aspects … Continued

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UT Martin Continues to Make Campus Safe and Inclusive

by Sarah Knapp MARTIN – From the renewed fight against racism to a worldwide pandemic threatening the health and welfare of people everywhere, UT Martin has continued to serve its students, faculty, staff and community through its dedication to safety and inclusion.  “The University of Tennessee at Martin condemns racism, threats or violence of any … Continued

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Help Make Sure Presentations and Events Are Accessible to Everyone

“It’s a right that everyone has the same equal access and ability to succeed,” explained Jeanneda Gilbert, disabilities services specialist in the Office of Disability Services at UT Martin. “You may think you’re helping a few specific individuals, but there are likely others in your class, listening to your presentation or attending your event who … Continued

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Understanding Diversity and Valuing Our Differences

“In order for everyone to thrive, we need to ensure people feel safe, comfortable and welcome and are able to concentrate on their work rather than worrying about oppression,” explained Joe Miles during his presentation to attendees of UT’s first,University-wide diversity summit. More than 140 faculty and staff from every UT campus and institute attended … Continued

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