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  • November Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Diwali and More

    National Native American Heritage Month: The Land of Orange County Native American Monument in Hillsborough Long before Chapel Hill was home to the University of North Carolina, Occaneechi, Sissipahaw, Shakori, Haw and Eno Native Americans roamed the land. People of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation still live in the area today. These Native Americans hunted, farmed, held … Read more

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    October Observances: National Disability Employment Awareness Month, LGBTQ History, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off Oct. 1, and UNC Health is celebrating by sharing resources and programs all month long. The Diverse Abilities Employees Resource Group is also hosting an event on Oct. 18, focused on how to accommodate teammates with different abilities. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month … Read more

  • Dr. Archin Receives Diversity in Science and Excellence Award

    Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, was recently awarded the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity in Science and Excellence award. Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, recently received t … Read more

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    Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

    It’s almost time to kick off Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month celebrations. The month long observance spans from September 15 to October 15 and highlights the cultures, histories and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. One day later Mexico celebrates their ind … Read more

  • August’s Multicultural Holidays and Observances

    August 1: Lughnasadh, an official Irish holiday, marks the beginning of the harvest season. August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed every year by the United Nations to protect the rights of the globes indigenous population. August 15: In the Catholic religion, Feast of the Assumption commemorates the Virgin Mary’s body ascending into Heaven to mee … Read more

  • July Observances Shine Light on Wellness, Freedom

    July Observances Social Wellness Month: July is recognized as a time to break out of your bubble. During Social Wellness Month individuals are encouraged to meet new people and participate in activities outside their comfort zone. Learn about how you can increase your health and wellbeing through socializing. Independence Day: July 4th is a US federal holiday that celebrates the … Read more

  • Celebrate Juneteenth, LGBTQ Pride, Caribbean-American Heritage Month

    Juneteenth Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to inform and ensure the last group of enslaved Black people were finally freed. This was 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was signed into law. Juneteenth became a national holiday in 2021. Now, this day also provides an … Read more

  • May Celebrates Older, Jewish, Asian and Pacific Island Americans

    It’s spring and also a time dedicated to bringing awareness to the contributions made by older Americans, American Jews, and those with Asian and Pacific Island ancestry. Celebrate by educating yourself about the various populations/cultures or by participating in an activity. Older Americans Month Over 50 million people in the United States are over the age of 65, yet the way ou … Read more

  • April Holidays and Observances

    World Autism Awareness Month, Passover and Easter are celebrated by people across the world during the month of April.

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month, March Holidays

    Trailblazing Women of the Department More than 17,000 women are enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today, making up more than half of the student body. But that wasn’t always the case. It wasn’t until 1877 that women began first enrolling at Carolina for summer sessions. It was another two decades later before Sallie Walker Stockard became the first woman … Read more

  • Drs. Rubin, Styner Featured in the “Recognition of Women Leaders in Science” issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine

    Drs. Janet Rubin and Maya Styner were among the women scientists recognized in a thematic issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine for their paper, “The Skeleton in a Physical World.” Both women were acknowledged as leaders dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge of their field and inspiring the next generation of female scientists. 

  • Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills Interviewed at ASH 2022

    Watch an interview with Dr. Shakira Grant and Jiona Mills on Barriers to Participation in Hematology Trials at the 2022 ASH conference.