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Recent & Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • On December 5, 2016, Michael Dibler was featured on the AAVMC Diversity and Inclusion On Air LGBT Roundtable. The group discussed how inclusion has changed in the profession, current challenges and how to be allies to LGBT students and professionals. The show can be accessed live or later using this link:

Upcoming Events

  • February 27, 2017:Diversity and Inclusion On Air – Black History Month. The next episode of Diversity and Inclusion on Air will focus on black history in veterinary medicine, and the guests will be Drs. Paige Carmichael, Ruby Perry and Willie Reed. As always, the show can be watched live or later, and it can be used for credit in the Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine certificate program at Purdue University. You can access the show at:
  • March 10-12, 2017: AAVMC Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium (Washington, DC).
  • March 16-18, 2017: Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2017 Diversity, Learning, and Student Success (Jacksonville).
  • March 22, 2017: 1st Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium (Reitz Union, Gainesville).  The symposium will include both oral and poster presentations from graduate students from the University of Florida and a keynote speaker addressing the importance of diversity in research. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will be interdisciplinary encompassing biological sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer science, engineering, math and physical sciences. The goal of this symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at the University of Florida. Students will receive monetary awards and recognition for best oral presentations and posters.  This event is sponsored by the Black Graduate Student Organization, the College of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Diversity Committee, the Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate Minority Programs. Everyone is welcome to attend, but must click here to register for the symposium.
  • March 29-April 1, 2017: Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Conference (Pittsburgh, PA).
  • May 22-June 30, 2017: UF Summer Health Professions Education Program (Gainesville). Early admission deadline is February 1; college freshmen or sophomores apply here:
  • May 30-June 3, 2017: National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) (Ft. Worth, TX).