//Tag:Billy Thomas

UAMS Pays Homage to MLK with Walk, Donations, Service

Jan. 31, 2018 | Whether his plight was racism, poverty, segregation or war, Martin Luther King Jr. always believed the most impactful avenue for change was peaceful protest in the form of demonstrations, rallies, marches and boycotts. The civil rights leader’s most cherished accomplishments are tied to that belief. There was the Montgomery bus boycott [...]

By | 2018-01-31T12:19:27+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

Billy Thomas, M.D., Receives LULAC’s La Esperanza Award

Nov. 2, 2017 | Billy Thomas, M.D., M.P.H. has worked for decades to strengthen diversity and inclusion on the UAMS campus. He was recently honored for some of his work, specifically with Hispanic students, with the La Esperanza Award from the central Arkansas chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC). La Esperanza, [...]

By | 2017-11-02T09:35:27+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Tours The World at International Fest, Caps Diversity Month

Oct. 11, 2017 | On most days the ground floor concourse in the Education II Building is a thoroughfare and gathering place for students, but Sept. 28 it became a mode for world travels. UAMS faculty, staff and students who attended transformed into globetrotting tourists and sightseers. It began in China, sampling local cuisine, admiring [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:52:11+00:00 October 11th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Tolerance Plays Important Role Throughout History

Sept. 19, 2017 | Tolerance has aided the rise of the world’s great empires and intolerance has abetted their fall, said Erick Messias, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate dean for faculty affairs in the UAMS College of Medicine. Messias’ Sept. 13 lunchtime lecture, which followed Day of Empire, a book by Yale Law School Professor Amy [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:14:35+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Faculty, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Honors Individuals for Diversity Efforts

Sept. 12, 2017 | Four members of the UAMS family were recognized Sept. 6 for their contributions to promoting diversity on campus and in the community at the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs’ annual State of Diversity and Inclusion ceremony. Santiago Gonzales, a medical student in the UAMS College of Medicine; Brittney Roy, program coordinator [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:50:20+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Diversity Programs Get $24,000 Boost from Bank of America

August 11, 2017 | An informal thank-you luncheon held Aug. 2 for UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs students and donors had a sweet ending, thanks to a surprise presentation of $24,000 from Bank of America. Although the event had been planned weeks in advance, the gift was not announced until the day before. Bank of [...]

By | 2017-08-25T11:46:38+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Student, University News|0 Comments

UAMS Visitor Talks Latino Health Paradox and Cinco de Mayo

March 24, 2017 | A couple of common misconceptions about Hispanics were highlighted in talks by David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., who visited UAMS and the Clinton School of Public Service last week. Hayes-Bautista, a distinguished professor of medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles, noted that Latinos are often incorrectly lumped with other minorities [...]

By | 2017-03-24T09:59:02+00:00 March 24th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

Reclaim MLK Legacy Through Change, Says Local Judge

Jan. 25, 2017 | To truly honor the accomplishments and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable, said Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen at a Jan. 18 UAMS event celebrating the civil rights icon. Griffen argued that fighting for justice and tolerance was key to [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:08+00:00 January 25th, 2017|University News|0 Comments

International Fest Celebrates Cultures of UAMS

Oct. 10, 2016 | Numerous customs, traditions and represented by UAMS faculty, staff and students were celebrated Sept. 30 at International Fest. More than 100 employees and students gathered in the Education II building to make their way around the globe, learning and enjoying the various cultures and nationalities displayed. Participants could sample lo mein [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:29+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments

Diversity Forum Gives Platform to Sensitive Issues

Sept. 29, 2016 | Passionate views about gun violence topped the discussion recently as UAMS faculty, staff and students engaged in emotional dialogue on a variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion. The Sept. 20 lunchtime, panel discussion, “Let’s Talk: Better Together – A Healing Conversation,” gave nearly 100 attendants the chance to discuss [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:42:35+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Faculty, Student, University News|0 Comments