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You Belong @ CICS Newsletters

The Office of Diversity and Inclusive Community Development sends out regular e-newsletters during the academic year.

Special thanks to Communications Assistant Anna Dao for her extraordinary contributions to the writing, development, and production of the newsletter in the 2020–2021 and 2021–2022 academic years.


December 20, 2021

Happy Holidays, Student & Staff Spotlight, Community Shout-Outs, Farewell to Brant Cheikes


October 28, 2021

LGBTQ+ History Month, UMass Black Presence Website, Conversation with James Allan, UMass Cybersecurity Club, SOCS Celebration

September 30, 2021

Welcome Back, Conversation with Dean Laura Haas, Gradlab



May 13, 2021

End-of-the-Year Thoughts, Faculty Spotlight: Ivon Arroyo, Book Recommendations: AAPI Heritage Month, Staff Spotlight: Emma Anderson


April 22, 2021

Sexual Assault Awareness, Book Recommendation: Dispatches from the Race War, Faculty Spotlight: Mohammad Hajiesmaili


April 1, 2021

Arab American Heritage Month, Community Profile: Hannan Rhodes, Developer Student Club, Book Recommendation: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Faculty Spotlight: Yanlei Diao, Staff Spotlight: Pamela Stawasz


March 17, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day, Community Profile: Timothy Nguyen of BUILD, Book Recommendation: My Grandmother's Hands, Student Spotlight: Victoria Okoro of Hack(H)er413, Staff Spotlight: Ben Conrick


March 3, 2021

Women’s History Month, Community Profile: Emily First of CS Women, Wrap-Up: Voices of Data Science, Student Spotlight: Neha Nayak Kennard, Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Rattigan, Staff Spotlight: Alicia Clemente


February 18, 2021

Lunar New Year, Community Profile: Serena Chan of WICS, Vindhya Rachur: Report on Hack(H)er413 Sponsors, Staff Spotlight: Zinj Guo


February 4, 2021

Spring Semester Welcome Back, Faculty Spotlight: Cheryl Swanier, Staff Spotlight: Paul Sihvonen-Binder, Community Profile: UMass Cybersecurity Club


January 14, 2021

Happy New Year, Voices of Data Science, Lecturer Limelight: Marvin Cable, Staff Spotlight: Deborah Bergeron


December 22, 2020

Season's Greetings, Community Shout Outs, Community Profile: COST Co-Chairs Akanksha Atrey, Alexandra Camero & Sam DuBois, Faculty Spotlight: Lori Clarke, Staff Spotlight: George Baitinger


November 19, 2020

Reflections on Gratitude, Student Spotlight: Saakshaat Singh, Akanksha Atrey, Karishma Jain, Parul Gupta, Mano Dakshin, Dmitry Petrov, Corinne Greene, Prerna Agarwal, Srisuma Movva and Emily First, Community Shout Outs, Michelle Trim: Gratitude Is Just the Beginning


October 28, 2020

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Diana Silva and Kashish Arora of Hack(H)er413, Staff Spotlight: Vickie Rupp, Robin McHaelen’s 5 Tips to Being a Better Ally


October 15, 2020

LGBTQIA+ History Month, Student Spotlight: Grace Chang, Staff Spotlight: Dale Osef, Diversity Quick Tips: Pronouns, Tim Richards: Faculty Inclusive Practice Tips

October 1, 2020

Rosa Parks and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Staff Spotlight: Katie Smith, Faculty Spotlight: Jaime Dávila, Student Profile: Nick Perello, Humans of CICS


September 17, 2020

Welcome to the CICS Diversity & Inclusive Community Development Newsletter, Community Profile: CARE Co-Chairs Michelle Trim & Nader Akoury, Student Voice: Srimoyee Bhattacharyya