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Thursday, February 28, 2008

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Media Contact: Susan Slupecki

The University of Texas at Arlington’s first ever Diversity Week gets underway Saturday, March 1.

Hosted by Multicultural Affairs, the week-long event, themed “Celebrating the Human Spirit,” is aimed at highlighting the rich diversity found on the UT Arlington campus—from ethnic cultures to gender and disability.

The week-long lineup of events is as follows (the E. H. Hereford University Center is located at 300 W. First St.):

Saturday, March 1
Spirit night at women’s basketball game: UT Arlington hosts Stephen F. Austin
4 p.m., Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive

Monday, March 3
“Save Darfur” Exhibit (runs March 3-14)
E. H. Hereford University Center Gallery, 300 W. First St.

Film Screening: King Gimp
Noon to 1 p.m., Palo Duro Lounge, E. H. Hereford University Center

Film Screening: The Devil Came on Horseback
7 p.m., room 100, Nedderman Hall, 416 S. Yates. St.

Tuesday, March 4
Diversity Lecture Series presents: Dancing in the Mirror
Doors open 6:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E. H. Hereford University Center
A play offering an intimate look at the female experience. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 5
Maversity Workshop: Sexual Orientation
Noon, Student Congress Chambers, lower level, E. H. Hereford University Center

Open Forum: Images of Beauty Across Cultures
7 p.m., Red River Room, E. H. Hereford University Center

Thursday, March 6
Honoring Sisters on Campus
6:30 p.m., Rosebud Theatre, E. H. Hereford University Center

Friday, March 7
Maverick Unity Day
Display Maverick pride: Wear Maverick Gear

Saturday, March 8
13th Annual Benefit Pow-Wow
2 to 10 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E. H. Hereford University Center

Diversity Week is co-sponsored by the Office for Students with Disabilities, Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC), Office of the President, Multicultural Mavericks, Collection of Brothers, Native American Student Association (NASA)-American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) and the Honors College.

Other events will highlight women in leadership and philanthropy efforts. Visit the Web site www.uta.edu/multicultural for more information, or contact Leticia Martinez at (817) 272-2099.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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