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Run/Walk with the Dean artwork

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The Great Mystery: A Lecture Series on Death

A stock photo of a wilting rose with text: The Great Mystery: A Lecture Series on Death. Logos for UToledo and the library are in the corner.

The University of Toledo and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library are collaborating to present a thought-provoking and enlightening lecture series – titled "The Great Mystery: A Lecture Series on Death" – that explores the multifaceted aspects of death, and its significance in human existence and fosters a deeper understanding of death’s impact on individuals, families, and society.

Distinguished scholars from diverse fields will share knowledge, expertise, and perspectives on death. Through a wide range of captivating lectures, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on death, dying, and themselves.

The series begins this week, with each session being held on select Tuesdays in February, March and April, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Community Room 1 Large Glass at Toledo Lucas County Main Public Library, 325 Michigan St. in Downtown Toledo.

Previous Lectures

Tuesday, April 9
End of Life Decisions: Ethics and Legalities

Tuesday, April 2
Brain Death and Coma Survival

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Defying Death in Science Fiction and Biomedicine

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Cultures of Death and Near-Death Experiences

Tuesday, March 19
Death, Dying, and Religion

Tuesday, March 26
What Makes a Person? Life, Death, and the Brain

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity for Researchers workshop

A photo of a Pride Progress Flag being waved with University Hall on Main Campus in the background.

In an effort to promote inclusivity in medical and public health research, an interactive workshop was held on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center. This workshop aimed to equip researchers and health professionals with a foundational understanding of planning and implementing research programs and studies that are inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.

The workshop was presented in collaboration with Case Western's Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) and the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the history of the LBGTQ+ community in medical and public health research
  • Apply frameworks for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in research
  • Perform and assess LGBTQ+ research inclusivity best practices

Artwork for Medicine Ball 2024

Artwork for Preparing for Takeoff: Are you passionate about a career in medicine? Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. Featuring a photo of a student in a clinical setting with a patient and faculty member.

Artwork for 14th Annual S. Amjad Hussain, M.D. Visiting Lecture in Medical Humanities

14th Annual S. Amjad Hussain, M.D.
Visiting Lecture in Medical Humanities

Trans Affirmative Healthcare Panel artwork featuring illustration of diverse people celebrating love and waving a variety of pride flags.
Run/Walk with the Dean artwork Commencement 2022 artwork
Lecture artwork with Ms. Hein's headshot Medicine Ball artwork
Photo of military helmet and title of lecture: "The Veterans Shadow: Understanding the challenges of the U.S. Soldier."  Dr. Rachel Dudley, a UToledo assistant professor in Women's and Gender Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Africana Studies Program, will present this lecture, titled "Black Feminist Thought and Grassroots Health Organizing: Case Studies in Healing Justice Work."
 Artwork for April 2022 Dean's Lecture featuring the headshot of the speaker Artwork for April 2022 diversity lecture featuring the headshot of Dr. Lowery
Artwork for Match Day 2022  Artwork for March 2022 diversity lecture featuring the headshot of Dr. Monica R. McLemore
Diversity lecture artwork  Diversity lecture artwork
Beyond Resilience: The Complexity of Thriving Amidst Adversity diversity panel artwork.  Diversity lecture artwork
Artwork for 12th Annual S. Amjad Hussain, M.D. Visiting Lecture in Medical Humanities Diversity lecture artwork 
Diversity panel artwork on microagression with definition  Celebrating the Legacy of Black Women in Medicine artwork with headshot of Dr. Thomas
Artwork for MD Orientation  Transform the Table webinar artwork
Artwork for Commencement Artwork for graduate awards
Artwork for Match Day 2021  Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh event artwork
Artwork for COVID-19 February 2021 townhall  A student gives a COVID-19 vaccine to a healthcare employee.
 Artwork with photo of Ashley A. Futrell, Esq. Neurosciences Symposium Artwork

 LGBTQA+ Allyship For Healthcare Professionals artwork

Language of Diversity series artwork

Artwork for UTCOMLS August 2020 townhall

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Legacy Lecture artwork
Virtual GME Open House Artwork for Neurosciences Symposium
Artwork for Women of Color Myth of the Superwoman Artwork for Hispanic Heritage Month
Artwork for Lab Coat Ceremony Artwork for P.A. White Coat Ceremony
Artwork for White Coat Ceremony Artwork for White Coat Ceremony
 Artwork for Virtual Lecture Artwork for MD Orientation
Artwork for Virtual Student Townhall

Screenshot of Mediciaid Equity Simulation

Artwork for Virtual Student Townhall Artwork for UToledo Virtual Townhall 
2020 Virtual Commencement Diversity Empowering Women Roubdtable artwork
Match Day 2020 artwork  Homecoming 2019 artwork
Diversity Town Hall artwork Microbial Conference 2019 artwork
Legacy Lecture 2019 with Dr. Baptista artwork  
Last Updated: 4/15/24