Jason Collins becomes the First Openly Gay NBA Player

Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles LakersVeteran basketball player Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete to play in a competitive game for a major US professional sports league.

Earlier on Sunday, he signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets.

Collins entered the court at the start of the second quarter in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 35-year-old centre, who has played for five other NBA teams, was given a warm reception by the crowd. More …


University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.

Today is University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.

The Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project identified ‘5 Ways To Wellbeing’ that can help decrease mental health problems and enable people to flourish: http://goo.gl/ity8nF.

…Tell us how you keep well and what we can do as a university to improve wellbeing for each other. Our student centres have ‘suggestion’ boxes for your ideas, or e-mail them to wellbeing@greenwich.ac.uk.


Celebration of LBGT History Month at Greenwich

A celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest is one of two public events arranged by the LGBT Society to mark LGBT History month.

Taking this year’s theme as ‘music’, LGBT History Month is a national event that takes place every February, to mark and celebrate the lives and achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual people, who have often hidden themselves in society for their own safety and had their contributions ignored.

For 2014, the university will be taking part, providing an opportunity for LGBT staff, students and friends to discover how the university engages with LGBT issues and community-based activities, as well as the chance to network and socialise. More … http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2013/celebration-of-lbgt-history-month-at-greenwich

LGBT History Month 2014

Supreme Court Judge Launches ‘Women in the Law’ Lectures

Baroness Hale of Richmond, the most senior female judge in the United Kingdom, has launched a guest lecture series at the University of Greenwich’s School of Law.

The talk to students by Lady Hale, the first and only woman in the Supreme Court, marked the start of the series entitled Women in the Law. She also answered students’ questions about her career as a lawyer.

Lady Hale became a High Court Judge in 1994 and was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004. She is now the Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court.  More http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/news/articles/2013/a2810-supreme-court-judge-launches-women-in-the-law-lectures

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