Event Spotlight
Minority Student Advisory Board's
5th Annual
O.U.R. Night

 April 25, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Meliora, Salon D

Join the Minority Student Advisory Board (MSAB) for their 5th Annual Our Unity Recognized (OUR) Night as they celebrate the success of its organizations and their contributions to campus life.

To learn more about the MSAB, click here.   


Diversity Awareness
The University holds many multicultural events throughout the year. Click on a month below for a full schedule.




African American History Month  




Women's History Month


Greek Heritage Month


Irish Heritage Month  



LGBTQI (Pride Awareness Month)




Asian Pacific Heritage Month   




Caribbean American Heritage Month 




Hispanic Heritage Month 




German Heritage Month


Italian Heritage Month


Polish Heritage Month 




Native American Heritage Month 


Rochester Diversity Links
Rochester Alumni  Links

April 2012

Dear University of Rochester Alumni, 


A large part of alumni relations work is providing and encouraging opportunities for alumni to engage with the University, each other, and with students.


This newsletter is one way to support your connection with the University.  By sharing updates and content about current programs on campus, it is our hope that you feel a sense of pride in your alma mater.


The Office of Alumni Relations also hosts a LinkedIn Group

for alumni from all academic units at the University to help you find, network, and collaborate with other Rochester graduates. So, please get "linked in" and share your views. We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Please keep a look out for emails in the months to come. If you have feedback or suggestions, please send me an email at: khatley@admin.rochester.edu. 


Karla Hatley
Associate Director, Affinity and Multicultural Engagement


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Douglass  Leadership House Lays Out
Plans for Frat Quad

In February, Residential Life announced that the Douglass Leadership House (DLH) will live on the Fraternity Quad. The DLH will celebrate and raise awareness of the many facets of African American culture, history, politics and Diasporic roots.
 Read more... 
Soy Unica! Soy Latina! 



Girls and teens gathered at the University on Saturday, March 24, for the Soy Unica! Soy Latina! rally. Read more...

Presidential Diversity Awards Announced

The 2012 Presidential Diversity Awards have been announced. Read more...  
Kwame Anthony Appiah on "Islam and the West"


Kwame Anthony Appiah visited the University of Rochester to spend three days with the campus community holding discussions on his work and the issues he addresses in his books. To see video of his discussion, click here

Asian-Americans Getting Better Heart Attack Care

Care for Asian-American heart attack patients improved between 2003 and 2008, according to a new study. Read more... 
Diversity and Disparities in Medicine

Annelle B. Primm, deputy medical director and director of the Office of Minority and National Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association, delivered the first annual Tana A. Grady-Weliky, MD, Memorial Lecture in February on the topic of diversity and disparities in medicine. Watch Dr. Primm's lecture by 
clicking here... 
Xi-Cheng Zhang is 2012 Recipient of the
Williams F. Meggers Award
Xi-Cheng Zhang, director of the Institute of Optics, was recently named the 2012 recipient of the Williams F. Meggers Award. Read more... 
Third Annual Diversity Conference:
Register Today

The University's Third Annual Diversity Conference will take place on Friday, April 20. Claude M. Steele will give the conference's keynote address. Read more... 
A Season for Nonviolence Focuses on Youth Outreach in Rocheste
From February to April, youth from the greater Rochester area have opportunities to attend lectures and events that share the nonviolent practices taught by Mohandas K. Gandhi and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a Season for Nonviolence. Read more...
Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Why

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce a free webinar on Thursday, April 12 at 1 p.m. presented by internationally acclaimed autho
r, renowned speaker, and career advisor Donald Asher.
Alumni in Action: Joshua Pollard '05


Joshua Pollard Makes Forbes'

30 Under 30 

Read more... 


Alumni in Action: Asha F. Jackson '97


Asha F. Jackson Appointed to Superior Court Judgeship

Read more... 


Alumni in Action: Wade Norwood '85


Wade Norwood Appointed to the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team

Read more... 


Alumni in Action: Pat Dowell '78

Pat Dowell Elected to 

Chicago City Council  



Alumni in Action: Olivia Hooker '62


Olivia Hooker Honored for Decades of Civil Rights Work 




RAX Logo Announcing an array of free online services-the Rochester Alumni Exchange-to keep alumni from all of the University of Rochester's schools connected to their alma mater and the 100,000 other Rochester alumni around the globe. For more information click here.  

Questions, comments, submissions, and/or requests to remove yourself from our distribution list, please contact  

Karla Hatley, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at khatley@admin.rochester.edu (585) 276-6127 or (877) 635-4672 toll free.

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