Event Spotlight

Douglass Leadership House 
Keynote Address
Saturday, October 13
2-4 p.m.

Alumni and friends of the University are invited to a dedication reception for the newly established Douglass Leadership House. Learn about the mission and recent accomplishments of the House and listen to a keynote address by Wade Norwood '85, director of community engagement for the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA). Read more...
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 


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Meliora Weekend Edition 
August 2012

Dear University of Rochester Alumni, 


Meliora Weekend is a time to reconnect with the University and participate in a range of programs. This Meliora Weekend edition of OUR Rochester will highlight some of the multicultural events taking place this year. We are happy to incorporate a more diverse selection of events and invite you back to campus for a weekend of celebrations, reunions, and homecoming activities. Please mark your calendars for

October 11-14, 2012.


For more information on Meliora Weekend or to Register, please visit




Karla Hatley
Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement 


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Spanish and Latino Students' Associations (SALSA) Presents TROPICANA Dinner: 
Friday, October 12, 5-7 p.m.
The 25th Annual Tropicana Celebration will showcase the diverse and rich Spanish and Latino culture through a dinner, followed by a dance celebration from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Read More... 

The Office of Minority Affairs  (OMSA), Ronald McNair Program, and David T. Kearns Center Networking Reception: Friday, October 12, 8-10 p.m.

Networking works when it comes to finding

opportunities - it's who you know and who they know!

Join students, alumni, and parents at the fifth annual speed networking event and reception. All are encouraged to bring business cards. Read more...

Douglass Leadership House Tour and Open House: Saturday, October 13, 12:30-1:45 p.m.


Douglass Leadership House's current residents invite you to tour its recently established Academic Living Center on the Fraternity Quad. Following the tour and open house, join Wade Norwood '85 for a keynote address from 2-4 p.m. Read more...

Approaches to K-12 Success: The Impact of a Research University on an Urban School District: Saturday, October 13, 8:30-10 a.m.

Join Raffaella Borasi, dean of the Warner School of Education and Human Development; Beth Olivares, associate dean for diversity initiatives, and arts and sciences and Warner alumni who are working and teaching in the Rochester City School District. Panelists will discuss what role the University of Rochester is playing in the local school district, and what the impact is on graduation rates and teacher preparedness. Read more...  

Celebration of Diversity Lunch: 
Saturday, October 13, 12-2 p.m.

The Celebration of Diversity Lunch provides an opportunitfor alumni, parents, students, and friends to learn about current diversity efforts at the University. Although primarily a celebratory social event, the program will feature the richness of

diversity at the University and highlight the progress 

achieved by various University offices and/or partners.

College Diversity Roundtable (CDR):
20th Anniversary of the McNair Program and        
10th Anniversary of the Kearns Center:  
Saturday, October 13,  4:30-6 p.m.
Meet current students and staff, walk down memory lane, and learn all about the newest happenings in the Kearns Center as they celebrate milestone anniversaries. Over 400 students have gone through the Center's various programs, which now include efforts aimed at students from seventh grade through the post-doctoral experience. Read more... 
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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