Event Spotlight

Fourth Annual 
Diversity Conference:

Our Differences, 
Our Strength 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Keynote Speaker:
Lani Guineier

Professor Lani Guinier is a prominent civil rights attorney and the first tenured African- American female professor at Harvard Law School. In 2008,  Guinier was also one of the first recipients of the Frederick Douglass Medal awarded by the University of Rochester and our Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.  


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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March 2013

Dear University of Rochester Alumni,


We hope you continue to find OUR Rochester resourceful in providing you information about a variety activities happening across the University.


The Office of Alumni Relations is working to bring a number of initiatives to better serve you and our student population. For up to date information and event locations, please visit our alumni events calendar. We look forward to seeing you in Rochester or your hometown soon.


We always appreciate your feedback on how to better engage our alumni. Feel free to send suggestions to me at: khatley@admin.rochester.edu




Karla Hatley

Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement


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NYC Multicultural Student-Alumni 

Networking Night

Join us at the Red Rooster in Harlem for our inaugural Multicultural Student-Alumni Networking Night on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Read More...

Professor Gauray Sharma Named 2013 IEEE Fellow

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has named Professor Gauray Sharma a 2013 fellow for his contributions to electronic imaging and media security. Read more... 
Director of New Intercultural Center Appointed

The University has appointed Michelle Thompson-Taylor as director of its new Intercultural Center. Read More... 

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Gives 
MLK Jr. Commemorative Address



Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of political science and host of MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show, highlighted racial and gender issues in her address on January 17.  Read more...

UR Students Remember Trayvon Martin
One year after his death, UR students gathered on the steps of Rush Rhees Library to remember Trayvon Martin.  Read more... 
Warner Professor Studies LGBT Youth of Color



Professor Ed Brockenbrough studies the unique challenges of students who identify as both persons of color and LGBT. Read more...

URMC Holds "I Am Medicine" Conference 
For Minority Students

Doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center hosted more than 200 high school and college students in its fourth annual "I Am Medicine" Conference to discuss the obstacles that students often face in applying to medical school. Read More...

Yolanda Moses Awarded Frederick Douglass Medal



Yolanda Moses, renowned anthropologist and a driving force behind the creation of the traveling exhibition "RACE: Are We So Different?" was recently awarded the Frederick Douglass Medal by the University.


Discussion About Racial Profiling Led by
Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee, assistant dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, led adiscussion about the health-related effects of racial profiling, as part of a series on "African American Experiences and Resilience." Read more... 
Steven Chu '70 to Speak at Commencement
Steven Chu '70, '98M (HNR), the outgoing Secretary of Energy, will deliver the Commencement Address to the Class of 2013.  Read more... 
Fourth Annual Diversity Conference:
Call for Proposals

Members of the University community are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions for the Fourth Annual Diversity Conference: Our Differences, Our Strength that will take place on Friday, April 12.
Alumni in Action: Sandra Quinones '97, '12W (PhD)
Professor Sandra Quinones was named a "Latina to Watch" by La Voz. Read more...
Alumni in Action: Walid Raad '94 (MA), '96 (PhD)
Artist challenges and explores historical narratives in his Islamic-inspired show at the Lourve. Read more...
Alumni in Action: Rohan Krishnamurthy '12E (MA)
Eastman PhD candidate investigates the social, economic, and cultural impact of virtual lessons in Carnatic percussion. 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 Multicultural and Affinity Engagement at khatley@admin.rochester.edu.  

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