Event Spotlight

Douglass Leadership House: 

We've Come This Far by Faith

A Choreopoem


Join the Douglass Leadership House (DLH) for a


 that takes audiences on an odyssey of discovery, reflection and fellowship with the past writings of contemporary leaders such as Frederick Douglass and associate them with the present day creation of the DLH and the students' lives therein.


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 2013


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 diverse events taking place this year. We are happy to incorporate a greater selection of events and invite you back to campus for a weekend of celebrations, reunions, and homecoming activities. Please mark your calendars for October 10-13, 2013!


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

www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend. Registration closes on 

Tuesday, October 1. 

Karla Hatley
Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement  


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2013 Stanton Anthony Luncheon - 
Friday, October 11, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

This annual luncheon features speakers who will focus on the role of women in the military and how women are perceived by the media and within the ranks. 
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Kearns Center Open House  
Friday, October 11, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.



The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and 

Engineering invites you to tour their new office space in Dewey Hall.  Read More...


A Palo Seco Flamenco Company Performance
Friday, October 11, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 3 - 4:30 p.m.




Join alumna Rebeca Tomas '98 and

A Palo Seco Flamenco Company for live dance and music performances. Read more...

Tropicana Dinner Celebration 
Friday, October 11, 7 - 10 p.m.



The Spanish and Latino Students' Association host their 26th Annual Tropicana dinner! Tropicana is a celebration of the Spanish and Latino culture. Read more...

Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) Networking Reception 

Friday, October 11, 8:30 - 10 p.m.



The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Read More...

LGBTQ&A Panel and Breakfast
Saturday, October 12, 9 - 11 a.m.



Start your Saturday by sharing your stories and joining the conversation to mold a promising future for LGBTQ and ally students at Rochester. Read more...

Celebration of Diversity Luncheon 
Saturday, October 12, Noon - 2 p.m.



The Celebration of Diversity lunch provides an opportunity for alumni, parents, students, and friends to learn about current diversity efforts at the University. Read more...


Pride Network Gathering - 
A Reflection on "Coming Out"
Saturday, October 12, 2 - 4 p.m.



Celebrate "coming out" and how it relates to the LGBTQIA and heterosexual world around us. Read More...


College Diversity Roundtable:
Introducing the Intercultural Center 
Saturday, October 12, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Learn more about the brand new Intercultural Center and its efforts to build cultural awareness among staff, students, and faculty. The discussion will be led by its director, Michelle Thompson-Taylor. Read more...  
New to Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks
Session 1 - Saturday, October 12, 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Session 2 - Saturday, October 12, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Meliora is more than just the University's motto; it's a way of life, a commitment to ideas that inspire. MEL Talks gather some of Rochester's most dynamic alumni, faculty, and students to share those ideas, from experience in the latest exciting research to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
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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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