Event Spotlight

5th Annual

Diversity Conference:

An Opportunity for Progress


March 28, 2014


Keynote Speaker:
Lee Bollinger

This year's conference
Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress
will explore where we are as a University and community, in regard to race, power, and redefining diversity.  The 2014 Keynote Speaker is Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University.


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
February 2014


Dear University of Rochester Alumni,


The New Year has welcomed an array of diverse activities at the University of Rochester. In the past month, events have involved notable guest speakers, student workshops, and performances.  We are pleased to say that you will continue to find quality programming throughout the year.


In honor of our University's diverse cultural heritage, monthly events offer opportunities to engage the campus community in celebratory and educational activities. You will find a detailed listing of these activities on the University's diversity events calendar.


You will find additional highlights for alumni on the Alumni Relations' Facebook Page. This your one stop shop for University and alumni news and benefits. "Like" oUR page today to reconnect with fellow alumni, view the latest event photos, participate in monthly contests, and see the latest happenings around campus.


If you have feedback or suggestions, or would like to have a spotlight in the Alumni in Action section of the newsletter, please send me an email at khatley@admin.rochester.edu.



Karla Hatley

Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement  


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Second Annual Multicultural Student-Alumni Networking Night


Join fellow alumni and students at the Red

Rooster Harlem for the secondannual Multicultural Student Alumni Networking Night on Tuesday, 
March 11. Read more...  
An Evening of Diversity and Empowerment
Award-winning actress, activist, and author, Sheryl Lee Ralph will be the keynote speaker at "An Evening of Diversity of Empowerment" on Friday, March 28.  Read more...
Civil Rights Legend in Rochester during the Season for Nonviolence

This month, Civil Rights legend Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. comes to
 Rochester for a 
week of lectures and trainings around Kingian nonviolence and conflict reconciliation during Rochester's Season for Nonviolence celebration. Read More...  
Partnering with Posse D.C.

The University of Rochester joins Posse D.C.'s roster of top-tier partner colleges and universities. Read More...  
Former NAACP President Speaks at Rochester


Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former president and CEO of the NAACP, gave the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University of Rochester's Strong Auditorium in JanuaryRead More...

2014 Presidential Diversity Award 
Winners Announced


John P. Cullen, a research associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the Medical Center, and the Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) are the 2014 Presidential Diversity Award winners. Cullen and OMSA were selected for their "extraordinary commitment to helping create an inclusive, equitable, and supportive campus," said Vivian Lewis, deputy to the president and vice provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and chair of the award's selection committee. Read More...
Celebrating The Year of the Horse

Each year in celebration of Chinese New Year, Rochester's Chinese Students' Association (CSA) hosts China Nite. The event features the traditional and modern aspects of Chinese culture through song, dance, instrumental acts, and dramatic performances-all woven together to honor the New Year. Read more...
White House Report Highlights Rochester's Efforts to Enhance Access


Rochester was one of nearly 150 colleges and universities whose initiatives to enroll low-income, first-generation, and minority students were highlighted as part of a daylong forum organized by the White 

House.

School of Medicine and Dentistry Students
Helping Disadvantaged Youth


Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry students organized the 5th annual pre-med conference, "Raising the Bar", a daylong event will help 200 area high school and college students overcome challenges and realize their dreams. Read more... 


Alumni in Action: Jeanette Moy '02 

The Brooklyn Public Library selected Jeanette Moy to help carry out its retooled model of library service. Read more...  
Alumni in Action: Tim Talley '88
Tim Talley is creator and founder of U-Lace. 
Alumni in Action: Julia Bullock '09E
Julia Bullock to make her Kennedy Center debut. Read more...
RAX LogoCheck out the Rochester Alumni Exchange for 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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