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"Whatever each of you does, I hope you find your own moveable feast," commemencement speaker and political commentator Chris Matthews told the graduating Class of 2014, at the Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18.


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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May 2014


Dear University of Rochester Alumni,


The spring semester has come to an end for students, but programming continues throughout the summer for alumni. Congratulations to our 2014 graduates and newest alumni. We look forward to building connections and keeping you engaged with the University of Rochester.


It may be hard to believe, but Meliora Weekend is right around the corner! This year, oUR combined reunion, parents, and homecoming weekend takes place October 16-19. With first-rate entertainment and plenty of opportunities for professional and personal networking, this year is sure to be the best yet. For important program announcements and a full event listing, visit the Meliora Weekend Website. Registration begins in mid-August.


Wishing you a wonderful summer.



Karla Hatley

Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement  


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Coca-Cola Names UR Trustee 
Chief Financial Officer



Kathy Waller '80, '83S (MBA) has been named the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Coca-Cola. Read more...

President Seligman Issues Diversity Report

University of Rochester President, Joel Seligman released the 2014 Diversity Report in early May. Read more...
David T. Kearns Center: A Center for Success



The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering has built a national model for supporting students who, not too long ago, would have been overlooked by most selective universities. Read more...  

Lee Bollinger Delivers Keynote Address at 
5th Annual Diversity Conference

Lee Bollinger - Annual Diversity Conference Keynote Address
Lee Bollinger, president at Columbia University, gave the keynote address at the 2014 Diversity Conference - Crossroads: An Opportunity for Progress on March 28.
Watch his remarks...

Alumnus Wins ABC's Shark Tank

Rochester graduate Tim Talley '88, won ABC's reality show SharkTank and secured backing from Dallas Maverick's owner Mark Cuban, after pitching U-Lace, a line of stitched pop-up shoe laces. Read More...  
Students to Build Community Center in Africa



Rochester students John Dawson '13/T5'14 and Katherine Wegman '15,will spend two months in Cape Town, South Africa, this summer building a new community center for residents of Egoli, a squatter community on the outskirts of Cape Town. Read More...

Race Conversations Are Starting to Pay Off
A year after its initiation, the Unite Rochester campaign is beginning to show results.  
Alumni in Action: Orane Barrett '98
Orane Barrett is the creator and founder
of Kool Nerd Clothing, an apparel start-up. Read more...  
Alumni in Action: Shadan Deleveaux '99
Shadan Deleveaux doles out the "ultimate" career advice on his blog. Read more...
Alumni in Action: Darby English '00 (MA), '02 (PhD)
The Museum of Modern Art has hired Darby English as Consulting Curator in the Department of Painting and SculptureRead 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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