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MLK, Jr. Commemorative Address 


Friday, January 23 

6 p.m.



Khalil Gibran Muhammad will give the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 23 at 6 p.m. in the Strong Auditorium. 
Muhammad is a visiting professor at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and MSNBC. 
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
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November 2014


Dear University of Rochester Alumni,

karla hatley


 As this year comes to a close, I want to inform you of my departure from the University of Rochester. This bitter-sweet announcement comes after careful consideration of both my professional and personal aspirations.


 My time at the University has been awesome. I will cherish my connections and interactions with you all.  

I have learned so much and greatly appreciate all of your insight, guidance, partnerships and on-going support.


 Please know the Office of Alumni Relations remains dedicated to fostering lifelong relationships with each of you. We encourage you to find meaningful ways to stay connected to Rochester, through opportunities such as:


- Events and programming

- Reunion, Career Center, and Admissions volunteer opportunities that connect you with the past, present, and future of the University. 

- Continue to read this quarterly e-newsletter.


 It is through a strong and engaged network of alumni, students, parents, and friends that the University of Rochester continues to improve its presence in the various locations.


 On behalf of the Office of Alumni Relations, I wish you and yours a happy holiday season.




Karla Hatley

Associate Director of Affinity and Multicultural Engagement


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Intercultural Center Named to Honor Burgett
 University's Board of Trustees paid tribute to alumnus and dean Paul Burgett '68E, '72E (MA), '76E (PhD), by naming the Intercultural Center for him on the occasion of his 50th year at the University. 
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A Great Gathering


The University of Rochester has become the number one destination for graduates of a selective preparatory program in South Africa. Read more...

Guzmán-Rea Appointed Director of 
Intercultural Center 

 Jessica Guzmán-Rea has been appointed the new Director of the Burgett Intercultural Center, and will promote its collaborative programming and initiatives that welcome students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. 

U-Laces Sold at Retailers Nationwide


 By now you know that Tim Talley '88 was a winner on NBC's Shark Tank.What you might not know is that he recently signed deals with Target and 7-Eleven to feature his product U-Laces.  Read more...
Rochester Establishes College Prep Centers


 College Prep Centers have launched at local minority high schools to encourage and support attending college. 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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