Event Spotlight

Saturday, October 10
8:30-10 p.m.

Award-winning actor, comedian, and author Aasif Mandvi shares the stories that inspired his recent book, No Land's Man, and answers audience questions. Mandvi has been a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show since 2006. More >
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July 24, Rochester

Aug 16, New York City
Alumni in Action
As the current president of the Asian/Pacific Islander/American Association, Lee aims to provide programs to train future leaders to serve their communities, as well as documenting and preserving accounts of the Asian/Pacific American experience. 
Diversity Awareness
The University holds many multicultural events throughout the year. Click on a month below
for a full schedule.


Hispanic Heritage Month



German Heritage Month


Italian Heritage Month


Polish Heritage Month 



Native American Heritage Month 

Rochester Diversity Links
Rochester Alumni Links
August 2015

Dear University of Rochester Alumni,

The Office of Alumni Relations and University partners welcome you back to campus this Meliora Weekend. We invite you to join your classmates, current students, faculty and staff, and other community members as we learn, laugh, and connect.

This Meliora Weekend edition of OUR Rochester will highlight some of the diverse events taking place this year. Please mark your calendars for October 8-11, 2015! For more information or to register, visit www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend.  
In keeping with the "Meliora" spirit, we recognize recent graduates, who through their words and actions, worked to make our campus, our community and our world ever better. This spring, the Office of Minority Student Affairs granted the following awards to eight deserving seniors:
The Frederick Jefferson Award for Outstanding Student Achievement: Barra Madden '15
The Francis Price Student Leadership Award: Anansa Benbow '15 and Justine King '15
The Edward Chafart Award for Civic Engagement: Alexandra Poindexter '15 & Stephanie Mejia '15

Olivia Hooker Academic Achievement Award: Kwasi Nyantakyi '15
The Kesha Atkins Citation for Student Leadership: Sadé Richardson '15 and Amber-Danielle Baldie '15
To these award winners, we offer our congratulations, our gratitude for your commitment to service and leadership, and our best wishes for the future.


Cristin Monahan '11
Assistant Director of Affinity and Diversity Engagement
Friday, October 9
7-9 p.m.
Join the Spanish and Latino Students' Association as they host their 28th Annual Tropicana dinner!

Saturday, October 10
1-3 p.m.
Douglass Leadership House invites you to meet current members, learn all that they have accomplished thus far, and enjoy a tour of their space.

Saturday, October 10
3-4 p.m.
How do we explore the complex intersections of self-identification while also engaging the campus community in difficult conversations? Join the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center to see how its various programs explore this question.

Saturday, October 10
4-5:30 p.m.
Join the Office of Minority Student Affairs and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program at its annual networking event and reception for students, alumni, and parents.
The Impact Of Black Female Music Composers You May Not Know About
University Vice President and Dean Paul Burgett '68E,'76E (PhD) discusses the cultural impact of five selected Black women composers at the Gateways Music Festival. Watch >
UR hosts mock government session run by the National Hispanic Institute

The 2015 New York Lorenzo De Zavala Youth Legislative Session encourages students to create a vision for the future of the Latino Community. More >
African Leadership Academy Students Spend July on River Campus
As part of the "Early Connections Africa" pre-orientation program, 19 students from the African Leadership Academy spent four weeks on campus to learn the ins and outs of college life. More >
Maestro Paul Freeman '56E, '58E (M),'63E (PhD): 1936-2015

Eastman alumnus and founder of the Chicago Sinfonietta, an orchestra dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in its programming and musicians, passed this July at the age of 79. More >  
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Questions, comments, submissions, and/or requests to remove yourself from our distribution list, please contact Cristin Monahan '11, Assistant Director of Affinity and Diversity Engagement at cmonahan@admin.rochester.edu.

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