December 20, 2016
Presidential Diversity Council holds first meeting
At this initial meeting, Seligman laid out ambitious plans for the council, including assessments and ongoing programming anticipated for faculty, students, and staff. As its initial act, the PDC voted unanimously to have Martin Luther King, ... more
November 18, 2016
Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’
On Display, a “deconstructed art exhibit,” explores the diversity of the human form. The piece been performed around the world and had its Rochester premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in October. A December performance is ... more
September 21, 2016
Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students
Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering.
July 14, 2016
Days of tragedy
Flags in front of the Eastman Quad and Rush Rhees Library fly at half staff after the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas. The University hosted two community dialogues on "Race in America, Race in Rochester" to ... more
May 13, 2016
New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music
The Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Music Festival, which have partnered since 1995, have announced a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.
April 7, 2016
Diversity conference asks: What do you stand for?
This year's annual diversity conference on Friday, April 8, comes on the heels of an academic year that has included numerous discussions of race and diversity at Rochester—part of an initiative to address those issues at ... more
January 26, 2016
Presidential Diversity Award recipients recognized
The recipients of the 2016 Presidential Diversity Award are Janice Holland, senior HR representative, diversity specialist/facilitator, and community liaison; the One Community program; and Kathy Rideout, dean of the School of Nursing.
January 22, 2016
Diversity Awards 2016
Walter Cooper '56 greets violist and ROCmusic director Alexander Peña, who performed at the 2016 University of Rochester Diversity Awards reception at Witmer House on January 20. The Diversity Awards recognize the accomplishments of faculty, staff, ... more
January 26, 2015
2015 Diversity Award winners honored at annual Martin Luther King Jr. address
The Eastman Pathways Program and Kristin Hocker, an organizational development specialist with Human Resources, were honored as the University’s 2015 Presidential Diversity Award recipients.
January 15, 2015
Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address
Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Muhammad is author of
Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America</em>, in which he explored the roots ... more