From the Newscenter...
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
The United Nations created World Poetry Day to celebrate poetic expression in the world’s many languages. In honor of the day, University of Rochester students at the Language Center share some favorite poems in the languages in which they were written.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday, January 19. Named after the longtime University dean, vice president and senior advisor to the president, the center is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center and is located in Douglass Commons. It promotes cultural awareness and engagement, educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provides opportunities for collaboration. Nearly 2,000 people visited the center during the 2016-17 academic year. “We are all members of the human race,” Burgett said. “This center celebrates that, and enables us to develop fluency and appreciation for one another.”
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
Language Center director Teresa Valdez speaks at an event Tuesday celebrating the center's one-year anniversary. Located in Douglass Commons, the center’s mission is to raise intercultural awareness and promote the 18 languages offered on the River Campus. Valdez says enrollment in foreign language classes has increased 22 percent since the center opened last fall.(University of Rochester photo / Jordan Mangefrida)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016
Established in 2013 and named for the vice president and senior advisor to the president, the Burgett Center promotes cultural awareness and engagement, and educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016
The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opens this week after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou '97, director of the Campus Center.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016
Charles Blow, New York Times columnist and CNN commentator, read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, yesterday evening in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. "This book is about remembering, against all that this world may signal to the contrary, that you are not forever broken," he said. "You are capable of giving and receiving love, and you are deserving of it.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016
With over 250 student groups on campus, the reconfigured and more flexible spaces will allow groups to host speakers, programs, and other activities organized for and by students. Work will be done in phases and expected to be complete by August 2016.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Izzeldin Abuelaish, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, is the author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity.