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Diversity at the University

An Inclusive Community

The University of Rochester envisions itself as a community that welcomes, encourages, and supports individuals who desire to contribute to and benefit from the institution’s missions of teaching, research, patient care, performance, and community service. In a pluralistic culture, that community includes faculty, students, and staff who represent important differences. Read More

In preparation for the 2017 University-wide Annual Diversity Conference, "It's Our Time: Creating a World for All," special viewing and discussion sessions will occur for the following dates:

January 31, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
February 10, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
March 10, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Locations coming soon! #URDiversity #ItsOurTime2k17
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01.16.17  ·  

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Spring 2017: Welcome Back #URDiversity

Welcome back. Spring 2017 will be an exciting semester.

On December 20, I convened the first meeting of the Presidential Diversity Council, which consists of senior University leaders tasked with promoting and encouraging the University’s race and diversity activities and establishing methods of accountability for continued progress. As its initial act, the Council voted unanimously to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a University holiday, commencing in 2018. The Council will consider a number of issues affecting students, faculty and staff over the course of subsequent meetings.

Wegmans Hall, home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science, is scheduled for full occupancy later this semester. Read more in the link provided below:
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01.16.17  ·  

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Events Celebrate Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At 9 a.m., the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will host its annual MLK Community-Wide Celebration at Eastman Theatre

At 11:30 a.m., Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren will present the keynote address at the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Whipple Auditorium at the Medical Center. The event is sponsored by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and Medical Center administration

The Memorial Art Gallery will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free activities for kids will be offered in the Vanden Brul Pavilion. #URDiversity
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01.16.17  ·  

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The Office of Minority Student Affairs and the Office of the President invite you to attend the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address with Dr. Joy DeGruy.

Friday, January 27th at 6:00pm
Strong Auditorium on the River Campus | University of Rochester
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01.13.17  ·  

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You are invited! We want your presence at the Community Action Fair - Thursday, January 26th from 4pm to 8pm - Edgerton R-Center (Stardust Ballroom)

Organized by Members of the University of Rochester Diversity and Inclusion Committee! #URDiversity
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Community Action Fair

January 26, 2017, 4:00pm - January 26, 2017, 6:00pm

Members of the University of Rochester’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee are enthusiastic about hosting a “Community Action Fair” on Thursday,...

01.12.17  ·  

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