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2011 Annual Diversity Conference

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Why Diversity?  April 29, 2011 9am-6pm

Welcome and Keynote

Maggie Brooks, Monroe County Executive presented a proclamation supporting the YWCA's "Stand Against Racism" campaign.  Click here to see the Stand Against Racism public service announcement. President Seligman and Provost Kuncl gave opening remarks which were followed by a keynote address by Daryl G. Smith, Professor of Education and Psychology at The Claremont Graduate University.

County Executive Maggie Brooks Presents Proclamation to Jean Carroll, CEOP of Rochester's YWCAWelcoming Statement from President SeligmanProvost Kuncl's Opening Remarks

YNN News Coverage: YWCA, U of R Recognize Stand Against Racism Day 
D&C Coverage:
UR Panel Focuses on Diversity
Diversity Panel Raises Interesting Concerns of UR Alumni

Welcome and Keynote Address Video (1 hr 12 min)

Alumni Panel10:30am–11:30pm Workshops

-College Diversity Roundtable: Past, Present, and Future
-Realizing Organizational Change Through a “UR Valued” Approach
-Alumni and Student Panel: Then & Now
-What Kind of Community Do We Wish to Be?
-Making the Grade: Graduate Reflection about Diversity
-The People You Never Forget: the Impact of Support Staff on the Overall Life Experiences of Students

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Lunch Hour Book Sale Including:

"Diversity's Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work" By Daryl G. Smith
Creative Music Making
By William L. Cahn
Academic Writing in a Global Context
By Theresa Lillis and Mary JaneCurry
Teaching Academic Writing
By Caroline Coffin, Mary Jane Curry, Sharon Goodman, AnnHewings, Theresa M. Lillis and Joan Swann
Youth-Full Productions
By Nancy Ares

Gail Lione12:30pm- 2:00pm Workshops

-Diversity in Graduate Education: Challenges and Opportunities
-Women in Business
-Identifying and Preventing Microaggressions
-Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses: Diversity and Inclusiveness in Action
-Why is our Diversity Important to Improving the Health of our Community?
-Is Privilege Invisible?

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Eastman Presentation2:15pm– 3:45pm Workshops

-Supporting International Students
-Underrepresented Minorities in Business
-No Need for Redeemers:  Conducting Scholarly, Asset-Based  Community Research
-Looking Toward the Future of Nursing: Addressing the Needs of a Changing Society
-Promoting Medical School Diversity from Within and Through the Pipeline
-Do our Modes of Learning Unwittingly Exclude Other Cultures?

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4:00pm– 6:00pm Remarks and Celebration

President Seligman and members of the Board of Trustees made remarks about the day and discussed next steps.

Vivian LewisFrancis PriceGail Lione

Bob WitmerCarl WilliamsPresident Seligman

Performances by Mbira dzeMugomo Guru (Eastman Mbira Ensemble) and the Mambo Kings!


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