RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar (c)2014 University of Rochester What Rights?: A Panel Discussion on Police Brutality in Rochester Dewey Hall 1-101
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
7:00 PM

The tragic death of Mike Brown and the response by protesters in Ferguson Missouri has brought national attention to a vital issue plaguing the country: police brutality and lack of police accountability. These issues affect everyone, but disproportionately affect marginalized communities, including people of color, immigrants, the deaf community, the LBGT community, and others. Rochester is certainly no exception; in the past year there have been numerous incidents of police brutality, many in which the officers have not been brought to justice.

Join the Students for a Democratic Society at the University in learning what incidents have happened in our community, how we can better empower ourselves to combat brutality through knowing our legal rights, and what steps we can take next.

The event is free and open to the public. Please contact Margaret Thurston at if you require an ASL interpreter.

Concert: West African Drumming Ensemble Strong Auditorium
Friday, December 5, 2014
8:00 PM

The concert is free and open to the public. For special accomodations or for more information, contact the Department of Music at the University at (585) 275-2828.

Young Leaders: Branding and Marketing Yourself with Dr. Neil Hair Rochester Institute of Technology Campus
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
3:30 PM

This session will cover the advantages of using social media for your career, how young professionals should be using social media, how potential employers look at prospective employee social media pages, etc.  Dr. Neil Hair, interim executive director of the Innovative Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be leading this discussion. 

This opportunity is being held in collaboration with the RIT Young Professionals.  An optional Happy Hour to meet and mingle with our RIT friends will be held at MacGregor’s following this session.  Registration and location specifics to come.



Skalny Center Piano Recital Lower Strong Auditorium
Sunday, December 14, 2014
3:00 PM

Saxophonist Alex Tarantino and Pianist Dariusz Terefenko of the Eastman School of Music will perform an evening of jazz, film music, transcription from classical music, and original compositions. Tarantino is a senior at the Eastman and Terefenko is an associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media.

The concert is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies and the Department of Music at the University of Rochester. For more information, call (585) 275-2828.