RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar (c)2016 University of Rochester Celebrating Languages and Cultures http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097777 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097777 Douglass Building Burgett Intercultural Center and Language Center
Friday, September 30, 2016
2:00 PM

Immerse yourself in language and cultural activities including crafts, a photo booth, foreign language karaoke, and a 5 minute language experience. 

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Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center New Home Dedication http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097769 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097769 Douglass Building 3rd Floor
Friday, September 30, 2016
3:30 PM

 President Joel Seligman, Dean of The College Richard Feldman, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the President, Paul Burgett, and Director of the Burgett Intercultural Center, Jessica Guzman-Rea will provide brief remarks. Open to the University community. 


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Performance: Illusionist and Comedian Joseph Tran http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097446 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097446 Wilson Commons May Room
Friday, September 30, 2016
8:00 PM

Enjoy a performance by magician Joseph Tran, a Los Angeles native considered to be an "entertainer-to-the-stars." Tran, born to Vietnamese-immigrant parents who also taught ballroom dancing, has traveled around the world to bring his style of comedy and illusions to a growing audience. 

Tickets are $2 for everyone. Purchase online at http://www.urochestertickets.com or at the Common Connection at Wilson Commons. 

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Hispanic/Latino American Heritage Family Day http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1066057 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1066057 Memorial Art Gallery
Sunday, October 2, 2016
12:00 PM

The whole family is invited to enjoy art activities, music and dance, cultural displays, tours and storytelling. Full museum access. Suggested family donation is $5.  

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Future Faculty Program: Understanding the Faculty Role http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095201 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095201 Off Campus
Thursday, October 6, 2016
12:30 PM

Gain a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities of academic careers, hear alumni perspectives on transitioning from graduate student to faculty member, learn of discipline specific expectations and challenges in the job search, including building a CV, and preparing to interview.

Location: Staybridge Suites

Register online. Contact Adele Coelho, faculty outreach coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or via email at adele.coelho@rochester.edu with any questions. Additional information can be found at http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/faculty/development/events/

Future Faculty Program: Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University’s schools, the Workshop aims to prepare the next generation of faculty, and to give our graduates a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. It offers information and hands-on experience with aspects of faculty life not traditionally part of graduate curriculums, including innovative teaching, assessing learning, mentoring, working amid diversity, employing technology in teaching. Invitations to participate are extended to doctoral students and post-docs by the graduate deans; registration and program logistics are handled by the Provost’s Office. 


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Stanton/Anthony Breakfast and Conversation http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1096328 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1096328 Interfaith Chapel River Level
Friday, October 7, 2016
8:00 AM

"Youth Homelessness and Human Resiliency in the Face of Adversity" This year’s program will focus on youth homelessness and the resiliency of the human spirit. A breakfast buffet will be served. 

If These Walls Could Talk, a short documentary featuring Rochester talent and based on actual events, will be shown. The film authentically portrays both the struggles and opportunities of homeless youth through narrative improvisation. It celebrates the resiliency, determination, talent, and creativity of young men facing homelessness and living in a transitional living center through the Center for Youth. Prior to the screening, film director Matthew Spaull will discuss his use of film as a medium to convey community awareness messages and discuss his work with youth. After the screening, keynote D. Watkins will offer his commentary on the film and address the struggles homeless youth face. He will use his personal narrative as a backdrop to discuss how education and art can be transformative and empowering for young people in disfranchised communities. Also, as a columnist for Salon, Mr. Watkins will offer insightful commentary on American culture and race.This year’s program will focus on youth homelessness and the resiliency of the human spirit. A breakfast buffet will be served.

Cost is $25 per person and $15 per student. $200 for a table of 8. RSVP due by Wednesday, September 28. Email sbac@ur.rochester.edu or visit rochester.edu/sba for more information and to register. 


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Meliora Weekend Scholar Showcase http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097781 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097781 Douglass Building
Friday, October 7, 2016
3:30 PM

Explore the 4 floors of the recently reinvented Douglass including a renovated dining center, new event space, the Burgett Intercultural Center, the Language Center, new Community Kitchen, and more as you enjoy coffee and teas from around the world. Open to all. 

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Polish Film Festival Part I: Decalogue Five & Six http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097521 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097521 Off Campus (Dryden Theatre)
Thursday, October 13, 2016
8:00 PM

The Decalogue is Krzysztof Kieślowski’s collection of ten one-hour films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. 


Location: Dryden Theatre at the Eastman Museum

-Decalogue Five (Thou shalt not kill), 59 min. Involves two killings, one a random act of violence by a murderer who seems completely amoral and the other a state-sanctioned execution. 

-Decalogue Six (Thou shalt not commit adultery),  60 min. It is a story of a 19-year-old post-office worker, in love with a woman in her 30s, on whom he has been obsessively spying. 

Presented by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies and the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Tickets can be purchased at the Dryden Theatre before the screenings. General admission is $8; $6 for members; and $4 for students. The festival is co-sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Filmmakers Association, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, and Polish Heritage Society of Rochester. For more information, please call Skalny Center at (585) 275-9898.

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Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture: Rupert Stasch http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1087680 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1087680 Hutchison Hall Lander Auditorium
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00 PM

Rupert Stasch, University of Cambridge, will discuss "Dramas of Otherness: 'First Contact' Tourism in New Guinea." The lecture is free and open to the public. The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and cosponsored by the Humanities Project. For more information, call (585) 275-8614 or email c.fishgold@rochester.edu.

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Neilly Series Lecture: Ruth Holland Scott http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097668 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097668 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 PM

Ruth Holland Scott is an educator, author, and businesswoman who was the first African-American woman elected to serve on the Rochester City Council, and was elected its president in 1986.


Scott's career has included ground-breaking roles in education, banking and neighborhood revitalization initiatives. She currently serves as a consultant and speaker, and has been a frequent guest on radio and TV news broadcasts in western New York.

Her 2014 memoir, The Circles God Draws, spans decades of opportunity and challenge, from post-Depression years through World War II to today, detailing her life as an educator and businesswoman in Michigan, Cleveland, and Rochester. The book chronicles family experiences, facing discrimination, and personal triumphs. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reserved parking is available in the Library Lot. For more information, please visit www.library.rochester.edu/neilly-series or call 585-275-4461.

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Future Faculty Program: Learner-Centered Teaching http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095232 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095232 Helen Wood Hall School of Nursing
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:30 AM

"Learner-Centered Teaching: Innovative Approaches that Engage Learners." 

Register online. RSVP deadline by Oct. 14. Contact Adele Coelho, faculty outreach coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or via email at adele.coelho@rochester.edu with any questions. Additional information can be found at http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/faculty/development/events/

Future Faculty Program: Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University’s schools, the Workshop aims to prepare the next generation of faculty, and to give our graduates a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. It offers information and hands-on experience with aspects of faculty life not traditionally part of graduate curriculums, including innovative teaching, assessing learning, mentoring, working amid diversity, employing technology in teaching. Invitations to participate are extended to doctoral students and post-docs by the graduate deans; registration and program logistics are handled by the Provost’s Office. 

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Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction Ceremony and Reading http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097824 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097824 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:00 PM
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Pride Drag Show http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097787 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097787 Wilson Commons May Room
Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:30 PM
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Annual Research Conference: Conversations on Race http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095202 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095202 Helen Wood Hall School of Nursing Medical Center
Friday, November 4, 2016
11:30 AM

The University-wide annual research conference’s overall objective is to promote diversity and inclusion through the advancement of scholarship and showcasing UR scholarly activity. "Conversations on Race" aims to encourage active dialogue within the UR academic community on the topic of race. www.rochester.edu/diversity   #URDiversity

This conference will...
- Spark and share meaningful dialogue within the UR academic community concerning issues on race
- Inform pedagogy for sustainable learning environments relating to race and diversity
- Create a space for scholarly exchange at the University to ask questions, get assistance and seek collaborative opportunities around race and diversity

This conference is FREE, but registration is REQUIRED.

For more information, please contact Ashley N. Anderson at ashley.n.anderson@rochester.edu or (585) 273-4297 with any questions.

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Future Faculty Program: Teaching Fundamentals http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095339 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095339 Interfaith Chapel River Campus
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:30 AM

"Teaching Fundamentals: Tools to Demystify Course Planning and Assessment" Learn tools and tips for setting objectives, building course plans, and assessing learning. Participants will have time to develop sample course maps, test blueprint and assessment tracking maps. 

Register online. RSVP deadline by Nov. 4. Contact Adele Coelho, faculty outreach coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or via email at adele.coelho@rochester.edu with any questions. Additional information can be found at http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/faculty/development/events/

Future Faculty Program: Designed collaboratively by faculty from each of the University’s schools, the Workshop aims to prepare the next generation of faculty, and to give our graduates a competitive edge in the academic marketplace. It offers information and hands-on experience with aspects of faculty life not traditionally part of graduate curriculums, including innovative teaching, assessing learning, mentoring, working amid diversity, employing technology in teaching. Invitations to participate are extended to doctoral students and post-docs by the graduate deans; registration and program logistics are handled by the Provost’s Office. 



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Humanities Project Lecture: World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097265 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1097265 Wilson Commons Gowen Room
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
5:00 PM

Author Notch Miyake gives the talk "A Pilgrimage to World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps. The lecture is part of the Humanities Project: "Looking Like the Enemy: The WWII Japanese-American Experience." 

The series is sponsored by the Humanities Center, the departments of Modern Languages and Cultures, English, the American Studies and Film and Media Studies programs, the River Campus Libraries Digital Humanities Center and the Hartnett Gallery. Free and open to the public. 

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Transparent Symposium: Reading by Eileen Myles http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095950 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1095950 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:00 PM
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Transparent: A Multi-Disciplinary Symposium http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1063195 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1063195 River Campus
Thursday, December 1, 2016
8:00 AM

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and cosponsored by American Studies, Film & Media Studies, English, Jewish Studies, Modern Languages & Cultures, and Religion & Classics. Read more online.

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Transparent: A Multi-Disciplinary Symposium http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1063196 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=1063196 River Campus
Friday, December 2, 2016
8:00 AM

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and cosponsored by American Studies, Film & Media Studies, English, Jewish Studies, Modern Languages & Cultures, and Religion & Classics. Read more online.

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