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December 2006

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to Speak at the University
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., a leading voice for civil rights, will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University on January 26. His talk at 4 p.m. in Strong Auditorium is free and open to the public.
(Posted 12.14.06)

Christmas at Memorial Art Gallery with the Italian Baroque Organ:
Tickets required. December 17th Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

Affinity Groups Host Holiday Open House
The University's Affinity Groups (Pride Alliance, African-American Network, and Latino Professional Alliance) are hosting an open house for faculty and staff on Friday, December 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Flaum Atrium. Spouses/partners/significant others are invited to attend. For more details, call x6-3259.
(Posted 12.13.06)

Black Students' Union Hosts Kwanzaa Celebrations at University
The Black Students' Union will mark Kwanzaa with a variety of events on the River Campus celebrating culture, family, and community.
(Posted 12.04.06)

November 2006

Gallery Hosts Event on Women's Progress in Visual Arts
"100 Years Since Susan B.: Women's Progress in the Visual Arts from Georgia O'Keeffe to Generation Y"
(@Rochester, 11.30.06)

Civilian Employers Value the Skills and Discipline of Vets
"When you look at the number of qualified military men and women and the fact that they've served their country . . . how could you not make the military part of your national recruitment effort?" asks Judie Myers-Gell, a multicultural recruitment specialist for Human Resources at the University of Rochester, in an article about hiring military veterans.
(Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, 11.29.06)

Simon School Offers Diversity Weekend for Prospective Students
To advance one of its strategic goals to increase diversity, the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester is hosting a Diversity Weekend on December 1–2, 2006, for underrepresented minorities with an interest in graduate business study. Merit scholarships and fellowships will be offered to prospective students who meet the Simon School admissions criteria.
(Posted 11.21.06)

Actor B. D. Wong to Speak at the University of Rochester
(Posted 11.20.06)

Diversity: Professional Development Focus of Affinity Groups
The Human Resources Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion has introduced three affinity groups—the African American Network, the Pride Alliance, and the Latino Professional Network.
(Currents, 11.20.06)

Town Hall Meeting Addresses Lack of Diversity at UR
(Campus Times, 11.15.06)

October 2006

Davidson Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
(Currents, 10.27.06)

President Seligman's response to the 2006 Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness Report
(Press Release 10.17.06)

Embracing Multiculturalism: Affinity Groups Formed at the University of Rochester
(Posted 10.16.06)

Task Force on Faculty Diversity and Inclusiveness Report
(Published 10.10.06)

Meliora Weekend (October 6-8)
Featured speakers included Fareed Zakaria and Lani Guinier

College EVENT: Seminar on racial disparities in political participation
(Posted 10.06.06)

September 2006

Black Employment at the University: A Historical Review
(Workshop: September 26-27)

New Positions Seek to Improve Diversity, Teaching at School of Medicine and Dentistry
(Posted 09.07.06)

May 2006

"Closer Look: Creating a Diverse Staff"
(Currents, 05.22.06)

Nurturing Promising Young Musicians
A Collaborative Program Between Eastman and the Rochester City School District Provides Scholarship Aid for Deserving Students
(Posted: 05.04.06)

April 2006

"Generation: First"
Meet a few of the Rochester students who are charting new courses for their families.
(Rochester Review, Spring 2006)

"Rediscovering a Lost Spiritual ‘Book’"
Rochester is home to two of the world’s leading authorities on an often misunderstood religious tradition.
(Rochester Review, Spring 2006)

"Still Seeking Susan B."
As the University hosts the first academic conference dedicated to Anthony, Rochester scholars and students reflect on her legacy over the past 100 years.
(Rochester Review, Spring 2006)

Sounds from West Africa and Indonesia come to Eastman this Month
Kora Master Mamadou Diabate and Eastmanâ's Gamelan Lila Muni Perform in Kilbourn Hall
(Posted 04.03.06)

March 2006

Eastman Presents Annual "Music for All" Program
Eastman students will bring classical music to children and adults throughout the Rochester community.
(Posted 03.15.06)

Eastman Hosts Second Annual 'Women in Music' Festival
Week of lunchtime concerts celebrates music by female composers.
(Posted 03.09.06)

At the Warner School: Jonathan Kozol Speaks on 'Educational Apartheid' in U.S. Public Schools
(Posted 03.09.06)

February 2006

Expert on Multicultural Education Will Lecture at Warner School
(Posted 02.15.06)

Imaginative Science Site for Girls Gets Warner School Know-how
(Posted 02.08.06)

January 2006

Cultivating Respect in Community: In-service training workshop sponsored by the College In-service staff activity scheduled for MLK Day on January 16 from 9:00 a.m.—noon.
(January 2006)

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