Students affiliated with Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to mental health awareness, planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad. “Send Silence Packing”, as the traveling exhibition is called, is a program designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.
Eastman School of Music alumnus Jeff Beal ’85 leads a small group coaching session with jazz students Eugene Bisdikian, Chase Ellison, and Billy Petito in Howard Hansen Hall. Beal, the Emmy-winning composer of the House of Cards score, is visiting Eastman to host master classes and an evening of film music.
Colleen McCarthy, director of the University’s annual United Way workplace campaign, and Jon Roberson, senior vice president of the United Way of Rochester, fire up the crowd at the annual kick-off breakfast. This year, the University is seeking to raise $1.4 million to support communities agencies.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, meets with students at the Douglass Leadership House before delivering the annual University of Rochester Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address.