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Tag: David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity

High school students complete Upward Bound summer program

High school students complete Upward Bound summer program

August 3, 2017

Seventy high school students from the Rochester City School District took part in the annual Upward Bound academic summer showcase, presenting the results of their six-week research projects.

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It’s one community for Kearns summer researchers

It’s one community for Kearns summer researchers

July 28, 2017

In their labs, the 61 Kearns Center summer researchers work among one another, and in their dorms they live among one another, forming tight friendships that will be vital as they move on to graduate school and professional careers.

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Kearns Center scholars are studies in resiliency, success

Kearns Center scholars are studies in resiliency, success

May 19, 2017

Established in 2002, the center has the goal of increasing diversity in higher education by building an educational pipeline, from undergraduate through graduate school, for students who might not otherwise have had access to higher education.

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Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

Visiting students apply computational tools to music, mind

March 10, 2017

Can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? Or teach a person to become a better public speaker? Visiting undergraduates–many from under-represented groups in the STEM fields–will work on summer projects investigating these questions and more.

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Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

Federal grants recognize University’s programs for underserved students

September 21, 2016

Two National Science Foundation grants expand the reach of programs that engage underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students in science and engineering.

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Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

August 5, 2016

“With this program, everything came together. Now, I feel like a real scientist.” Derek McNeil joined a record 140 high school students from Rochester City schools took part in the six-week summer program.

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Kearns Center to expand services to Rochester middle-school students

Kearns Center to expand services to Rochester middle-school students

July 21, 2016

A $1.2 million Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enable academic services for upwards of 500 RCSD students each year via College Prep Centers at East High School and Vanguard Collegiate High School.

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Four Upward Bound students honored

Four Upward Bound students honored

June 28, 2016

Four area high school students from the University’s Upward Bound program have been named “Outstanding Seniors” by the Monroe County Council of Superintendents.

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‘A heart still works, even when it’s broken’

‘A heart still works, even when it’s broken’

March 15, 2016

Charles Blow, New York Times columnist and CNN commentator, read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, yesterday evening in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. “This book is about remembering, against all that this world may signal to the contrary, that you are not forever broken,” he said. “You are capable of giving and receiving love, and you are deserving of it.

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UR dean receives White House award

UR dean receives White House award

March 30, 2015

A dean at the University of Rochester is one of 15 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Beth Olivares will receive her award at the White House later this year.

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