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What it means to {codelikeagirl}

What it means to {codelikeagirl}

March 20, 2017

In 2010 the computer science department’s graduating class of 20 students included only one woman. This year, the expected graduating class of 119 students will be 34 percent female—double the national average.

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W. Kamau Bell appearance highlights ‘Color Cannot Divide Us Week’

W. Kamau Bell appearance highlights ‘Color Cannot Divide Us Week’

February 3, 2017

The comedian and CNN host tops a week of events sponsored by the University’s ‘We’re Better Than That’ anti-racism campaign and the Student Programming Board.

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Events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13, 2017

Events across the University mark Monday’s MLK celebrations, and renowned author, educator, and activist Joy DeGruy will deliver the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 27.

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Presidential Diversity Council holds first meeting

December 20, 2016

At this initial meeting, Seligman laid out ambitious plans for the council, including assessments and ongoing programming anticipated for faculty, students, and staff. As its initial act, the PDC voted unanimously to have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognized as a University holiday, commencing in 2018.

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Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

Installation shows ‘beauty in inclusivity’

November 18, 2016

On Display, a “deconstructed art exhibit,” explores the diversity of the human form. The piece been performed around the world and had its Rochester premiere at the Memorial Art Gallery in October. A December performance is planned at the Disability Studies Cluster conference.

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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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Days of tragedy

Days of tragedy

July 14, 2016

Flags in front of the Eastman Quad and Rush Rhees Library fly at half staff after the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas. The University hosted two community dialogues on “Race in America, Race in Rochester” to seek answers to questions about violence, racism, and ways to bridge the divides in America.
Read President Joel Seligman’s statement from Wednesday’s community dialogue.

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New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

New partnership to enhance diversity in classical music

May 13, 2016

The Eastman School of Music and the Gateways Music Festival, which have partnered since 1995, have announced a new alliance that strengthens the organizations’ efforts to promote and increase diversity in the field of classical music.

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Diversity conference asks: What do you stand for?

Diversity conference asks: What do you stand for?

April 7, 2016

This year’s annual diversity conference on Friday, April 8, comes on the heels of an academic year that has included numerous discussions of race and diversity at Rochester—part of an initiative to address those issues at the University.

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