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#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

June 20, 2017

In 2010, the nationwide computer program that matches medical students with residency positions filled every spot in the Medical Center surgery program with a woman—the first time this had occurred. As they leave residency, the doctors reflect on their experiences.

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Diversity Conference 2017

Diversity Conference 2017

March 31, 2017

“When was the first time in your life that you were aware of, or noticed, race?” Keynote speaker Shakti Butler posed this query at this year’s Diversity Conference on March 31. During her speech, “Irresistible Justice: Cultivating Joy as a Pathway to Equity,” Butler asked about the role of racism or inequality in the lives of the audience and allowed time for discussion and reflection.

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Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

Strong earns ‘Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality’ designation

March 30, 2017

Strong Memorial Hospital earned a perfect score on the annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The survey evaluates inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and health care employees.

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Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

Diversity conference speaker Shatki Butler grew up in a black world, and a white one

March 29, 2017

The filmmaker and educator looks forward to a day when she can avoid thinking about race. “A look, a comment. You don’t know what someone means, and racial anxiety sets in. Every day, I think about race.”

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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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