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Two honored for commitment to diversity

Two honored for commitment to diversity

February 23, 2018

Molly Murdock, an advocate for gender equity in music performance and scholarship, and Jonathan Wetherbee, cochair of the University’s Pride Alliance, have each received the 2018 Presidential Diversity Award.

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Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role at University

January 23, 2018

Olivares will report directly to the dean of the Arts, Sciences & Engineering faculty. The move elevates the recognition and consideration of the importance of diversity issues within the Deans’ Office.

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Celebrating five years

Celebrating five years

January 19, 2018

The Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday, January 19. Named after the longtime University dean, vice president and senior advisor to the president, the center is a joint venture of the Office of the Dean of Students and the David T. Kearns Center and is located in Douglass Commons. It promotes cultural awareness and engagement, educates on issues of identity, culture, and diversity, and provides opportunities for collaboration. Nearly 2,000 people visited the center during the 2016-17 academic year. “We are all members of the human race,” Burgett said. “This center celebrates that, and enables us to develop fluency and appreciation for one another.”

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Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

January 18, 2018

While existing technology for detecting bruises works well for light-skinned victims, it’s a less effective for people of color. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Rochester has set out to change that.

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‘Martin Luther King Jr. was my first American hero’

‘Martin Luther King Jr. was my first American hero’

January 16, 2018

Four-time Emmy Award-winner and pioneer of Latino broadcasting Maria Hinojosa says “it’s pretty surreal” to be delivering the University’s MLK Commemorative Address this week. She calls Martin Luther King Jr., her “first American hero, the first person who made me believe I had a voice in this country.”

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NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

NPR host Maria Hinojosa to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

November 30, 2017

The four-time Emmy winner and host of National Public Radio’s Latino USA and PBS’s America By The Numbers will deliver the University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, January 19.

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‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

‘We each have great capacity to learn, grow, and work together’

November 7, 2017

Tiffany Taylor Smith ’91, the new executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development at the University of Dayton, discusses the importance of diversity and the impact of her time in Rochester.

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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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