University of Rochester

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Celebrating Susan B. Anthony's 192nd Birthday

February 14, 2012

WHO, WHAT: Faculty, students and staff at the University of Rochester celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery to leave yellow roses.

DATE, TIME, PLACE: Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The celebration starts at 3:30-4 p.m in Mt. Hope Cemetery on 791 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester. (Use the north gate entrance on Mt. Hope Ave. into the cemetery. Her gravesite is to the right.) Raffaella Borasi, dean of the University's Warner School of Education, will give a brief talk before students leave yellow roses on Anthony's gravesite.

The event then moves to the University's Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, in 540 Lattimore Hall, on the University's River Campus, where there will be a special opportunity to view artifacts from Anthony's life.

ABOUT: The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester is named to honor Susan B. Anthony, the 19th-century suffragist who led a successful campaign to have women admitted to the University of Rochester in 1900. The institute is dedicated to addressing curricular and scholarly issues important for understanding the role of women and gender throughout history and in contemporary society.

For additional information contact Valerie Alhart at (585) 520-8842.