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October 27, 2021 | 07:10 pm

Rochester to observe Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States and affirms the contributions of Black and African American communities to the nation’s growth. Beginning in 2022, the University of Rochester will recognize it as an official University holiday.

topics: featured-post-side, Office of Equity and Inclusion,
University News
September 1, 2020 | 04:54 pm

University recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion

National award honors the University’s efforts to weave diversity and inclusion “into the work being done every day” across campus.

The University of Rochester has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

topics: diversity, inclusion, Mercedes Ramírez Fernández, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Sarah Mangelsdorf,
University News
August 28, 2020 | 11:23 am

Jeffrey McCune named Frederick Douglass Institute director

He will bring together people from across academic disciplines to collaborate in the study of the African diaspora and offer programming that promotes African and African American studies at the University.

topics: African American Studies, appointments, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences,
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