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Frederick Douglass Institute director hopes for celebration and education on Juneteenth

Frederick Douglass Institute director hopes for celebration and education on Juneteenth

June 16, 2022

“Juneteenth is especially relevant today, as the current conditions of Black people in America would suggest that we are still not free,” says Jeffrey McCune Jr. And yet, he adds, “We must celebrate.”

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Global Celebration Committee seeks input from University community on plan to showcase diversity

Global Celebration Committee seeks input from University community on plan to showcase diversity

May 2, 2022

The group will accept submissions through mid-October and make recommendations to President Sarah Mangelsdorf in December.

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Commission’s work a ‘blueprint’ to diversify neuroscience labs and classrooms

Commission’s work a ‘blueprint’ to diversify neuroscience labs and classrooms

April 27, 2022

For two years, the University’s Neuroscience Diversity Commission has worked to create a more inclusive and equitable culture for students, faculty, and researchers.

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Gateways Music Festival Orchestra makes Carnegie debut

Gateways Music Festival Orchestra makes Carnegie debut

April 25, 2022

The Gateways Orchestra, which appeared as part of the 2021–22 season, was the first all-Black classical symphony orchestra presented by Carnegie Hall in its history.

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Inclusion takes a community

Inclusion takes a community

April 13, 2022

Eshaan Sood ’25, a first-year jazz guitar student at Eastman blinded in an accident in 2015, finds support and community among his teachers and peers.

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Douglass Leadership House celebrates 10th anniversary

Douglass Leadership House celebrates 10th anniversary

March 28, 2022

For ten years, the Douglass Leadership House on the River Campus has served as a symbol of—and space for—Black excellence, persistence, and fortitude.

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Frederick Douglass Medal to be presented to Northwestern’s dean of communication

Frederick Douglass Medal to be presented to Northwestern’s dean of communication

March 28, 2022

E. Patrick Johnson is recognized for contributions to engaged scholarship and public performance.

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Awards celebrate community diversity and inclusion efforts

Awards celebrate community diversity and inclusion efforts

March 16, 2022

The recently redesigned Presidential Stronger as One Diversity Awards honor the breadth of excellence within and beyond the University of Rochester community.

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Celebrating women’s history

Celebrating women’s history

February 28, 2022

Throughout March, campus organizations are sponsoring art exhibitions, lectures, films, book readings, and performances to celebrate and remember women’s history.

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Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

February 22, 2022

Beatrice Amaza Howard earned two degrees at the University of Rochester before beginning a career as a public school teacher.

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