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Students celebrate World Poetry Day with on-air readings

Students celebrate World Poetry Day with on-air readings

March 20, 2019

Students and tutors from the University of Rochester’s Language Center were on local radio this week to mark World Poetry Day with a celebration of poems in Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, and American Sign Language.

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Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

Eastman alumna brings more than her voice to the Met

February 27, 2019

Acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock ’09E is sharing her social vision as artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organizing a series of performances designed to explore ideas of identity, objectification, and history.

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Activist and author Angela Davis to speak at Rochester

Activist and author Angela Davis to speak at Rochester

February 5, 2019

Angela Davis will be on campus to discuss “The University’s Role in Educating Students to be Engaged Citizens,” is part of the lecture series Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change.

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New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

New grad student chapter tackles underrepresentation in STEM

February 1, 2019

Rochester becomes the 11th local chapter of the national Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, bringing graduate students together across backgrounds and disciplines.

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Awards recognize commitment to diversity and inclusion

Awards recognize commitment to diversity and inclusion

January 25, 2019

Myra Henry, the senior director of administrative services, and the Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia have been chosen as recipients of the 2018 Presidential Diversity Awards.

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Common test of mental state understanding is biased

Common test of mental state understanding is biased

January 24, 2019

A new Rochester study has shown that a widely accepted test for assessing a patient’s ability to understand the mental state of another is biased against the less educated and against racial and ethnic minorities.

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Symone Sanders to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Symone Sanders to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

December 7, 2018

Sanders is a political commentator for CNN and served national press secretary for Senator Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential run, the youngest press secretary for a presidential candidate.

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National search launched for University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion

National search launched for University’s first vice president for equity and inclusion

November 6, 2018

The University has launched a national search for its first vice president for equity and inclusion. The vice president will be the University’s chief diversity officer and will establish and lead the new Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at River Campus

October 7, 2018

The basketball icon, activist, author, and ambassador, will give the first lecture in a series on “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change,” presented by Donald Hall, the University’s Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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