Two upcoming UR conferences will provide opportunities to highlight your research and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.
7th Annual UR Diversity Conference
The 7th Annual UR Diversity Conference, titled “#URDiversity: What Do You Stand For?” takes place on April 8th on the River Campus. Showcasing your research at this event may help foster multidisciplinary research teams. Please spread the word to your colleagues and encourage them to answer the Call for Posters. This past year, a number of posters were presented at the CTSI Data Blitz series that may be appropriate for the conference. The Call for Posters deadline is March 28th. For details, see http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/annual-diversity-conference/annual-diversity-conference2016/.
This year’s keynote speaker is Alicia Garza from Oakland, CA, and you can read about her work and activism at the following link, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicia_Garza. The intent of the conference is to urge members of the University community to examine how each individual can further diversity and inclusion within the greater societal context.
3rd Annual Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at URMC
The 3rd Annual “Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at URMC,” on Thursday, April 28th, 2016, from 8 am to noon, aims to increase awareness of diversity-related initiatives at URMC and help people connect to these efforts and to one another. (Get the full story on last year’s event.)
Posters will be displayed concurrently in Flaum Atrium or Saunders Research Building Atrium. If you would like to propose a display, please contact Grace Fuller by March 28, 2016 by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please let her know the title or topic and the authors or presenters as well as your display needs (e.g. easel, 40×60 inch foam board, table, etc.) and location preference (Flaum Atrium or Saunders Research Building).
This Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at URMC event is just one of the many community activities taking place in April as part of the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism national movement. Across the country, communities will hold Stand Against Racism events throughout April to help raise awareness about racism and diversity issues.