If you happened to see the Sunday issue of the Democrat and Chronicle, or listened to WXXI radio, or watched the local TV news broadcasts, you probably heard about the race exhibit, which opened at the Rochester Museum and Science Center this past Saturday. Entitled RACE: Are We So Different?, this traveling exhibit tells the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Rochester is fortunate to host this exhibit and I commend professor Robert Ulin for his contribution in bringing it here. While anthropology department chair at Western Michigan University, Robert was a driving force in bringing the exhibit to Kalamazoo and saw the positive effect the exhibit had on that community. When Robert arrived at RIT in 2008, he brought the same commitment to seeing the exhibit come to Rochester. Both he and Kevin McDonald, vice president for diversity and inclusion, participated in a compelling presentation made to the Rochester Area Community Foundation, which is a lead supporter of the exhibit.
Here’s my January update.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs