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To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the 200th anniversary of the birth of suffrage pioneer Susan B. Anthony, the University is organizing an institution-wide celebration to call attention to the achievements, contributions, and influence of Rochester women, both at the University and in the greater community.

Events for the 2020 celebration began in January 2020 and continue through Meliora Weekend in the fall of 2021. If you are organizing an event that should be included in the celebration, please contact


Artist Lecture: Judith Schaechter's Stained-Glass Art
Sunday, February 16

Programming centered on the exhibition will take place throughout the run of the show, including a lecture by Judith Schaechter at the Memorial Art Gallery...

Negotiation—Women's Wednesday Workshop
Wednesday, February 26

These women-led workshops are open to all faculty. Presenter: Antonia Kolokythas, DDS, MSc, FACS Head and Program Director, Department of Oral and...

Gender Equity In Music Conference
Tuesday, March 3

The purpose of this conference is to surface issues of gender inequity in music and design strategies to address them, as well as to help participants learn...

Music & Healing: Lam Square Pop-Up - Music of Joanne Shenadoah
Wednesday, March 4

Attend a celebration of the Hopeman Carillon and the music of Dr. Joanne Shenandoah, a Grammy-winning Wolf Clan, Oneida artist. The Pop-Up will include:...

Ja’Tovia Gary & Dessane Lopez Cassell in Conversation
Sunday, March 15

Artist Ja’Tovia Gary (American, b. 1984) and Hyperallergic’s Editor of Reviews, Dessane Lopez Cassell, discuss Gary’s work and her installation Giverny I...

Mentors vs. Sponsors—Women's Wednesday Workshop
Wednesday, March 18

These women-led workshops are open to all faculty. Topic: Mentors vs. Sponsors Presenter: Vivian Lewis, M.D, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and...

The cover of Doreen Mattingly's book about Midge Costanza
Thursday, March 19

**NOTE: Unfortunately, the scheduled speaker can no longer make the event. A new speaker is currently being sought for this date. Keep an eye on the calendar...

Ansel Adam’s iconic photo (detail) of Georgia O’Keeffe
Thursday, March 19

One hundred years ago, women got the right to vote thanks to the time, energy, and passion of the suffragettes, many of which were artists that we have here...

Student Speaker Event: NASA Colonel Eileen Collins
Saturday, March 21

Presented by the Student Programming Board. Collins will discuss her experience as a female NASA astronaut, pilot, and commander. Collins became the first...

Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards Ceremony 2020
Saturday, April 4

The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards are over a 60-year tradition honoring exceptional women in the University of Rochester community. There will be a brief...

Eastman Repertory Singers/Women's Chorus
Friday, April 17

Philip Silvey, Conductor Repertory Singers:Michael Haydn – Requiem in C minor Lauren Park, Conductor This event is free and open to the public.

Daring Total Leadership—Women's Wednesday Workshop
Wednesday, June 17

These women-led workshops are open to all faculty. Topic: Daring Total Leadership: Heart, Hide and Courage Presenter: Karen M. Mustian, PhD, MS, MPH, ACSM,...