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Talk: "Innovative' and 'Authentic' University-Community Outreach and Engagement: A Case Study of University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center"

Dr. Irma McClaurin, Keynote Speaker for the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will join us on campus at University of Rochester on February 14 and 15, 2019 for several events including writing and teaching workshops and a discussion of her experience with community engagement. 

This talk will build on Dr. McClaurin's experience as the founding executive director and associate vice president of the University of Minnesota’s first Urban Research and OutreachEngagement Center (UROC). She will explore the considerations involved in fostering authentic and sustainable university outreach with communities that historically perceive themselves as underserved and underrepresented, and sometimes think they are merely a laboratory for student learning. She will provide concrete examples of how UROC has overcome some of these barriers—and the hard work needed for others to replicate the process.    

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Lectures and Talks


Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff


humanities, community engagement


Free of charge, no registration required.

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Rochester Center for Community Leadership
Contact Phone or Email

(585) 275-8318


Please contact if you require seating to attend, require space for a wheelchair, or require any other accommodations. Please submit requests for ASL interpretation by Feb 1, 2019.

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