PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Celebrating Susan B. Anthony's Birthday
WHO: Faculty, students, and staff at the University of Rochester celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery.
DATE, TIME, PLACE: 10:15 a.m., on Friday, Feb. 15, at Mt. Hope Cemetery (791 Mt. Hope Ave. in Rochester.) Use the north gate entrance on Mt. Hope Ave. into the cemetery. Her gravesite is to the right.
WHAT: Eleana Kim, assistant professor of anthropology, will give a brief talk before students leave yellow roses, a symbol of the suffrage movement, on Anthony's gravesite.
The event then moves to the Welles-Brown Room in the University's Rush Rhees Library for cake and a talk by Angela Clark-Taylor and Lori Birrell, co-curators of a new exhibit, A Citizen's Right to Vote: United States vs. Susan B. Anthony. The exhibit includes artifacts from Anthony's life.
ABOUT: The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester is named to honor Susan B. Anthony, the 19th-century suffragist who led a successful campaign to have women admitted to the University of Rochester in 1900. The institute is dedicated to addressing curricular and scholarly issues important for understanding the role of women and gender throughout history and in contemporary society.
For additional information contact Valerie Alhart at (585) 520-8842.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.