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  April 8, 2002

Week of Events April 7-13 to Focus on Diversity
By Rachel Stein

The University will showcase its rich cultural diversity during Diversity Week, from April 7 through April 13.

"This 'Diversity Week' will highlight diversity to the community as a whole, through different academic, cultural and social programs," says Angela Rola, chair of the Chancellor's Steering Committee on Programming, who coordinated the events. "The week is a way for people to join and interact together who normally would not."

From panel discussions to a comedy night, Diversity Week offers more than 20 different events, concluding with a community mural display at the Student Union.

The murals are an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share thoughts about campus diversity and the meaning of community, through words and artwork.

The idea for Diversity Week was proposed by Spencer Yip, a student on the Chancellor's Steering Committee on Programming. "I hope Diversity Week will start to break down the cultural barriers between students so we can become more united," says Yip.

Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend all of Diversity Week's free events. The events are listed in this week's Advance.

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