Upstate News

January 9, 2000
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Editor-in-chief of People magazine to present at Upstate Medical University’s Diversity and Affirmative Action Conference Jan. 19

In honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, SUNY Upstate Medical University will host a conference on “Diversity and Affirmative Action for the 21st Century” Jan. 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave., on the Upstate Medical University campus.

The conference will feature presentations by two nationally recognized experts: Angelo Figueroa, editor-in-chief of People magazine, who will speak on “The Use of the Media” and Beth Wilson, associate provost of Columbia University and president of the American Association for Affirmative Action, who will speak on “The Pitfalls and the Pendulum.”

Organizers say the conference will highlight the moral, ethical and business applications of diversity and affirmative action as well as provide an update and timely projections for the 21st century.

“Diversity and Affirmative Action for the 21st Century” is supported by SUNY Upstate Medical University President’s Affirmative Action Committee, the President’s Office and the Faculty and Staff Organization for Diversity. For more information, call 464-7871.

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