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@Rochester -- Sept. 15, 2006

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In Today's Issue

  • Simon Offers Online Scholarship Competition
  • Works by Michigan Artist on View
  • Ten Minutes with the Women's Volleyball Coach
  • Events: Ride for a Cure, Multicultural Workshops
  • In the Headlines: Zupan, Masly, Schauf

News and Announcements

Simon School Offers Second Annual Online Business Simulation Scholarship Competition
The Simon School is again offering a unique online business simulation scholarship competition for prospective students. This year's competition begins on September 25, and registration is ongoing through that date.

Paintings and Drawings by Michigan Artist On View
The exhibition Location, featuring works by Michigan artist Brian Elder, is on view in the Gallery at the Art & Music Library through September 28.

Ten Minutes with Women's Volleyball Coach Linda Downey
Women's volleyball coach Linda Downey discusses this year's team and her expectations for the season as part of a series of interviews with Yellowjacket head coaches.

Events

September 17
The “Time for a Cure” motorcycle ride from Ontario to Sodus Point and back supports the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Kinley’s Pub, 476 Route 104, in Ontario, followed by the ride at noon.

September 26 and 28
Two workshop sessions offer an interactive look at the legacy and traditions associated with employment of African Americans at the University. The series is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion and the African American Network. Open to all faculty and staff. To register, call x6-3259 ext. 1 or e-mail penny_rash@urmc.rochester.edu. Medical Center, C OER 2-7539, noon to 1 p.m. (No Web link available.)

See these calendars for more events: Currents, Eastman School, Medical Center, and Memorial Art Gallery.

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (September 14)
Glimmer of Hope for Jobs Outlook
"The small and medium businesses are ultimately going to be the key ingredient to the region's success," says Mark Zupan, dean of the Simon School, in a report about local job growth.

Nature (September 14)
Evolutionary Genetics: One Small Hop for a Gene...
Work by graduate student John Masly to investigate a new mechanism for speciation is included in the science journal's weekly research roundup.

WROC-TV Rochester (September 13)
Zip into a New Zipcar
Cam Schauf, the director of auxiliary operations, discusses Zipcar, the national car-sharing program that is now available to University faculty, staff, and students.

In Higher Education

The New York Times (September 13)
Roommates, the Online Version
"It used to be that the first contact with a new roommate came in a letter, a phone call, an e-mail message, but many students now meet online, checking one another out on Facebook. But while all that information can help pave the students’ path to friendship, it can be too much for parents who might see the roommate’s photos of wild partying, hints of drug use, or blunt statements about sexual preferences."

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