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@Rochester — April 26, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Showers, 62°
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, 64°

In Today's Issue

  • Bordley to Lead Residency Organization
  • Eat Well Live Well Challenge
  • Final Performances of King Lear
  • Screening of Gollin Film Festival Winners
  • Celebrates First Anniversary
  • RACCE Honors Three Adult Students
  • Event Highlight: 'Ceremony of Blossom' Opening Reception
  • Sports Buzz: Golf, Track and Field, Baseball, Softball, and Tennis
  • Rochester in the News: Nickerson on Administrative Professionals Day
  • In Higher Ed: New NSF Data on Federal Support

News and Announcements

Physician to Lead National Residency Organization
Donald Bordley, associate chair of medicine and director of the Categorical Internal Medicine Residency program at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has been chosen to lead an international organization dedicated to improving and supporting the graduate education of doctors in internal medicine.    Read more...

Still Time to Join the Eat Well Live Well Challenge
Did you sign up for the Eat Well Live Well Challenge yet? This friendly competition pits employees against each other to see which team can average the highest number of steps each day or the highest average number of cups of fruits and vegetables.    Read more...

Final Performances of King Lear
William Shakespeare's monumental tragedy King Lear has five more performances and closes its successful run at the International Theatre Program's Todd Theatre this Saturday. The production continues at 8 p.m. on April 26, 27, and 28, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 28.   Read more...

Gollin Film Festival Showcases Student Works
The winning works from the Gollin Film Festival, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program, will be shown at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in Hoyt Auditorium.   Read more... Celebrates First Anniversary
In April 2007, as it celebrates its first anniversary, is emerging as an innovative resource for information on orchestra life.    Read more...

Adult Students Earn Award from the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education Association
Ponrathi Athilingham of the School of Nursing, Jennifer Mitchell of the Warner School, and Johanna Siebert of the Eastman School of Music are this year's recipients of the RACCE award, which recognizes adult students from eight area colleges who have excelled academically while successfully combining their college education with other commitments to family, job, career, and the community. For more details and to learn how to nominate an adult student for next year, contact Heather Ziarnowski at the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344 or e-mail   


April 26
'Ceremony of Blossom' Opening Reception: Rush Rhees Library, Gallery at the Art and Music Library. 7 to 9 p.m.  

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Sports Buzz

Golf: The golf team hosts its annual Fred B. Kravetz Invitational at the Irondequoit Country Club and Oak Hill Country Club East on Friday and Saturday.

Track and Field: Men's and women's track and field are home at the UR Invitational in Fauver Stadium starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Baseball: The team makes a key road trip to Liberty League foe St. Lawrence University on Saturday and Sunday.

Softball: The Yellowjackets visit Hamilton College on Saturday and SUNY Fredonia on Sunday.

Men's Tennis: The men's tennis team plays in the UAA Championships at Case Western Reserve University this weekend.

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Rochester in the News

Newsday (April 24)
"Honoring Administrative Staff with a Kind Note, Better Software"
"Most people outside of our profession only see us as secretaries. It's an old term, not as all-encompassing as the jobs we do," says Marilyn Nickerson, an assistant in the Office of Evaluation at the School of Nursing. "Some people will tell you this career is going to go out of favor, and yet the jobs still have to be done, no matter what they call us," Nickerson adds. "The computer makes us more valuable, and we're doing more work at a higher level. We're still going to be here for a long time."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (April 25)
"Federal Support for Academic Research May Be Stronger Than Was Thought, NSF Data Suggest"
"University scientists have been vocally telling anyone who would listen that federal financing of their work is under severe pressure, threatening the progress of research that could advance health care and economic competitiveness. New projections from the National Science Foundation, however, suggest that the sky is hardly falling."   Read more...

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