University of Rochester

@Rochester — May 8, 2007


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In Today's Issue

  • Softball Gets NCAA Bid
  • Advancement and University IT Launch OASIS
  • Mother's Day at MAG
  • Senior Earns Fulbright Scholarship
  • Walk to Fund Research at Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Advances in Muscular Dystrophy Research
  • Event Highlight: Hartnett Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Rochester in the News: Ryan on Happiness
  • In Higher Ed: Battle Lines on 'U.S. News'

News and Announcements

Softball Gets NCAA Bid
The softball team has been selected for the NCAA Division III playoffs that begin later this week. Rochester, seeded first in its regional, is making its first NCAA softball bid.    Read more...

Advancement and University IT Launch OASIS
University Advancement officially launched the biographic inquiry and prospect management phases of a four-stage implementation of the Office of Advancement Strategic Information System (OASIS) on May 1. The launch is the result of more than two years of work by University Advancement, University Information Technology, and vendor partners. OASIS is a scalable system that will provide state-of-the-art tools to support the University's advancement and fundraising programs into the future. Future launches are scheduled through winter 2008.   

Mother's Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
All mothers receive free admission to the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m in honor of Mother's Day.    Read more...

Senior Earns Fulbright Scholarship
Graduating senior Alexandra (Sasha) Bilow has been named a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar to France.   Read more...

Help Fund Research at Wilmot Cancer Center
The Linda Lehrer Memorial Walk for Lung Cancer will be held at noon on Saturday, May 19, at the Webster Thomas Field House. Proceeds from the event will help fund lung cancer research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center.   Read more...

Expert to Discuss Advances in Muscular Dystrophy Research
Neurologist Charles Thornton will discuss recent advances in myotonic dystrophy research, the most common adult for of muscular dystrophy, on May 11 as part of a lecture series highlighting biological and biomedical research at the University.   Read more...


May 08
Hartnett Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition: Wilson Commons, Hartnett Gallery. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.   

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Rochester in the News

MSNBC (May 4)
"Doing Good Can Make You Feel Good"
"A lot of times we think that happiness comes about because you get things for yourself," says Richard Ryan, professor of psychology. "It turns out that in a paradoxical way, giving gets you more, and I think that's an important message in a culture that's pretty often getting messages to the opposite effect."   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 7)
"Battle Lines on 'U.S. News'"
"After years of complaints and months of talk about challenging the role of U.S. News & World Report in ranking colleges, 12 college presidents have come forward with a call to arms. In a letter being sent to hundreds of liberal arts college presidents, the 12 call for their colleagues to stop filling out the survey of institutional reputations that makes up 25 percent of scores in the rankings—the largest single factor in the formula. The presidents also call for colleagues to pledge not to use U.S. News rankings in promotional materials."   Read more...

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