University of Rochester

@Rochester — May 18, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Intermittent Clouds, High 60°
Commencement Weekend: Saturday, Partly Sunny, High 63°; Sunday, Showers, High 62°

In Today's Issue

  • Commencement Ceremonies Get Under Way
  • Doctoral Candidate Earns Fulbright Scholarship
  • Rochester Leads Nation in Reducing Inequality in Vaccination Rates
  • Computer Store Closes for Renovations
  • Learn More about Retirement, Investing
  • Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival
  • Tickets on Sale for Custom Motorcycle
  • Event Highlight: Italian Baroque Organ Showcase
  • Rochester in the News: Simon's Young New Faculty Members, Groundbreaking for New UHS Building
  • In Higher Ed: Advice to Graduates

News and Announcements

Commencement Ceremonies Get Under Way
The University's 157th Commencement gets under way this afternoon with the School of Medicine and Dentistry ceremony for M.D. candidates at 4 p.m. in Eastman Theatre. Festivities continue through the weekend, including the College ceremony that will be Webcast live at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Look for coverage in Monday's @Rochester.   Read more...

Doctoral Candidate Earns Fulbright Scholarship and NSF-CESRI Summer Fellowship
Philip Brune, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, has been named a 2007-08 Fulbright Scholar to Italy. In a separate competition, he has also been awarded a National Science Foundation-funded science and engineering fellowship from the Central European Summer Research Institute.   Read more...

Rochester Leads Nation in Reducing Inequality in Vaccination Rates
An innovative community partnership run by the Medical Center and the Monroe County Department of Public Health has essentially erased racial disparities in key immunization rates in Rochester. Since the program was implemented influenza and pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccinations for African-American seniors have increased by 75 percent making Rochester's rates among the highest in the country.   Read more...

Rush Rhees Computer Store Closes for Renovations
The University IT Computer Store, located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library, will be closed from now until fall due to construction. University IT Computer Sales will continue to be in operation for department and personal sales and can be reached at 275-8353 or   Read more...

Learn More about Retirement, Investing
The Benefits Office is hosting an information session on May 21 at noon for employees newly eligible for the University's retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy.    Read more...

Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival Showcases Young Student Works
The winning works from the Rochester Urban Youth Film Festival will be shown at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon at the George Eastman House, Dryden Theater.   Read more...

Motorcycle Drawing Benefits Cancer Center
A drawing will be held on Sunday, June 3, for the custom-designed Cenzi motorcycle on display in Strong Memorial Hospital lobby today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Tickets are available today at the display or by calling 242-8988.    Read more...


May 20
Italian Baroque Organ Showcase: Memorial Art Gallery. 5:30 p.m.  

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Rochester in the News

CBS News (May 18)
"You Choose, Steve Hartman Reports"
A report about new Simon School faculty members and Russian sisters Anzhela and Diana Kniazeva, ages 21 and 19 respectively, is one of the three stories proposed by Assignment America reporter Steve Hartman tonight on the CBS Evening News at 6:30 p.m. Viewers have until midnight, Sunday, May 20, to cast their vote and select the story that will be featured on the next installment of Assignment America.    Read more...

Democrat and Chronicle (May 17)
"UR Takes First Step on Health Building"
The report highlights Wednesday's groundbreaking of the new University Health Service building on the River Campus that is expected to open in Summer 2008.    Read more...

In Higher Education

Washington Post (May 17)
"Grad Guide 2007: Get There From Here"
"What does it take to turn a college graduate into a 'fully functioning' member of adult society? The more people we ask, the more it appears there's no 'right' way to go. Whether your next move is work, school or just figuring it all out, you've got a world of options. With that in mind, we've tried to gather something for everyone here."   Read more...

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