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@Rochester — May 21, 2007


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Mostly Sunny, High 63°
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In Today's Issue

  • Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2007
  • Special Announcement Later Today
  • More High School Seniors Choose Rochester
  • Push to Encourage Fulbright Applicants Yields Record Results
  • May Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
  • Event Highlight: New Horizons Orchestra
  • Rochester in the News: Commencement Ceremonies, Graduating Senior Damian Garcia Talks about Giving Back to Rochester, Stanley Sapon on Vegetarian Lifestyle
  • In Higher Ed: Students Fund Sustainability

News and Announcements

Sights and Sounds of Commencement 2007
2007 graduate
For 2007 graduates, Commencement weekend was as joyful as it was bittersweet. For the University community, it was a time to celebrate with the graduates and pay tribute to faculty, alumni, and honorary guests. "No day in the life of a University is a more significant milestone than Commencement. Today we articulate our pride in our students and have the opportunity to communicate our enthusiasm and hopes for the future of the Class of 2007," said President Seligman during Sunday's College ceremony.

See multimedia coverage, including podcasts, photos, and video. (Above, Justin Mancinelli '07 captures the moment following the College ceremony.)  

Look for a Special Edition of @Rochester Later Today
The University will make an important announcement today. Look for an @Rochester update later this morning.  

Increasing Number of High School Seniors Choosing Rochester
The freshman class will once again be larger than anticipated due to increased interest from the West Coast, New England, and abroad. Applications continued to climb, admission offers this year were down, yet more admitted students have chosen Rochester over other outstanding universities.   Read more...

Push to Encourage Fulbright Applicants Yields Record Results
Nine students were selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship—the highest number of University winners in more than 30 years.   Read more...

May Issue of HR Intercom Available Online
View the latest issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with up-to-date information about Human Resources programs.    Read more...


May 21
New Horizons Orchestra: Eastman Theatre. 7 p.m.  

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (May 20)
"Golisano Gets Honorary Degree at UR Graduation"
Coverage of the College Commencement ceremony.  

Democrat and Chronicle (May 20)
"College Grads Deciding to Stay or Leave"
Damian Garcia '07 and other area graduates talk about the decision to stay in Rochester after graduation or leave. "My decision to stay in Rochester lies strongly in my interest in giving back to the community, which has given me so much," says Garcia.   Read more...

ABC News (May 18)
"Vegetarian vs. Vegan? Some Sense 'Holier than Thou' Condescension"
Stanley Sapon, professor emeritus of psycholinguistics, comments on the division developing between vegetarians and vegans.   Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (May 18)
"Cents and Sustainability"
"As the green campus movement continues to sprout, it's not just administrators who are pledging to spend bucks on energy-efficient buildings and renewable resources. Students at a growing number of colleges are voting to increase their own fees to start environmental sustainability funds."   Read more...

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