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@Rochester — April 18, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Pollster John Zogby to Discuss 2008 Election
  • Legal Scholars Examine Impact of Social Movements on Society
  • University Wins Award for Promoting a Healthy Workplace
  • Fundraiser will Raise a Glass to Region's Tiniest Fighters
  • Last Day to Register for 'The Godfather: Novel and Film'
  • Event Highlight: International Theatre Program
  • Rochester in the News: Ronald Paprocki on Testing a New Emergency Alert System
  • In Higher Ed: Free Online Textbooks

News and Announcements

Who Will Win? Pollster John Zogby to Discuss 2008 Election
John Zogby, CEO and president of Zogby International, will discuss what is likely to decide the Pennsylvania Democratic primary as well as the ultimate outcome of the 2008 presidential election at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Rush Rhees Library. Read more...

Legal Scholars Examine Impact of Social Movements on Society
Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres will delve into their theory that social movements have the potential to transform society by contributing to the lawmaking process today at 3 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library as part of the biannual Frederick Douglass Lectures. At the lecture, Guinier and Torres will receive the newly established Frederick Douglass Medal from the University. Read more...

University Wins 'Wealth of Health Award' for Promoting a Healthy Workplace
The University is one of 12 local employers to win this year's Wealth of Health Awards, sponsored by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and the Rochester Business Journal. The awards honor innovative organizations of various sizes for promoting workplace wellness. Read more...

Fundraiser Will Raise a Glass to Region's Tiniest Fighters
The 2nd annual Evening of Wine and Wishes on Friday, May 2, benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong and celebrates the nearly 1,200 premature and newborn babies in the Finger Lakes region who rely on the unit's expert care each year. Read more...

Last Day to Register for 'The Godfather: Novel and Film'
An upcoming Always Better Adult Continuing Education class will examine Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three movies, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the book. The class is taught by George Grella, associate professor of English and film studies, and runs four Wednesdays, beginning April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the River Campus. Tuition discounts for the University community are available. Register today by calling the Office of Special Programs at 275-2344.


Friday, April 18
International Theatre Program. Production of A Family Affair. Todd Theatre. 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

WHAM TV13 (April 16)
“Security at Rochester Colleges Goes High Tech”
Ronald Paprocki, senior vice president for administration and finance, discusses a new emergency alert communications system the University is testing with undergraduates. "Not only is the cost relatively modest when you compare the safety benefits to it . . . the technology is located off campus, so when there is an emergency on campus, we also have the diversity of always being able to communicate in some way, even if the main systems are down." Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (April 16)
“Professors Gone Paperless”
"Continuing their campaign to draw attention to the cost of textbooks, the Student Public Interest Research Groups celebrated Tuesday what they’re calling a major milestone—reaching 1,000 professors who’ve signed a statement supporting the use of free, online, and open source textbooks." Read more...

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