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@Rochester — Feb. 12, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • Get Rewarded for Working Out
  • African-American Networking Reception
  • Annual Gala Wine Tasting for Strong
  • Exhibit on Past African-American Employees
  • Say 'Benvenuto' to Italian Students
  • Proper Storage of Medications at Home
  • Event Highlight: Hello Again
  • Rochester in the News: Eastman Alumna Wins Grammy, Awista Ayub '01 Discusses Sports for Afghani Girls
  • In Higher Ed: American Universities Set Up Outposts Abroad

News and Announcements

Get Rewarded for Working Out
Open to the entire University community, the Spring Fitness Challenge is an annual opportunity to get active and stay that way. To participate, register your team through the Fitness & Wellness Center. Learn more at the center's Web site.

African-American Networking Reception
The Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion Department in Human Resources is sponsoring a reception for the True Networking Thursday (TNT) group, an African-American professional networking organization, on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery. Reservations for the free event are requested by e-mailing For details contact Judie Myers-Gell at 273-7040. For more about TNT visit

Friends of Strong to Hold 17th Annual Gala Wine Tasting
More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will be offered for sampling at the casual event on Friday, Feb. 15. Read more...

Exhibit on Past African-American Employees
Enjoy exhibits about African-Americans who worked for the University in the past and about black literature in the Flaum Atrium on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Say 'Benvenuto' to Italian Students
Stop by Wilson Commons at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to say “benvenuto” to 19 Italian students from the University of Siena in Arezzo, Italy, who are visiting the River Campus throughout the week. The visitors are staying with University students who participated in the Arezzo Study Abroad Program and other students interested in hosting them for the cross-cultural exchange.

Proper Storage of Medications at Home
Learn how to safely store medication in your home—both for your protection and for the protection of your youngest visitors—on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Highlands at Pittsford. Read more...



Thursday, Feb. 14
Hello Again: Todd Union Theatre. 8 p.m.

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (Feb. 10)
"Eastman Grad Wins Grammy
Eastman alumna Maria Schneider MM ’85 won a Grammy on Sunday for best instrumental composition for her "Cerulean Skies." (See related report.) Read more...

New York Times (Feb. 11)
Soccer as an Escape to Hope for Afghan Teenager"
Awista Ayub '01, who founded the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange, discusses what the opportunity to study and play sports in the United States means to girls who were denied both prospects under the Taliban. "These girls had dreams of becoming something and had passion in life, and it was cut short for a while,” says Ayub, 28, who played women’s ice hockey at the University. “I think some of them might not have realized that the window of opportunity would open again.” Read more …

In Higher Education

New York Times (Feb. 10)
"U.S. Universities Rush to Set Up Outposts Abroad
"In a kind of educational gold rush, American universities are competing to set up outposts in countries with limited higher education opportunities. American universities—not to mention Australian and British ones, which also offer instruction in English, the lingua franca of academia—are starting, or expanding, hundreds of programs and partnerships in booming markets like China, India and Singapore." Read more...

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