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@Rochester — March 24, 2008

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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman Announces Witmer and Meliora Awards
  • Héctor Abruña Lectures on Fuel Cells
  • Event Features Sculptor and Concert of Works He Inspired
  • Mt. Hope Family Center Hosts Fundraising Gala
  • University Co-Hosts Community Job Fair
  • Event Highlight: Ologundê Performs
  • Rochester in the News:Clement Ren and Ann McMullen Talk About Cystic Fibrosis
  • In Higher Ed: Text, Trust, and Third Parties

News and Announcements

President Seligman Announces Witmer and Meliora Awards
President Seligman has announced two awards to honor exceptional University staff. The Witmer Award for Distinguished Service recognizes staff members for their exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to the University over the course of their careers. The Meliora Award recognizes staff members whose work performance over the past year exemplifies the University's motto, "Meliora," or "ever better." The nomination deadline is April 15.
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Héctor Abruña Lectures on Fuel Cells
Héctor Abruña
, professor and chair of chemistry at Cornell University, will speak on "Developments in Fuel Cell Technology" at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall. His talk is part of the Sustainable Energy Lecture Series. Read more...

Event Features Sculptor and Concert of Works He Inspired
The Department of Composition at the Eastman School will present the first Warren and Patricia Benson Forum on Creativity on Monday, April 7. The free event starts at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall and features a panel discussion with sculptor Arthur Ganson and a concert of works inspired by Ganson's kinetic art and written by Eastman students and faculty
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Mt. Hope Family Center Hosts Fundraising Gala
The Mt. Hope Family Center will host the Ruby Slipper Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road, to support its work with at-risk Rochester families. Tickets for the March 29 event are available ($125 per person or $1,200 per table of 10). For more information, contact Sarah Smith at or 275-2991 x238. To learn more about the center, visit its Web site.

University Co-Hosts Community Job Fair
The Office for Multicultural Affairs and Inclusion will co-host a job fair on Wednesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from about 80 Rochester-area employers are expected. Get information about potential job prospects in health, education, finance, food service, clerical, technical, sales and marketing, telecommunications, and more. The free event will be held at MCC's Damon City Campus.


Tuesday, March 25
Ologundê. Performance in Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

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Rochester in the News

ABC News (March 20)
"Living Dangerously with Cystic Fibrosis"
Clement Ren, director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University and chief of pediatric pulmonology, discusses the advice that doctors give to patients with the disease, who are at risk from contracting dangerous bacteria from one another: "It's a struggle. You want to provide guidelines that work but are not unreasonable. You can't put everyone in spacesuits." Nurse practitioner Ann McMullen is also quoted. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (March 21)
"Text, Trust, and Third Parties
As more colleges and universities decide to outsource their e-mail systems, some officials are wary of the privacy issues involved. Read more...

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