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In Today's Issue

  • President Seligman: 'What Kind of Community Do We Want to Be?'
  • Go Green: E-Waste Disposal Event
  • 2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
  • Second Friday Science Social is Oct. 8

News and Announcements

President Seligman: 'What Kind of Community Do We Want to Be?'
"Recently it was brought to my attention that postings in online anonymous gossip sites have included racist or sexist postings about named University of Rochester students and administrators," writes President Seligman in a message to the University community. "The tragedy at Rutgers University that occurred just a few days ago powerfully should remind all of us how potentially hurtful these types of postings can be to the targeted individuals. In my five years here, these types of statements have been rare. But that does not make them any less abhorrent. I applaud those students who have responded to such hateful speech by rejecting the cruelty and inaccuracy of these statements."

Go Green: E-Waste Disposal Event

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The University and electronics recycler Sunnking are hosting an e-waste disposal event from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in Park Lot. University employees can bring anything from old laptops to broken digital cameras, keyboards, stereos, PDAs, and speakers. Storage devices in the electronics will be destroyed and metals will be recycled. TVs will not be accepted.

2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards
Nominations are currently being accepted for 2010 Susan B. Anthony Women’s Leadership Awards. Four awards are presented annually to women from the University community who have distinguished themselves through their achievements, service, and contributions to the common good. To nominate a student or for more information, visit The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m.

Second Friday Science Social is Oct. 8
Karl Kieburtz, director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics and a professor of neurology, will give a lecture on "Serendipity and Discovery: Keeping an Open Mind" at the next Second Friday Science Social. The event starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, in the Case Method Room (1-9576) in the Medical Center. Drinks and snacks will follow in the Forbes Lounge.

Oct. 6, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 57°
Windy, High 61°
Today's Event Highlight
Latino Cultural Fair
Noon to 2 p.m., Flaum Atrium, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Oct. 4)
'URMC Receives Grant for Arthritis Research'
Researchers at the Medical Center have been given $12 million to participate in an arthritis and joint replacement study. Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 5)
'The State of Global Higher Ed'
A new report assesses how the internationalization of higher education is changing and why it's becoming more important than ever before. Read more...

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