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In Today's Issue

  • Goergen Awards Recognize Excellence in Teaching
  • Directorship Named in Honor of Rochester Alumni
  • Institute for Innovative Transition Awarded Grant
  • Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
  • Spotlight on Diversity: The Interfaith Chapel
  • Newest HR Intercom Available
  • Startup Open Competition
  • Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?

News and Announcements

Goergen Awards Recognize Excellence in Teaching
Praised by fellow faculty members, students, and alumni as "passionate," "influential," and "caring," three University of Rochester professors from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering will be awarded 2010 Goergen Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at a ceremony today.

Directorship Named in Honor of Rochester Alumni
In recognition of the support and commitment of alumni J. Nelson Hoffman and Joan Dutcher Hoffman, the Catholic Newman Community will rename its directorship position the J. Nelson Hoffman '55 and Joan Dutcher Hoffman '55 Director of the Catholic Newman Community Pastoral Care. The official announcement will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. during the Roman Catholic Mass in the University's Interfaith Chapel.

Institute for Innovative Transition Awarded Grant
Funded by a five-year, $2.5 million grant awarded to the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University, a new consortium among several local higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, and agencies will help students with intellectual disabilities to pursue and succeed in higher education.

Symposium Highlights Multidisciplinary Research
Recipients of the 2009 Provost’s Multidisciplinary Awards will present their research at a symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons. The recipients of the 2010 Awards will be honored at a reception in the Hartnett Gallery at 3:30 p.m., immediately following the symposium. Read more about the recipients and the awards program at

Spotlight on Diversity: The Interfaith Chapel
The Interfaith Chapel marks 40 years of celebrating faith and diversity this year. Read more on this flier, which can be posted in offices and on bulletin boards. Learn more about diversity at the University in future installments of Spotlight on Diversity in @Rochester.

Newest HR Intercom Available
View the October issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about human resources programs.

Startup Open Competition
Startup Open is a competition for startups created during the 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 15-21). One entrepreneur will receive a free trip to the private island of Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways, to network with successful entrepreneurs. Founders who recently conceived a startup idea may enter the competition online by Oct. 31. Sign up at and fill out the information requested upon clicking the “Submit Business” button. Rules can be found online. Contact the Center for Entrepreneurship with any questions.

Excluded? Debarred? Know Someone Who Is?
Federal law limits the kinds of work that may be done by people who have been excluded, suspended, or debarred from federal or state contracts, grants, or programs, including Medicare and Medicaid. If you or someone you work with has been excluded, suspended, or debarred, has defaulted on student loans, or has lost a professional license, contact the Medical Center Compliance Office at 275-1609, Office of Counsel at 758-7600, or the Integrity Hotline at 756-8888 (anonymous reports accepted).

Oct. 15, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Showers, High 52°
Showers, High 52°
Today's Event Highlight
Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend
See the schedule of events from Meliora Weekend and Eastman Weekend. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
Rochester City Newspaper (Oct. 13)
'Music Profile: Ron Carter Quartet'
"After talking to Carter, who will bring his quartet to Kilbourn Hall and receive an honorary doctoral degree from the Eastman School on Saturday, you're likely to come away with a renewed respect for—if not fear of—bassists." Read more...

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 14)
'Colleges Push for New Technology Despite Budget Woes'
The 2010 Campus Computing Survey shows that, despite financial cuts, colleges plan to expand the ways they use technology. Read more...

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