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In Today’s Issue

  • Simon School Announces Scholarship Competitions
  • Open Letter Books Lands Finalist for Noted Award
  • Do You Use Technology in Your Teaching?
  • Video: Egypt, One Year Later
  • Work Planned Near Elmwood/Mt. Hope Intersection
  • Science Cafe: Gravitational Wave Astronomy
  • Wellness Fair and Open House Set for Thursday
  • Free Lasik Seminar Offered Saturday

News and Announcements

Simon School Announces Scholarship Competitions
The Simon School is offering full- and partial-tuition scholarships for its executive MBA program during two online business simulation scholarship competitions beginning Jan. 30 and April 16.
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Open Letter Books Lands Finalist for Noted Award
Karaoke Culture by Dubravka Ugresic, a collection of essays published by Open Letter Books, was recently named a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
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Do You Use Technology in Your Teaching?
There are two opportunities for faculty to present about their use of technology in the classroom at local conferences. Proposals are being accepted until Feb. 4 for the Teaching and Learning Symposium, a regional symposium for faculty on using technology to enhance teaching that is part of Ed Tech Day at Ithaca College on Thursday, March 22. Proposals are also being accepted through Feb. 29 for the RIT 2012 Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning May 30 and 31.

Video: Egypt, One Year Later
One year after Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, forcing President Hosni Mubarak from office, Emil Homerin, professor of religion, offers his perspective on the current state of the Arab Spring movement in Egypt and throughout the region. Watch the video.

Work Planned Near Elmwood/Mt. Hope Intersection
Rochester Gas & Electric will be installing a gas line on Elmwood Avenue this week. Work is scheduled at the intersection with Mt. Hope Avenue between Jan. 24 and 26. There will be lane reductions in the area and traffic will be slowed. Contact Shawn Casey at 275-2082 with any questions.

Science Cafe: Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Sukanta Bose, associate professor of physics at Washington State University, will present “Gravitational Wave Astronomy: The Next Generation” at the next Science Cafe, tonight at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford. Science Cafe talks feature conversations with leading scientists on current topics. The event is a joint project between the University and Rochester Institute of Technology.
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Wellness Fair and Open House Set for Thursday
The Medical Center’s Fitness and Wellness Center (G-5680) will host a wellness fair and open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The event will include tours of the center, raffles, and more than 30 health fair vendors offering information, food, samples, giveaways, and demonstrations.
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Free Lasik Seminar Offered Tomorrow
Do you want to reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses in 2012? Attend a free Lasik seminar at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Center, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. Scott MacRae and the team at the Flaum Eye Institute will discuss how the procedure works and who is a good candidate. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

Jan. 24, 2012
Snow Showers
Today’s Forecast:
Snow Showers, High 35°
Tomorrow:
Cloudy, High 32°

Today’s Event Highlight
Simon School Graduate Programs Information Reception
6 p.m., Schlegel Hall lobby. Read more...

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Rochester in the News
YNN Rochester (Jan. 21)
U of R President Says George Eastman’s Legacy Will Live on Forever
University President and Eastman Kodak board member Joel Seligman says the contributions of George Eastman and Eastman Kodak to the City of Rochester and University of Rochester are almost unparalleled.  “Almost every social institution of consequence in this city was touched or supported by Eastman. He was an industrialist of extraordinary success, like the Steve Jobs of his day. He was that imaginative and that creative and that clever, and was a great philanthropist. And he was particularly devoted to the City of Rochester. The University, we will bear his name forever,” said Seligman.

Rochester Business Journal (Jan. 20)
UR-RIT Corridor: Rochester’s New Center of Gravity
“UR’s campus is a place of splendid isolation: The main site is virtually walled off from the city to the north and west by the Genesee River, to the east by Mt. Hope Cemetery and to the south by Genesee Valley Park and I-390. It is UR's "splendid isolation" that prompted the notion of a new I-390 interchange. Recently endorsed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Kendrick Road exit will address problems of congestion and poor design at the exits for East and West Henrietta roads and will dramatically expand access to underutilized real estate south of the UR campus. If you trace the map southwest, you run right into RIT.”

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