In Today’s Issue
- Veteran, Peace Activist to Speak at University
- Tuition Rates Set for 2012–13
- URMC Babies Among Area’s First to Get New Heart Test
- Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Bullying
- Film Screening and Lecture: The Parade Shop
- United Way: Department Participation Rates
- Lecture Examines Feminism’s Past, Present, and Future
- Baby Lab Seeks Study Volunteers
- Workshop Covers Language Documentation
- Club Rochester: March Madness
- Grateful Family Keeps Hope Strong at Benefit
News and Announcements
Veteran, Peace Activist to Speak at University
West Point graduate and Iraq veteran Capt. Paul Chappell will talk about tangible steps toward attaining peace and about his latest book, Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. The event, which is sponsored by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, is free and open to the public.
Tuition Rates Set for 2012–13
Tuition for undergraduates at the College and the Eastman School will increase 4.5 percent for the coming academic year.
URMC Babies Among Area’s First to Get New Heart Test
Newborns at Strong Memorial Hospital are
getting a new, noninvasive test to help determine if they are at risk
for certain potentially dangerous heart conditions.
Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Bullying
Bullying expert Katy Allen, a PhD candidate in human development at the Warner School, offers her views on New York State’s “Dignity for All Students Act,” which takes effect this summer. Watch the video...
Film Screening and Lecture: The Parade Shop
A free screening of the Polish comedy The Parade Shop will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Hoyt Auditorium. The 25-minute “faux” documentary will be followed by a talk with Don Fredericksen, professor of film at Cornell University.
United Way: Department Participation Rates
See how your department is doing in supporting the University’s 2012 United Way Campaign. No gift is too small when it comes to helping those in need in the community. Pledge today and increase your department’s support. Questions? Contact the University’s United Way Office at 224-2871.
Lecture Examines Feminism’s Past, Present, and Future
Baby Lab Seeks Study Volunteers
Nancy Cott, the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University and director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, will give this year’s Susan B. Anthony Lecture at 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. The event is part of the 19th Annual International Graduate Student Research Conference, which is free and open to the public.
The Rochester Baby Lab is seeking volunteers with children ages six
months to five years for a series of new studies in early cognitive and
language development. Participation typically involves scheduling a
one-time appointment of 30 minutes, and parents stay with their children
throughout the entire visit to the lab. Families are typically
compensated with $10 and an infant-sized T-shirt as a thank you. To find out more or to sign up to participate, call 275-4621, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the lab online.
Workshop Covers Language Documentation
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to a workshop on language documentation and field linguistics on March 24 and 25. Hosted by the Department of Linguistics, the workshop will provide an introduction to methodologies of language documentation and field linguistics practices and cover such topics as audio and video techniques, software for analyzing data, and the ethics of language documentation. The weekend workshop will be held in Lattimore Hall.
Club Rochester: March Madness
Grateful Family Keeps Hope Strong at Benefit
Madness at Club Rochester from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Meliora Restaurant, Salon D,
with hosts from from the Center for Academic Support, the Center for Study Abroad, and the Office of the Registrar. Enjoy a chicken wing bar, sliders, and a game with students, faculty, and staff.
In four years, the Keeping Hope Strong
Benefit, held in honor of 2008 Miracle Kid Mason Mitchell, has raised
more than $55,100 for Golisano Children’s Hospital.This year’s benefit
begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature live
music from John Akers, raffles, and a live auction beginning at 7 p.m
March 22, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Neilly Series Lecture: Leslie Adrienne Miller
Mostly Sunny, High 78°
Partly Cloudy, High 65°
“The Resurrection Trade and Other Reflections,” 7:30 p.m., Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (March 16)
UR Ranks No. 1 Here in Graduation Rates
At the University of Rochester, three-quarters of undergraduates who entered in 2004 left with diplomas in hand within four years. The University's four-year graduation rate of 74.6 percent makes it No. 1 among local schools and puts it within the 90th percentile nationwide, statistics compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education
show. The Chronicle
analyzed four- and six-year graduation rates for 3,800 degree-granting institutions nationwide, publishing the results in an online database. The numbers represent an upward trend that has occurred in the past few years-one fueled by retention efforts. Richard Feldman, dean of the College, said he expects the numbers to rise further in the next couple of years because of these efforts.
England Telegraph (March 21)
About Time: From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives
Manjit Kumar admires Adam Frank’s About Time,
a treatise that shows how man has sought his place in the cosmos. Frank is professor of astrophysics at the University.
Yellowjackets at Home
March 24: 11 a.m. vs. Ithaca College
March 24: 11:30 a.m. vs. SUNY Geneseo
March 25: 3 p.m. vs. D’Youville College
March 28: 5 p.m. vs. St. John Fisher College
the latest athletic news at the Rochester
Athletics web site.
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