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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman Opera Theatre Production Opens Tonight
  • Entrepreneurs Club Organizing Networking Night
  • United Way: Making Change in the Community
  • Reception Today for Student Artists
  • Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh ’90S (MBA)
  • Register by May 16 for Corporate Challenge Team
  • National Nurses’ Week Scrubs and Stethoscopes 5K
  • Golf Event Benefits Howard Bryant Scholarship Fund

News and Announcements

Eastman Opera Theatre Production Opens Tonight
The Bartered Bride, a comic opera about love and marriage, will be presented tonight through Sunday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

Entrepreneurs Club Organizing Networking Night
The UR Entrepreneurs Club is organizing a networking night on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall. The event will bring together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, professors, alumni, and local entrepreneurs. Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending or would like to be one of the featured entrepreneur guests, contact club president Susanna Virgilio at

United Way: Making Change in the Community

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Last year, nearly 4,000 older adults and their caregivers received case management services to help them navigate the complex network of aging services thanks to United Way support. There’s still time for you to help make change in the community by pledging to the University’s United Way campaign. The University campaign topped the $1 million mark this week and to date has raised nearly 75 percent toward the $1.4 million goal. See how your department stacks up against others at the University.

Reception Today for Student Artists
There will be a reception in the ASIS Gallery in Sage Art Center from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring new work by students in introductory printmaking and digital art courses.

Entrepreneurship Lecture Features Nick Lantuh
Nick Lantuh ’90S (MBA), founder and president of NetWitness Corporation, will give a talk on “Entrepreneurship in Disruptive Technologies: Finding the Winning Formula,” Wednesday, April 18, at 4:40 p.m. in Gleason 318/418. A reception will follow in the Eisenberg Rotunda. Lantuh’s talk will focus on his role at NetWitness Corporation, the cybersecurity software firm he led from inception in 2006 to its acquisition by EMC in 2011. To register, visit, or call 276-3500 for more information.

Register by May 16 for Corporate Challenge Team
Help the University become the largest team in the 2012 JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Thursday, May 31. You can walk or run the 3.5-mile course with the University's team and participants from other area companies. The event starts at 7 p.m. at RIT. The $32 registration fee includes two T-shirts (one from the University, one from Chase) and a post-race picnic at the University’s tent. In order to present a united University front and to ease registration, race organizers and University leadership strongly discourage the formation of individual departmental or work group teams. Employees should register online with a credit card under the “University of Rochester” team by May 16. Call Heather Van Orden at 275-2706 with any questions.

National Nurses’ Week Scrubs and Stethoscopes 5K
The Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Nursing Practice and Fleet Feet Sports have teamed up to present the seventh annual Scrubs & Stethoscopes 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12. For registration forms and more information, visit the National Nurses’ Week 2012 icon on the nursing intranet, register online, or call Karen at 275-1485. A portion of the proceeds will support to help to build a school in rural Sudan.

Golf Event Benefits Howard Bryant Scholarship Fund
The Department of Biology will be hosting the Sixth Annual Howard Bryant Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, June 22, at the Chili Country Club. Bryant was a member of the biology department for more than 40 years. Tournament proceeds benefit the Howard Bryant Memorial Scholarship fund. Visit the event website or call 275-8837 for more information.

March 29, 2012
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Today’s Event Highlight
Spotlight On ... Jeff Cupchik
5 p.m., Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library.

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Rochester in the News
Rochester Business Journal (March 23)
Making Some Noise for Golisano Children’s Hospital
Howard Jacobson’s connection to Golisano Children’s Hospital goes back to 1996 when he served as co-auctioneer for its annual fundraising gala. His commitment to the hospital came two years later, following a life-threatening bicycle accident involving his 3-year-old son.

Rochester Business Journal (March 23)
It Takes a Team to Help Folks with Addictions
As a member of the clinical team of the Healthy Living Center at the Medical Center’s Center for Community Health, Daryl Sharp helps individuals make desired lifestyle changes in areas such as tobacco use, diabetes prevention, nutrition, exercise, and stress prevention.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Men's Tennis
March 29: 4 p.m. vs. Nazareth College
March 31: 3 p.m. vs. New York University

March 30: 4 p.m. vs. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
March 31: 2 p.m. vs. Skidmore College

Women's Tennis
March 31: 11 a.m. vs. New York University
April 1: 2 p.m. vs. Skidmore

March 31: 3 p.m. vs. St. Lawrence University
April 1: Noon vs. St. Lawrence

April 1: 1 p.m. vs. Ithaca
April 3: 3 p.m. vs. Nazareth

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics web site.

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