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In Today’s Issue

  • United Way Campaign Update
  • Webinar: ‘Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why’
  • Free TEDMED Simulcast at School of Nursing
  • Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon
  • Interfaith Chapel Holds Easter Week Services
  • Annual Discovery Ball Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Discount Tickets Available for Amerks Game
  • Faculty, Staff Offered Discount on New RPO CD

News and Announcements

United Way Campaign Update
The University has reached 82 percent of its United Way goal of raising $1.4 million. The University’s United Way office thanks those who have already pledged their support to the 2012 campaign and to the community. You can still make a pledge—even small gifts can mean big benefits for those in need. Help raise the University’s participation in the campaign and help your friends, neighbors, and coworkers at the same time. For more information, call 224-2871 or visit the University’s United Way website.

Webinar: ‘Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why’
The Office of Alumni Relations presents a free webinar with career advisor Don Asher at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Asher, an acclaimed author, will present “Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, and Why.” Register online.

Free TEDMED Simulcast at School of Nursing
The School of Nursing will host a free simulcast of TEDMED, a three-and-a-half day meeting of some of the world’s most creative minds to discuss medicine’s most innovative science. While the event takes place in Washington, D.C., simulcast sessions will be broadcast live in the School of Nursing’s Loretta Ford Auditorium (room 304), starting with a kick-off at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 (refreshments will be available starting at 4:30 p.m.) and running through Friday, April 13.

Celebration of Entrepreneurship Luncheon
The University is sponsoring the 2012 Rochester Regional Business Plan Contest, which encourages entrepreneurship and recognizes new, high-growth ventures in the greater Rochester region. Winners will be announced at the fourth annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship luncheon on Thursday, April 19, at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 E. Main St. Register online for the luncheon by April 11. Tickets are $45 each or $400 for a table of ten.

Interfaith Chapel Holds Easter Week Services
The schedule for Holy Week services at the Interfaith Chapel is as follows: Holy Thursday (today), 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday (April 6), 12:30 p.m. service and 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross; Holy Saturday (April 7), 9 p.m. Easter Vigil; Easter Sunday (April 8), 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mass. Call 275-8515 for more information.

Annual Discovery Ball Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center
The 12th annual Discovery Ball to support the Wilmot Cancer Center will be held Saturday, April 28, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The program begins at 6 p.m. and includes food, entertainment, cochairs Greg and Shari Smith, and Inspiration Award recipient Megan MacKenzie. To learn more visit or contact Shannon Martin. Corporate sponsorship and tickets are available.

Discount Tickets Available for Amerks Game
Get $10 tickets for the Rochester Amerks hockey game against the Syracuse Crunch on Friday, April 13. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. and will be preceded by a pregame happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with live music and $2 beers. Tickets for URMC discount night can be ordered online or through the Amerks office, 1-855-GO-AMERKS.

Faculty, Staff Offered Discount on New RPO CD
University faculty and staff can purchase the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s new CD, Ralph Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony and Serenade to Music, for a special price of $15 (shipping included). Click here to take advantage of the limited time offer. Click the “buy” icon and enter the promotional code UROC.

April 5, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Sunny, High 45°
Sunny, High 51°

Today’s Event Highlight
Entrepreneurship Networking Night
6:30 p.m., Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall.

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Rochester in the News
City Newspaper (April 4)
Classical Feature: New Music
“With generations of new initiates to New Music, Eastman School students and graduates have become part of the evolution of a genre that has broken free to head off into what some are saying might be the beginnings of something entirely new.”

The Sunday Times (April 1)
Should You Reward Your Child for ‘A’ Grades?
Richard Ryan, professor of psychology, says promising rewards for good grades is the wrong tactic if you want your child to take responsibility for his own learning. “If a parent were to say, ‘I will give you this if you achieve all As’, the child is likely to do it for that reward,” he says. “It also means that subsequently, he will think, well, the only reason to learn is to get the reward. If I am not getting the reward that I want, I am not interested in learning.”

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
Track and Field
April 7: 10 a.m., Rochester Spring Invitational

April 7: 1 p.m., vs. RIT

April 10: 4 p.m. vs. SUNY Cortland
April 11: 4 p.m. vs. College at Brockport

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

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