In Today’s Issue
- Nine Awarded Fellowships for Graduate Research
- $2.5M to Support Regional Economic Development
- Watch Diversity Conference Keynote Live Online
- United Way: Final Weeks of Campaign
- LGBTQI Awareness Month: Networking Social
- SageFest Celebrates Music, Art
- ‘Walk with a Doc’ This Saturday
- Discussion: How a Bike Corridor Could Spur Economy
- Performance Features Premieres in Dance and Music
- RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
News and Announcements
Nine Awarded Fellowships for Graduate Research
Nine Rochester students and six alumni have been named recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, 18 current students and recent alumni were given honorable mentions by the NSF. The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of support for students pursuing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees.
$2.5M to Support Regional Economic Development
The State of New York announced this week that it has awarded $2.5 million to University affiliate Excell Partners from its Innovate NY Fund initiative. The funds will be used to provide critical financial support to early-stage technology companies.
Watch Diversity Conference Keynote Live Online
Social psychologist Claude Steele’s keynote address at tomorrow’s diversity conference will be streamed live online from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Visit the conference website to view the webcast.
United Way: Final Weeks of Campaign
Help the University meet its 2012 United Way campaign goal by donating today. Your gift, no matter the size, will assist those in crisis in the community. Help the University achieve its goal and, more importantly, help our coworkers and neighbors in need of assistance.
LGBTQI Awareness Month: Networking Social
Pride Alliance is hosting a networking social from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Grand Rapids Room at Staybridge Suites hotel, 1000 Genesee St. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23. The event is free and open to LGBT and ally staff, faculty, and students. Part of LGBTQI Awareness Month at the University.
SageFest Celebrates Music, Art
Celebrate music and contemporary art at
SageFest from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Sage Art Center on the River Campus.
The event will include a live performance of classical music by Sound
ExChange Orchestra. Printmaking students will also be on hand
screen-printing original designs on T-shirts.
‘Walk with a Doc’ This Saturday
Join Geoffrey Williams, professor of medicine, for “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, April 21. The group will meet at 9 a.m. at the Dick’s Sporting Good entrance at Marketplace Mall. Enroll online. Email email@example.com for more information.
Discussion: How a Bike Corridor Could Spur Economy
John Schull, director of the Center for Student Innovation at RIT, presents “Rochester Multiversity” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at Staybridge Suites hotel, 1000 Genesee St. The discussion will focus on how an interconnected bike corridor between the University, RIT, and MCC could expand the local economy and spur innovation in Rochester. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-4170, ext. 317. The program is presented by NeighborWorks Rochester and the Healthy Blocks Green Neighborhoods initiative.
Performance Features Premieres in Dance and Music
The Program of Dance & Movement presents “Collaborations: Premieres in Dance and Music by Choreography Students, Sound ExChange Orchestra, and Eastman Composers” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Spurrier Dance Studio, River Campus. Tickets ($3 for students, $5 for others) are on sale at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. For more information, contact the Program of Dance and Movement at 273-5150 or visit its website.
RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off tickets for Russian Masters with music by Prokofiev and Shostakovich tonight and Saturday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. To order tickets, click here and enter priority code UROC or call 454-2100. Student tickets to all RPO concerts are $10.
April 19, 2012
Today’s Event Highlight
Community on Film Screenings: 12 Angry Lebanese: The Documentary and Together
Partly Cloudy, High 70°
PM T-storms, High 74°
7 p.m., Hoyt Auditorium. Read more...
Rochester in the News
Washington Post (April 17)
Five Steps to a Prudent Student Loan
“Seeking several thousand dollars in student loans can be a challenging task for a wide-eyed 18-year-old who is about to graduate high school. In most cases, funding a college education is by far the most expensive purchase they will have made to date,” writes Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid.
Rochester Business Journal (April 17)
URMC Team Wins $3M to Lead Effort to Curb Infections
A Medical Center team has won a $3 million grant to lead an effort by 21 medical centers to curb drug-resistant staph infections. Steven Kates, professor of orthopaedics, heads the URMC team, which is to oversee eight separate investigations at the 21 institutions.
Yellowjackets at Home
April 21: 1 p.m. vs. Vassar College
April 22: Noon vs. Vassar College
April 24: 4 p.m. vs. SUNY Brockport
the latest athletic news at the Rochester
Athletics web site.
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