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In Today’s Issue

  • Eastman School to Host Percussion Rochester
  • New Women’s Health Center Improves Access to Care
  • ‘A Poem in UR Pocket’
  • Time Running Out to Pledge to United Way
  • Commencement Volunteers Wanted
  • Arbor Day Gathering Celebrates ‘Tree of Life’
  • Slow Art Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
  • Flaum Eye Institute Hosts Free Lasik Seminar
  • RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
  • Kickball League Forming

News and Announcements

Eastman School to Host Percussion Rochester
The Eastman School is hosting the first Percussion Rochester festival, with world-renowned artists performing alongside local ensembles, on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.

New Women’s Health Center Improves Access to Care
The Medical Center will celebrate the opening of its Women’s Health Center at Lattimore on Monday, April 30, with a ribbon-cutting and tours for invited guests. The newly renovated space at 125 Lattimore Road was designed to meet the outpatient ob/gyn needs of women.

‘A Poem in UR Pocket’
Today is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. To mark the occasion, watch video of several poems read by Philip Levine, U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, during this year’s Plutzik Reading Series. You can also share the title and author of your favorite poem and why it’s special to you.

Time Running Out to Pledge to United Way

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As the University closes in on its $1.4 million United Way campaign goal—to date, the University has raised just about 94 percent—campaign organizers remind you that every gift counts, no matter the size. Even a $5 pledge will help those in need. See how your department is doing in participation and if you haven’t yet pledged to the campaign, make your donation today.

Commencement Volunteers Wanted
The Commencement Committee is looking for staff and students interested in volunteering for the College commencement on Sunday, May 20. Responsibilities include assisting guests during the ceremony on the Eastman Quadrangle and directing them to diploma ceremonies and receptions. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. All volunteers are invited to attend a complimentary brunch following the ceremony. Interested in helping? Contact Joanna Drexel in the Office of Residential Life at 275-4029 or

Arbor Day Gathering Celebrates ‘Tree of Life’
Celebrate Arbor Day at a special event starting at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in Genesee Valley Park (near the Elmwood Avenue entrance). An oak tree will be planted to commemorate the fallen “tree of life.” The event is sponsored by the City of Rochester, Monroe County, the Gardenscape Professionals Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, the New York State chapter of the International Arboriculture Society, and the University.

Slow Art Day at the Memorial Art Gallery
The Memorial Art Gallery and Arena Art Group will cohost Rochester’s first Slow Art Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Memorial Art Gallery. Participants will study and discuss five works from the gallery’s collection. To learn more or to register visit

Flaum Eye Institute Hosts Free Lasik Seminar
Find out how you can reduce your dependence on contacts or glasses at a free Lasik seminar at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Flaum Eye Institute, 100 Meridian Centre. Employees and their friends and families are invited to learn more about how the procedure works and who is a good candidate. Refreshments will be served. Call 273-2020 to make a reservation or register online.

RPO Offers Discount for Concerts This Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is offering University faculty, staff, and alumni 50 percent off tickets for James Westwater: Spurs and Spirit tomorrow 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.

Kickball League Forming
Teams are wanted to play in a recreational kickball league with other University teams. The low-cost league would be played after work near campus. Call Rick Robbins at 275-1442 if you are interested or if you have any questions.

April 26, 2012
Today’s Forecast:
Rain, High 55°
Partly Cloudy, High 49°

Today’s Event Highlight
Adding Machine: A Musical
8 p.m., Todd Theater.

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Rochester in the News
Democrat and Chronicle (April 23)
Region Has a Rich Mix of Colleges and Universities
“Colleges have become an integral part of the local landscape—with some of these schools emerging as major players, attracting talented students and faculty members who are training a high-tech workforce. UR, as the owner of two major hospitals—Strong Memorial and Highland—and such other off-site institutions as the Memorial Art Gallery and the Eastman School of Music, is the region’s largest employer, with a payroll of 20,340 at the end of last year. Drawing students from every state and about 90 other nations, UR has evolved from a small liberal arts college into a research university of national note. But it continues to take pride in its strong ties to Rochester’s history.”

WHEC-TV (April 24)
Tough Times for College Graduates
A new study says it’s becoming increasingly difficult for college graduates to find jobs. But local career counselors say it doesn’t have to be that way. “National data about where the jobs are and raises and positions for college graduates is all just national data,” says Burt Nadler, director of the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center. He says while the results of the study don’t surprise him. It doesn’t have to be that way. “Statistics can be scary, statistics can raise anxiety,” he says. Instead, students need to be more focused in their job search and figure out exactly what job they want, Nadler says.

Sports Buzz
Yellowjackets at Home
April 27: 4 p.m. vs. Union College
April 28: 2 p.m. vs. William Smith College

April 28: 1 and 3 p.m. vs. Union College
April 29: Noon and 2 p.m. vs. Union College

Track and Field
May 4–5: NYSCTC Outdoor Championships

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

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