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In Today's Issue

  • University Board Elects Four Trustees
  • President Seligman to Chair 2013 United Way Campaign
  • Community Music School Senior Receives Scholarship
  • Personal Announcement from Joel Seligman
  • Work at Intersection Will Disrupt Traffic
  • Latest HR Intercom available

News and Announcements

University Board Elects Four Trustees
Real estate developer Ani Nazerian Gabrellian '84, financial services executive Evans Lam '83, '84S (MBA), real estate and investment company president Ronald Rettner, and optics entrepreneur and scientist James Wyant '67 (MS), '69 (PhD) have joined the University's Board of Trustees. Read more...

President Seligman to Chair 2013 United Way Campaign
The United Way of Greater Rochester has selected President Joel Seligman to lead its 2013 campaign. Peter Carpino, president of United Way, called Seligman “a true champion of our community and a true champion for United Way” at yesterday’s announcement. United Way surpassed its 2012 goal by raising $27.9 million to assist more than 500,000 people in the region. Read more ...

Community Music School Senior Receives Scholarship
Tenor saxophonist Matthew Sieber-Ford, a senior in the Rochester City School District’s School of the Arts who also studies in the Eastman Community Music School, has been named this year’s recipient of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music Scholarship. Read more...

Personal Announcement from Joel Seligman
President Joel Seligman has announced his engagement to Delores Conway, professor and associate dean at the Simon School of Business. “At 62, to fall in love, is to be surprised by joy,” he said of his relationship and future plans. “This has been the most unexpected happiness that I have ever experienced.” Seligman made the announcement Tuesday evening at the conclusion of his annual Garden Party address to University supporters and friends. Conway, professor of real estate economics and statistics, oversees Simon’s admissions and career management areas. Before joining the Simon School, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. A wedding date has not been set.

Work at Intersection Will Disrupt Traffic
Significant reductions in traffic flow are expected to occur at the intersection of Mt. Hope Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard starting at 7 a.m. this morning as contractors begin removing concrete island medians and relocating pedestrian crossings and signals. Pedestrians and motorists are urged to use caution in this intersection until a temporary traffic and pedestrian configuration is in place. The work is expected to continue through Friday. Questions or concerns can be directed to Shawn Casey, University properties and contracts manager, at 275-2082.

Latest HR Intercom available
This month’s issue of HR Intercom, a newsletter with information about Human Resources programs and resources, offers important information on employees working out of New York State, discounts available through healthcare TPAs, retirement program breakpoint/IRS limit changes, and more.

June 14, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 74°
Mostly Sunny, 80°

Today's Event Highlight
Artist Lecture: Val Cushing
7 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery. Read more ...

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Rochester in the News
ABC News (June 13)
Cool Dudes: Barack Obama? Mitt Romney? Justin Bieber?
"If we are on the right track, it (coolness) could be used as a leverage to increase pro-social behavior and decrease antisocial behavior," says Ilan Dar-Nimrod, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry. He is lead author of a study showing that the definition of "cool" has changed.

Rochester Business Journal (June 12)
Delphi Gets $3.7 Million
for Laser-Cutting Technology

Thirteen projects getting federal Department of Energy funding, including laser-cutting technology for Delphi Automotive Systems "will improve the competitive position of U.S. industry and help New York’s manufacturers produce more while saving energy, saving money, and protecting our air and water,” says U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu '70.

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