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In Today's Issue

  • University, City Celebrate Opening of Pedestrian Bridge
  • Medical Center, Pluta Cancer Center to Explore Merger
  • Commemoration Will Celebrate Life of Robert Joynt
  • Well-U Offers Workshop on Skin Care Safety
  • Simon School Offers Information Reception

News and Announcements

University, City Celebrate Opening of Pedestrian Bridge
University President Joel Seligman joined Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards, City Council Member Elaine Spaull, and members of the Rochester community to celebrate the official  opening of the Erie Lackawanna Pedestrian Bridge. The newly renovated railroad bridge, which is now open to walkers, joggers, hikers, bicyclists, and others, spans the Genesee River approximately 1.5 miles south of downtown Rochester, linking trails on the east and west banks and establishing a new access point between the University's River Campus and southwest Rochester neighborhoods. Read more ...  

Medical Center, Pluta Cancer Center to Explore Merger
The Medical Center and Pluta Cancer Center have announced they've signed a memorandum of understanding as the first step in a process that could lead to a merger that each said would benefit cancer patients in the greater Monroe County area.

Commemoration Will Celebrate Life of Robert Joynt
The University community is invited to attend a commemorative celebration of the life of Robert Joynt, an influential neurologist and founder of the Department of Neurology at the Medical Center, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012, at the Interfaith Chapel. Joynt died in April. The commemoration will be followed by a reception from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Eisenberg Rotunda, Schlegel Hall, Room 206. RSVP to Read more...

Well-U Offers Workshop on Skin Care Safety
The American Cancer Association will give a presentation on protecting skin from exposure to the sun from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Louise Slaughter Conference Room at the Medical Center. Space is limited to 20 employees. Enroll online or email for more information.

Simon School Offers Information Reception
Learn about the executive MBA, part-time accelerated professional MBA, flexible MBA, and specialized MS degree program options at the Simon School’s summer information reception at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Schlegel Hall Rotunda. Faculty, staff, alumni, and current students will share their perspectives on the options available for working professionals interested in developing their graduate business credentials. Attendees are welcome to visit a class session following the program overview and question-and-answer session. Register here or visit the Simon website for more information.

July 24, 2012
Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, 80°
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Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Summer Sing:
Bach's Magnificat
7:30 p.m., Kilbourn Hall.
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Rochester in the News
New York Times (July 20)
College Raps
"Forget 'FAQ about us.' Universities now rap their message to prospective students in slick, witty YouTube videos that go viral.
'We go hard or go home, we don’t do things in segments
'Like Alec Baldwin’s momma, we buy our food at Wegmans.'

— From the University's 'Remember oUR Name' (Mrs. Baldwin shops at the Rochester-based chain)." Read more ...

WROC-TV (July 22)
Rochester on Track to Become Pipe Organ World Capitol
Rochester is trying to become the pipe organ capitol of the world, and the Eastman School and the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative say they're on track to make it happen. The goal: Get Rochester a pipe organ from every country and musical period.

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